Game Recap: Pistons Fend off Thunder; Remain Unbeaten at Home
All-star Center, Andre Drummond was ruled out for tonight’s game against the Thunder earlier this afternoon. Backup big man, Aron Baynes filled the spot tonight, dropping 20 points leading his team to a comfortable 104-88 win.
Russell Westbrook was hard to contain at times for Detroit, but once the second unit hit the floor for both teams, the Pistons were able to take control of the game. The squad from the Motor City went on a 13-0 run in the second quarter.
For whatever reason, the Pistons defense has been nearly impeccable at home this season (not so much on the road). Detroit has now held all five of their opponents at the Palace to under 90 points. In tonight’s affair, the Pistons forced a normally hot-handed OKC team to shoot an abysmal 37% from the field and 18% from behind the arc.
Along with his wild shooting, Russell Westbrook decided to play the role of the infamous Draymond Green tonight when he kicked Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in the midsection late in the second quarter. The fashion icon received a technical foul.
The Pistons have now won two straight after losing three straight games out west and are now (5-4). Detroit will head to Madison Square Garden Wednesday night to face the Knicks (4-6).
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