Through the first quarter, it's clear the Oklahoma City Thunder play on an entirely different level than the Detroit Pistons. And that's being kind about the set-up. Fans in Oklahoma City tonight have to be happy at the current results of a 29-12 lead for the home team, but they also have to wonder whether people will be going home at halftime to beat the traffic based on the boring results of this mismatch.
The Pistons have only 12 points through one quarter of play with Rodney Stuckey leading the way with 6 by himself. As a team, the Pistons have shot 3 of 18 for a 16.7 shooting percentage. Greg Monroe is 1 of 8 in the paint. On the flipside, the newly extended Russell Westbrook already has 12 points, Kevin Durant has 8 and James Harden has 7 off the bench. In every statistical category it's a laugher of a contest.
Expect the Pistons to start shooting better simply because professional players cannot keep up those low percentages, but the Thunder would have to fall apart to let the Pistons back in the game.