With Rodney Stuckey and Kyle Singler available, the Detroit Pistons should have an advantage most nights when coach Maurice Cheeks goes to his bench. That was the case Sunday when the Pistons used a strong bench performance to beat the Brooklyn Nets, 109-97. Led by Stuckey’s 27 points, the Pistons’ bench outscored the Nets’, 50-26. Singler scored 11, and Cheeks dusted the cobwebs off Charlie Villanueva, who played well with eight points in 12 minutes. “I feel like with this team you can go down the roster and any guy can play,” Villanueva said. “It could be any guy’s night. “I think we are a deep team and still figuring things out.” One guy who appears to have earned Cheeks’ trust is Josh Harrellson. Cheeks has been yo-yoing Jonas Jerebko and Luigi Datome as backup big men, but Harrellson has played in the past three games. He was on the floor for 11 minutes and made a nice play for a lay-up when he took advantage of the defense playing for his outside shot. He scored four points.
Detroit Pistons' bench scores 50 to spark road victory over Brooklyn Nets
Detroit Free Press | Nov 25