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Pistons look to bounce back against the Timberwolves

The Detroit Pistons (12-12) look to bounce back after a disappointing offensive performance when they play the struggling Minnesota Timberwolves (6-16). The two teams have almost opposite form lines with the Detroit Pistons traveling to Minnesota on the back of winning 6 of their last 8 games. On the other hand, the Timberwolves have won […] Pistons look to bounce back against...
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1 hour ago

Job well done, Beno Udrih

Beno Udrih — professional and potent. A 12-year NBA veteran, Beno Udrih knew the situation awaiting him in Detroit precisely: play a steadying backup point guard role behind fill-in starter Ish Smith until the injured Reggie Jackson returned 20 or so games into the season. Nothing more, nothing less. It was a clear job from the beginning and one that Beno completed with no problem...
Via Detroit Bad Boys
5 hours ago

Piston Powered mailbag: Your Pistons’ questions answered

We’re a bit past the quarter mark of the Detroit Pistons’ 2016-17 regular season, and some of our biggest questions about this team may have been answered. The Detroit Pistons have stayed afloat in Reggie Jackson‘s 21-game absence due to knee tendinitis and have a reasonable 12-12 record for this point in the season, all […] Piston Powered mailbag: Your Pistons’ questions...
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5 hours ago

Andre Drummond is on the verge of a career year for the Detroit Pistons

Andre Drummond has struggled at times this early season, to the point where some asked what was wrong. The answer? Nothing is wrong with Andre Drummond. At times in this young season, Andre Drummond has appeared disengaged and lethargic. It’s led some to be concerned that the Detroit Pistons made a big mistake in pinning […] Andre Drummond is on the verge of a career year for...
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9 hours ago

Trend lines point to Pistons finishing ahead of their current 8th spot in East

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1 day ago

Pistons vs. Hornets Final Score: Pistons lose brickfest to Charlotte, 87-77

It was an awful game by both teams, and not fun to watch. Can we just call this game a loss for both teams? The Pistons were coming off a game last night, but that is not an excuse for how poorly they played on offense. Charlotte last played on Monday, so they really do not have an excuse. It looked like any other NBA game after the first quarter, it was 24-23 and both teams did...
Via Detroit Bad Boys
1 day ago

A punchless offense stalls Pistons drive to repeat road win at Charlotte

FAST BREAKDOWN
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1 day ago

Grading every trade and signing of the Stan Van Gundy era

Two years in, it's a fair time to hand out grades on all of Stan Van Gundy and Jeff Bowers' moves. One of the best parts of the excellent Dunc’d On Basketball Podcast by Nate Duncan is when they bring on NBA beat writers for specific teams and ask them to grade their team’s front office. There are really interesting answers hearing local beat writers evaluate the decision-making...
Via Detroit Bad Boys
3 days ago

WATCH: Dunk of the Week: December 5, 2016

Ish Smith uses his #DetroitHustle and #DetroitMuscle to get a steal and a slam in this week’s Dunk of the Week! You decide if it’s enough to take down Tobias’s two-week winner!
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Reggie Jackson makes season debut for Detroit Pistons

Detroit Pistons fans finally heard the news they’ve been waiting to hear for awhile now. Their star point guard Reggie Jackson made his season debut Sunday night vs the Orlando Magic (9-12) at home for Detroit. Jackson has missed the first 21 games of the season, but Detroit (11-11) has been able to retain his absence. Jackson, now in his third season with Detroit, averaged 18...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons falter in Reggie Jackson's return

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Serge Ibaka scored 21 points and blocked four shots, helping the Orlando Magic beat the Detroit Pistons 98-92 on Sunday night. Nikola Vucevic added 16 points and eight rebounds for the Magic. Pistons guard Reggie Jackson made his season debut after missing Detroit's first 21 games with knee tendinitis. He had 18 points in 23 minutes. Marcus Morris led...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons improve to 3-1 on road trip with 121-85 win at Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) -- Point guard Ish Smith has the Detroit Pistons talking to each other on the court, moving the ball fluidly and getting stops on defense. The result has been an impressive run against quality opponents. "We were just flying around," Smith said. "That's going to be the key for us going forward, just constantly getting better defensively. If we can do that, then we'll...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons center Andre Drummond fined $15,000 by NBA

NEW YORK (AP) Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond was fined $15,000 by the NBA on Thursday for striking Charlotte Hornets center Roy Hibbert in the back of the head with an elbow. Drummond was assessed a Flagrant Foul 2 and ejected with in the second quarter of the Pistons' 112-89 victory over the Tuesday night.
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Drummond has a ‘Crying Jordan’ hat, and it is glorious

If you weren’t already sick of the Crying Jordan meme on the internet, be prepared to start seeing it in person. After Wednesday’s game between the Detroit Pistons and Boston Celtics, Pistons center Andre Drummond talked to the media while wearing a Crying Jordan hat. While he looks nonchalant in the picture, he had to know this would cause the Internet to freak out. #Pistons...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kemba Walker makes Pistons player fall down with sick crossover

Kemba Walker sent a Pistons player to the floor with his slick handles on Tuesday’s night. Walker was attempting to get some space for a jumper, and got more than he bargained for. He used a crossover to make Ish Smith fall down, then casually drained a step-back three-pointer. This embed is invalid" /> That shot tied the game at 46-46.
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Detroit Pistons slow start shouldn’t hinder hope

Before the season started the Detroit Pistons were generating a lot of buzz about being a potential breakout team in the Eastern Conference this season. And with the first month of the season coming to a close the Pistons (8-10) are not off to the start they were hoping for. The struggles have been frustrating, but in the coming months, this team is going to make a jump. The main...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Three reasons for the Detroit Pistons’ recent struggles

The Detroit Pistons started hot, but have lost their last four games. In three of those last four losses, Detroit lost by no more than three points. Technically, the Pistons haven’t been playing “bad” basketball, but the way they’re playing is reflecting through their record. Detroit is now 6-9 on the young season, but they have had to face some of the NBA’s toughest opponents...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Van Gundy talks “stick to sports” with Chad Finn

ESPN’s Jeff Van Gundy is no stranger to expressing his opinions, whether that’s on basketball or off-the-court topics such as the NBA’s domestic violence policy. Chad Finn of The Boston Globe wrote a thoughtful column on the “stick to sports” response media figures, analysts, coaches and athletes often get when they venture into politics, and he included some comments from...
Via Awful Announcing
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Numbers Game: On The Blazers' Offense, Pistons' Rebounding

Believe it or not, but we're already over three weeks into this new NBA campaign. So far we've been treated to some shocking trends and surprising subplots. In particular, two teams expected to take a leap forward-- the Detroit Pistons and Portland Trail Blazers -- haven't been quite as convincing as we expected (though the Pistons, obviously, are not at full strength). For each...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss
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