Trans. Dec 17 10:35 ET (Dec 17 10:35 ET ) Detroit Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings has never been known as a guy who picks his spots. From his first games as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks in 2009, Jennings has stood out as someone who would not avoid taking a shot just because it wasn't sensible. In fact, he often seems to seek out the most difficult ones. Yet none of that history could have prepared us for a choice Jennings made in the third quarter of Wednesday's game between the Pistons and visiting Dallas Mavericks. With the defense caught ball-watching, Jennings made a very nice cut towards the basket from the weak side. Caron Butler found him with a pass for what seemed like an easy lay-up ... except Jennings decided that wasn't tough enough and dribbled out for a fallaway jumper: The official play-by-play lists this miss as a 20-footer, which seems both factually wrong and spiritually accurate. If a very long two is the least efficient shot a player can take, then a mid-range jumper taken in lieu of a very easy lay-up is definitely a 20-footer. The game as a whole wasn't so great for Jennings either — he finished 5-of-14 for 13 points in Detroit's 117-106 loss. Chandler Parsons paced Dallas with 32 points on 10-of-17 shooting. - - - - - - - Eric Freeman is a writer for Ball Don't Lie on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at email@example.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @FreemanEric
Chandler Parsons scored 32 points and recorded seven rebounds, while Monta Ellis added 25 points and eight assists to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a victory over the Detroit Pistons, 117-106. The Mavericks had an impressive game shooting the ball in this one, going 40-79 (50.6%) from the field, including 10-22 (45.5%) from three-point range. This is the seventh win for Dallas (19-8) in its last 10 games.
Chandler Parsons hit 10-of-17 shots and four 3-pointers for 32 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals in Wednesday's win over the Pistons.
The Scoop:Parsons' back injury is hopefully behind him and he was playing very well before sitting out on Saturday. Dirk Nowitzki added 18 points and 10 boards in the win, and both players should be in starting lineups whenever they're in uniform for the Mavericks.
The Scoop:Parsons was really getting it going before having to sit out of Saturday's game, so get him active as he has a favorable matchup tonight vs. the Knicks. Jefferson can be sent back to the waiver wire in most leagues.