Detroit Pistons defeated the Washington Wizards, 103-92, before 18,000-plus fans Thursday night at Little Caesars Arena. Despite losing the season-series to the Wizards (1-3), Detroit has won five of it's last six games.
Andre Drummond had another big game tonight, recording his 57th double-double of the season with 24 points, and 23 rebounds. Drummond's performance marks his seventh 20-plus point, and 20-plus rebound performance this season - leading the NBA. Coach Stan Van Gundy praised his all-star center's, "Outstanding" half-court defensive efforts. "I thought he was really active defensively, I thought he was active offensively. One of his best games of the year, he was really, really good.
With Blake Griffin out tonight with a right ankle contusion, the Pistons had to revert back their playing previous style of basketball before the 5-time all-star joined the team. Pistons' starter Reggie Bullock said, "It was pretty easy. We did that when Reggie (Jackson) was here, all just pick-n-roll, spread the shooters and make plays"
Since from ankle injury, Reggie Jackson seems to be finding his comfort zone again - hitting big shots down the stretch. "I'm happy with the win tonight and really for us to just find some more chemistry and jell", says Jackson. With his 13 points and 8 assist, Jackson's court awareness and vocal presence during plays and timeouts are helping this team move in the right direction.
With seven games remaining on the schedule (3 home, 4 away), and a foggy playoff forecast, the Pistons are hoping to at least make things interesting for the Milwaukee Bucks.
Well see how how this goes.
Here are the 3 remaining home games:
Pistons vs Sixers - Wednesday, April 4th
Pistons vs Mavericks - Friday, April 6th
Pistons vs Raptors - Monday, April 9th