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Drummond’s FTs elevate Pistons over Bucks 105-96

One of the best ovation but for the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Enviornment got here on account of Andre Drummond’s free throw taking pictures.
Shocking, sure, however coach Stan Van Gundy didn’t view Drummond’s efficiency as a fluke.
Clearly, their thought was, ’We’ll simply let him catch the ball, after which we’ll hammer him,’” Van Gundy mentioned. “I don’t suppose that technique’s going to work this yr.”
Drummond scored 24 factors, going 14 of 16 on the free throw line, and the Pistons took over sole possession of first place within the Central Division with a 105-96 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday evening. Drummond scored 14 throughout a 3rd quarter by which he made 10 of 12 foul photographs, fairly a exhibiting for a participant who's underneath 40 p.c from the road in his profession.
It was essentially the most free throws Drummond has made in a sport in his profession, and he’s taking pictures 78 p.c (28 of 36) from the road this season.
“It’s only a psychological toughness factor,” Drummond mentioned. “Being prepared on a regular basis to shoot the identical shot.”
Avery Bradley scored 19 of his 23 factors within the first half for the Pistons, who went on a 21-5 run late within the second quarter and led 59-48 at halftime. The lead was 17 early within the third, and Drummond helped maintain off the Bucks for the remainder of that interval.
Clearly, he actually helps the Pistons when he’s making free throws,” Bucks coach Jason Kidd mentioned. “He’s labored arduous on it and he’s executed a pleasant job of bettering that a part of his sport. He can maintain a run going from the road or he can cease an opponent’s run, and that’s an enormous issue given every thing else he can do.”
Detroit went on a 9-1 spurt to begin the fourth and led 91-73.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 29 factors for Milwaukee.
I believed we defended him rather well, after which I get the boxscore: 29 factors ... 4 blocked photographs,” Van Gundy mentioned. “I imply, the man’s only a nice, nice participant.”
There have been a stunning variety of empty seats within the first season for the Pistons at Little Caesars Enviornment, and that was the case once more Friday. However there have been sufficient followers to create a vigorous environment, particularly as Drummond made free throw after free throw within the third.
Within the last seconds of the interval, he stole the ball close to midcourt and dribbled all the way in which to the basket earlier than drawing a foul. He waved his hand to ask for extra noise, and the group obliged.