The Detroit Pistons were looking good through the first ten minutes. Seemingly everything fell apart from there as they would go on to lose 117-90 to the Milwaukee Bucks at The Palace.
But that doesn’t mean there weren’t any bright spots.
The play of rookie center Andre Drummond was something to behold as he led the Pistons with 18 points and 18 rebounds, nine on the offensive end. It’s nights like this when it is easy to forget that he’s still a teenager. It was the type of performance that needs to be appreciated, because it was a rare feat for any NBA player still in his teens:
Teenagers with 18-18 games since 1985: Dwight Howard, Andre Drummond.
— Dave Hogg (@Stareagle) January 30, 2013
That’s some nice company. Let’s just hope that Drummond doesn’t follow Howard’s example in areas off the court. The opt-in/opt-out contract drama won’t fly in Detroit. However, more games like tonight from Drummond definitely will.