April 17, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Pistons point guard Brandon Knight (7) against the Cleveland Cavaliers at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE

NBA Summer League: Pistons Open Play In Orlando

The Detroit Pistons will get a good, hard look at 2012 drafted rookies Andre Drummond, Kim English and Khris Middleton in Summer League play.

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NBA Summer League 2012: Up-Tempo Pistons Leave Celtics In Dust, 93-79

In easily their most impressive performance of the summer, the Detroit Pistons rolled through a strong Boston Celtics team by 14 points on Thursday afternoon to move to 3-1 in Summer League play.

Almost as if it was drawn up in advance, the Pistons picked up significant contributions from all three members of their 2012 draft class in the win. First-round pick Andre Drummond put forth 26 strong minutes to produce 10 points and eight rebounds, while second-round selection Khris Middleton added 12 points on 5-for-5 shooting in a start at the small forward position. In yet another head-turning effort, rookie guard Kim English posted nine points, eight rebounds and zero turnovers over a game-high 35 minutes.

Orchestrating the offense throughout for the Pistons was 2011 first round pick Brandon Knight, who displayed a refreshing level of unselfishness en route to tallying 14 assists. Knight led all players in scoring with 19 points, and was too much for an overwhelmed Boston backcourt in the open floor.

Hoping to close things out on a high note, Detroit will conclude its Summer League slate in Orlando on Friday against the Philadelphia 76ers.

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NBA Summer League: Pistons Lose For The First Time To Thunder

The Detroit Pistons will not have a perfect run at Summer League in Orlando. They were blown out 83-62 by the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday.

There were a couple of bright spots for the Pistons, however. Austin Daye continued his string of strong performances with 18 points on 5-for-7 shooting. The forward shot 2-for-4 on threes and 6-for-7 from the free throw line.

Andre Drummond also had a solid outing, with 10 points, nine rebounds and four blocks as he battled Oklahoma City's Cole Aldrich on the inside. Eight of his points and six of his rebounds came in the first quarter.

Point guard Brandon Knight struggled, scoring 11 points on 5-for-17 shooting and turning the ball over five times.

Reggie Jackson, Lazar Hayward and Garrett Temple each scored 15 points for the Thunder.

Detroit will play the Boston Celtics on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. ET. The game can be seen on NBA TV.

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NBA Summer League: Forward Austin Daye Leads Pistons Over Magic, 79-74

The Detroit Pistons stayed unblemished at 2-0 in Summer League play on Tuesday afternoon, after a 24-point performance from forward Austin Daye helped lead his team to a 79-74 victory over Orlando.

Though he played just 22 minutes in the game, the 6-foot-11 Daye finished 8-for-10 from the field with a perfect 3-for-3 from three-point land en route to player of the game honors. Entering his fourth NBA season, Daye is a hardened veteran of Summer League ball despite being largely unable to carry his strong play over into the regular season.

The ninth overall pick last month, Pistons center Andre Drummond saw game action for just the second time as a pro, but finished with just three points and three rebounds in 21 minutes on the floor. The one-n-done Connecticut standout previously turned heads with an eight-point, five-rebound, four-steal, two-block performance in his Summer League debut on Monday, but did not make the same type of impact in his second appearance.

Next up for the Pistons is a Wednesday game with the Oklahoma City Thunder. From there, Detroit will take on Boston bright and early at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, and then proceed to face Philadelphia the following afternoon.

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NBA Summer League: Kim English, Brandon Knight Lead Pistons Over Jazz

The Detroit Pistons started the 2012 Orlando Summer League against the Utah Jazz on Monday. With some strong scoring from their backcourt, they managed a 76-73 win.

No. 44 pick Kim English led all scorers with 18 points on just nine field goal attempts. The shooting guard shot 3-for-4 from downtown and 5-for-6 from the free throw line. Brandon Knight added 17 points, six assists and five rebounds from the point guard spot.

In his first game as a Piston since ending the 2011-2012 season with Real Madrid, the Pistons' 2011 second round pick Kyle Singler scored 14 points on 6-for-8 shooting.

No. 9 overall pick Andre Drummond had eight points, five rebounds, two blocks and four steals. The center who famously shot 29 percent on free throws last season was 0-for-3 from the line, though, including two airballs.

Austin Daye, the "veteran" of the team, finished with 12 points, eight rebounds, two blocks and two steals.

Detroit trailed by nine at halftime, but outscored Utah 33-11 in the third quarter.

Deron Washington led Utah in scoring with 13 points in just nine minutes. Alec Burks had 10 points.

The Pistons play the Magic Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. ET. It will be broadcasted live on NBA TV.

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