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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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