If Brandon Knight could play all season for the Detroit Pistons like he did in Saturday’s 104-97 NBA victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, there would be no stopping the team in sailing all the way to the playoffs.
Knight scored 23 of his career-high 30 points in the second half and added seven rebounds and five assists. He was 10-of-20 from the floor and 5-of-6 from both the 3-point land and charity stripe. Knight also had five assists, one steal and one turnover.
“He played with a force,” said Pistons teammate Andre Drummond. “He played real hard and the shots he put up were falling. Tonight was his night.”
But Knight has other games when it truly wasn’t his night. He would like to think the Cavaliers game could be the start of something outstanding.
“You have to give him credit, he shot the ball well. We could have challenged his shot a little more and gotten to him a little quicker,” said Cleveland’s Tyler Zeller.
Cleveland’s Daniel Gibson was also impressed with what he saw from Knight.
“He got pretty aggressive. It seemed that every time he got a pick and roll, he split it. He started pushing the ball and putting pressure on our defense,” Gibson said. “He did a good job in the second half of getting his team together to get the win.”
Knight also helped the Pistons get a rare road win, albeit it came against a struggling Cavs team. But beggars can’t be choosers right now.