I love that Nerlens Noel’s instinct was to go after that and try to block it.
But welcome to the NBA rookie. He’s not strong enough or ready to stop someone with the power of Josh Smith going to the rim.
Smith had a monster game — 17 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists and five hockey assists (his pass led to another pass that led to a bucket). He did it a little bit of everything in the Pistons 109-103 victory.