Detroit Pistons vs. Phoenix Suns: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Detroit Pistons vs. Phoenix Suns: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Detroit Pistons vs. Phoenix Suns: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Detroit Pistons (4-18) play against the Phoenix Suns (3-3) at Footprint Center

Game Time: 9:00 PM EST on Thursday December 2, 2021

Detroit Pistons 103, Phoenix Suns 114 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
Chris Paul won 17 consecutive games with the Clippers (2012-13) and Rockets (2017-18). He just won 18 straight with the Suns — a franchise record.
Pretty incredible. pic.twitter.com/RXiBTMXx8b2:17 AM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“We’re not satisfied.”
#Suns win franchise record 18th consecutive game in topping #Pistons minus injured Devin Booker (UPDATED with video) #NBA75 https://t.co/Kqi6VoLiQF via @azcentral pic.twitter.com/ZMKnAXScHK2:05 AM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
5 takeaways from #Suns franchise-setting 18th consecutive win in holding off #Pistons without injured Devin Booker https://t.co/1ZfIgtnKjD via @azcentral pic.twitter.com/5nS6TnosGY1:53 AM

Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
GAME THEORY PODCAST: @Anthony Slater is here; We dive deep on the Warriors and Suns and their battle at the top of the West. Also: the Porter Jr., Lopez and Adebayo injuries, plus the FUN TWolves!
iTunes: https://t.co/aL6dfJHaVd
Spotify: https://t.co/e2a7GH2OeS pic.twitter.com/VjnflAvW9v1:19 AM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
The Suns didn’t make it look all that difficult to replace an All-Star with the way a handful of players stepped up offensively.
Oh, and that franchise record: arizonasports.com/story/2919866/…1:15 AM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Turbo.
Cam Johnson’s nickname for Cameron Payne.
“He’s like playing 2K. He’s always the turbo button. That’s what he looks like out there, right?”
#Suns backup point guard posted 19 points in 22 minutes in #Suns win over #Pistons. pic.twitter.com/WKIparCFTj1:14 AM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
“We got more to do and more to come.”
🗣 Coach Monty Williams pic.twitter.com/pRUoQMZdXR1:07 AM

Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Top Rookies on Thur
Santi Aldama, 18 pts, 10 reb, 3 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk
Cade Cunningham, 19 pts, 2 reb, 5 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk, 3-5 3P
Scottie Barnes, 13 pts, 7 reb, 4 ast, 3 stl, 1 blk, 3-6 3P
Tre Mann, 11 pts, 1 ast, 2-4 3P – 12:51 AM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“That’s huge.”
After looking at Chris Paul, Cameron Payne on Monty Williams winning Western Conference coach of the month.
Paul has been on all three teams Williams has won the honor. #Suns pic.twitter.com/7Pn9VmEqfN12:29 AM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
These are the only teams in NBA history with a longer win streak in the same season than the Suns at 18:
’71-72 Lakers (33)
’12-13 Heat (27)
’15-16 Warriors (24)
’07-08 Rockets (22)
’70-71 Bucks (20)
’99-00 Lakers (19)
’08-09 Celtics (19)
’13-14 Spurs (19)
’14-15 Hawks (19) – 12:23 AM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“Can’t go crazy. Got to stay poised.” Cameron Payne on #Suns withstanding and answering #Pistons 17-0 run in winning a franchise record 18th consecutive game Thursday night. pic.twitter.com/Pt3DD0GcN412:22 AM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“Big shoutout to the fans.”
Cam Johnson after #Suns win over #Pistons as they received a standing ovation at the end of the game for franchise record 18th win in a row.
“It’s a Thursday night and they really showed up. Like tonight, the gym was rocking.”
Attendance: 16,081. pic.twitter.com/6bkM3miO5Y12:17 AM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
The Detroit Pistons couldn’t stop the Phoenix Suns from making history tonight. But they did make the hottest team in the NBA sweat. freep.com/story/sports/n…12:16 AM
Ishmail Wainwright @Wainright24
18 of them thangs. Let’s keep it going ! – 12:11 AM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
THE LOB.
THE PASS.
THE REACTION. pic.twitter.com/C5HI7sUjNJ12:09 AM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“It means a lot.”
Cam Johnson on #Suns at #Warriors in 2nd of back-to-back after #Pistons win.
With franchise-best 18-game win streak, Johnson said #Suns will look to have energy like it did for Knicks-Nets back-to-back
“That’s exactly the mindset we’re going to have to have” – 12:08 AM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
In Phoenix, Cade Cunningham briefly went into kill mode. He got a taste of the wily Chris Paul. In 48 minutes, Cade experienced it all.
For one game, I watched the No. 1 pick and him only. I tried to see the game through Cunningham’s eyes:
theathletic.com/2994888/2021/1…12:04 AM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns Chris Paul and Cameron Payne after 18th consecutive win.
“When we dap up, we’re taggjng in.” pic.twitter.com/rUZXNhF6Zm11:56 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Jerami Grant: “I think we’re moving in the right direction. It’s taking time. We have a lot of young guys. It’s in a process. We were right there, just a couple mishaps in the fourth quarter.” – 11:50 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“We’re not digging ditches.”
Monty Williams when asked about rest in terms of playing back-to-back as #Suns face #Warriors tomorrow night. – 11:49 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
All love between two point guards. ✨ pic.twitter.com/fJ0IK8WZA511:48 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
The Suns have won 18 straight games, setting their franchise record.
They are 19-3 and remain in 1st place. pic.twitter.com/wo9qkWJUGF11:47 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Whenever Monty Williams says something is “really cool,” that means it’s a big deal.
So while he takes it game-by-game, Williams is very happy about #Suns winning a franchise record 18th consecutive game Thursday vs. #Pistons pic.twitter.com/83imSSVSEf11:44 PM

Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
3⃣ quick observations from tonight’s game against the Phoenix Suns📰
nba.com/pistons/news/p…11:42 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Casey said Hayes and Cunningham are learning how to play off of each other, and are benefitting from each other’s presence. “That’s something that Pistons fans should get used to for a long time to come.” – 11:41 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Casey on the bench unit: “I think some of it is missing Kelly … but, we’re pros, you have to be ready to go.” He also had great praise for Hamidou Diallo. Called him one of the best pick-and-roll defenders. “I think he’s playing some of his best basketball right now.” – 11:39 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Casey said Hayes and Cunningham can learn about the “game within the game” from Chris Paul. Noted that Paul got Cunningham to commit his third foul midway through the first quarter. “We couldn’t get him out quick enough before he got the third.” – 11:38 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Another 30+ point game for JG 💪
@BELFORGroup | @Jerami Grant pic.twitter.com/JU5SNAzar211:38 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
DominAYTON 😤
Tonight’s @FanDuel Stat Line of the Game pic.twitter.com/hMLckKka1r11:36 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“At some point, I got to address that.” Monty Williams on Mikal Bridges’ minutes as he’s played 41 in last two games. #Suns11:34 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
Treat yourself to some Gorilla Bites after that win!
Download the Suns app to claim your 3 free Gorilla Bites and head to an @ATLWingsAZ in the next 24hrs!
📱 https://t.co/T8bUcCzb76 pic.twitter.com/a1JRVM8pnv11:33 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns win franchise record 18th consecutive game in topping #Pistons minus injured Devin Booker https://t.co/Kqi6VoLiQF via @azcentral pic.twitter.com/wqgz0VSgfJ11:33 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Monty said he liked the way that starting group looked with Landry Shamet filling in for group, but also noted it’s something they could change up on a night-to-night basis – 11:32 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Isaiah Stewart said he thinks the Pistons would’ve won if they didn’t fall behind by 18. “When we play like that, we can win games.” – 11:29 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Isaiah Stewart: “When we play like that, we can win games. I feel like if we didn’t dig ourselves in a whole, that’s a game we win.” – 11:29 PM
JD Shaw @JShawNBA
By beating Detroit tonight, the Suns have now won 18 straight games. Next up on the schedule is a Friday night road game against the Warriors, where Phoenix likely won’t have Devin Booker (hamstring). – 11:24 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Coming home after our longest road trip this season.
🔹 @Jerami Grant: 34 PTS / 6 REB / 3 AST
🔹 @Cade Cunningham: 19 PTS / 2 REB / 5 AST
🔹 @Isaiah Stewart: 12 PTS / 15 REB / 6-7 FG pic.twitter.com/CvlWzM4PiK11:24 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
FRANCHISE HISTORY.
#ValleyProud pic.twitter.com/qK6xE3ozLB11:24 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
NEW MONTH. SAME MOMENTUM.
#ValleyProud pic.twitter.com/FLX23Z8wOK11:22 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Father, Suns and Holy GHOST this team is fun – 11:21 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Suns 114, Pistons 103. Phoenix gets franchise-record 18 straight wins.
Detroit put up a fight and made it a good game.
Jerami Grant: 34 points, 6 rebounds
Cade Cunningham: 19 points, 5 assists
Isaiah Stewart: 12 points and 14 rebounds
Killian Hayes: 10 points and 6 rebounds – 11:21 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
The Phoenix Suns officially have their longest win streak in franchise history (18). – 11:21 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
FINAL: Suns 114, Pistons 103. Phoenix just set a franchise record with 18 consecutive wins, but strong effort by the Pistons to get within a point after falling behind 18 in the 3rd. Made them sweat.
Grant: 34 points
Cunningham: 19 points, 5 boards
Stewart: 12 points, 14 boards – 11:20 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns 114 #Pistons 103 Final.
18 in a row.
Franchise record.
History made. – 11:20 PM
Malika Andrews @malika_andrews
A new franchise record for the Phoenix Suns: they have now won 18 straight games. – 11:20 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Final: PHX 114, DET 103
Bridges: 18 Pts, 8-14 FG
Ayton: 17 Pts, 12 Reb, 7-11 FG
Paul: 12 Pts, 12 Ast
Payne: 19 Pts, 6 Reb, 8-14 FG
Cam Johnson: 19 Pts, 6 Reb, 7-11 FG
Suns win a franchise-record 18th straight game – 11:20 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
That’s a franchise record of 18 straight wins for the Suns. A Pistons run in the third quarter made it a game but once again the Suns dominated when the clock got under 5 minutes. Contributions everywhere without Booker. 17+ for Ayton, Bridges, Johnson and Payne – 11:20 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
SUNS WIN!
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SUNS WIN!
SUNS WIN!
SUNS WIN!
SUNS WIN!
SUNS WIN!
SUNS WIN!
SUNS WIN!
SUNS WIN!
SUNS WIN!
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SUNS WIN!
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SUNS WIN! pic.twitter.com/R4Y7tjjkR311:20 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
The Suns are about to win a franchise-record 18th straight game. The blessings are truly raining down here in Phoenix – 11:18 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
CAM JOHNSON.
That is all. That’s the tweet. pic.twitter.com/JB6TJIo7Hd11:18 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
THAT’S ELEVEN 3’S!!!
Tomorrow, get a free Western Bacon Cheeseburger® at a Valley @CarlsJr with the purchase of a fountain drink! pic.twitter.com/qvg1yPqkjG11:17 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Landry Shamet has been crucified on here, but for the second game in a row, he hits a big 3 late in the 4th – 11:17 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Cade gets it stripped and it leads to a Suns 3. And just like that, Phoenix is up 10 with 1:57 left.
The big dawgs woke up. – 11:16 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Shamet 3. #Suns up 10 with 1:57 left. Timeout #Pistons. – 11:16 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
🚨 @Isaiah Stewart GRABBED HIS 10TH CAREER DOUBLE-DOUBLE! 🚨 – 11:15 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Big make from Saddiq Bey there. Was 1-of-8 and just stepped into a 3 confidently. – 11:14 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
This is certainly a little too close for comfort for Monty Williams.
Calls timeout with 3:40 left. Up six as Grant got all the way to the rim.
#Suns 102, #Pistons 96.
Grant with a game-high 32 – 11:13 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
That was a nice dime from Killian to set Stewart up with a layup. Stewart has a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds.
Suns 102, Pistons 96 with 3:40 to play. – 11:13 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Great patience and feed by Killian Hayes there, and nice composure by Stewart to catch in traffic and finish lefty.
Six-point Suns lead. Every Piston outside of Bey has double-figure scoring. – 11:12 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Stewart keeps a possession alive twice with two rebounds and it leads to a Jerami Grant bucket. – 11:11 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
If the results holds, the Pistons will have gone winless on this five-game, 10-day road trip. However, they have saved their best performance for the best team on the last day.
This game is far from over, but regardless of result, a strong-willed showing by Detroit here. – 11:10 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
ALL THE HUSTLE!
Congrats on 4K, @JaVale McGee 👏 pic.twitter.com/t3Ja9loP8T11:08 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Suns 100, Pistons 92 with 5:29 to play. Jerami Grant has 30 points – 11:08 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Cade powered it up! 💪
@BallySportsDET | @Cade Cunningham pic.twitter.com/KJ3VmJEYUc11:08 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Eight-point Suns lead with 5:29 left. – 11:07 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
That in-air adjustment 😳 pic.twitter.com/OTB0GxaKjp11:06 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Looked like Cade was about to check in before the timeout. Pistons are trailing the Suns 92-84 with 8:40 to play. Phoenix has been sloppy with the ball during the second half. – 10:59 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Cunningham is checking back in with the Pistons down by eight. – 10:57 PM
Matt Dery @DerySpeaks
Somewhere Troy Weaver is smiling. #Pistons and Dwane Casey playing the Syracuse 2-3 zone. – 10:56 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
Not the guy to leave open from three! pic.twitter.com/ji89Jc8w6410:55 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Outscored them 30-18 that quarter to get within 6 heading into the final frame.
🔹 @Jerami Grant: 29 PTS / 4 REB / 2 AST
🔹 @Cade Cunningham: 17 PTS / 5 AST / 3-4 3PT
🔹 @Killian Hayes: 10 PTS / 6 REB / 2 AST pic.twitter.com/OuHfT94BGu10:54 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Landry gets the crowd on their feet! 👌 pic.twitter.com/5EkaF82Ldp10:53 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
The Detroit Pistons with a great third quarter???? Pistons cut an 18-point deficit to six going into the fourth.
Big quarters from Cunningham, Grant and Stewart on offense, Hayes on defense.
Grant is at 29 points; Cunningham 17; Hayes 10; Stewart 8 – 10:50 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
End of 3: Suns 87, Pistons 81. Detroit went on a 17-0 run and outscored Phoenix 30-18 in the third to turn this back into a game after trailing by 18.
Grant: 29 points (8-14 overall, 2-3 from 3)
Cunningham: 17 points, 5 assists
Hayes: 10 points, 6 rebounds – 10:50 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
End of 3Q: PHX 87, DET 81
Ayton: 15 Pts, 11 Reb, 6-10 FG
Payne: 17 Pts, 7-13 FG
Cam Johnson: 12 Pts, 6 Reb, 5-8 FG
Grant: 29 Pts, 8-14 FG
Pistons outscored Suns 30-18 in 3Q – 10:49 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
When Diallo hit that 3 that was later ruled was after the shot clock expired, #Pistons rookie Luka Graza was jumping up and down on the bench like it was a college game.
He checked in with 53.9 second left in the 3rd. #Suns up five with 17.8 seconds left in third. – 10:47 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
I believe they took away Diallo’s 3. Now a seven-point Suns lead. – 10:46 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Pistons are back down to 79 points. Looks like they took away Diallo’s 3 – 10:46 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Hamidou Diallo’s 3 earlier in the period was determined to come after the shot clock, so the Pistons just lost 3 points – 10:46 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
The Pistons are playing with the freedom of a team that knows at the very least they won’t be the team that lost by 73 points tonight – 10:43 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Diallo 3 tied game Then Shamet answered with 3.
#Suns up 3. – 10:43 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
20-2 Pistons run after the Hami 3. Pistons were down 18 at the 6:17 mark, but tied it at 82 – 10:43 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Cade Cunningham is one impressive rookie. The kid just plays within himself, he clearly has a high basketball IQ, and he has leadership qualities. Kid is gonna be good for a while. #Pistons10:42 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Now a 17-0 Pistons run in three minutes and change. One-point ballgame. – 10:41 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Cade Cunningham 3.
#Suns only up one. #Pistons10:41 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Cade makes a layup. Killian assists a Grant 3. Cade makes a floater. Pistons trail the Suns 80-76 after trailing by 18 at halftime. It’s been a different game when Cade and Killian have been on the floor – 10:41 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Pistons got it down to four, 80-76, after trailing by as many as 18. #Suns10:41 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
The Pistons are on a 9-0 run, cutting the Suns’ lead down to single digits. Just feels like they’re not believing enough out there – 10:39 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Cade Cunningham is shooting 52.6 percent from 3 over his last three games. Has made 10 of his last 19. – 10:37 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
7-0 run for the Pistons in a minute and Monty calls a timeout. Lead is still at 11 midway through the third. Same b2b mindset here I’ve mentioned a few times with needing to take advantage of opportunities to cut minutes a bit. – 10:36 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Suns haven’t been able to shake the Pistons, who are down 80-69 after consecutive transition buckets from Stewart (who almost took it coast-to-coast himself) and Diallo. They were down 18 at halftime – 10:36 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Isaiah Stewart just finished a half-coast-to-coast drive lol. He’s got 8 points and 9 rebounds. Diallo with a dunk shortly after. It’s an 11-point game just like that. – 10:35 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
The Pistons aren’t playing *that* bad. The one bench stint really hurt, but the best team in the league is shooting 57 percent from the field and 54 percent from 3.
Detroit’s bench, which leads the league in scoring, is being outscored by 25. It’s an 18-point game. – 10:34 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Enter Chris Paul’s quizzical look after that foul on Jerami Grant in the “Made Gerald literally laugh out loud” Hall of Fame.
My man was standing there, still rooted at the spot in disbelief, 15 seconds into the Suns’ timeout – 10:30 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Chris Paul after that foul call on him stood still in the same spot for about 20 seconds with his hands on his hips. Amazing. – 10:30 PM
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
In wake of depleted roster, the Denver Nuggets plan to sign forward Davon Reed of G League affiliate Grand Rapids Gold via hardship exception, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Reed was a 2017 second-round pick and played two NBA seasons with the Suns and Pacers. – 10:28 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Beef Stew with another jumper. Ayton didn’t respect it. – 10:24 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Josh Jackson went over to dap up the legend Larry Fitzgerald, who is sitting courtside. – 10:21 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Suns are about 7-8 good minutes away from closing this one out early, but before we get underway with the 2nd half do you have a few minutes to talk about our Lord and savior Jesus Christ? – 10:20 PM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
GAME THEORY PODCAST: @Anthony Slater joins. We break down Michael Porter Jr.’s back surgery; Lopez/Adebayo injuries; We dive deep into Warriors and Suns; Then, Slater makes me give a fearless Timberwolves prediction
Get it on YouTube before anywhere else
https://t.co/wViIYUkCrC pic.twitter.com/dF5szGpgwm10:20 PM

Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Backcourt with the 1-2 punch 🥊
@BallySportsDET | #Pistons pic.twitter.com/d9NCtJLUSv10:19 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
MIKAL TAKING FLIGHT 🛫 pic.twitter.com/cIMEywx1Kx10:13 PM

Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Half.
🔹 @Jerami Grant: 17 PTS / 2 AST / 2 REB
🔹 @Killian Hayes: 10 PTS / 3 REB / 4-5 FG
🔹 @Frank Jackson, @SaddiqBey, & @Cade Cunningham with 5 PTS each pic.twitter.com/G22WTQQlJj10:08 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Up at the break!
#ValleyProud pic.twitter.com/27c8YV9EPC10:08 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Deandre Ayton is averaging 2.5 free throw attempts for his career.
He’s averaging a career-low 1.9 going into #Pistons game.
How many does he have in the 1st half tonight?
Five.
3-of-5 as #Suns lead 69-51.
Cameron Payne has a team-high 15 points.
Ayton 13. Cam Johnson 12. – 10:07 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
HALFTIME: Suns 69, Pistons 51. Pistons got within 11 with 1:41 to play, but Phoenix closed the half with a 10-3 run.
Grant: 17 points
Hayes: 10 points
Stewart: 4 points, 6 rebounds
Payne has 15 points for Phoenix, and Ayton has 13 and 9 rebounds – 10:06 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
HALFTIME: Suns 69, Pistons 51. The hottest/best team in basketball is shooting 54.5 percent from 3.
Grant: 17 points
Hayes: 10 points
Cunningham: 5 points and 4 assists – 10:06 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Halftime: PHX 69, DET 51
Payne: 15 Pts, 7-11 FG
Ayton: 13 Pts, 9 Reb, 5-7 FG
Cam Johnson: 12 Pts, 6 Reb, 5-6 FG
Grant: 17 Pts, 5-10 FG – 10:06 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Suns bench had 35 points in the first half and all of it came from 3 players. Cam Payne with a game-high 15 followed by a dozen for Cam Johnson and eight from JaVale McGee.
Suns with a nice lead, up 18. – 10:05 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns have led by as many as 18. Up 14 after Johnson 3.
Johnson and Cameron Payne each have 12 off the bench – 10:03 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Killian Hayes is in a rhythm right now. He follows a 3-ball with a floater. He’s 4-of-5 with 10 points. – 10:00 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Casey whistles timeout after the Pistons fall behind by 16. Detroit only has three turnovers so far. The difference is just shot-making. Phoenix is 19-35 overall and 4-9 from 3. Pistons are 12-36 and 4-13, respectively – 9:56 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Pistons are having a horrendous time keeping Cam Payne from getting into the paint. He’s already up to 12 points on 6-9 FG in the first half – 9:55 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
This is @Cameron Payne‘s world. We’re just all living in it. 🌎 pic.twitter.com/IHNl3S2ABm9:50 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Terrific Suns video package during the timeout of players guessing the baby picture of the player. Cam Payne saw Cam Johnson’s, pointed at the picture and said, “Forehead. Cam Johnson.” Boom roasted. – 9:49 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Ayton with 7 and 5. #Suns up 11. Timeout Pistons. 7:20 left in 1st. – 9:47 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Cameron Payne giving #Pistons the business. Has 8 on 4-of-7 shooting. #Suns9:41 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Paul, Crowder in for Wainright and Payton. #Suns9:39 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Wainright screams out after finding trailer Cam Johnson for dunk in transition. #Suns up 11 as Bey answers with 3 on other end. – 9:38 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
That’s one done.
🔹 @Jerami Grant: 7 PTS / 2 AST / 1 REB
🔹 @Cade Cunningham: 5 PTS / 1 REB / 2-4 FG
🔹 @Isaiah Stewart: 2 PTS / 5 REB pic.twitter.com/suFOlq5r2Q9:37 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Wainright starting second quarter with Johnson, Payne, McGee and Payton. #Suns9:37 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Expect Monty to let this second unit roll as long as it can. In Golden State tomorrow so CP3 getting as much rest as possible is even bigger without Booker. – 9:37 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Pistons have had no chance keeping Payne from getting downhill and the offense got rolling off that. Eight points for McGee. Good defense + that and the lead is 12. – 9:36 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
End of 1: Suns 30, Pistons 18. Detroit shot 7-22 overall and 1-7 from 3
Grant: 7 points
Cunningham: 5 points
Javale McGee has 8 points for Phoenix, and Chris Paul has 6 – 9:35 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns follow up giving up just 18 points in 4th quarter vs. Warriors to giving up only 18 in 1st quarter vs. #Pistons in taking a 12-point lead after one. – 9:35 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
END OF 1Q: Suns 30, Pistons 18.
Game got away when the bench came in. Just no one to stop McGee, who has a game-high 8 points, on the glass.
Grant: 7 points
Cunningham: 5 points – 9:35 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
End of 1Q: PHX 30, DET 18
Paul: 6 Pts, 4-4 FT
McGee: 8 Pts
Ayton: 3 Pts, 4 Reb
Grant: 7 Pts, 3-7 FG
Suns close 1Q on 12-2 run – 9:35 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
Watch for the @Cameron Payne ball fake!
Stay for his reaction 👏 pic.twitter.com/scCgkychMv9:34 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Said it before, but I think the Pistons unis look much better in person than they do in photos. And they already looked pretty good in the photos – 9:32 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns played DMX’s version of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer during timeout.
RIP to The Dog. #NBA75 pic.twitter.com/sOJM2jHdwe9:32 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Yeah, these are the best Pistons jerseys since … the teal. These things pop. – 9:28 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Two-way player Ish Wainright looking to check in with 2:36 left in 1st quarter. #Suns9:27 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Isaiah Stewart jumper alert – 9:27 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Cameron Payne to the rim. #Suns up four. – 9:27 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Young fella just learned to keep hands back and out of Chris Paul’s wheelhouse.
The rip move is coming.
Killian Hayes Hayes picks up foul. Paul hits both FTs. #Suns up one. – 9:25 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Chris Paul when an opposing team is at the limit or an opposing defender is in foul trouble pic.twitter.com/TQWuYy3B1J9:25 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Elfrid Payton is checking in for Chris Paul – 9:24 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns up 13-11 as Grant has six for Pistons. – 9:23 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
The Cams checking in together first which is just about the same but Payne taking Shamet’s spot is not. First quarter CP3-Payne minutes – 9:22 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Booker on sidelines was looking down at the Pistons bench in what I believe was trying to make eye contact with Josh Jackson.
Have a question.:
How would Josh Jackson look playing for Monty Williams? #Suns #Pistons9:20 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Aaaaand Chris Paul just got Cade Cunningham his third foul five minutes into the first quarter on the rip-through.
Welcome to the league, rook. – 9:17 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
CP3 baits Cade Cunningham into another foul. That’s his third in less than six minutes. He’s coming out. – 9:17 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Chris Paul routinely makes smart reads (like that pass to the corner for Mikal Bridges) look exceedingly easy, and they’re really not. – 9:17 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Bridges corner 3. #Suns up 12-7. Hit last four shots. – 9:17 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
That was Cade’s second foul. Solid start to the night otherwise, 5 points on 2-3 shooting. Frank Jackson is about to come in. – 9:16 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Shamet misses his first two open looks before making his third. Everyone looking more aggressive offensively.
The fouls these Pistons are committing are giving me flashbacks. Cunningham got 2 quick ones and is staying in. – 9:16 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Shamet 3. #Suns up two. – 9:14 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns down 5-4 as Grant scores. – 9:14 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
The Big Fella gets us started tonight! pic.twitter.com/pC3ZyMfkFS9:13 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Someone finally made a shot. Cade knocks down a 3 to get the Pistons on the board – 9:12 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Cade Cunningham opens up scoring with a 3-ball. He’s coming off a career-high 26-point game in Portland. – 9:12 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns 0-for-4 to start. Down 3-0. – 9:12 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Suns-Pistons make a shot challenge – 9:12 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
THIS ISN’T THE PISTONS @ChicagoBulls – 9:07 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
With Booker out tonight, the Suns’ starting lineup of CP3, Shamet, Bridges, Crowder and DA is a +5 in 16 minutes so far this season, with a +14.7 Net Rating – 9:03 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Devin Booker’s occasional counter to a defender being stuck to him in man or box-and-one of just standing in the corner at half-court so his teammates can play 4-on-4 always makes me laugh pic.twitter.com/mAsq5PkKPp8:59 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Pistons starters: Hayes, Cunningham, Bey, Grant and Stewart – 8:45 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Same starters as usual for the Pistons:
Killian Hayes
Cade Cunningham
Saddiq Bey
Jerami Grant
Isaiah Stewart – 8:45 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
First 5️⃣ from the Footprint Center ⤵️
1️⃣ @Killian Hayes
2️⃣ @Cade Cunningham
3️⃣ @SaddiqBey
4️⃣ @Jerami Grant
5️⃣ @Isaiah Stewart
@Kia | #Pistons pic.twitter.com/30tTcrXgLj8:40 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Landry Shamet starting for Devin Booker (hamstring) #Suns8:39 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Could Warriors-Suns be the NBA’s next great rivalry? It might not matter. sfchronicle.com/sports/warrior…8:36 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“I was just thinking ‘Shaqtin’ A FooI. I’m going to be on one of those shows.”
Monty Williams on tech in #Suns win over Warriors as he walked on court thinking Steve Kerr called timeout after Jae Crowder 3 late in 4th.
Kerr hadn’t (w/videos). #DubNation https://t.co/Nhji97I7yv pic.twitter.com/IH4Wy7v8IK8:35 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Landry Shamet is starting in place of Devin Booker for the Suns – 8:34 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
As expected, Devin Booker (hamstring) out versus Detroit tonight. – 8:34 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
Starters vs Pistons!
#ValleyProud pic.twitter.com/iwLI3jIg9c8:31 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“It doesn’t flip overnight.” #Pistons coach Dwane Casey. pic.twitter.com/laTywdlYih8:19 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns “great template” for making the come up, says #Pistons coach Dwane Casey.
“Patience is the key.” pic.twitter.com/rFXnHF9IvG8:15 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Pistons coach Dwane Casey broke down former #Suns wing Josh Jackson’s 2nd season in Detroit.
Started hot.
Lost minutes to Hamidou Diallo.
Not in doghouse.
“No one has given up on Josh.”
Casey added Jackson will get opportunity in next few games starting tonight in Phoenix pic.twitter.com/5ux0ZiAzHl8:09 PM

Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Sun’s out, fits out.
#ULTRADrip | @MichelobUltra – 8:09 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
Tonight’s @BannerHealth Health Update: pic.twitter.com/IKNMFsC25O8:04 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Walk-in shoe game 🔥
#YouDoYou | @PlayAtGila pic.twitter.com/wLuebGz3NF7:52 PM

Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Golden hour in Phoenix.
#ULTRADrip | @MichelobUltra pic.twitter.com/xyazbKBwmX7:50 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Casey said Cade is starting to settle in after missing preseason and training camp. Wants to see Detroit’s shooting tick up before he considers any major lineup tweaks. “We want to make sure we get over the hump from that standpoint before we move to something else.” – 7:39 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Asked Dwane Casey about the Suns growth from the start of tenure in Detroit and it being a template for new Pistons: Said building the foundation, like Phoenix did, with patience and then adding the pieces down the line is the template. Pointed to the Suns and Hawks. – 7:36 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Casey: “I look back at Seattle when they got Durant, it took them how many years to grow in OKC. (Phoenix), look at how long it took them to grow. You may have some missteps along the way … but it can be done.” Said the key for Detroit is the foundation. – 7:34 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Casey on the Suns’ going from rebuild to contender: “Patience is key, and adding the veteran pieces to the young guys you already have once they grow up and take their butt-whoopings around the league. Phoenix is a great template for a lot of our young teams around the league.” – 7:33 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
Doors are open! Let’s pack our house!
@Opendoor | #ValleyProud pic.twitter.com/SsqS2ozP5b7:32 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Monty Williams liked the look with Cam Johnson starting for Devin Booker in 2nd half of Tuesday’s win vs. Golden State.
Williams reiterated Johnson is a starter in this league, but wouldn’t say who is starting for Booker tonight vs. #Pistons . #Suns pic.twitter.com/iWRHIyB5mg7:30 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Monty Williams’ first impression of Cade Cunningham on tape is that he’s smart. Rarely saw him getting sped up. Said that doesn’t mean Cunningham has figured it all out already but emphasized his ability to see things develop as a rookie. – 7:25 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Monty on Isaiah Stewart: “That young man has a motor. You can’t just match it, you have to exceed it.” – 7:23 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Monty Williams did not have an update on Devin Booker. With Abdel Nader, agreed it’s just a case of Nader needing to rest that right knee. – 7:22 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Monty Williams on Cade Cunningham: “He’s smart. … He’s got his own pace. I haven’t seen him get sped up yet.” – 7:21 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Monty Williams said the Suns don’t have an official update on Devin Booker yet. Also wouldn’t reveal their starting lineup with Book out pic.twitter.com/MjGVBC4mMW7:17 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
The end of this video is something I asked Chris Paul about and you can see/hear 2 possessions prior he’s encouraging Deandre Ayton when he’s tired.
“It’s a fast-paced game so I saw he was a little winded and I kept telling him, ‘You alright, you alright, you alright.’” pic.twitter.com/9c0LOFCUP27:09 PM

Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
📍 Valley of the Sun
9PM ET | @BallySportsDET pic.twitter.com/HtJGTS3w8g7:00 PM

Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody will miss tomorrow’s game vs. the Suns, as they’ll be playing for Santa Cruz. – 6:26 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Phoenix #Suns: Monty Williams wins Western Conference coach of the month honors after historic 16-0 run in November (w/videos) #NBA75 https://t.co/ZLP3yuv4BF via @azcentral pic.twitter.com/2emeJOF6cS6:24 PM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Here’s a look at what fans and analysts were saying on Twitter after the Suns extended their win streak to 17 games with a victory over the Warriors. warriorswire.usatoday.com/lists/nba-twit…6:00 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Tonight’s @HenryFordNews status/injury report against the Phoenix Suns: pic.twitter.com/DA6VoTNhjJ5:52 PM

Matt Dery @DerySpeaks
Crossover Thursday. @LukeBraunNFL previews the #Vikings with us. Also- more coordinator movement? Lynn is a pro though. #FirstListen. DEC 2. Locked On Lions – Daily Podcast On The Detroit Lions https://t.co/5lEQAN5wGq pic.twitter.com/8NvZXleb7A5:39 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
LANDRY WITH THE DAGGER!
@PayPal Highlight of the Week pic.twitter.com/9SihaiYWCR5:02 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Sweater weather! Pick up tonight’s IOG and don’t forget to checkout with @PayPal.
👕 https://t.co/NsKX3BiZG6 pic.twitter.com/30tRqtEyPh4:31 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Monty Williams 3rd career Western Conference coach of the month honor. #Suns pic.twitter.com/PaT6HbqHvS4:14 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Suns head coach Monty Williams and Bulls head coach Billy Donovan have been named the NBA Western and Eastern Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in October and November. pic.twitter.com/lwlqvBTNOF4:09 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Monty Williams wins Western Conference Coach of the Month honors. Suns went an NBA-best 18-3 in October and November – 4:02 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
A month to remember. Congrats, Coach! pic.twitter.com/zMi112dxRp4:02 PM

Kerith Burke @KerithBurke
Steve Kerr said he’d like to see sharper execution from his team in the Suns-Warriors rematch tomorrow. That means better screens, better cuts. Kerr said his team’s defense was “not bad, but okay.” – 4:01 PM
JD Shaw @JShawNBA
Suns head coach Monty Williams and Bulls head coach Billy Donovan have been named the Western and Eastern Conference Coaches of the Month for November: pic.twitter.com/d1RYc7p9Ar4:01 PM

KC Johnson @KCJHoop
NBA announces that Billy Donovan is Eastern Conference coach of month for games played in Oct./Nov.
Suns Monty Williams wins West award. – 4:01 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Should Phoenix #Suns start Cam Johnson or Landry Shamet in place of injured Devin Booker? (w/videos) #NBA #NBA75 https://t.co/XcYCErhFVU via @azcentral pic.twitter.com/sAhVHUDZJ53:58 PM

Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Damion Lee will play tomorrow against the Phoenix Suns, but Andre Iguodala is still out. – 3:58 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Andre Iguodala will remain sidelined for tomorrow’s game vs the Phoenix Suns. Damion Lee will be back – 3:56 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Joining @Jake Fischer on @thehalftimeapp at 4 ET to talk Pistons here shortly, tune in – 3:56 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Kerr says Damion Lee will play vs. Suns. Andre Iguodala (knee soreness) will not. – 3:55 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Damion Lee will return for the Warriors tomorrow against the Suns. Andre Iguodala remains out. – 3:55 PM
Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Damion Lee will be available to play tomorrow against Phoenix. Andre Iguodala won’t play. – 3:55 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Broke down just about every angle of how the Suns’ rotation and responsibilities could change without Devin Booker: arizonasports.com/story/2918335/…3:29 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Devin Booker was nominated for Western Conference Player of the Month for October/November. Stephen Curry won it.
Booker: 23.2 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 4.5 APG, 45.8 FG%, 40.3 3P%, 85.7 FT%, 18-3 record
Curry: 27.8 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 6.6 APG, 45.2 FG%, 41.2 3P%, 94.3 FT%, 18-3 record – 3:07 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Devin Booker (23.2 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 4.5 APG, 45.8 FG%, 40.3 3P%, 18-3 record) was a nominee for Western Conference Player of the Month.
Steph Curry (27.8 PPG, 6.6 APG, 5.7 RPG, 45.2 FG%, 41.2 3P%, 17-3 record) won it – 3:06 PM

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