Regardless of the Pistons’ 121-116 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, Cade Cunningham has proven regular progress in his first 11 video games, averaging 14.1 factors, 6.4 rebounds and 4.6 assists. The matchup, nonetheless, gave us a glimpse at how impactful Cunningham is all throughout the ground, notching his first profession triple-double.
His 13 factors, 12 boards and 10 dimes cemented himself because the youngest participant in Detroit Pistons’ historical past to document a triple-double at 20 years and 57 days outdated and the Eighth-youngest participant within the League’s historical past to take action. Cunningham additionally joined some elite Detroit firm, turning into considered one of three Pistons rookies to document a triple-double in response to StatMuse, alongside Dave DeBusschere and Grant Hill.
Cade Cunningham bought free within the first half vs. the Lakers 👀 pic.twitter.com/QNt3dc1Fai
— NBA TV (@NBATV) November 22, 2021
With that, Cunningham is in a league of his personal as he’s the one Detroit rookie to document a triple-double within the first 11 games of his career, in addition to the thirteenth participant to take action in NBA historical past.
Cunningham had seven assists within the first half, throughout which the Pistons scored a season-high 68 factors.
“I believe we made some progress. Now we all know we’ve bought to shut out fourth quarters. I’m blissful to see I used to be capable of accomplish [a triple-double]—that’s big-time. However profitable the sport is even larger than that. I’m nonetheless going to go residence type of bitter we misplaced,” Cunningham said postgame.
— Bally Sports activities Detroit (@BallySportsDET) November 21, 2021
Cunningham and the 4-12 Pistons’ subsequent matchup will likely be in opposition to the Miami Warmth at residence on Tuesday.