The Detroit Pistons are hoping to grab a second straight victory this evening as they are coming off of a 119-110 win against the Indiana Pacers. Tonight, they will be matched up against the Atlanta Hawks in which they’ll try to take them down at the Little Caesars Arena. The Hawks, on the other hand, will be competing in their first game tonight.
-Allen Crabbe (knee)
-Brandon Goodwin (coach’s decision)
-Damian Jones (coach’s decision)
-Charles Brown (G-League)
-Tyrone Wallace (not with the team)
-Chandler Parsons (knees)
-Svi Mykhailiuk (coach’s decision)
-Khyri Thomas (coach’s decision)
-Christian Wood (coach’s decision; 0.0 PPG, 0.0 RPG, 0.0 APG)
-Louis King (G-League)
-Jordan Bone (G-League)
-Blake Griffin (knee)
-Sekou Doumbouya (concussion)
The first half of the contest would be competitive as the Hawks shot fifty-one percent from the field while the Pistons ended up shooting fifty-four percent. Trae Young got extremely hot for 26 points on sixty percent shooting. He also had three rebounds, six assists while knocking down five three-pointers. Utah-native John Collins helped out with 11 points while hitting a three-pointer early in the first period.
Rookie forward De’Andre Hunter and Alex Len were kept to four points each while Cam Reddish was held scoreless. Jabari Parker played thirteen minutes off of the bench as he chalked up nine points. Vince Carter, who made history by becoming the first player to play 22 seasons in the league, was held scoreless in the four minutes that he played off of the bench.
As for the home team, Derrick Rose came off of the bench to drop 15 points on eighty-seven percent shooting. He also had two assists while Andre Drummond gave 14 points. Along with that, Drummond recorded five rebounds, two assists, two steals, and one block while former Bulls player Tony Snell scored six points, all coming from beyond the arc. Luke Kennard played the most minutes off of the bench, only to score nine points, but it was still the Michigan ball club that went into halftime with a 63-60 lead.
The Georgia team would take complete control in the second half as they went on a huge 57-37 run, shooting fifty-one percent from the field. During that tremendous run, Young collected 12 more points, including a three-pointer in the third quarter. De’Andre Bembry played the most minutes off of the bench but only had six points.
On the other end of the floor, Derrick Rose continued to impress, scoring 12 more totals. Kennard played 17 minutes off of the bench but only had four points as the Hawks defeated the Pistons, 117-100. Trae Young finished with the game with 38 points, 7 rebounds, 9 assists, and one steal while Derrick Rose had 27 points, one rebound, and three assists.
The Atlanta Hawks will host Nikola Vucevic (21.0 PPG, 9.0 RPG, 3.0 APG, 50.0 FG%, 20.0 3P%) and the Orlando Magic (1-0) on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The Detroit Pistons will host Ben Simmons (24.0 PPG, 8.0 RPG, 9.0 APG, 68.0 FG%) and the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday at 7:00 p.m.