Josh Harrellson is stepping up in substitute role for Detroit Pistons

Josh Harrellson - photo by Allen Einstein | NBAE via Getty Images
Josh Harrellson - photo by Allen Einstein | NBAE via Getty Images
Josh Harrellson – photo by Allen Einstein | NBAE via Getty Images

Rodney Stuckey and Kyle Singler are the two givens on the Pistons’ bench.

But Josh Harrellson has emerged recently, and right now coach Maurice Cheeks seems to trust the backup big man as much as anybody on the team.

Going into Sunday night’s game against the Miami Heat, Harrellson had appeared in 10 straight games.

He sparked the Pistons in Saturday night’s 92-75 victory at Chicago.

His third-quarter three-pointer sparked a run, and he finished with 10 points, five rebounds, three blocked shots and two assists in 13 minutes.

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