The Brandon Jennings Revival rolls on in Detroit, as the Pistons’ point guard erupted for 24 points and a career-high 21 assists in a 128-118 Wednesday night win against the visiting Orlando Magic.
Jennings’ 21 dimes were also an NBA-high so far this season.
This is the first 20-point, 20-assist performance since 2009; the Pistons have won 12 of their last 15 ballgames.
Per the Detroit News:
Jennings began the night with five assists on the first five offensive possessions, and kept his big men fed and satisfied offensively all night, as Andre Drummond scored 15 of his game-high 26 in the second half and Greg Monroe scored 24.
“Once I got in the lane and I knew I could get in the lane all night, I could pick my poison,” Jennings said. “Guys are getting easy shots, making easy shots. It’s one of those nights.”
He wouldn’t call it the best game of his career, as the sterling 55-point performance he put up as a rookie still takes that honor. […] “Fifty-five in three quarters, that’s tough. I don’t know what I was on that night,” Jennings said. “But 20-20, that’s pretty killer. Fifty-five in three (quarters) as a rookie? Nah!”