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Detroit Pistons Summer League: Game Two Recap

PORTLAND, OR - MARCH 19:  Austin Daye #5 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs plays defense against the Akron Zips in the second half during the first round of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Rose Garden on March 19, 2009 in Portland, Oregon. The Bulldogs defeated the Zips 77-64.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
Will DiasCorrespondent IJuly 11, 2009

Game two for the Detroit Pistons in the Las Vegas Summer league came down to the last couple of possessions. Dajuan Summers sealed the game with two clutch free throws with 4.7 seconds remaining giving the Pistons a 91-87 win over the Toronto Raptors.

Summers had another good game to go along with his player of the game performance in game one. He finished the game with 19 points and six rebounds, going 7-17 from the field and 1-4 beyond the arc. 

He flashed some strong play-making ability beating coverage along the baseline multiple times, finishing with reverse lay-ups. He also had a powerful dunk courtesy of an assist by Austin Daye halfway through the first quarter. 

Daye had the best Piston performance of the afternoon, finishing with 19 points, eight rebounds, while going 8-14 from the field and 2-4 from the three point line. One of those treys was from deep downtown to, this kid has some serious range.

Daye was also a pest on defense altering a number of shots with his crazy long arms. Although he wasn't credited with a block he certainly made his presence known.

Another notable performance came from last years pick Deron Washington. Washington had a pretty scrappy game, more than once ending up knocked to the floor. 

He totaled 13 points, six rebounds, on 4-11 shooting, but left a lot of points on the floor by going 4-12 from the charity stripe.

He also had a brilliant series that started with a massive put-back dunk by Washington. Then after a Raptors foul, Sean Singletary lost the ball back to the Raptors. This caused a breakaway for Ekene Ibekwe when Washington sprinted out of nowhere to block the shot.

Very impressive hustle play.

Jonas Jerebko had a much better showing in game two. He finished with 12 points, seven rebounds, and three steals. Jerebko displayed some very nice post moves under the basket and also had some great moves to get open but missed a few of those open looks. He also managed to rack up eight fouls, but was aggressive on defense. 

He showed a lot of hustle during the game, even diving on the floor to pursue a loose ball which sadly got tipped away from him. 

Lastly, Trent Plaisted had a decent performance getting four points, five rebounds, and a block in his very limited time on the floor, playing only 12 minutes. He seemed to find his aggressiveness against the pick and roll, but he looks to be headed back to Europe for another year though which should help his consistency. 

Overall another very good showing by the Detroit Pistons. Next up the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry.

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