The Detroit Pistons are off to a quick 2-0 start with both a road win and a home win under their belt following last night’s 92-87 win over the Utah Jazz.
Things didn’t come as easily as they did the night before against the Atlanta Hawks, but the Pistons showed resolve to get the win despite giving up the lead late in the ballgame.
Here is a collection of links as a look at what is being said about the home opener win around the internet.
After six bad seasons, Pistons enjoying great start
Drew Sharp — Detroit Free Press
"The last time the Detroit Pistons were two games over .500 was March 13, 2009 — when an overtime victory at Toronto gave them a 33-31 record.That was the also the day that owner Bill Davidson died.It speaks to how far this three-time NBA champion has fallen in the last six years. It also speaks to how important a 2-0 start could be psychologically for a franchise desperate to reconnect with a basketball audience that basically has treated Auburn Hills as though it were NBA Siberia."
Pistons’ defense toughens, just like their team, in 92-87 win over Jazz
David Mayo – MLive.com
"The Pistons of recent seasons likely would have given away their home opener Wednesday night, when a 7-0 run gave the Utah Jazz the lead in the final minute.Not these Pistons, who responded with the game’s final six points and a 92-87 win over the Jazz before 18,434 at The Palace of Auburn Hills."
Pistons vs. Jazz highlights: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Reggie Jackson come up clutch
Brian Packey — Detroit Bad Boys
"Back-to-back games. Back-to-back scares of fourth quarter collapses. Back-to-back wins. For the first time since 2008, the Pistons are 2-0, and who really cares how?"
"DETROIT PISTONS HEAD COACH STAN VAN GUNDY: (On Reggie’s second half): “At the start of the second half, I thought tremendously on the attack. Us getting Reggie to consistently attack and quit just dribble and probing is the challenge. He is great when he is attacking. We were actually in the fourth quarter getting on him to attack more and he really didn’t until the play that put us ahead. We got down one, ran a play, took a ball all the way to the rim and laid it in. He is great on attack and we need to have him doing that consistently. But he had some big buckets, that one and a big three, big buckets.”"
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