Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Detroit Pistons: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Detroit Pistons: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Detroit Pistons: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Oklahoma City Thunder (7-16) play against the Detroit Pistons (19-19) at Little Caesars Arena

Game Time: 7:00 PM EST on Monday December 6, 2021

Oklahoma City Thunder 114, Detroit Pistons 103 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Top Rookies on Mon
Cade Cunningham, 28 pts, 11 reb, 5 ast, 2 stl, 6-11 3P
Franz Wagner, 15 pts, 4 reb, 6 ast, 3 stl
Ayo Dosunmu, 11 pts, 6 reb, 8 ast, 1 stl
Chris Duarte, 13 pts, 5 reb, 1 ast, 4 stl
Evan Mobley, 12 pts, 6 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl
Josh Giddey, 12 pts, 5 ast, 1 stl – 12:23 AM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
Tonight was as complete a game offensively as I’ve seen Shai Gilgeous-Alexander play outside of the pull-up 3 shot. Consistently broke down defenders. I tracked him drawing 8 shooting fouls. Then in 4th, became a distributor during the run to win OKC the game. Had 30 pts, 13 asts pic.twitter.com/UblMOOLglL12:16 AM

Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
Guys, Cade is here. Cunningham dropped 28/11/5 tonight in DET’s loss to OKC. He played good defense, too.
He’s averaging 17 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists on 42/35/78 over his last 11. Looks like he’s exactly what we expected after a quick adjustment period post-ankle injury. pic.twitter.com/mWpkWd3YI011:57 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
New Locked on #Thunder Podcast:
🏀: OKC wins!
🏀: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander drops 30 in his return
🏀: Kenrich Williams was awesome
🏀: How did OKC pull off another comeback?
🏀: Lu Dort made how many 3’s?
#ThunderUp #FirstListen: https://t.co/mMkaoVLwqq pic.twitter.com/Oo69ReydeU11:50 PM

Detroit Pistons PR @Pistons_PR
The Detroit Pistons have assigned Saben Lee, Luka Garza and Isaiah Livers to the Motor City Cruise. – 10:46 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
SGA: 30 points/13 assists (career high)/2 blocks
Dort: 28 points/5-10 from 3/2 steals/2 blocks
Kenrich: 12 points/4 steals/2 blocks/+22 plus minus
Thunder gonna have to cut tonight’s game ball into 3 pieces. – 10:29 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had a career-high 13 assists tonight to go with his 30 points. – 10:18 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
In his last three games, Cade Cunningham is averaging 24.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.3 steals while shooting 55.8% overall and 60.9% from 3 (7.7 3-point attempts per). I asked him what the difference has been for him. pic.twitter.com/0YSioAbQ8F10:18 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Thunder PR asked everyone to please mute themselves on the media call because they could hear someone and I got immediate “Did you poop?” PTSD. – 10:13 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
To clarify an earlier quote from #Pistons Cade Cunningham, I asked about how they stay on the same page when they’re losing leads.
Here’s the full quote: pic.twitter.com/iJDmat8wOi10:10 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
SGA says the reason why he and Lu Dort have so much chemistry on the court is because he is one of his best friends. pic.twitter.com/tRetmyOgsD10:10 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander said Lu Dort is one of his best friends. – 10:09 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander says the team will practice tomorrow, get better, and he will see his family and friends in Toronto. – 10:09 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander on Kenrich Williams “that’s just what Kenrich does.” Says “it’s all the little stuff.” Adds offensively he “knows his spots…he was a big reason why we won.” – 10:08 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Cade Cunningham tonight:
28 PTS
12 REB
5 AST
6 3PT
He is the youngest player in NBA history with 25/10/5 and 5 threes in a game. pic.twitter.com/A6rHUQas5n10:07 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander on attacking downhill “We just know our brand of basketball we want to play is downhill get into the paint.” Says it generates the shots they want. – 10:07 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons drop ninth straight despite Cade Cunningham’s career-high 28 points: https://t.co/RyGA48E8VR pic.twitter.com/8ieWoIErgk10:06 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
From Thunder PR: OKC’s 13 consecutive made field goals tonight represents the second-longest streak in a single-game in Thunder history. – 10:03 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
OKC’s 13 consecutive made field goals tonight are the second-longest streak in a single-game in Thunder history. – 10:03 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Thunder PR: OKC’s 13 consecutive made field goals tonight represents the second-longest streak in a single-game in Thunder history – 10:03 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Kenrich Williams on if he feels the moment shift when he is on the court “I do.” Says “that’s something I take pride in, picking my teammates up when we need that spark. Playing super hard.” Says “once you do that, it’s contagious.” – 10:02 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Kenrich Williams said Darius Bazley “got us going” on the defensive end in the third and that energy “is contagious” – 10:00 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Kenrich Williams hearing that Daigneault and Giddey called him a monster: “It feels good, man. It feels good. I appreciate that.” – 9:59 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Kenrich Williams on being called a monster “feels good man” – 9:58 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Kenrich Williams on his ankle “Take care of my body, staying back to rehab, really putting me through some good workouts and not rushing me.” – 9:58 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Josh Giddey on Shai Gilgeous-Alexander “it’s going to take time, but the guy is a superstar…we are good, I’m happy to play that second ball handler to him.” Giddey mentions when SGA gets all the attention he needs to “be there to help out.” As the secondary ball handler. – 9:57 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Josh Giddey on fellow rookie Cade Cunningham: “He’s a talent. The kid can really play. But I’m focusing on our guys and we came out with a win which is what we wanted.”
Lol Giddey called Cade, who is 1 year older than him, a kid. – 9:56 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Josh Giddey on if he feels 100% “I feel alright” – 9:56 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Josh Giddey on playing Cade Cunningham “he looks really good, I’m focused on our guys, we came out with a win tonight which is what we wanted.” – 9:55 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Josh Giddey said it was “good to be back out there.” After overcoming the flu. – 9:55 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Josh Giddey said “it was physical, a lot of contact, forcing the refs to make those calls late in the game was a big part of it for us.” – 9:55 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
New career-highs in scoring and 3PM for the rook 🔥
@BELFORGroup | @Cade Cunningham pic.twitter.com/0EU8wjcTTD9:55 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Cade Cunningham: “I have a different feel stepping into shots now (than beginning of season).” – 9:51 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Cade Cunningham: “I feel a lot more in rhythm and I’ve been taking a lot better shots than I was. I have a different feeling stepping into those shots now.” – 9:51 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
“We know it’s gonna take 1-14”
🎤 @Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (with help from @BazleyDarius) pic.twitter.com/tnulZ89Gkm9:51 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Cade Cunningham: “I’m not going to let a couple of losses change my mindset on how much I hate losing.” Said the team, while learning to win, needs to make sure to keep hating the taste of losses. – 9:50 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Cade Cunningham: “I’m not going to let losing some games change my mindset on (hating) losing games.” – 9:49 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
OKC took 30 free throws tonight to Detroit’s six.
Daigneault noted Detroit’s physicality, telling the refs that if the Pistons fouled 100 times they should call 100 fouls.
Daigneault: “They were 70 off.” – 9:48 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Cunningham on the free throw disparity: “That definitely hurt. It made us back off a little bit. We wanted to be physical to start the game out. That was consistent throughout the game.” Said he doesn’t blame the refs, the Pistons just needed to adjust. – 9:48 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Mark Daigneault on OKC’s 30 free throws tonight: “I told the officials, “If they foul us 100 times, you gotta call 100 fouls.”
He’s right. SGA just drove to the rim relentlessly over and over again. – 9:47 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Cade Cunningham on team defense in fourth: “We have to play 48 minutes of basketball. We need to lock in on game plan and execute the whole game.” – 9:47 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Cade Cunningham: “We have to play 48 minutes of basketball, and we didn’t do that tonight.” – 9:47 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Cade Cunningham: “I’ve been working a lot, trying to get that feel back in my jumper.” – 9:46 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Cade Cunningham: “Getting together, making sure we’re locked in, playing team defense … they had a couple of possessions in a row where we didn’t do that.” – 9:46 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
MATT THOMAS STEALING LAVINE’s THUNDER!!! – 9:46 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Mark Daigneault on Kenrich Williams: “He was a monster tonight. He brought great heart to the game.”
Kenrich had 12 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals and 2 blocks and 249 hustle plays. – 9:44 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Dwane Casey: “We shot 6 FT to 30…that’s a big discrepancy.” – 9:42 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault on Kenrich Williams “he was a monster tonight.” – 9:42 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Daigneault on Kenrich Williams: “He was a monster tonight … he brought great heart to the game.” – 9:42 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Dwane Casey: “It’s tough for young rookies to come in this league and dictate to Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.” – 9:42 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
📊
@Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 30 PTS, 13 AST
@luthebeast 28 PTS, 2 STL, 2 BLK
@BazleyDarius 8 REB, 2 STL, 3 BLK
@Josh Giddey 12 PTS, 5 AST
@Jeremiah Robinson-Earl 8 REB
@williamskenrich 12 PTS, 3 AST, 4 STL, 2 BLK
#MikeMuscala 8 PTS, 3 REB
@aleksejpokusevs 2 PTS, 6 REB
@dfavors14 6 PTS, 5 REB
@tre2mann3 7 PTS pic.twitter.com/Brkkb7kLEw9:41 PM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Dwane Casey said the easy buckets are demoralizing.” – 9:41 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
In the end, our highest-scoring first quarter of the season and 18-point lead wasn’t enough.
@Keith_Langlois 🗞️ : on.nba.com/3pzQQfj9:41 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Dwane Casey: “They scored 42 points in the fourth quarter; that’s a recipe for disaster.” – 9:41 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Dwane Casey: “Until we string it together, we’re going to feel like this a lot.” – 9:40 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Dwane Casey on the loss: “It’s disappointing, the fact we played so well in the first two quarters and we forgot how to play defense in the fourth quarter.” – 9:40 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
The Thunder’s 42 fourth-quarter points were the most Detroit has given up in any quarter this season. – 9:36 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
The Thunder shot 17-of-19 in the fourth quarter pic.twitter.com/huQ9d57VAj9:34 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Thunder lead the league in 15-point comebacks this season with 5.
That’s not a black-eye. That’s make-up. – 9:33 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Saddiq Bey: “We got to continue to stick with the game plan. We gave up too many open shots in the paint.” – 9:33 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Saddiq Bey: “I’m trying to play every game and trust my work.” – 9:32 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Thunder PR: Thunder posted their league-leading fifth 15-point comeback of the season tonight – 9:32 PM
Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
Kenrich Williams was so good tonight, Lincoln Riley is trying to poach him too – 9:31 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
What a game, the Thunder snap an eight game losing skid. thunderousintentions.com/2021/12/06/okc…9:31 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Thunder just had an 84 point turnaround from last game to tonight.
That’s gotta be an NBA record, right?
@StatMuse9:29 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Darius Bazley pulls a Dennis Schroder by interrupting SGA’s postgame interview with Nick Gallo:
“We got the best in the business, the best to ever do it!” – 9:26 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
That energy from Bazley post game, nice to see the emotion with Gallo and SGA!…he was also right! Shai Gilgeous-Alexander can do whatever he wants against whoever he wants. – 9:25 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
That Bazley dunk will do it. Bad loss for Pistons, who led by as many as 18 and got complacent in the second half while the Thunder remained consistent, hungry.
Cade Cunningham: 28 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists.
Jerami Grant: 20p, 5r and 5a
OKC shot 30 FTs, Detroit … six. – 9:25 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Back at it Wednesday.
🔹 @Cade Cunningham: 28 PTS / 12 REB / 6 AST
🔹 @Jerami Grant: 20 PTS / 5 REB / 5 AST
🔹 @SaddiqBey: 15 PTS / 7 REB / 2 AST pic.twitter.com/uwSeVotqXX9:24 PM

Royce Young @royceyoung
Solid bounce back win for OKC, and a performance that was much more indicative of who they’ve been all season. Played hard, stuck with it, and were aggressive attacking the basket. SGA with 30 and 13 assists, Dort with 28 (5-10 from 3). – 9:24 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
FINAL: Thunder 114, Pistons 103. Detroit led by as many as 18 in the first half before collapsing in the second half. OKC was 23-30 at the line. Pistons were 5-6 at the line, with no 2nd half attempts.
Cunningham: 28 points (career-high), 12 rebounds, 6 assists
Grant: 20 points – 9:24 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
Final: #Thunder 114, #Pistons 103
Cunningham: Career-high 28 pts, 12 rebs, 6 assts
Grant: 20 pts, 5 rebs, 5 assts
Bey: 15 pts, 7 rebs
Hayes: 9 pts, 5 assts
DET has lost 9 straight. – 9:23 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Final: Thunder 114, Pistons 103
OKC outscores Detroit 42-22 in the fourth quarter to snap its eight-game losing streak. – 9:23 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
SGA has 69 points in his last two games.
Nice. – 9:23 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
All the talking heads who trashed OKC in the first half for losing/tanking gonna say anything about Detroit since the Thunder beat the Pistons tonight, have a better record this season and had a better record last season & the season before & the season before & the season bef… – 9:23 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
SGA and Dort both have 28 tonight. They’ve led the Thunder down the stretch of an impressive comeback. – 9:20 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Cade Cunningham is phenomenal.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is even better. – 9:19 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Career-high 28 points for Cade Cunningham. – 9:19 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Cade Cunningham has a new career high with 28 pts (and 11 rebounds and five assists). – 9:19 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Goodness that was a beautiful mid range shot by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. pic.twitter.com/cB81y7F7RY9:19 PM
Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
OKC looks more normal tonight. Wonder what was so dang different from That Night In Memphis… I dunno, I’ll dig into it some more – 9:16 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
This one is slipping away from the Pistons. OKC has a 101-97 lead with 3:10 to play after a layup from Shai and 3 from Muscala. First time the Thunder have led all game.
Pistons have been outscored 51-34 in the fourth – 9:16 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Oklahoma City, once down by 18, taking a 4-point lead with three minutes left against Detroit. – 9:16 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Thunder takes its first lead of the night, 98-97, on an SGA drive. Then Muscala buries a three to make it 101-97 with 3:10 left.
Timeout Pistons. – 9:15 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
OKC 101, DET 97, 3:10 4Q
#Pistons led by as many as 18. – 9:15 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Thunder lead by one with 3:20 left. – 9:14 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Thunder take their first lead, 98-97, 3:45 4Q – 9:14 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Kenrich Williams just pulled a Josh Giddey. – 9:14 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
New hair. Same BEY. 🚨
@BallySportsDET | @SaddiqBey pic.twitter.com/HDeVXceJsK9:14 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Watching Cade Cunningham makes me wish all over again that Adam Silver would’ve pressed reset on the Draft Lottery simulation as many times as it took for OKC to get the #1 pick.
Worked for me every time on Tankathon. – 9:13 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Cade Cunningham has tied his career-high with 26 points, and has a career-high six made 3-pointers so far. Also has 11 rebounds and 5 assists. One of his best performances of his young career. – 9:13 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Pistons 97, OKC 94 with 4:34 left. Winner snaps an eight-game losing streak. pic.twitter.com/IZFCZ55Fxj9:12 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Cade Cunningham has tied his career high with 26 pts (plus 11 rebs and 5 assts).
Still 4:34 remaining – 9:11 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Cade Cunningham has tied his career high with 26 points – 9:10 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Josh Giddey spectacular one handed bounce pass of the night. ✔️ – 9:08 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
That was a dime by Giddey. My lawd. – 9:08 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Kenrich Williams has four steals tonight. All-out effort all the time. There’s not a team in the league he couldn’t help. – 9:04 PM
Detroit Pistons PR @Pistons_PR
Cade Cunningham now has 21 pts, 11 rebs and 5 asts, marking the first 20/10/5 game by a Pistons rookie since Greg Monroe in 2010-11. Cunningham is the 11th rookie in team history with such minimums in a game and first to do so with 5 3FGM as well. #Pistons
(via @EliasSports) – 9:03 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
SGA free-throw attempts: 15
Pistons free-throw attempts: 6 – 9:00 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Josh Jackson is not happy after he attempts to take a hard charge on Poku and it’s called a block. I thought it was clearly a charge but couldn’t tell if he moved his feet. – 9:00 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
OKC’s three best players tonight have been SGA, Josh Giddey and Kenrich Williams…
…all three were missing in the 73 point loss. – 8:58 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Pistons led by as many as 18 in the first half, but OKC just cut the deficit to 3 with 9:33 to play in the fourth. Detroit is shooting 8-for-30 (26.7%) in the second half. – 8:56 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
It’s a three-point Pistons lead with 9:33 left. Buckle up. – 8:56 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
DET 84, OKC 81, 9:33 4Q
That’s all I got. – 8:56 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Let’s finish this.
🔹 @Cade Cunningham: 21 PTS / 11 REB / 5-9 3PT
🔹 @Jerami Grant: 16 PTS / 5 REB / 4 AST
🔹 @SaddiqBey: 13 PTS / 6 REB / 2 AST pic.twitter.com/0K3Vf1CTbV8:52 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
END OF 3Q; Pistons 81, Thunder 72.
Cunningham: 21 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists
Grant: 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
Bey: 13 points and 6 rebounds – 8:50 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
End of 3: Pistons 81, Thunder 72. That was a sloppy quarter for the Pistons, who had more turnovers (6) than assists (5).
Cunningham: 21 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists
Grant: 16 points
Bey: 13 points
Hayes: 9 points, 5 assists – 8:49 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
End 3Q: #Pistons 81, #Thunder 72
Cunningham: 21 pts, 11 rebs, 4 assts
Grant: 16 pts, 5 rebs, 4 assts
Bey: 13 pts, 6 rebs
Hayes: 9 pts, 5 assts – 8:49 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
SGA attempted a career-high 16 free throws in his last game. He’s 12-of-15 from the line tonight through three quarters. – 8:49 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons have as many turnovers in 3Q (six) than they had in the first half. – 8:48 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Cade Cunningham has a double-double with 21 pts, 10 rebs (and 3 assts). – 8:44 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
🚨 4TH CAREER DOUBLE-DOUBLE FOR CADE! 🚨
@Cade Cunningham | #Piston8:43 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
SGA free throws, Bazley blocks and Giddey buckets have cut an 18 point Pistons lead down to 6.
This is what this Thunder team does. The Grizz game was an anomaly, not the rule. – 8:40 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Cade’s got that Monstar ball energy✨
5 3PM, 21 PTS, 8 REB in 23 minutes so far tonight.
@Cade Cunningham | #Pistons pic.twitter.com/BGjfOC4GVM8:40 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is 4-12 from the floor, 12-15 at the line. He has 20 points – 8:39 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Thunder are on a 10-0 run and they’ve trimmed the lead to 73-67, 5:36 3Q. – 8:37 PM
Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
SGA (in the middle, played by Keanu Reeves) every time he drives to the basket pic.twitter.com/6b12RrK4ek8:37 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Pistons are getting lackadaisical now. Lead by 8 and playing like they’re bored. – 8:37 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Cade Cunningham: 21 pts, 8 rebs, 3 assts. He’s 5-of-7 from 3. – 8:33 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Cade Cunningham is now 5 for 7 from 3 with 21 points – 8:33 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
🚨 Heavy on the Beef Stew slam from @Killian Hayes 🚨
@BallySportsDET | @Isaiah Stewart pic.twitter.com/oBAvkLcMLR8:31 PM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons are dominating on the boards, 34-24.
There were no factual errors made in the production of this tweet. – 8:28 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
A moment of silence. #OxfordStrong
💙 💛 pic.twitter.com/hNx1ZKEfQF8:19 PM

Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
32° outside but inside @LCArena_Detroit, we’re heating up 🔥
🔹 @Cade Cunningham: 15 PTS / 5 REB / 6-10 FG / 3-5 3PT
🔹 @SaddiqBey: 13 PTS / 3 REB / 4-8 FG / 3-4 3PT
🔹 @Jerami Grant: 10 PTS / 3 REB / 4-7 FG pic.twitter.com/Db0P2d6vDk8:12 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Halftime: Pistons 63, Thunder 50. One of Detroit’s best first halves in a while. Shot 49% overall and 52.6% (10-19) from 3.
Cunningham: 15 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists
Bey: 13 points, 3-4 from 3
Grant: 10 points
Hayes: 9 points, 4 assists – 8:11 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
HALFTIME: Pistons 63, OKC 50
Cunningham: 15 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
Jerami Grant: 10 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
Saddiq Bey: 13 points, 3 rebounds – 8:11 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
Half: #Pistons 63, #Thunder 50
Cunningham: 15 pts, 5 rebs, 3 assts
Bey: 13 pts, 3 rebs
Grant: 10 pts, 3 rebs, 3 assts
Hayes: 9 pts, 4 rebs
J. Jackson: 7 pts, 3 rebs – 8:11 PM
Detroit Pistons PR @Pistons_PR
Cade Cunningham has at least 3 3FGM for the 4th-straight game, tying teammate Saddiq Bey’s franchise rookie record from a year ago for most consecutive games with at least 3 3FGM. Cunningham has the longest such streak for any NBA rookie this season. #Pistons
(via @Basketball-Reference) – 8:07 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
3 Q1 3’s in the 313 for B3Y 👌
@BallySportsDET | @SaddiqBey pic.twitter.com/4GQMFvXnnq8:06 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Killian Hayes is 2 for 4 from 3 tonight and 37 percent on the year (19 for 51) – 8:04 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Killian Hayes: 6 pts, 4 rebs in 12 mins – 8:02 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Cade Cunningham has 15 points in the first half on 6-of-9 shooting. And he’s done it largely against Dort. – 7:58 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Isaiah Stewart was ready to throw hands with LeBron James but just collapsed and winced in pain trying to set a screen on Lu Dort. – 7:58 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Cade Cunningham has initiated hoodrat activities — friends involved.
He has 15 pts, 4 rebs, 3 assts in 13 mins, with 3-of-4 3FG – 7:58 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Josh got em feelin’ wavy 🏄
@BallySportsDET | @Josh Jackson pic.twitter.com/RcOgSVZoFT7:58 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Cade Cunningham is cooking cooking – 7:57 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
That’s a terrible call on Isaiah Stewart – 7:56 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Starters come back in and Detroit start break the game open again. – 7:56 PM
J. Kyle Mann @jkylemann
saben lee fears no man in the open court – 7:50 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
Officials are going to review this foul on #Thunder Mike Muscala, on Saben Lee going to the rim. – 7:49 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
I still think Giddey dribbles like a stick figure playing basketball. I don’t care about the numbers. – 7:49 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Josh Giddey just spun around and hit a one handed push shot.
Not really a runner, not exactly a floater, maybe a… spinner? – 7:48 PM
Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
Pistons cooled off, OKC’s defense got tighter, and this hasn’t turned into the runaway it appeared to be – 7:44 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
OKC is down by five now. Pistons not getting anything from their bench. – 7:41 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
🥫💥 Beef Stew is on the menu tonight! 💥🥫
@BallySportsDET | @Isaiah Stewart pic.twitter.com/0f2jnF9eTz7:40 PM

Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Feels GOOD to be home in the 313.
🔹 @SaddiqBey: 11 PTS / 2 REB / 3-4 3PT
🔹 @Jerami Grant: 10 PTS / 2 AST / 4-6 FG
🔹 @Cade Cunningham: 9 PTS / 3 AST / 4-6 FG pic.twitter.com/YJZyQPp4KC7:39 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
SGA scored 11 points and assisted on 9 points in the 1st quarter.
He accounted for 20 of the Thunder’s 28 points.
OKC might’ve missed this guy against the Grizz. – 7:38 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
End 1Q: Pistons 37, Thunder 28
– Bey, Grant, Cunningham have 11, 10 and 9 respectively
– SGA has 11 points, four assists, 5-7 FTs
– Pistons 5-8 from three – 7:38 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
END OF 1Q: Pistons 37, Thunder 28
Bey: 11 points
Grant: 10 points
Cunningham: 9 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
Twenty of OKCs points have come in the paint. – 7:37 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
End of 1: Pistons 37, Thunder 28. Detroit shot 53.8% overall and hit 5 of 8 3-point attempts.
Bey: 11 points, 3-4 from 3
Grant: 10 points, 4-6 overall
Cunningham: 9 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds – 7:37 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
End 1Q: #Pistons 37, #Thunder 28
Bey: 11 pts, 2 rebs
Grant: 10 pts, 2 rebs, 2 assts
Cunningham: 9 pts, 4 rebs, 4 assts
DET was 14-of-26 (54%) FG and 5-of-8 (63%) on 3FG. – 7:37 PM
Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
when did the Pistons sign Keegan Michael-Key? – 7:35 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Pistons fan screams during SGA free throws: “You lost by 73, and you’re losing to the Pistons.”
Can’t argue facts. – 7:34 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Jerami Grant, Cade Cunningham and Saddiq Bey are a combined 11 of 17 for 30 points.
Pistons lead 35-22. – 7:32 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Saben Lee just checked in for Killian with 2:25 to play. Cory Joseph is out tonight – 7:31 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Saben Lee enters at 2:25 1Q – 7:31 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Saben Lee checks in with 2:25 left in the 1Q – 7:31 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Cade Cunningham: 9 pts, 4 rebs, 4 assts … if you’re watching for such things. – 7:30 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
Luka Garza is first off the #Pistons‘ bench. – 7:28 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
MotorCade in a different gear for Q1 🔥
@BallySportsDET | @Cade Cunningham pic.twitter.com/4De2R5ObgR7:26 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Pistons 30, Thunder 17.
Saddiq Bey 11 points; Cunningham 9 points; Grant 5 points
Detroit is 5-of-6 from 3 – 7:26 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Saddiq Bey is 3-of-3 from 3 and he has 11 pts in 7 mins.
DET is also doing nefarious neighborhood activities, and they lead, 30-17, 4:27 1Q. – 7:25 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Pistons 19, Thunder 11 after the transition dunk by Cade. 7:28 left in the first. Cade has 9 points on 4-5 shooting – 7:18 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
The #Pistons have 19 pts in the first 4:30 of the game, and this feels like a disturbance in The Force.
DET 19, OKC 11, 7:28 1Q – 7:18 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Jerami Grant and Cade Cunningham are taking turns tonight. They have 14 of the Pistons’ 19 points. Cunningham leads with 9 himself.
19-11, Detroit. – 7:18 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Great finish by Bazley, great in transition defense to get a steal off the make, leads to a beautiful SGA pass to a cutting Giddey for an open layup. Fantastic. – 7:16 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Strong start for Cade. He has seven of Detroit’s 11 points. 3-3 from the floor, including the 3-pointer he just hit – 7:14 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Cade Cunningham is 3-of-3, and with that 3-pointer, he gives DET an 11-2 lead, 9:34 1Q. – 7:14 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Cade Cunningham with seven points in less than three minutes. Pistons lead the Thunder, 11-2. – 7:14 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
LOL Josh Giddey fitting that pass in for Jeremiah Robinson-Earl is still jaw dropping. Shot did not fall, but that looked very hard to do. – 7:14 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Lu Dort is starting on Cade Cunningham. Cunningham is guarding Josh Giddey on the other end. Fun rookie matchup tonight. – 7:12 PM
Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
Pistons warming up in Oxford Wildcats shirts. Beautiful tribute. It’d be great if such tributes weren’t necessary. – 7:06 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
Tonight’s starters.
Presented by @EnableMidstream pic.twitter.com/B70OBlPs5D6:59 PM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons are wearing “Oxford Wildcats” t-shirts during warmups to honor the victims of last week’s school shooting. pic.twitter.com/yQ1SYXsbi86:55 PM

Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Fan holding sign at Little Caesars arena before Pistons-Thunder pic.twitter.com/dM6FcBIsEd6:53 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
The Pistons are warming up in Oxford Wildcats shirts, paying tribute to the victims of last week’s school shooting pic.twitter.com/6eoFUkyBHB6:52 PM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons are wearing Oxford Wildcats t-shirts during warmups to honor the victims of last week’s shooting. – 6:51 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Pistons are warming up in Oxford High School shirts to honor the victims in the school shooting pic.twitter.com/T4zAEkD3PL6:51 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
This isn’t the same Thunder team that lost by 73 last week. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Josh Giddey are back and starting pic.twitter.com/CMP5q69SrR6:50 PM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
Usual #Pistons starters: Hayes, Cunningham, Bey, Grant and Stewart vs. OKC.
#Thunder starters: Giddey, SGA, Dort, Basley and Robinson-Earl.
#DFS6:49 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
First five on the floor tonight ⤵️
1️⃣ @Killian Hayes
2️⃣ @Cade Cunningham
3️⃣ @SaddiqBey
4️⃣ @Jerami Grant
5️⃣ @Isaiah Stewart
@Kia | #Pistons pic.twitter.com/TQz1UctxFI6:45 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Same starting lineup per usual for the Pistons: Killian Hayes, Cade Cunningham, Saddiq Bey, Jerami Grant and Isaiah Stewart – 6:44 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Pistons starters: Hayes, Cade, Bey, Grant and Stewart – 6:41 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
This is Jacob Sanchez’s Christmas list. Lifetime Thunder fan from Tulsa who lives in Ann Arbor. pic.twitter.com/pIxYmYhqea6:40 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Thunder’s Vit Krejci is day-to-day with a hamstring injury, per a Thunder spokesman. Nothing serious. – 6:32 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is BACK, and other pregame notes: thunderousintentions.com/2021/12/06/sha…6:20 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
SGA taking care of the fans in Detroit pic.twitter.com/eJKUUSCHRh6:10 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
SGA working on his mid-range game. He’s back in the lineup tonight. pic.twitter.com/m3KQVbhHIM6:05 PM

Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Tonight’s @HenryFordNews injury/status report against the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder: pic.twitter.com/B5hSjnMEQ06:00 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault on Aaron Wiggins doing great vs Jaden Hardy “[Hardy] is a talent, and it was a chance to have [Wiggins] guard a high volume player.” Says “We were really encouraged defensively by him, the thing we talked to him about was being aggressive offensively.” – 5:51 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Mark Daigneault didn’t have any information on Vit Krejci’s injury. Krejci got hurt in his last game with the Blue. – 5:50 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault on Vit Krejci “He left the game in the first half, I don’t have a lot to report there. It was injury related, I’m waiting to hear what’s going on there.” – 5:48 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault starters:
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Lu Dort
Josh Giddey
Darius Bazley
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl – 5:47 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Thunder starters at Pistons
– SGA
– Giddey
– Dort
– Bazley
– JRE – 5:46 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault on team’s drive and kick success “that’s a good thing, part of why we want to drive the lane to create open 3’s. Being willing to spray it out…a lot of they is Shai, a lot of that is Giddey.” – 5:46 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault on the Pistons “They’re a physical team, that shows up in a lot of areas, and the help defense creates a lot of turnovers.” Says you have to keep the ball ahead of their defense. – 5:45 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Dwane Casey on OKC: “They play hard. They beat the Lakers twice, which is something we didn’t do.” Said he has paid no mind to the big deficit PKC suffered a few days ago and expects it to be a battle between two young teams. – 5:36 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Don’t mind our drip 😉💧
#ULTRADrip | @MichelobULTRA5:36 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Casey isn’t underestimating the Thunder coming off of a historic loss. “It was a back-to-back, best two players were out. We’re looking at them as a team that’s going to play hard …we have no reason or right to take them lightly whatsoever. We have the same record, basically.” – 5:34 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Dwane Casey says they have no reason to take the #Thunder lightly: “We have the same record, basically. We’re two young teams.” – 5:33 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Dwane Casey said the doctors will have a mask for Hamidou Diallo, who is out tonight with a right face fracture. “It’s just a precaution more than anything. No concussion. But the doctors recommended he didn’t play. I don’t think it’s going to be longterm.” – 5:33 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Dwane Casey on Hamidou Diallo injury: “Cade got him in the cheek; it’s more a precaution than anything. There’s no concussion and the doctors recommended he not play.” – 5:32 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Hamidou Diallo (face fracture) and Cory Joseph (right knee inflammation) are out tonight vs. OKC. Jamorko Pickett is available.
#Thunder Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Theo Maledon are available.
#DFS5:25 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
The #Thunder remain committed to Darius Bazley despite his struggles, on a weird season for Bazley and where things go from here: thunderousintentions.com/2021/12/06/okc…5:24 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Greetings from blustery Detroit pic.twitter.com/g6zhHB1SwO4:41 PM

The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
📊 NBA ROOKIE RANKINGS 📊
There’s a two-player race for the top spot, and Cade Cunningham is starting to find his way after a slow start 📈
From @KrystenPeek ⤵️ – 4:34 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Make sure you get here early and catch some vibes at Power Hour with the Extreme Team! Doors open at 5:30.
Power Hour x @DiscountTire pic.twitter.com/CFlRUGVM9i4:33 PM

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
What a week for C-Wood! 🚀
📈 Against OKC 24PTS 21REB 3BLK
📈 Against ORL 20PTS 13REB 4AST
📈 Versus NOP 23PTS 8REB 2BLK pic.twitter.com/iXkfzE1y694:10 PM

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Jae’Sean stuffed the stat sheet last week! 🚀
📈 Against OKC 15PTS 6REB 8AST
📈 Versus OKC 32PTS 10REB 7AST 5BLK
📈 Against ORL 15PTS 7REB 4AST
📈 Versus NOP 11PTS 5REB 7AST pic.twitter.com/CZ69LhursA4:01 PM

Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
🚨 New item of the game alert! 🚨
Click the link below and cop these @Nike jogger sweatpants 🔥
🔗: https://t.co/POxcEgX5FJ pic.twitter.com/0DnoFgAYKT4:00 PM

Detroit Pistons PR @Pistons_PR
The Detroit Pistons have recalled Saben Lee, Luka Garza and Isaiah Livers from the Motor City Cruise. – 3:57 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Home sweet home.
Show us what home court advantage looks like by sharing a photo of you in your #Pistons gear for our @UWMLife Reppin’ the D fan shoutout → https://t.co/js4XQ9JbRs pic.twitter.com/EIcfZWr8gm3:13 PM

Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
Following a rare three-day respite between contests, the Thunder heads north for a road matchup with the Pistons.
@OUHealth Game Day Report
📝 | https://t.co/RFkOvGpaKA pic.twitter.com/UCyXKvpDcg2:10 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Returning today:
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Josh Giddey
Kenrich Williams
Derrick Favors
Brent Venables – 1:46 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
“The feeling that you would try to generate with the film already exists.
“Letting it breathe I think is almost more powerful than to dwell on the actual visuals of it.” 
How Thunder is responding to historic 73-point loss: oklahoman.com/story/sports/2…1:18 PM

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