Reggie Jackson's 4th Quarter Brilliance

Against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night Reggie Jackson took over the last half of the 4th quarter, accounting for 19 straight Pistons points with his scoring or assists to bring the Pistons back to win a close game. Let's go possession by possession through the nine possessions and deep dive into how Reggie Jackson takes over the 4th quarter and why he is so effective.

This game showed a fairly regular pattern for the Pistons so far this year. Most of the game they roll with a heavily motion-based offense featuring lots of dribble hand-offs and back-cuts often focusing around Andre Drummond. However, down the stretch of close games, they go rather heavily back, to the staple of having Reggie Jackson run pick and rolls with Andre Drummond, and occasionally Tobias Harris. This made particular sense against the Timberwolves, Jeff Teague isn't a bad defender but he isn't all that good and Karl-Anthony Towns continues to struggle defensively, especially against Andre Drummond who he has yet to beat in his young career.