Trent Plaisted made his professional debut with the Detroit Pistons at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)
Former BYU forward/center Trent Plaisted made his professional debut in Las Vegas, helping the Detroit Pistons defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 84-73 to open their NBA Summer League play.
Plaisted totaled 10 points and five rebounds as one of four Pistons to score in double figures. Plaisted's point production came efficiently on 4-of-5 accuracy from the floor and 2-for-2 shooting at the free-throw line. He was also commended for his defense by Pistons coach Michael Curry. Plaisted played 22:54 minutes off the bench to lead all reserves.
Second-year pro Rodney Stuckey out of Eastern Washington paced the Pistons with 21 points while fellow second-year player Aaron Afflalo out of UCLA added 15 in the victory.
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In Detroit's second game in Las Vegas, Plaisted scored two points with four rebounds and one steal in 25:23 minutes as the Pistons defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 75-66.
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In Detroit's third game in Las Vegas, Plaisted had one rebound and one assist while going 0-for-1 from the floor in 15:26 minutes as the Pistons lost for the first time, falling to Milwaukee 73-59.
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In Detroit's fourth game in Las Vegas, Plaisted went 2-for-3 from the floor and converted his lone free free-throw attempt to score five points and grab one rebound in 12:45 of action. The Pistons lost 79-73 to the Dallas Mavericks.
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In Detroit's final game in Las Vegas, the Pistons defeated Charlotte 78-67 to improve to their record to 3-2. Plaisted was one of four players coming off the bench, logging 15:28 minutes in what was for most of the game an eight-man rotation for the Pistons. Plaisted went 1-for-3 from both the floor and the free-throw line to score three points in the victory.
Over the five games, Plaisted averaged 18.4 minutes, 4.0 points and 2.2 rebounds while shooting 57.1 percent (8-of-14) from the field and 66.7 percent (4-of-6) from the free-throw line.
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Select the following links to read more about Plaisted and the Pistons:
Pistons draft pick Plaisted shows skills as defender
True Blue Pistons: The Official Pistons.com Blog