Thursday, July 9, 2015

Recap: Pistons 90, Pacers 65

Stanley Johnson continued his impressive play at the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League on Wednesday. The eighth overall draft pick in 2015 out of the University of Arizona posted 20 points and 10 rebounds in 26 minutes of Detroit's 90-65 victory over Indiana.
He wasn't the only rookie to shine, however. The Pacers' Myles Turner (Texas), selected 11th, and Joe Young (Oregon), chosen 43rd, each had excellent individual performances.
Turner recorded 23 points, eight rebounds and four blocks, while Young showcased his offensive repertoire with a game-high 25 points and 3-of-3 shooting from 3-point distance.
"I got the toughness in me, coaches believe in me," Young said. "They know I can be versatile and create shots for everybody. Each game I thought I did a little something better."
"I think we have good chemistry so far," Turner said about what it's been like so far having Young as a teammate. "He's a guard that can score, dish it out, do what he has to do."
The Pistons (2-2) controlled the momentum from the opening tip. They outscored the Pacers (0-3) by eight in the first quarter and 11 in the second.
Detroit did most of its damage on the glass with a 47-29 rebounding advantage.
Darrun Hilliard, the Pistons' second round draft pick out of Villanova, and Sundiata Gaines came off the bench and each pitched in 14 points.
The Pacers shot just 3-of-15 from 3-point range and are now 20-of-54 from downtown at Summer League.
Indiana returns to action on Thursday when it takes on Orlando's Blue team, while Detroit has Thursday off and will await the final standings to determine who and when they play on Friday.

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