AUBURN HILLS – My look at some of the best and worst performances and happenings from the Detroit Pistons’ 115-100 victory over the 76ers on Sunday afternoon at the Palace of Auburn Hills:
Best performance: It goes to Andre Drummond. Aside from free-throw shooting, the Pistons center did what he wanted against the Sixers. He had career highs of 31 points, 19 rebounds and six steals to go with two blocks. Drummond became the first person to record 31 points, 19 rebounds and six steals since the Houston Rockets Akeem Olujawon in 1990. The 20-year-old made just 7 of 18 free throws. But, I’ll give him a pass, considering he was beast on the block.
Worst performance: This has to go to Kyle Singler. The Pistons reserve forward missed six of his seven field-goal attempts en route to finishing with five points. Let’s just say Singler looked nothing like he did when I watched him destroy Temple as a Duke Blue Devil back in 2011. Not even close.
Best defensive performance: Drummond gets this award. In addition to his two blocks, the 6-foot-11, 279-pounder grabbed 13 defensive rebounds.