Detroit Pistons off to 3-0 season start
You shouldn't jump to wild conclusions just a few games into a new NBA season. But it's fun, so if you want to, go ahead. With that said, here's Michigan Live reporting on the awesome-so-far Detroit Pistons, who beat the Bulls last night:
The Pistons are the only 3-0 team in the NBA as they sit idle through the first weekend of the regular season, with one game in the next six days, Tuesday vs. the Indiana Pacers.
They have today off and could use next week's practice opportunities to address their offensive shortcomings.
But 11 more rebounds than the Bulls, and five fewer turnovers, got the Pistons home.
Andre Drummond had 20 points and 20 rebounds and trumpeted his team's early achievement as a forewarning.
"We're sending a message right now," the star center said. "We're sending a message to the whole league that we put a lot of work into summer and we're going to compete, each and every night, no matter what the circumstances."
The Pistons swept three games in four days. They cruised Tuesday at Atlanta, a 60-win team last year. The next night, they survived Utah and won by five points after falling behind with 23 seconds left.
Friday, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope struggled with his offense but came up with another key late defensive play, stifling Rose's air-ball jumper at the end of regulation with the score 83-83, then pumping his fist as he returned to the huddle where the Pistons prepared to take over.