The Pistons looked good going into the fourth quarter, they'd played a solid defensive game that had kept Oklahoma City out of the paint, and had found an effective way to score on the Oklahoma City Thunder. Still, despite being up by 11 points at the start of the fourth no one was at ease with the idea that the Pistons were going to win their first game of the season. Fourth quarter scoring droughts have plagued the Pistons like a bad habit this season, they didn't score until the 6:03 mark against Houston on Saturday, and as the Thunder opened the fourth quarter on a 13-0 run it was clear that the Pistons' bad habits had not yet died hard. Dropping to 0-8 after another poor fourth quarter showing, the only positives to draw from the game were in the moments that mattered least: the first three quarters.
"If your offense isn't flowing the it is (supposed to), that's when guys get out of position (defensively)." Prince said in the locker room after the loss.
The Pistons starting five posted a balanced attack with Monroe, Maxiell, Stuckey and Prince all scoring 12 points or more.
Stuckey lead all Pistons with 19 points, and Brandon Knight had a team-high six assists.
Kyle Singler scored nine points for the Pistons off the bench, including two three-pointers.
Andre Drummond followed up his career-high performance against Oklahoma City on Friday night by putting up four points, six rebounds, one assist, one block and two steals in 13 minutes on the floor.