With a missed free throw by Sebastian Telfair with 3.6 seconds left in the game, Brandon Knight chucked up a three and airballed it, costing the Pistons the game as the Pistons lose to the Suns, 92-89. The Pistons trailed 54-46 at the half, but came back only to come up just short of the win.
Once again, the Pistons best scoring option Rodney Stuckey played horribly with only one point during the game. Greg Monroe also only had 10 points and six rebounds, very disappointing numbers for him. Despite the missed three-pointer, Brandon Knight played well with 13 points, 10 assists and draining two other three pointers out of four attempts. Once again, Jason Maxiell put up another solid stat line with 16 points and six rebounds. Tayshaun Prince led the Pistons in scoring with 18 points points.
Once again, the Pistons rookies played very well. In 19 minutes of time, Andre Drummond pulled down eight rebounds while rejecting two shots and putting in five points. Kyle Singler had five points of his own in 24 minutes of action, but hit a big three pointer with 4.1 seconds in the game. Kim English also got some playing time and only chipped two assists, a steal and a rebound.
As for the Suns, they dominated the glass, outdoing the Pistons 52-39 in rebounds. Center Marcin Gortat was the main catalyst on the boards, who had 16 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks. Luis Scola and Michael Beasley pitched in with a combined 16 rebounds of their own. Both Scola and Beasley were signed by the Suns in the off-season. Goran Dragic put up a double-double with 15 points and 10 assists and looks like he will start over Kendall Marshall for a while.
The winless Pistons will continue their road trip to face off against the winless Los Angeles Lakers tomorrow at 9:30 ET.
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Written by Mark Kim
A student at the University of Missouri-Columbia looking to major in Sports Journalism.