NBA recap: Detroit Pistons crush Sacramento Kings, 110-106
Detroit Pistons won their second straight game after going out for 10 trials on the same, this season. The team rallied past Toronto Raptors on Friday 14th January 2011 at Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON. The Pistons smashed the Raptors 101-95.
On Saturday 15th January 2011, a turn of events took the Pistons past the stumbling Kings on a 110-106 ride. The Sacramento Kings were laid back in the second half, 51-36 that produced a 110-106 victory for the Pistons. The clash took place at The
Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, MI.
Tyreke Evans played second game after the injury and scored 25 points along with 11 assists in a playtime of over 40 minutes.
Pistons’ bench combined to amass 52 points in the match up. The Kings lost five out of six games between the two, this season.
The victors were outrebounded by the Kings, 45-30. Even on the offensive round of rebounds, the dejected team went 21-7 over, edging over the Pistons. The Kings gave away 15 turnovers in the loss to Piston who gave away 10. The victors went 14-8 in fast
break points. The Kings took the biggest lead with 14 points and the Pistons took the biggest lead with eight points. The Pistons went for 58 points from the painted area whereas the dejected team were also contended with 52 in the same.
Will Bynum, who was benched three games before the previous two, was thoughtful about his inconsistent playtime. He expressed, “If you’re on eggshells on the basketball court, it’s going to be tough to play. But I’ve been in this position before. I’ve
learned from my past experiences. Being ready is the key.”
The victors allowed the Kings to go on a 70 per cent shooting spree from the field. After letting the losing team secure this number, the victors heated up their defence in the third quarter. The Kings were reduced to a 5-for-19 shooting from the field and
a dead 0-for-4 from the foul line. They were forced into giving away six turnovers while Pistons went ahead with a 23-10 advantage.
Rodney Stuckey’s guard was up against the Kings. The hefty Pistons’ guard showed a healthy defence throughout the game. He made 19 points and blew two impressive baseline drives that flared up the arena. The guard limited the rivals guard Evans, to 3-for-12
shooting while letting him score seven out of his game high 25 points in the second half.
Jason Thompson, who plays forward for Sacramento had a bright future awaiting him. The player scored 20 points in the first half alone and shot eight of his nine baskets. The New Jersey born 24-year-old vanished in the second half, only to appear cloudy
with just three shots. The player even gave two turnovers in his astoundingly weak, second half game.
Best moment of the game
Bynum’s free throws after Francisco Garcia were fouled and kept the Pistons at the lead with just 14 seconds left in the game. Evans went for a lay-up shot that Bynum blocked in his usual style, leaving the Kings at a loss. The Pistons coach John Kuester
seemed momentarily struck by the proposition. He articulated, “I had to ask somebody, ‘Was that Will’?”
More to watch
For the Kings, Monday at Atlanta, Wednesday vs. Portland, Friday at Golden State.
For the Pistons, Monday vs. Dallas, Wednesday at Boston, Friday at New Jersey.