Getty The pistons forward Blake Griffin The Detroit pistols are looking for a reddish start and score 4-0 in a…
The Detroit pistols are looking for a reddish start and score 4-0 in a dominant early season that shows. If they win tonight, it will be their first 5-0 start since the 2005-06 season when they eventually drove to an early 8-0 record.
The acquisition of Blake Griffin last season made them a big power plant like Griffin and Drummond dominated the boards and could add significant numbers to almost anyone in the league. Nothing has changed so far this season: Other Drummond has two 20-20 games; He scored 26 points and took 22 rebounds in Thursday’s victory against Cavaliers.
To acquire Griffin so late last season made it impossible for him to do so much of an impact, and the pistols did not really make it to the final game last season. Now the presence of Griffin begins and dominance Drummond begins to become a fire and they are one of the few teams undefeated during this season.
Entering tonight, here’s what their starting line will look like the Celtics powerhouse:
Detroit pockets projected the start line against Celtics
– PG – Reggie Jackson
– SG – Reggie Bullock
– SF – Stanley Johnson
– PF – Blake Griffin
– C Drummond
The Celtics series will potentially miss two of their great men in Aron Baynes and Daniel Theis, who are questioning with a hamstring burden and footprints.
The pistols are really fast, but Griffin is careful to become self-esteem:
Griffin comes from a 50-point, 14-rebound, 6-assist win against 76ers a few days ago, where his accuracy and efficiency remained Philadelphia the team with some means to stop him. With an average of 33.8 points per game so far this season, Griffin is an absolute machine, and the little ball Celtics can have a hard time stopping him at the rim.
– PG – Reggie Bullock, Langston Galloway, Bruce Brown
– SF – Stanley Johnson, Glenn Robinson III, ] – Reggie Jackson, Ish Smith, Jose Calderon
– PF – Blake Griffin, Henry Ellenson, Jon Leuer
– C – Andre Drummond, Zaza Pachulia
The only roster pitch for the pistons tonight is the absence of Luke Kennard.
Kennard is only average 5.7 PPG this season, but his absence is likely to be a fly on t he back of explosive pistons. If Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond can continue to record big numbers, and their supportive throw can do their things, it’s likely that the pistons will continue their stretch and remain unanswered before turning to Celtics again on Tuesday.
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