There were countless things that didn’t happen tonight, that lead to the Pistons getting the beatdown tonight from the Cavaliers. Poor rotation on defense, guys out of position, offensive sets that were out of sorts, guards firing bullet passes to big men not ready for them, etc. Tonight’s game was flat out hard to watch.
The lone bright spot for the Pistons was the emergence of 2011 lottery pick Brandon Knight. Knight enjoyed a bit of a coming out party against his lottery mate, Kyrie Irving, with 23 points on 10/13 shooting including a 3 pointer to close out the 2nd quarter and 10 points in the 3rd quarter. The kid proved why the Pistons decided to pick him with the #8 overall pick in this past year’s draft, and like George Blaha said, this is the first of many games like this for Knight.
Vernon Macklin saw some garbage time minutes, and finished 1/2 from the field with his only basket coming off of a highlight worthy no-look pass from his draftmate, Knight.
Jonas Jerebko got...