Well, Monroe continues his bragging rights over Cousins. The announcers noted that the Piston starting front line was tops in the league in two things, points in the paint, and rebounding. Sounds like that is working. Smith is making enough outside shots to make it not too jammed up inside. Of course, another way to look at it, our bigs all know how to pass the ball to each other, or cutters, all of which builds up our points in the paint numbers. And our fast breaks help that too. Drummond had some knockaways. A monster game for him. In all, our front line did a 44 point, 30 rebound, 9 steal, 4 block, 8 assist night. I would not change a thing about our front line. Coach coached for a win in the 2nd half, pretty much avoiding using a bench unit. Just Singler and Stuckey came in off the bench. Stuckey never left once in, and neither did Singler. Singler subbed for Monroe and then Drummond, with Smith playing the whole 2nd half - as did Jennings. Bynum had the worst plus / minus stat in this one, but hey, he was in with a unit that could not function in any way, shape or form on either end of the floor. Singler had a so so first half, as he hit some shots, but also gave up way too many points on the other end. But in the 2nd half, while he did not shoot it straight, SacTown burnt him less often. I still say Mitchell should get those minutes. I like good defense. We looked great to start the game. Often, Pope was seen doing stuff that Billups could not, especially on running hard on fast breaks. The start of the 2nd half was not as good offensively, but we did just fine defensively there. There is absolutely no reason Jennings and Pope could not have started this one, with Stuckey coming in to backup Jennings. And Singler could have come in as the backup shooting guard just a bit. Mitchell backs up the front line. I believe we would have destroyed SacTown front to back with this rotation.