Cade Cunningham tied Isiah Thomas, Grant Hill in some Pistons history

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Cade Cunningham tied Isiah Thomas, Grant Hill in some Pistons history

Detroit Pistons rookie Cade Cunningham on Friday tied Hall of Famers Isiah Thomas and Grant Hill in a bit of team history after another strong performance.

Cunningham recorded a team-high 25 points, six rebounds, five assists and two steals in a 111-101 loss to the Utah Jazz. He went 11-of-23 from the field, including 1-of-4 from 3-point range, in 41 minutes of work during the loss.

The performance marked his fourth of the season with at least 25 points, five rebounds and five assists, which tied Thomas and Hill for the most such outings through the first 36 games of a career. He is also the only rookie this season to reach that stat line multiple times.

Cunningham drew praise from head coach Dwane Casey after putting up 17 points in the first half. Casey thought Cunningham struggled some with playmaking and admitted there should have been adjustments made to combat the Jazz’s defense but was overall happy with his night.

In any case, Cunningham has proven this season that he is capable of leading the Pistons and filling up the stat sheet on a nightly basis. He has also locked in on the defensive end of the floor and even tied a career-high with three blocked shots.

After missing time to begin the season due to injury, Cunningham is off and running with the Pistons. He is showcasing why he was the No. 1 pick and has his name firmly in the mix as a Rookie of the Year front-runner, as a result.

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