Game Recap: Pistons lose 7th straight game, destroyed by Nuggets, 103-94
Tonight, the Detroit Pistons were demolished by the Denver Nuggets, 103-84 and at no point during this game did the Pistons look ready to play.
Pistons Coach Stan Van Gundy was very upset after the game and did not hesitate to express his thoughts.
”That was extremely bad basketball,” Van Gundy said. ”That’s one of the worst losses I’ve ever had as a coach, and I’ve coached 850-some games between the regular season and the playoffs.”
On top of being out-rebounded (hustled), the Pistons shot 35.4% from the field and had 21 turnovers.
Tobias Harris finished with 2 points (0-7) while Andre Drummond had 5 points and 6 turnovers. Most interestingly, Van Gundy opted to start Reggie Bullock over Stanley Johnson. Bullock finished with 6 points and 3 steals.
For the Nuggets, Jamal Murray finished with a game-high 28 points while Tre Lyles shot a perfect 7-7 from the field to finish with 20 points and 4 rebounds.
”Jamal was great, but this was the whole team,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. ”Holding that team to 84 points is a remarkable effort, and we were unselfish on offense. Will Barton had 10 assists and Gary Harris had nine, and they only combined for two turnovers.”
Simply put, the Pistons are in the midst of a devastating losing streak and they need to bounce back quick. Luckily they face the lowly Atlanta Hawks (6-21) Thursday at 7:30pm EST / 4:30 PST at the Phillips Arena.