The Detroit Pistons (30-39) were able to snap an 11 game road losing streak against the Sacramento Kings (23-48).
The Pistons were able to get it done tonight off of the back of a solid scoring night from Blake Griffin, while the rest of the team did their part shooting 48.5% from three. Blake flirted with a triple-double tonight, scoring 26 points and adding 9 rebounds, 7 assists. While it was a quiet night for Andre Drummond offensively, he made his impact felt on the defensive side of the ball, adding 4 blocks and 16 rebounds. Rookie Luke Kennard was able to have a solid contribution tonight during his 27 minutes on the court, adding 10 points on 50% shooting from the floor.
Even though it was a poor night for the Kings, they still got promising performances from their young core including their two rookies, De’aaron Fox and Justin Jackson. Fox had 16 points on 8-11 shooting while Jackson put up 15 points on 7-9 shooting. Third-year man Buddy Hield had a good night from the arc, hitting 50% of his threes, he finished the night with 20 points.
Although it may seem meaningless to some at this point, it’s good to see the Pistons get back into the win column on the road. They look to make it two in a row as they head to Phoenix tomorrow to play the Suns (19-52). The Kings look to try and bounce back from this one as they’ll defend their home court again Thursday against the Atlanta Hawks (20-50).
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