Game Recap: Pistons halt late run by Nets, win 103-100 on Opening Night
On Opening Night, the Detroit Pistons (1-0) defeated the Brooklyn Nets (0-1) 103-100.
With the score 101-100 and only 8.5 seconds left in the game, Pistons Langston Galloway forced a turnover on Nets Caris LeVert to seal the Pistons first victory of the season.
Caris LeVert led the Nets in scoring with 27 points while former-Piston Spencer Dinwiddie dropped 23 off the bench to go along with his 6 assists and 4 rebounds. Nets big-man Jarrett Allen posted a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds. However, he nor could the rest of team stop Blake Griffin or Andre Drummond.
Blake Griffin was the catalyst of the offense tonight, scoring 26 points while dishing 6 assists and grabbing 8 boards. Andre Drummond posted a huge double-double with 24 points and 20 rebounds.
Further good news, Reggie Jackson, although exhausted, appeared healthy in his 35 minutes of play. Jackson scored 19 points and had 4 assists.
Overall, the Pistons struggled throughout the night on both sides of the ball but that is to be expected when they were with out two starters in Stanley Johnson and Reggie Bullock and it was the first game of the season. We should get a better idea of what the time will actually look like when they take on the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night.
Featured Image: Kirthmon F. Dozier, Detroit Free Press