The Detroit Pistons Dropped to the Dallas Mavericks, 106-101.
And none of it mattered late in the match, since this group does not possess a wing or shield that can make a shot to save their lifetime.
Let us go down the list:
Reggie Bullock: two shots, nine things.
Stanley Johnson: Six shots, 0 points, admittedly superior defense on Luka Doncic (32 points, 8 assists, as great as advertised) down the stretch.
Luke Kennard: Five shots, three factors.
I do not care who you are, at the NBA at 2019, you have to have the ability to score points to win. The Pistons have obviously found themselves not able to do this for interminable stretches throughout this season. Detroit held Dallas into a sub-20 stage quarter at the fourth… however they just scored 16 points !
Something must give. Ownership and management are in agreement the playoffs is your aim, and enjoying to grow is away from the table. The Pistons have three days off before their next match, and their following stretch is really a four-game homestand – an ideal time to incorporate a brand new, traded-for, bucket-getting, involving the elevation of 6’6 and 5’8 slice for the stretch run.
Charlotte also dropped tonight, also Kemba Walker exited late in the fourth quarter because of some”moderate neck strain” Miami played with Cleveland down to the cable (CLEVELAND), and cannot place the ball at the basket. The playoffs are still inside Detroit’s grip… but the roster, as presently constructed, does not seem like it could get them there. Let us hope that the front office admits and admits that.