The Pistons have started off 3-1, much in part to Drummond’s contributions on the glass.
Here are some of the numbers behind tonight's game and his start to the season.
1 – There is only one other player to have multiple career games of at least 25 points and 25 rebounds in losses: Hakeem Olajuwon.
2 – With three steals tonight, Drummond is the first player with at least 20 points, 20 rebounds and two steals in consecutive games since Kevin Willis in 1991.
4 – In the Pistons’ first four games this season, Drummond has multiple 20 point-20 rebound games. From the Elias Sports Bureau: The last player to accomplish that was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1975-76. He won the MVP that year.
5 - Drummond is the fifth player over the last 20 seasons with 25 points, 15 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds in a game since Kevin Love on Nov. 12, 2010.
15 – Drummond has the most rebounds by a Piston in the first four games of the season over the last 30 seasons with 78, 15 more than Bill Laimbeer, who had 63 in 1986.
34 - According to NBA's SportVU player tracking, Drummond was within 3.5 feet of a possible rebound 34 times Tuesday. He grabbed 29 rebounds, a rebounding percentage of 85.3 percent.
78 – Over the last 30 seasons, only Dennis Rodman (83) and Charles Barkley (80) have grabbed more rebounds than Drummond (78) has in the first four games of a season.