New 4th Pistons player with 30-point game since Grant Hill

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Detroit Pistons Newbie Jaden Ivey Tuesday saw a career performance, and Grant Hill joined in some team history.

In a loss of 126-111 to the Warriors, Ivey scored 30 points and had five assists. He also grabbed four rebounds and one steal. Utah Jazz. He was 10-of-14 on the field, and 8-of-11 from free-throw. The Pistons were now at 8-25.

The fifth pick was the fourth rookie Pistons pick since Grant Hill in 1995 He finished the game with a 30 point game and was ranked 20th in team history. He was also just the fourth rookie This season, you can score 30 points in one game.

“I’m just trying to, every game, improve whether it is defensively or offensively,” Ivey said after the game. “Just playing with my energy, speed and just try to do what I can do to help this team. I feel like, as a team, we just have to collectively stay focused together.”

Ivey appears to be emerging from a recent shooting slump.

Ivey had been out for three games because of knee soreness. He was averaging 11.5 point, 3.5 assists, and three rebounds, while shooting at 35.2% from behind the arc. He is shooting 68% from the field over his last two games, averaging 24.5 points, four rebounds, three assists and one steal.

The 20 year-old has been an electric player on the court and is quickly becoming a team cornerstone. His Tuesday performance showed that he can take over and lead the team every night.

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