The Detroit Pistons snapped a 10-game losing streak Tuesday night, largely thanks to the heroics of recently-acquired point guard Reggie Jackson.
Jackson dished out a career-high 20 assists, to go along with 23 points in the Pistons’ 105-95 win against the visiting Memphis Grizzlies.
This marked just the second win for Jackson starting for the reeling Pistons (24-43) in twelve games.
Per the Detroit Free Press:
“When you play in Oklahoma City where there’s four shooters around him, that lane open up like the ocean,” (Tayshaun) Prince said. “You can wine and dine all night long. When you playing with Greg and ‘Dre (Andre Drummond), it’s going to be tight quarters in there and it’s taken him awhile to read that. As you saw tonight with only one big in there, it was kind of Oklahoma City all over again. He could get in there and make those plays that he usually makes.”
Jackson took advantage of Grizzlies backup point guard Beno Udrih for a three-point play that gave the Pistons a 91-90 lead with 4:57 remaining. And he finished off the night with an exclamation point when found Drummond for an alley-oop for his 20th assist on the game’s final basket.
He was asked if he knew he had 19 assists at the time. […] “No, I just saw (Prince) make a great pass,” Jackson said. “I knew the shot clock was going down. As I was about to turn and possibly lay it up, I saw ‘Dre rolling so I just threw it up. Simple. He made a great catch and dunked it.”