Detroit, which lost for the third straight time and fell to 2-6, took a 13-point first quarter lead, thanks to Brandon Jennings, who scored 16 of his game-high 32 points in the quarter.
Jennings had begun to develop sort of a signature move now in the NBA — the fake behind-the-back pass, as he has made more than one defender look silly on that play.
Josh Smith had 19 points and 11 rebounds for Detroit, which was coming off a 97-96 home loss to Utah on Sunday. Greg Monroe had 16 points and 10 boards, and reserve D.J. Augustin scored 16.
In this day and age of spell check, auto correct and Google, it’s honestly really hard to misspell words and even people’s names.
The Utah Jazz always seem to make life difficult for the Detroit Pistons.
Josh Smith went 5-14 from the floor two days after a 2-17 game, but had a key put back to give the Pistons a 97-93 lead with 15.1 seconds to play.
A year ago, the Detroit Pistons might have let the New York Knicks walk out of the Palace with a comeback victory.
Rebounding lapses, missed shots, turnovers and missed free throws in the fourth quarter felt like nails in Detroit’s coffin Wednesday night.
“Not a game, not a game, not a game, we talkin’ about practice.” Those words will always be connected with Allen Iverson.
Detroit Pistons fans were treated to a special halftime surprise as Detroit icon and American Music Award winner Kid Rock made an appearance during one of the most sophisticated and technologically advanced halftime shows in sports.