Turnovers, poor shooting hurt Detroit Pistons in preseason loss in NO

For the second one recreation in a row, the Detroit Pistons could not deal with the ball. That, at the side of poor shooting, made Friday’s loss really feel larger than the general rating indicated.

The Pistons fell to the New Orleans Pelicans at the street, 107-101, to fall to 0-2 general in preseason play. Saddiq Bey completed with 23 issues (6-for-17 general, 5-for-10 from 3) and 7 rebounds, Isaiah Stewart had 14 issues (5-for-9 general, 2-for-5 from 3) and 7 rebounds, and Jaden Ivey additionally scored 14 issues (2-for-12 general, 9-for-9 on the line) at the side of six assists and 7 turnovers.

Pelicans backup level guard Jose Alvarado led all scorers with 28 issues.

New Orleans was once with out Brandon Ingram, CJ McCollum and Herbert Jones. Detroit struggled anyway, shooting 36.5% from the sphere and 28.6% from 3. The Pistons may now not take care of an offensive rhythm after construction an early 20-9 lead, and trailed via as many as 13 in the second one part. Cade Cunningham tallied 10 issues, 8 assists and 4 rebounds.

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Pelicans guard Devonte' Graham knocks the ball loose from Pistons guard Jaden Ivey during the first half of the Pistons' 107-101 preseason loss on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, in New Orleans.

Ivey struggles from ground, shines at line 

Ivey’s downhill gravity will create numerous excellent issues for the Pistons this season. It enabled him succeed in double-digits for the second-straight recreation on Friday, as he went 9-for-9 on the free-throw line regardless of shooting 2-for-12 general. 

He is usually a foul-drawing magnet this season, because of his dimension and elite first step. Ivey’s athleticism has right away translated to the NBA. He’s unhealthy in the open ground and will beat maximum defenders off of the dribble. He’s been a prepared passer to this point. Even on off nights, he’ll be a productive participant if he continues leveraging his velocity the way in which he did in opposition to New Orleans. 

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