Callous thenics

NBA preseason, as always, means Not Much in the grand scheme of things. The Pistons came to town with one new weapon — head coach Dwane Casey, dismissed by the Raptors after last season — and one finely-tuned old one, the busy Andre Drummond, who poured in a game-high 31 points as Detroit won it by six, 97-91.

We did learn one thing: Dennis Schröder makes a good pick-and-roll partner for Steven Adams. (Schröder led the Thunder scorers with 21; Adams dropped in 17.) It’s difficult to say anything much beyond that, though you really can’t go through life missing two out of every three dunks. The rhetorical exercise continues in the Twin Cities on Friday.

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