The Detroit Pistons just went ten games without a victory–after looking like they had life in them before the All-Star break. The Pistons broke their winless streak last night with a 105-95 win against the Grizzlies, remarkably. (The Grizzlies are a real championship contender.) Detroit guard Reggie Jackson went wild, scoring 23 points and dishing 20 assists. It was only the second 20-point, 20-assist effort in the entire NBA this season.
Strangely enough, the other one belongs to the Pistons too: Brandon Jennings recorded 24 and 21 in January before a season-ending injury. The big difference is that Jennings’ standout effort capped an 11-3 run by the Pistons, while Jackson’s big game ends a 10-game drought. But both prove a point that Coach Stan Van Gundy will have to find a way to make consistent. The Pistons can shoot and score–a guy can’t get 20 assists unless somebody else is making baskets. Last night the Pistons shot nearly 56% from three-point land.