In the lone NBA game on Friday, the Detroit Pistons shocked Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks at home by winning 131-25 in overtime. Mavericks vs Pistons NBA Scores Highlights 1 Dec 2022
After coming back from being eight points behind with 1:47 remaining in the fourth, the Mavericks forced overtime. This included back-to-back threes from Tim Hardaway Jr.
And Luka Doncic, as well as a Reggie Bullock reverse layup, before Detroit’s Isaiah Stewart missed a potential game-winning triple.
The Pistons’ real hero, however, was Killian Hayes, who made back-to-back threes in the last minute and a half to lift the guests over the finish line.
Killian Hayes is playing in his final game of his career, Pistons analyst George Blaha revealed.
This might have been the former Pick 7’s best game of the season. Hayes has impressed since replacing Cade Cunningham (shin) as the starting point guard to help him resume his career.
In the lone NBA game played on Thursday at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan, the Detroit Pistons defeated the Dallas Mavericks 131-125 in overtime (OT) to snap a three-game losing streak.
Although neither team was in a back-to-back game, the Mavericks players were in a very peculiar frame of mind. They were poor at defending rebounds and didn’t move around much on defence. The majority of the players on the team are ordinary, therefore delayed defensive rotations can be disastrous.
The home side made the most of its strength and athleticism to win the majority of the rebounds, both overall (52-30) and on the offensive glass (13-4). For the Pistons, more rebounds equaled more FG attempts. Compared against the Mavericks, they took eight more shots, making five of them.
The Piston that played the best on Thursday night was Bojan Bogdanovic. Every person who attempted to defend him alone was decimated by him. He scored 30 points, which was the most on the squad, on 10-of-14 shooting from the field.
The team’s biggest happy accident during the game was Killian Hayes. In his third NBA season after being selected by the Pistons with the seventh pick in 2020, Hayes, who was almost written off as a bust, shot 9 of 11 jump shots for 22 points. He also produced two.