“Boogie” Cousins and the Kings come back to beat Pistons 100-94

Tonight, the Detroit Pistons (18-22) let a win slip away, losing to the Sacramento Kings (16-22) 100-94. At one point in the third quarter, the Pistons held an 18 point lead and Pistons Commentator, George Blaha, even stated “it’s about to be a blowout in Sacramento.” Unfortunately, this was not the case.

Demarcus Cousins and Co. outscored the Pistons 32-17 in the fourth quarter. “Boogie” was in-and-out of foul trouble and still managed to drop 24 points and 13 rebounds on Andre Drummond. Former Piston, Anthony Tolliver, scored 17 points, converting on 3 three-pointers and Omar Casspi exposed the Pistons lack of hustle on the glass with 10 rebounds.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope led the Pistons with 21 points, Reggie Jackson scored 19 with 3 assists, and Tobias Harris poured in 19 as well. As a team, the Pistons were out hustled by Sacremento on the boards, 46-35 and the Kings made 13 more free throws. KCP was the only Piston starter without a negative +/- rating and it was zero. On a positive note, Boban Marjanovic had another solid game scoring 8 points and collecting four rebounds in just 10 minutes.

The Pistons continue their west coast trip visiting Oakland to face the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night.