Pistons 102, Suns 108: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pistons 102, Suns 108: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Pistons 102, Suns 108: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Detroit Pistons (5-16) play against the Phoenix Suns (6-6) at Footprint Center

Game Time: 9:00 PM EST on Friday November 25, 2022

Detroit Pistons 102, Phoenix Suns 108 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“That’s what I’m talking about. That’s what I’m talking about.”
Devin Booker when asked about Deandre Ayton’s 28 points (11-of-13 FGs) and 12 boards in #Suns 108-102 win over #Pistons.
Biggest stat of night?
6-of-7 FTs. Season high for attempts and makes.
My game breakdown. pic.twitter.com/ENZKwDh0DX1:45 AM

BasketNews @BasketNews_com
This didn’t look good for Bojan Bogdanovic 😣 pic.twitter.com/gpZlvvREzz1:39 AM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
‘That’s what I’m talking about’: 5 takeaways as Deandre Ayton dominates #Pistons in #Suns 108-102 win
https://t.co/zE2laQ3nwE via @azcentral pic.twitter.com/bXl0qdyJHJ1:16 AM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Tonight was the second time the Clippers had only one steal in a game (last Thursday vs Pistons).
Nuggets also outscored Clippers 21-4 on second chance points tonight.
Overall, Nuggets had 6 more offensive rebounds and 8 more takeaways than Clippers in a 10-point win. – 1:07 AM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
“I just tried my best to keep the energy alive from this morning until tonight.” – @Deandre Ayton on the energy in the arena this evening after his big night.
Hear from the team following tonight’s win! 👇 – 1:06 AM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“We’re just coming from #Thanksgiving. From shootaround, you could tell everybody was still recovering from Thanksgiving. I am the anchor of this team when it comes to energy and setting the tone.”
Deandre Ayton scored 10 of his season-high 28 in 1st of #Suns win over #Pistons. pic.twitter.com/Txu1tgHk7m1:02 AM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“I was finding the pocket.”
Cameron Payne after his 16-point, 10-assist effort with just two turnovers in 32 minutes of #Suns 108-102 win over #Pistons. pic.twitter.com/ZRd6zKynMq12:58 AM

Josh Okogie @CallMe_NonStop
God is Goood 🙏🏽 – 12:52 AM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“The third quarter probably won us the game tonight.”
Monty Williams as #Suns outscored #Pistons, 31-25, in third quarter of 108-102 win Friday night. pic.twitter.com/5WyQ50PgIN12:49 AM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
The Jazz fall 129-117 to Steph Curry and the Warriors. They lose their third straight without Mike Conley and fall to 12-9 on the season. Curry with 33 to lead all scorers. Markkanen with 24 to lead the Jazz. Back at it tomorrow with the Jazz at the Phoenix Suns – 12:18 AM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
FINAL: Warriors 129, Jazz 118. Utah loses its third straight game, falls to 12-9 on the season. At Phoenix tomorrow. Markkanen 24p/6r. Clarkson 21p/10/4r. Vanderbilt 13p/10r/2a. Olynyk 21p/4r/2b. Just never really in it, save a few stretches. 11-44 from 3. GSW 35 FBp, 27 2Cp. – 12:18 AM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Warriors beat Jazz 129-118.
Markkanen had 24, Clarkson 21p/10a, Olynyk 21p/4r.
IMO, that felt like a game the Jazz lost because the other team had better players who were playing well. Not a ton of blame losing to the defending champs on the road.
Phoenix tomorrow. – 12:17 AM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Deandre Ayton said when his guards miss him sometimes with a smaller guy on him, it’s just like when he misses their screen: They communicate respectfully as brothers to find each other better.
“I got a little dude on me, I need the ball.” – 12:15 AM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“I felt like I dunked the ball before I caught it.” Deandre Ayton on his first dunk of the game. #Suns #Pistons. pic.twitter.com/u7z8vJwc8C12:14 AM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Deandre Ayton made a really good point on how the Suns were running their actions with pace tonight. He and Cam Payne were able to put down constant pressure with the live motion. – 12:13 AM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Deandre Ayton on his poster dunk getting the crowd going early: “It was good for them. I’m just trying to break the rim.” – 12:10 AM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
Tonight’s @FanDuel Stat Line of the Game pic.twitter.com/Bl94V4Vjvt11:44 PM

Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
#Pistons Web Editor @Keith_Langlois shares his observations following tonight’s game against the Phoenix Suns.
🔗: on.nba.com/3GLwslE11:40 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Asked about his 28 points and 7 free throws, Monty Williams said Deandre Ayton has been more aggressive on the duck-ins when teams switch a smaller guy onto him. Said he doesn’t want to say DA’s been more aggressive in general, but he got going early and maintained it tonight – 11:38 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Monty Williams now say it has nothing to do with matchups in regard to playing Bismack Biyombo over Jock Landale. Said it’s just where the Suns are right now, it’s tough to play 3 bigs, and Biz puts pressure on the rim – 11:35 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Proud of the hustle. Proud of the heart. pic.twitter.com/2RJpkpZdGn11:34 PM

Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Proud of the hustle. Proud of the heart. pic.twitter.com/F7HMWC6Vxa11:32 PM

Detroit Pistons PR @Pistons_PR
Marvin Bagley III tallied his first double-double of the season with 13 points and 12 rebounds tonight against the Suns.
It is his first double-double since March 17, 2022. He added one block and one steal, the third time in his career he has reached such minimums in a game. – 11:31 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Casey still had a lot of words for the refs after the game. Detroit had a chance to make it a one-possession game when Bogey got stepped on trying to push the ball and ended up getting injured and turning it over, leading to a Suns bucket. – 11:30 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
That road trip probably went as well as it could’ve gone for the Pistons considering how injured they are. They were in every game and got back-to-back wins in Denver and Utah. Now they have a solid stretch of home games coming up as their health improves. – 11:28 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
Winner winner, turkey dinner.
#WeAreTheValley pic.twitter.com/xJyvOX7Q5211:28 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
Winner winner, turkey dinner.
#WeAreTheValley pic.twitter.com/V93Vc2swaO11:27 PM

Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Proud of the hustle. Proud of the heart. pic.twitter.com/LEOOyFeaQb11:26 PM

Detroit Pistons PR @Pistons_PR
Killian Hayes scored 17 points with eight rebounds, nine assists and two steals tonight against Phoenix.
It is his first time posting such minimums in a game in his career. His eight rebounds also tied his career high, and his nine assists tied his season high. – 11:26 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Final: Suns 108, Pistons 102. Valiant effort by a Pistons team missing half its rotation. They’ll hope that Bojan Bogdanovic didn’t suffer a bad injury at the end of the game there, was having his ankle looked at on the bench. – 11:26 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Final: Suns 108, Pistons 102. Valiant effort by a Pistons team missing half its rotation. They’ll nope that Bojan Bogdanovic didn’t supper a bad injury at the end of the game there, was having his ankle looked at on the bench. – 11:25 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
After beating DEN and UTA on B2B nights, the Pistons end a 6-game, 12-day trip out West taking the best team in the conference to the wire, all without Cunningham, Ivey, Bey and Stewart.
The feeling around Pistons land is far more optimistic right now than when trip started. – 11:25 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Final: PHX 108, DET 102
Ayton: 28 Pts, 12 Reb, 11-13 FG
Booker: 21-7-5, 8-17 FG
Payne: 16 Pts, 10 Ast, 7-12 FG
Bogdanovic: 19 Pts, 9-21 FG – 11:23 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
SUNS WIN!
SUNS WIN!
SUNS WIN! pic.twitter.com/4lBAkLnEGN11:23 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Dwane Casey goes off on refs after Bogdanovic went down and Bridges scored.
Just helped off court.
Thoughts? #Suns #Pistons pic.twitter.com/B5p7qHqDjd11:22 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Oh, no. Bogey is in a lot of pain and holding his ankle. It turned and he got it stepped on as he went to turn and dribble up the floor. Casey is absolutely furious that the whistle wasn’t blown and Suns ended up scoring. – 11:22 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Oh man. Bojan Bogdanovic went down on a loose ball and immediately grabbed at his right knee in pain. He’s up now and being helped back to the bench. – 11:21 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Oh no. Bojan Bogdanovic is down and grabbing his right knee. He looks like he’s in serious pain – 11:20 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Payne over Bagley III after Bagley III blocked his shot. #Suns up four. – 11:19 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Ayton follow up dunk.
#Suns up five. 1:34 left. Timeout #Pistons11:16 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Lots of mistakes on both sides giving the other a chance to win, but that DA putback dunk was pretty demonstrative. Suns up 5 with 1:34 to go – 11:16 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Booker, a career 87.1% shooter from the foul line, has missed more than three free throws tonight for the first time in 231 games. Goes back to March 2019. Remarkably consistent in not missing a handful. – 11:16 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Booker steal, looking for the foul in transition.
Didn’t get it.
Made sure he got the next one with a pump fake that sent Knox II to the rafters to block.
Got the contact.
Split FTs. #Suns up three with 2:16 left. #Pistons11:15 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
I’m surprised that wasn’t a foul on Booker. Ended up being a great defensive play after a bad turnover – 11:14 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Pistons’ persistence in losing this game is impressive – 11:14 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
OKC has a history of scorers they could give the ball to in tight games to go get a game-winning bucket:
Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Paul George, Chris Paul.
And now Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. – 11:13 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Burks just hasn’t had it in this second half. Literally his first blah stretch of basketball in a Pistons jersey. – 11:11 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Deandre Ayton pump faking and drawing contact! pic.twitter.com/pJ8Kt3X06u11:08 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Shot clock awareness.
Bagley III didn’t have it there. That’s got to be jump catch and toss up.
Not easy play, but only one you can make with 0.8 second left on shot clock.
Ayton on the other end. Fouled by Bagley III.
FT. #Suns up five. Timeout #Pistons 4:11 left in game. – 11:08 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Hayes FTs. #Suns lead down to one. – 11:03 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Another chance for the 🚨 CRUNCH-TIME SUNS 🚨 to get back on track. So far this season, Phoenix is 1-4 in crunch-time games (but with a +5.6 Net Rating) – 11:03 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Pistons keep fighting. Three-point game in the desert. – 11:02 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Hayes threading the needle with that one. Transition to Diallo for dunk.
#Pistons down three. #Suns11:02 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Suns went on three separate runs in the second half and the Pistons have come crawling back each time to make it a one-possession game. Now we are in clutch time. – 11:02 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Jamal Murray already looks so much better than he did against Detroit in his first game back since H&S protocol. Has his legs under him and flying out on defensive contests. Seems like a wise move to rest him vs. OKC. – 10:58 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Pistons are crumbling a little. Still a close game but just a few tired plays. – 10:57 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Craig no-look ahead to Lee for dunk. #Suns up nine. – 10:56 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Bismack Biyombohmygod – 10:53 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
📊 Q3 📊
🔹@Bojan Bogdanovic: 17 PTS / 2 REB / 3 AST
🔹 @Marvin Bagley : 13 PTS / 11 REB / 1 AST
🔹 @Killian Hayes : 11 PTS / 8 REB / 7 AST
🔹@Alec Burks: 12 PTS / 2 REB / 1 AST pic.twitter.com/JMGw7mrNqw10:49 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
End of 3Q: Suns 84, Pistons 79. Marvin Bagley III with some real good minutes. He’s got 13 points and 11 rebounds. – 10:48 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns 84 #Pistons 79 end of 3rd. pic.twitter.com/bgnXNwkV5Y10:48 PM

Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
End of the 3rd quarter: #Suns 84, #Pistons 79.
Bogdanovic: 17 pts, 2 rebs, 3 asts
Bagley: 13 pts, 11 rebs
Burks: 12 pts, 2 rebs – 10:47 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
End of 3Q: PHX 84, DET 79
Ayton: 20 Pts, 9 Reb, 9-11 FG
Booker: 20-5-5, 8-14 FG
Payne: 13 Pts, 10 Ast, 6-8 FG
Bogdanovic: 17 Pts, 8-17 FG – 10:46 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Booker 3. #Suns up five. – 10:44 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
Turbo with the spin, TC with the tough basket. pic.twitter.com/LnBv9KMhrK10:43 PM

Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
Detroit trails 81-73 with 3:27 left in the third quarter. – 10:39 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Casey has to call a timeout. Suns showing life from 3, Pistons went cold for like 90 seconds.
Suns up by 8. – 10:39 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Ayton inside. #Suns up 81-73. Timeout Pistons. 3:27 left in 3rd. – 10:38 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Bridges 3 in front of #Pistons bench.
Shows 3 sign and head nod.
Bridges 3 on opposite corner.
Shows 3 sign and head nod to #Suns fans.
Up six. – 10:38 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
MIKAL. BRIDGES. BACK-TO-BACK 👌. – 10:38 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Mikal Bridges 1st half: 0-9 FG
Mikal Bridges 3rd quarter: 5-5 FG – 10:37 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Bridges has made four shots in a row after missing his first nine. Suns can’t stop giving up offensive rebounds on the other end. – 10:37 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
DOMINAYTON WITH THE SLAM! pic.twitter.com/9juTLxs3Cp10:36 PM

Vincent Ellis @AlabamaScribe56
Half watching #Pistons with Bama on, but Killian is doing good things whenever I turn over. Promising stretch. – 10:36 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Marvin Bagley III steps into a 3 to give the Pistons a 73-72 lead over the Suns. You read that correctly – 10:36 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Bagley III 3. #Suns down 1. – 10:35 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
The Suns gave up 6 offensive rebounds in the first half. They’ve already given up 6 more in 6 third quarter minutes – 10:34 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Rodney McGruder has just done all the little things tonight: second-chance points, offensive rebounds, a few deflections, a 3 and good decisions.
A pro. – 10:34 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
McGruder 3.
Booker 2
McGruder 3.
Bridges tip in.
#Suns up two. – 10:34 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
Mikal making it rain in the desert. pic.twitter.com/KC6gJXvXMt10:32 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Suns with a five-point swing out of the break, lead by four. – 10:30 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
If the Suns can clean up some of those offensive boards they’re giving up right now, they should open this thing up here soon – 10:29 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Payne to Ayton for two-handed flush.
Payne talked about how he’s reading the defense better.
That was a perfect example.
Finds Craig cutting with the no-look.
Timeout #Pistons with 8:04 left in 3rd. #Suns up four. – 10:29 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
8-2 run for the Suns feels like 29-3 with the way this game has gone. Now a four-point lead for Phoenix and Detroit takes a timeout. – 10:29 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Bagley is getting everything at the rim to start the second half. – 10:29 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Booker off curl. #Suns up two – 10:27 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Bridges 3. First basket. Tie game #Suns #Pistons10:27 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Mikal Bridges started 0-for-9 before making his first shot of the game, a 3. Hopefully that gets him going a little bit – 10:26 PM
Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham
The good news for the #Cavs is they should have a schedule win on Sunday in Detroit. The Pistons will be playing the first game back home from a west coast swing that ends tonight in Phoenix. – 10:23 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
If the Pistons pull this off, it would be the first time that they’ve won three straight road games since 2017. To find the last time they’ve won three straight roadies on the same trip, you’d have to go back to 2016. – 10:19 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
This is how 10.8 seconds can take two minutes to play in #NBA.
#Pistons 54 #Suns 53 Half.
PHX: Booker 13, Ayton, Payne 12 each. Team: 3-of-17 from 3.
DET: Bogdanovic 15, Hayes 11, Burks 10. Team: 6-of-12 from 3.
Bridges 0 points (0-for-8 FGs), 2 assists, 2 PFs, 0-of-2 on 3s. pic.twitter.com/uWyPbYY0zS10:16 PM

Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
📊 Q2 📊
🔹 @Killian Hayes : 11 PTS / 6 REB / 5 AST
🔹@Bojan Bogdanovic: 15 PTS / 1 AST
🔹@Alec Burks: 10 PTS / 1 AST / 2 REB pic.twitter.com/YdxaumdKH310:11 PM

Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
Halftime: #Pistons 54, #Suns 53.
Bogdanovic: 15 pts
Hayes: 11 pts, 6 rebs, 5 asts
Burks: 10 pts, 2 rebs – 10:10 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
HALFTIME: Pistons 54, Suns 53. Another impressive outing for Detroit so far as it caps a 12-day trip.
Killian Hayes: 11 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
Bogdanovic: 15 points
Burks: 10 points
Livers/Knox: 5p each – 10:09 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Halftime: DET 54, PHX 53
Ayton: 12 Pts, 6 Reb, 5-6 FG
Booker: 13 Pts, 5-8 FG, 2-5 FT
Payne: 12 Pts, 6-8 FG
Bogdanovic: 15 Pts, 7-11 FG – 10:09 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Payne to the rim. #Suns down two. – 10:06 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Nerlens Noel checks in with Duren have three first-half fouls. – 10:04 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Killian Hayes 3.
Booker 2 (plus foul). Misses FT.
#Suns down 4. – 10:03 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
The #Pistons lead 45-42 with 5:36 left until halftime. – 10:00 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Killian Hayes has 8 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists with 2:50 to play before halftime. He’s been fantastic – 10:00 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Killian Hayes is flirting with a triple-double with under four minutes left in the 2Q – 9:58 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Livers 3. #Suns down five. – 9:56 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Booker 3. #Suns down two. – 9:56 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Cam Payne & Deandre Ayton: 20 points, 10-13 FG
Rest of Suns: 15 points, 5-28 FG – 9:54 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Suns players not named Cam or Deandre are shooting a combined 5-for-27 – 9:54 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
(Side note: the Suns are collectively putting up legitimate bricks) – 9:53 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Suns now 1-for-15 from 3. – 9:51 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Suns at 30 points with 8:06 remaining in the first half. Let’s see if the offense can get rolling as the starters trickle back in. They’ve already learned this year how it’s a bad idea to let bad teams hang around. – 9:49 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Burks with a deadeye 3. Pistons down one.
He’s got 10 points. – 9:48 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Suns-Pistons sure is a game that is currently being played! – 9:47 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Burks pull up 3. #Suns up one. – 9:47 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Pistons aren’t really taking advantage of the Suns being 1-10 from 3, but it’s certainly helped them stay within a possession. – 9:43 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Alec Burks has been great for the Pistons since Cunningham went out. Suns used Craig on him and now Okogie is in there too. Every now and then there’s a matchup where Okogie can brings lots of value and this is one. – 9:43 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
Phoenix is 1-of-13 from 3. Detroit is 2-of-5. – 9:42 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Probably going to be a transition take foul on Burks. #Suns #Pistons9:42 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Josh Okogie making a big impact here in the 2Q. Driving, turning offensive boards into dunks and picking dudes’ pockets – 9:42 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
Burks’ ability to draw fouls is a plus for this team, especially when they don’t have it clicking on offense. – 9:41 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Casey just put his hands behind his head after turnover.
Young team does that to a coach, but Casey not only has all his hair, but no gray hair.
#Suns only up three, though. #Pistons9:40 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
End of 1Q: Suns 23, Pistons 22.
Detroit is missing three starters and six-Ish rotation players (lost count at this point).
Bogey and Hayes with the scoring early. Alec Burks comes in and continues to be a cheat code. – 9:35 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
End of the 1st quarter: #Suns 23, #Pistons 22.
Bogdanovic: 9 pts
Hayes: 6 pts, 3 rebs, 1 ast
Burks: 5 pts – 9:34 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
End of 1: Suns 23, Pistons 22. Pistons don’t look like a missing missing half of their rotation – 9:34 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Alec Burks, LLC – 9:33 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
End of 1Q: PHX 23, DET 22
Ayton: 10 Pts, 5 Reb, 5-6 FG
Payne: 6 Pts, 3 Ast, 3-4 FG
Booker: 4 Pts, 2-5 FG
Bogdanovic: 9 Pts, 4-6 FG – 9:33 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Kevin Knox II played about as good a defense as one can on Booker and still got rain dropped.
#Suns up one. #Pistons9:33 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
Book making it look easy. pic.twitter.com/LHU8OKP7fa9:32 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Bismack Biyombo is in over Jock Landale for the third straight game – 9:29 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Third straight game Biyombo is in at backup center over Landale – 9:29 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
Turbo driving to the bucket 🏎 pic.twitter.com/7HILATY9wN9:29 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Killian Hayes with six points on 3-of-4 shooting early – 9:27 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
Phoenix has an 18-17 lead over Detroit with 3:26 left in the first quarter. – 9:26 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Ayton with 10 points already.
#Suns up one. Timeout #Pistons 3:26 left in 1st. – 9:25 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Deandre Ayton has 10 of the Suns’ first 18 points on 5-of-6 shooting.
Let him play like he’s playing Marvin Bagley every night – 9:25 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Good defensive possession by #Pistons leads to Hayes jumper on other.
Ayton answer. #Suns down 3. – 9:24 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Bojan Bogdanovic already has 9 of the Pistons’ 15 points on 4-of-5 shooting. Monty mentioned pregame how much the Suns respect him as a tough cover because he can put the ball down, shoot, score in the midrange and hit that turnaround jumper over his left shoulder – 9:23 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Bojan 9. #Suns down five. – 9:22 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Not the worst start for the ridiculously-shorthanded Pistons at the very end of a 12-day trip.
Tied 10-10 with Phoenix halfway through the 1Q. – 9:19 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
#Pistons and #Suns are tied at 10 with 6:30 left in the first quarter. – 9:19 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Ayton with the emphatic dunk. #Suns #Pistons tied at 10-10. – 9:15 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
For the people wanting Deandre Ayton to elevate and throw down the dunk more often…that was pretty good evidence he is capable! – 9:15 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Booker back up. #Suns down two. – 9:14 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Ayton four points early. Tied 6-6. #Suns #Pistons9:13 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Ayton over Bagley. #Suns up 2. – 9:12 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“Can’t get happy on the farm.” Dwane Casey.
Sound familiar?
Monty Williams says the same thing.
“Country. I’m from Kentucky.”
Williams is from Virginia. #Suns #Pistons. pic.twitter.com/RexleVzvjT9:09 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“He probably wanted to play last week.” Monty Williams on Landry Shamet (concussion protocols), who is out tonight vs. #Pistons, but hopes to play tomorrow vs. #Jazz. #Suns pic.twitter.com/AVD1GWCyle9:07 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“The past couple of games, they’ve beat some really good teams.”
Monty Williams on #Pistons, who have back-to-back road wins over #Nuggets and #Jazz. #Suns pic.twitter.com/1R5nKc0JrC9:05 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
We’re going to see a lot of Killian Hayes and some point Alec Burks tonight. No Cunningham, Ivey or CoJo is rough. – 9:03 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Landry Shamet shared a few details about his concussion and what the road back has been like for him: arizonasports.com/story/3397505/…8:37 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Jaden Ivey is out for the Pistons. I am sad.
That’s no Ivey, Cory Joseph, Saddiq Bey, Cade Cunningham or Isaiah Stewart for Detroit. – 8:35 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Jaden Ivey is out for the Pistons. I am sad.
That’s no Ivey, Cory Joseph, Saddiq Bey, Cade Cunningham,
or Isaiah Stewart for Detroit. – 8:35 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
#Pistons starters: Killian Hayes, Rodney McGruder, Isaiah Livers, Bojan Bogdanovic and Marvin Bagley III.
Jaden Ivey (right knee soreness) and Cory Joseph (non-Covid illness) are OUT. – 8:35 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
#Pistons starters: Killian Hayes, Rodney McGruder, Isaiah Livers, Bojan Bogdanovic and Marvin Bagley III.
Jaden Ivey (right knee sorenss) and Cory Joseph (non-Covid illness) are OUT. – 8:34 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Hamidou Diallo and Killian Hayes, both listed as questionable, are available against the Suns tonight.
Jaden Ivey (right knee soreness) and Cory Joseph (non-COVID illiness) are out, joining Cade Cunningham, Isaiah Stewart and Saddiq Bey. Rodney McGruder will start. – 8:34 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Hamidou Diallo and Killian Hayes are available for tonight’s game against the Suns. Cade Cunningham, Jaden Ivey, Saddiq Bey, Isaiah Stewart and Cory Joseph are all out. – 8:33 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
#Pistons coach Dwane Casey on Suns coach Monty Williams:
“I love Monty. He is one of the class acts in our league. He’s a great representative for coaches. He’s
done a fantastic job here in Phoenix, can’t say enough good things about Monty.” 1/2 – 8:32 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
That half-court shot feeling 😁 pic.twitter.com/nyNYoxeoYg8:27 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Deandre Ayton pregame. #Suns pic.twitter.com/0Lh3t58vt58:24 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
B2B 3’s from former Spur Lonnie Walker IV to put LAL up 17-9.
Lakers made only 4 triples at PHX on Tuesday night. – 8:21 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Deandre Ayton bonding with a young Suns and Wildcats fan watching pregame warmups. A couple tries later when he made his half-court granny shot, DA pointed back to him for the assist pic.twitter.com/QNcoaWtGC38:21 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Remember him?
Marvin Bagley III getting up shots. #Pistons pic.twitter.com/PbR0FAQpLl8:19 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Tonight’s @BannerHealth Health Update: pic.twitter.com/pWKzta13uP8:13 PM

Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Tonight’s injury report presented by @HenryFordHealth. pic.twitter.com/SfusC2QYpJ8:03 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Here to work.
@PlayAtGila | #WeAreTheValley pic.twitter.com/IE0Kvwxzgy8:00 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Pistons coach Dwane Casey said Devin Booker is one of #NBA top players, happy for him “from afar” and……
“Matter of fact, we named our dog ‘Booker’. My son likes Devin Booker.” #Suns pic.twitter.com/DLlWYLbW2V7:44 PM

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
I need a good night out of Denver’s defense. Clippers have the 28th ranked offense and are without Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. Nuggets have the 27th ranked defense — the only teams worse are the Rockets, Pistons, Spurs. This defensive turnaround has to start soon. – 7:42 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Dwane Casey is from Kentucky and played for the Wildcats in college so he has been aware of Devin Booker for a long time, calling Booker one of the best players in the NBA. Casey’s son, in fact, is such a huge fan of Booker that they named their dog after him. – 7:38 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Dwane Casey called Devin Booker is one of the best players in the NBA and that he’s been admiring him from afar since his days at Kentucky.
Casey said his son is a big fan too, so they even named their dog after Booker – 7:37 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Welcome to Adam Silver’s NBA. In just the last week, the Knicks have played the Nuggets without Jokic, the Suns without Chris Paul and now the Blazers without Dame Lillard. – 7:26 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“Never want to see anybody lose money, though.”
“Stuffing with gravy.”
“Just working on ourselves and trying to get better.”
“He knows how good he is.”
Devin Booker on Patrick Beverley suspension, #Thanksgiving, Mikal Bridges and more. #Suns #LakeShow https://t.co/WGHubi1Oig pic.twitter.com/w7ZvyZue1y5:58 PM

Jae Crowder @CJC9BOSS
I FEEL THE LOVE & HEAR THE HATE.! ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥 pic.twitter.com/Kzef3BhdIy5:39 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Updated #Suns-#Pistons injury reports: pic.twitter.com/1rvJ1zLvHL5:26 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
‘Don’t want to see anybody lose money, though’: Devin Booker on Patrick Beverley’s suspension (w/videos) #Suns #Lakers #LakeShow azcentral.com/story/sports/n… via @azcentral5:11 PM
Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
📅 On this day in 1960, the @Detroit Pistons Bailey Howell had 43 points (career high) and 30 rebounds.
Only five other players in NBA history have recorded a 40p/30r game:
Wilt Chamberlain, 66x
Elgin Baylor, 2x
George Mikan
Bob Pettit
Elvin Hayes
More: open.substack.com/pub/statitudes…4:10 PM
Ian Begley @IanBegley
New book written by @kdagreen40 details the complex terrain of amateur sports and how financial barriers have priced low-income families out of youth basketball: amazon.com/dp/B0BM4MZH313:30 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“I feel really, really good. Progressing back. I’m excited to get back going here tomorrow, hopefully.”
Landry Shamet (concussion protocols) as he hopes to play tomorrow against Utah.
Will miss his 7th straight game tonight against #Pistons. #Suns pic.twitter.com/NU9xHulUCl3:21 PM

Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
John Y (3): Doo played 20G b4 Red sent him to Detroit 4 ML Carr & two firsts—translated into Parish & McHale. Brown got zero credit 4 providing crucial asset. Knew Ellie, first wife/Colonels pres. Wrote magazine feature on 2d, Miss America/CBS broadcaster Phyllis George…cont – 3:18 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Devin Booker’s favorite #Thanksgiving dish?
Stuffing and gravy.
“It was an all-day thing.” #Suns pic.twitter.com/vA2rKuKagP3:12 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Bundle up for the cooler weather and don’t forget to checkout with @PayPal!
👕 https://t.co/FgnLrlzITD pic.twitter.com/7qx5i7um6U3:00 PM

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