The Detroit Pistons have a need at point guard. Peyton Siva might not be the most obvious person to fill it, but the second-round draft pick impressed Sunday in his first effort. Siva committed just one of the Pistons' 23 turnovers in Sunday's 76-67 win over the Brooklyn Nets in the Orlando Pro Summer League. An array of missed shots by teammates limited Siva to six assists in 27 minutes. But both he and undrafted free agent Korie Lucious, who scored seven points in 13 minutes and made both of his 3-point attempts, were pleasant surprises. "There were a couple times we got a little sloppy and a little careless," Siva said. "But for the most part, I thought we did a pretty good job slowing it down, down the stretch of the game. When we needed a bucket or a key stop, I think we did that. And when we needed to control tempo, I think we did a good job of that at the end." Siva didn't do anything flashy. He attempted only two field goals and missed both. All six of his points came on free throws. But his playmaking showed promise, as did his pick-and-roll acumen, and he had four steals and four rebounds. When the Pistons needed a play, Siva was there. "I thought he did a real good job," said Maz Trakh, the former Oklahoma City assistant who is acting as Pistons head coach here and will join Maurice Cheeks' staff in Detroit, though no announcement has been made. "I watched a few of his college games and I saw what he did well and he really understands the game. "He understands the spacing, he understands when to make the pass and when to attack the basket. I thought him and Korie were both the keys to our win because I thought both of them played 'A' games." The Pistons had several bright points in the win. Second-year center Andre Drummond had 12 points, 16 rebounds, six blocked shots and five steals, all of which more than offset his game-high seven turnovers.
Peyton Siva's poise, leadership impress Detroit Pistons in Orlando Summer League debut
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