Legit stuff. Very few easy put backs. He got tons of resistance as you can see from the 4 times his shot was blocked (he was blocked on 40% of his misses and 20% of his overall attempts). Still managed to shoot 50% and was an impressive 7-7 from the FT line. Also the game's leader in rebs and he managed to block 3 shots himself. Overall, his best showing this year. And only -1 in 35 minutes. So the pistons were -11 in the other 13 minutes of the game. Both Knight and Bynum had the same game. BK was 1-6 shooting with 9 assists and WB was 1-5 shooting with 8 assists. The good news was that they were productive even though they couldn't buy a basket. Notably, Bynum was blocked by McGee about as hard as one can possibly be blocked. It was a running volleyball spike from behind. Knight was also blocked twice and Stuckey thrice. So, our combo guard trio was blocked 7 times (1 in 4 of their FG attempts). Stuckey with a massive breakout game , shooting a blazing 29% from the field. Great to have him back! In all seriousness though, the story of the game was offensive rebounds. Nuggets = 21. Pistons = 8. 13 extra possessions they picked up right there. They are built around that strength and the ability to run though, so no surprise. We limited their fast breaks overall. They also out stole us by 3, out blocked us by 2, and made 4 more 3-pointers than us. Stuckey and Monroe combined for 37 FGA and 6 more non official FGA where they were fouled in the act. That's 43 attempts by the 2 guys on the team with the lowest FG percentages this season (i.e. not the best strategy). The other 8 guys all played legitimate minutes and had 41 FGA and 5 unofficial for 46 total. Stuckey hit 2 threes, Jerebko softly dropped one in, and Drummond made a fade away 3 when he was forced to take it before the shot clock ran out... looked pretty coordinated actually. And English was a solid 2-2 from deep. One other thing that I noticed is that Drummond is doing a lot of pushing and shoving and actually getting away with it. Maybe it's because the refs don't see him as a cocky guy and he's in there with some big established players and they respect his need to be physical... I don't know. When I watch, I'm just really thankful that he doesn't seem to draw a quick whistle. A loss is a loss, but at least we gave the give of a W to another needy recipient. Maybe Gores can use it as a write-off.