The Heat beat the Pistons Sunday night and enjoyed a quick revenge win against the team that beat them just last week. The Heat were without Wade again for precautionary reasons, but still were able to put the Pistons away this second time around without any major drama. For the first time this season, Ray Allen stepped into the starting lineup and he played BIG – netting 18 points in just 25 minutes while adding 3 assists and a steal.
LeBron James has been filling up the stat sheet all season and yesterday was no different. He totaled 24 points, 7 rebounds 9 assists and 2 steals.
The Pistons played basically the same game they had a week ago, except this time they forgot Miami was an extremely effective team. Their standouts included Andre Drummond, (19 points 14 rebounds) who is looking like one of the best up and coming big men in the league for years to come. Brandon Jennings (19 points, 6 assists and 2 steals) seems to be gelling just in time to help this new Detroit Pistons team make a run.
The Pistons again dominated the boards, had excellent play from all their bigs, but the Heat shot over 55% from the field and exploited the Pistons weak perimeter defense.
NEXT GAME: On Tuesday, one of the treats of the young season is the Heat facing the Indiana Pacers who own the NBA’s Best record and seem to be on a mission to dethrone the Heat. So stay tuned, Tuesday, December 10th – 7pm @ Indiana.