The Pistons did get their 5th straight win but it wasn’t all that easy. The Pistons continuously pushed their lead to 7 or 8 throughout the game, still, Brooklyn always had an answer for Detroit. At the half, Detroit had a 53-50 lead thanks to an Ish Smith last second 3 pointer. Going into the 4th quarter the Pistons held a 79-73 lead and this is when Blake Griffin turned it on. In the 4th, Griffin scored 11 of his 25 points including a 28 foot three pointer to give Detroit a 102-94 lead with 4:41 left to play. Though, Allen Crabbe would not let the Nets go down easy. Crabbe scored 34 points in the game and 19 of those in the 4th quarter. But, Blake Griffin and company kept their foot on the gas and led Detroit to 115-106 win.
5 IN A ROW! Still undefeated since the trade. #DetroitBasketball
Dre had (NBA season high) 27 rebounds
Blake: 25pts, 7assists
— DSE Pistons (@DSEPistons) February 8, 2018
- Dominating on the glass, Andre Drummond collected a season-high 27 rebounds while also scoring 17 points.
- Blake Griffin scored 25 points to go with a team-high seven assists.
- Scoring 19 points, Stanley Johnson continues to show a lot of promise on the offensive side of the ball.
- Allen Crabbe killed the Pistons once again with 34 points. He is averaging 20 PPG against Detroit in 3 games this season.
- FG% DET-47.8% BKN-43.3%
- 3PT% DET-37.5% BKN-33.3%
- Brooklyn shot a season high 51 three-pointers.
- Surprisingly, the Nets were able to outrebound the Pistons 50-46.
- The Pistons forced Brooklyn to turn the ball over 20 times, and the Pistons scored 24 points off those turnovers.
- Winners of 5 straight, Detroit is above .500 with a 27-26 record.
Friday, the Pistons will stay home to face well-rested Clippers team. Blake Griffin will get to face off against his former team while the Pistons will get to see Tobias, Boban, and Avery in LCA again but this time for a different team.