It's a nice development that should help create great ball movement for the Pistons offense. Detroit is now 9-3 following a 111-104 home win over the Hawks, their fourth triumph in a row.
Detroit Pistons rookie shooting guard Luke Kennard made his bid to become a fan-favorite on Sunday at Little Caesars Arena.
"Hassan's eight-point game is one of the most inspiring games he's had in a Miami Heat uniform", coach Erik Spoelstra said.
Maybe they are for real.
Tobias Harris led the Pistons (10-3) with 25 points and seven rebounds and Avery Bradley finished with 24 points.
-The threes were falling earlier, with Miami converting 11 of their 23 attempts. Andre Drummond leads the NBA in rebounding (15.6) and has grabbed at least 12 boards in all 12 games, including 20 and 21, respectively, in the past two games.
Smith added a three-point play and Jackson a floater. Also shot 5 of 11.
The Heat couldn't get their deficit closer than seven points the rest of the way. It's not just the long-range game the LASIK appears to have helped, either.
So what has sparked the sudden change in the Detroit forward?
NOTES: The Pistons played without F Jon Leuer (left ankle sprain) and F Stanley Johnson (strained right hip flexor). Bullock started again and Kennard got many of the backup minutes off the bench.
Can the host Detroit Pistons cover the spread this afternoon when it plays the Miami Heat?
The Heat moved the ball well throughout the first half and shot an identical 47.8 percent from the field and three-point range.
Goran Dragic finished with 18 points (12 of which came in the first quarter) and Dion Waiters finished with 16.
Kennard after the game was in a spot he probably hasn't grown accustomed to this season, which was mobbed by reporters wanting to get his thoughts.