Cade Cunningham is the number 1 pick in the 2021 NBA draft. Having suffered from injuries early in the season, the rookie of the year candidate has missed majority of Detroit Pistons inaugural games in the 2021-22 season. However, during the Pistons vs 76ers showdown, Cade Cunningham decided to turn himself like the 3-point king, Stephen Curry as he knocked a 35-foot-long ranger to show just what he is capable of.
In addition, this long range 3-pointer was the first shot from behind the arc that Cade Cunningham has connected in the NBA. So, what better way to start knock your first 3-pointer in such a fine fashion. After missing the first 4 games for his team, the 20-years-old hasn’t exactly been on fire in his first two games. But in his third game, he posted 18 points, 11 rebounds, being a game-high, and four assists on 4-17 shooting from the floor and 9-10 shooting from the free-throw line.
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However, that wasn’t the only highlight from the number 1 draft pick, he showed what he can do, when he slinked a flashy finish on Philadelphia 76ers and last season’s MVP runner up Joel Embiid, leaving many hoop fans in utter shock.
Talking about the particular Pistons vs 76ers showdown, the latter team was led by Seth Curry with 23 points. While Tyrese Maxey and Joel Embiid scored 20 and 19 points respectively.
On the other hand, Jerami Grant led the Detroit Pistons with game-high 27 points. Cade Cunningham had a much better day offensively as he also went onto register his first double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. It was the 76ers who came out victorious with 109-98, to improve their claim in the Eastern Conference standings