Game Recap: Pistons Lose First Home Game

 

Throughout all of the recent struggles the Pistons have endured, there has been one thing that have kept fans and members of the organization in high spirits.  That was the fact that Pistons were the only undefeated team at home in the NBA.  After tonight’s heartbreaking 94-92 loss to the Boston Celtics at the Palace of Auburn Hills, fans of Detroit no longer have the idea of an undefeated home record to latch onto during these depressing moments for the Pistons.  

Tobias Harris and Marcus Morris once again were the two strongest offensive playmakers for Detroit.  Harris scored 19 points on 7-16 shooting and Morris scored 24 points on 10-16 shooting.  Andre Drummond was also very effective with 20 points and 17 rebounds.

The Pistons shot 68% from the free throw line tonight and in a close game like the one they were in, many fans will point to that stat as a reason Detroit once again did not come through.

Detroit had the lead for a good portion of the second half.  They led at the end of the third quarter and were up five points in the latter of the 4th quarter.  Defense and rebounding are two fundamentals skills the Pistons failed to be good at in the last five minutes of this game.  

Al Horford hit a game-winning putback lay-up with 1.3 seconds left.  There wasn’t one person on Detroit who even attempted to box him out.  Stan Van Gundy chose not to have Andre Drummond on the court in the final sequence of events and fans of the Pistons blame that decision for the loss as well.  

The Pistons have lost three straight and fall to (6-8) overall.  They will take on the Houston Rockets (8-5) Monday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

 

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