Five players scored in double-figures as Detroit snapped its four game losing streak in Sacramento with a 97-90 win over the Kings. DeMarcus Cousins led all scorers with 26 points but it wasn't enough to get past the Pistons, who recorded a combined 16 steals and blocks.
Josh Smith led all Pistons players with 21 points. He has his shortcomings: he settles for long twos, he jacks three-pointers at a low completion rate, he has questionable focus for stretches. But he's an all-world talent and in Friday night's win he showed just that. He notched eight boards, seven assists, five steals and four blocks to go along with his stellar offensive play.
Sacramento fans flocked in hoards to its own nationally televised home game. They set a new world record for loudest noise in an indoor arena at 119.5 decibels. At halftime, the fans broke their own hour-long record registering a new mark at 122.6 decibels.
The Kings players didn't reciprocate the excitement: only three players -- Cousins, Isaiah Thomas and Greivis Vasquez -- scored in double figures. Sacramento, who is 2-6 to start the year, is only getting consistent production from Cousins and Thomas.