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Calderon strong in debut but Pistons still blown out by Knicks in the Big Apple

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Jose Calderon made his much anticipated debut with the Pistons Monday night racking up 15 points and 3 assists while taking much needed control of the Detroit offensive attack.

However the Pistons were not match for New York’s perimeter game as the Knicks went on to beat Detroit 99-85 from Madison Square Garden. In fact the Pistons didn’t even sniff a lead in this one as New York led from start to finish going 36/79 from the field (.456 percent) and 14/34 from beyond the arc (.412 percent).

Greg Monroe had 13 points to go along with his 10 board while Will Bynum also had 13 points off the bench. Rodney Stuckey had 14 points and 7 rebounds in the loss.

In addition to losing the game the Pistons also lost center Andre Drummond as he left the contest early with a sore back. It was an injury that stemmed from Sunday’s loss to the Lakers however the rookie big man should be ready to go Wednesday.

Despite the loss we did see some good things from Calderon and it looked as though he’s going to have no trouble coming in and taking control of the offense. It will however take some time for everyone else to gel around him.

 

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