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Trans. Feb 29 6:40 ET (Feb 29 6:40 ET ) It's been a rough season for the Detroit Pistons but not all is lost, as some of their top young players have excelled and shown that they can be building blocks for a future playoff run. The best revelation so far has probably been the play of center/power forward Greg Monroe,...
Greg Monroe was effective against the Bulls on Wednesday with 27 points on 12-of-20 from the field with seven boards, five assists and two steals in 44 minutes.
The Scoop:The Bulls have been fantastic on interior defense lately, allowing the fewest makes in the restricted area over the last 10 games. Monroe has led the NBA for makes in the restricted area previously in his career and it's been his bread and butter, so tonight's game might have been one of his strongest of the season. He'll look to carry the momentum in an easier matchup vs. the Wolves on Friday.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Guard D.J. Augustin scored 26 points off the bench and center Joakim Noah recorded his second triple-double in three games, leading the Chicago Bulls to a 105-94 win over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night at The Palace. Forward Taj Gibson contributed 22 points and shooting guard Jimmy Butler supplied his fourth double-double this season with 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Bulls (34-27), who have won 10 of their last 12 games. Power forward Greg Monroe's 27 points led the Pistons (24-37), who lost five of their last six games. Guard Kyle Singler chipped in 16 points while forward Josh Smith and center Andre Drummond added 15 points apiece.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Second-year center Andre Drummond scored 17 points and grabbed a career-high 26 rebounds and the Detroit Pistons snapped a four-game losing streak with a 96-85 victory over the reeling New York Knicks on Monday night at The Palace. Reserve guards Rodney Stuckey and Will Bynum each contributed 16 points for the Pistons (24-36). Forward Josh Smith supplied 15 points and power forward Greg Monroe added 11. Drummond's 44th double-double tied him with Grant Hill (1995-96) and Bill Laimbeer (1983-84) for the most by a Piston since the 1983-84 season.
Samuel Dalembert had more offensive rebounds than Andre Drummond, Greg Monroe and Josh Smith combined. That was probably the most telling stat from Saturday's game, which Dalembert's Dallas Mavericks won 113-102 over a Detroit team hurt throughout the night by Drummond's foul trouble. Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points and Vince Carter added 18 for Dallas.
Greg Monroe scoreed 22 points with 15 boards, two assists, one steal and two blocks against the Hawks on Friday.
The Scoop:Monroe shot 2-of-6 from the line and his team finished shooting 44.8 percent from the line. In fact, they were the first team since 1985 to shoot below 45 percent from the line with more than 25 attempts and make at least 54 percent from the field in a game. As for Monroe, not being traded at the deadline will help his value and he should be a solid power forward the rest of the way.
Greg Monroe finished with 22 points and notched 15 rebounds, his 23rd double-double of the season, to lead the Detroit Pistons to a victory over the Atlanta Hawks, 115-107. The Pistons shot 47-87 (54.0%) from the field and controlled the offensive glass with 16 rebounds. Detroit (23-32) entered the game on a three losing streak. Other key performers for Detroit were Andre Drummond with 20 points and 11 rebounds, Josh Smith with 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Brandon Jennings with 12 points and 14 assists.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Power forward Greg Monroe scored 22 points and had 15 rebounds, one of four Detroit players to post a double-double, as the Pistons handed the depleted Atlanta Hawks their eighth straight loss 115-107 on Friday night at The Palace.
Al Jefferson beat up the Detroit Pistons in a key game in the chase for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Pistons are hardly the first team he has punished. Jefferson scored more than 30 points for the sixth time in nine games and led the Charlotte Bobcats to a 108-96 victory over Detroit on Tuesday night. He added 12 rebounds and seven assists, and sent Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe to the Pistons bench with foul trouble.
The Scoop: None.
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