It’s been a long hard road for Pistons fans since the days of Rasheed and Ben Wallace, Chauncey Billups, Rip Hamilton, and Tayshaun Prince, but finally, the Pistons are playing some great basketball again. They beat the Boston Celtics last night 118-108, snapping the Celtics’ 13 game win streak, and now have a .5 game lead in the Central Division of the Eastern Conference with a 13-6 record.
The second best team in the East have been playing great lately, beating both the Thunder and the Celtics, and also winning eight of the past 11 games. Reggie Jackson and Andre Drummond have led the way for the Pistons lately, with Jackson leading the team in assists, and Drummond averaging 15 points and 15 rebounds, and is an absolute force down low, showing his prowess yet again in Boston.
He did it again.
Andre Drummond has played 10 games at TD Garden.
He has four of the six 22-rebound games in the building's history. pic.twitter.com/2aWTSyLUnp
— Sean Grande (@SeanGrandePBP) November 28, 2017
With a strong big man, guards who are selfless and strong shooters, and a bench that contributes, the Pistons are showing signs of being similar to the likes of Wallace and company. It will be interesting to see what happens over the rest of the season, but right now, it looks like the Pistons can compete with just about anybody, and that’s always exciting for Pistons fans to see.
What do you think? Can the Pistons compete in the East? Or is this just a run that will burn out as the Pistons come back to reality? Let us know in the comments below. The Pistons host the Phoenix Suns tomorrow night at 7pm EST to try and make it three in a row.