Luke Kennard becomes 10th player in Pistons history with 5+ 3-pointers in 2 straight games
Detroit Pistons shooting guard Luke Kennard has made some history by becoming only the 10th player in the team’s history with five-plus 3-pointers in two straight games:
According to #PistonsPR, Kennard the 10th player in franchise history to record at least two-straight games with five-plus 3-pointers.
— Vince_Ells56 (@Vincent_Ellis56) March 4, 2019
The momentous event happened when the team was playing against the Toronto Raptors, when Luke Kennard scored 19 points (6-10 FG, 5-9 3PT, 2-2 FT), five assists, and two rebounds in 35 minutes. Ultimately, he was able to help the Pistons win by a score of 112-107.
In addition to making history with this accomplishment, Kennard has now played at least 30 minutes in four of his past seven games. This will hopefully continue after another strong performance, making it 11 3-pointers over his last two games.
But according to Christopher Reed at Piston Powered, the Pistons are doing exactly what they’re supposed to do: develop Kennard’s career. That development is instrumental to the team’s success and to Kennard’s success as a whole:
For the 22-year old Kennard, those valleys have often come in the form of a struggle to get his shot off. At 6’6″, this was never a problem for him in high school and college. However, at the NBA level, taller, longer, stronger and faster athletes make up ground better and get to open shooters more quickly. Correcting this has been something the team has said is a focus for him.
It should be interesting to see what records Luke Kennard breaks next, especially as his career with the Pistons — and his development as a player — continues to grow.