Off an uncharacteristic turnover late in the fourth quarter by the San Antonio Spurs, Brandon Jennings raced up the court for a last-second runner, giving the Detroit Pistons a thrilling 105-104 road win Tuesday night.
Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy hilariously instructed his team to form a “f*cking wall” in order to secure the victory:
Detroit is now 6-0 sans the jettisoned Josh Smith, and left the Spurs at a loss for words.
Per the Detroit Free Press:
With only one-tenth of a second left the Spurs (22-14) were unable to get a shot off and the Pistons – who suffered through a 13-game losing streak earlier this season – had their longest winning streak since the 2008-09 season.
“It feels good,” Jennings said in the jubilant – yet measured – locker room afterward. “I’ve never been on a six-game winning streak in my career, so this is something new, but we’re still taking it one game at a time.”
San Antonio used a 20-second time-out to in-bound at half-court, but the veteran Spurs mishandled the ball and somehow it found its way to Andre Drummond. […] “When I saw them lose the ball, I ran towards it, but at the same time I was like, ‘Is that the ball, for real?’ I ran after it and gave it to (Kentavious Caldwell-Pope) and he made a great pass to Brandon and Brandon made a great decision at the end of the game – instead of shooting the pull-up, he went to the basket to get a chance to make the basket or get fouled. It really worked out in our favor.”