Found December 29, 2011 on Bloguin Best:
As the Cleveland Cavaliers took to the floor against the Detroit Pistons for each team's second game of the season on Wednesday, so too did three of the Top-8 selections from this past June's Draft. While Tristan Thompson, the 4th overall pick by the Cavaliers, was already impressive himself in his debut on Monday (12 points, 5 rebounds), Kyrie Irving and Brandon Knight were both coming off games in which they struggled. In game two none of them struggled though. The combination of picks No. 1 (Irving), No. 4 (Thompson), and No. 8 (Knight) in fact finished with a stat line of 47 points on 20 of 30 from the field, 14 assists, and 9 rebounds, with none of those three guys playing more than 29 minutes in game. If you just read the box score you'd say that Brandon Knight was the most impressive, carrying that group with 23 points, 6 assists, and 1 rebound, and he did play really well. But Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson each did as much or more to impact the outcome of W...

Brandon Knight is off to a good start for the Detroit Pistons

20-year old rookie point guard Brandon Knight is off to an outstanding start to his career for the Pistons. In his first 2 games (0 starts), Knight is averaging 22.5 minutes, 16.0 points, 1.0 rebound, 3.0 assists and 1.5 steals per game. He is shooting 59.1% from the floor (13 of 22) and 54.5% (6 for 11) from three point range so far this year. It’s only a matter of time until...

Q+A: Tristan Thompson

by Brendan Bowers / @StepienRules After being selected this past June out of the University of Texas as a player relatively unknown to the majority of Cleveland Cavaliers fans prior to Draft night, Tristan Thompson has already emerged as a fan favorite during this young season almost as quickly as he elevates up off the hardwood. The electric leaper from Toronto, Canada is proving...

Cavaliers too much for Pistons, Brandon Knight – win 105-89

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...

The rookies are off to a good start for the Cleveland Cavaliers

19-year old point guard Kyrie Irving and 20-year old power forward Tristan Thompson are off to fast starts for the Cavs.  Irving has not shot the ball too well (33.3%) as he is 7 of 21 from the floor, but, he is still playing solid overall basketball.  Irving has played in 2 games (both starts) for the Cavs so far this year and he is averaging 23.0 minutes, 10.0 points, 3.5 rebounds...

Postgame Quotes - December 28, 2011

Despite a knockout performance from rookie Brandon Knight, the Pistons dropped 105-89 to the Cavaliers in their Wednesday night home opener.

Pistons' offense struggles in loss to Cavaliers

AUBURN HILLS -- Pistons fans are well aware that the glory days of the mid-2000s are over. But that doesn't mean they aren't ready and waiting for a rebirth of the proud franchise. A sold-out crowd of 22,076 watched the energizing opening ceremony, which featured the Eminem song "Lose Yourself" and the gospel choir from the Chrysler commercial, Mason's booming...

Top 9 NBA Rookies To Watch Out For

Make sure to keep an eye out for these rookies. Although the majority of them aren’t starting, they can definitely do some damage and take over a starting spot by the end of the season. 9.   Tristan Thompson (Cleveland Cavaliers) The Cavaliers lucked out by having two top five picks in the NBA draft.  With the fourth overall pick they selected Tristan Thompson out of the University...

You Only Get One Shot

This is a day old, but still worth checking out. It’s video of the Detroit Pistons 2012 player introductions. Clearly the Pistons are copying Chrysler’s ideas, but whatever. The fans seemed to eat it up. The pomp and circumstance, complete with a full choir, glowsticks, and excessive pyrotechnics, might be the best thing fans at The Palace will see all year. Then again, did...

Party Poopers

Tom Gores called for a Detroit party and everyone cooperated - except the Cleveland Cavaliers. Dampening the enthusiasm for the first Palace game under Gores' ownership, Cleveland won 105-89, but in the process Brandon Knight stamped himself as a critical piece of the bright future Gores sees for the franchise, Keith Langlois writes for True Blue Pistons.

While We’re Waiting… Tristan Thompson Q&A, Peyton Hillis the Madden Curse victim, and the Browns defense

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at Leading off, our own Brendan Bowers caught up with Tristan Thompson for SLAM Magazine, and when asked about starting for the Cavs being a goal right now, Tristan replied “No...

The Pistons vs. The Celtics

The 0-2 Pistons are in Boston to take on the 0-3 Celtics. Someone has to win this one and I’m not sure the percentage of you that think it’s going to be Detroit after their first two games. The Good: Ben Gordon looks like he may have gotten out of his funk. Brandon Knight…is the real deal. The Bad: Still no Charlie V and Paul Pierce may be joining his team for the first time...

Cleveland Cavaliers 105, Detroit Pistons 89

The Pistons got flat out pushed around last night by the Cavaliers in the home opener. The Cavaliers outrebounded the Pistons 40-26 and they shot a sizzling 57.1% from the floor in this game. Ben Gordon (25 points, 4 assists and 1 steal) and Brandon Knight (23 points, 1 rebound, 6 assists and 2 steals on 10 of 13 shooting from the floor in 29 minutes) led the way for the Pistons...
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