Detroit, stand up. Social media had a varied reaction to the Pistons securing the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NBA draft.
- 4/2L 118-102
- 4/4L 122-115
- 4/5L 133-130
- 4/7W 102-93
- 4/9L 126-109
- 4/10L 125-109
- 4/12L 126-120
- 4/14L 132-124
- 4/16L 128-99
- 4/18W 114-110
- 4/19L 113-91
- 4/21L 112-89
- 4/23L 109-104
- 4/24L 129-116
- 4/27L 114-107
- 4/29W 143-136
- 5/1L 113-87
- 5/2L 122-97
- 5/5L 135-115
- 5/7L 141-133
- 5/8L 124-116
- 5/10L 140-129
- 5/12L 124-122
- 5/14W 122-115
- 5/16L 124-95
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The Detroit Pistons won the NBA draft lottery and the right pick to No. 1 in the 2021 draft. The Rockets, Cavs, Raptors and Magic rounded out the top five.
LaMelo Ball and Anthony Edwards were joined by Tyrese Haliburton, Saddiq Bey and Jae'Sean Tate on the All-Rookie First Team. Immanuel Quickley, Desmond Bane, Isaiah Stewart, Isaac Okoro and Patrick Williams made the Second Team.
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NBA All-Rookie Teams All-Rookie First Team: LaMelo Ball, Anthony Edwards, Tyrese Haliburton, Saddiq Bey, Jae'Sean Tate All-Rookie Second Team: Immanuel Quickley, Desmond Bane, Isaiah Stewart, Isaac Okoro, Patrick Williams
— Rookie Onyeka Okongwu set career highs with 21 points and 14 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks headed to the playoffs on a roll with a 124-95 rout of the woeful Houston Rockets in the regular-season finale Sunday night.
— Kelly Olynyk scored 20 points and fell a rebound shy of a triple-double as the Houston Rockets snapped a seven-game skid with a 122-115 victory over a Los Angeles Clippers team that rested several starters Friday night.
— Kyle Kuzma's driving layup with 6.9 seconds remaining gave the short-handed Los Angeles Lakers a 124-122 victory over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night and kept the defending NBA champions' slim hopes of avoiding the play-in tournament alive.
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— Damian Lillard had 34 points and nine rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers raced to a 140-129 victory over the Houston Rockets on Monday night.
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— Georges Niang tied a career high with 24 points and the NBA-leading Utah Jazz beat the short-handed Houston Rockets 124-116 on Saturday night to reach 50 victories.
— Brook Lopez had 24 points and Khris Middleton scored 21 of his 23 in the second half to help the Milwaukee Bucks beat the short-handed Houston Rockets 141-133 on Friday night for their fifth consecutive victory.
— Joel Embiid had 34 points in just 25 minutes and the Philadelphia 76ers extended their winning streak to six games with a 135-115 victory over the short-handed Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.