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Detroit Pistons Season Review: Tank Edition
April 22nd, 2014 at 3:05 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Detroit Pistons came into the season with high expectations. A playoff spot in a weak Eastern Conference was a goal, and something that they probably should have accomplished with the talent they currently have. The Pistons finished the season with a brutal 29-53 record, but all is not lost....

Detroit Pistons Lose Heart-Breaker to Oklahoma City Thunder 112-111
April 16th, 2014 at 10:30 PM
***PHOTO1*** In a season full of disappointment why would the final game be any different for the Detroit Pistons? The Pistons dropped the final game of their season Wednesday night to the Thunder by the final of 112-111 in nail-biting fashion. The game meant nothing for the Pistons, but a ton for...

Detroit Pistons Drop Two More Over the Weekend
April 13th, 2014 at 6:57 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Detroit Pistons lost two more games this weekend to bring their overall record to 29-52, the eighth worst in the league. The first loss of the weekend came Friday night in Chicago against the Bulls. Detroit led for the entire game, and was up as many as 18 at...

Cleveland Cavaliers Rout Detroit Pistons 122-100
April 9th, 2014 at 10:15 PM
The Cleveland Cavaliers coasted to a 122-100 win over the Detroit Pistons Wednesday night in a game they led basically from start to finish. Detroit simply didn’t show up for the second night of their back-to-back in Cleveland after picking up a nice win on the road in Atlanta last...

Detroit Pistons Play Spoiler, Top Atlanta Hawks
April 8th, 2014 at 9:58 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Atlanta Hawks entered tonight’s game against the Detroit Pistons with a two game lead over the New York Knicks for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern conference, but he Pistons looked like the playoff team tonight. Detroit took the game to the Hawks early outscoring them...

Detroit Pistons Continue Losing Ways: Tank Update
April 5th, 2014 at 12:31 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Detroit Pistons are building for the future, by losing in the present. It is a necessary evil in today’s NBA. At this point in the season the tank is all the talk with struggling teams, and while no fan enjoys when their team loses, there really is no...

Paul George Lifts Indiana Pacers Over Detroit Pistons
April 2nd, 2014 at 10:50 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Detroit Pistons fought tough at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Wednesday night, but Paul George and the Indiana Pacers were just a little bit better. George’s 27 points and 13 rebounds were key for the Pacers in snapping their three game losing streak with a 101-94 win over the...

Detroit Pistons Rally Past Milwaukee Bucks in Fourth Quarter
March 31st, 2014 at 11:29 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Detroit Pistons had to rally at the Palace at Auburn Hills Monday night to avoid losing back-to-back games to the two worst teams in the NBA. Even a matchup with the league-worst Milwaukee Bucks was no sure victory with the way the Pistons have been playing, and things didn’t...

Detroit Pistons Fall to Philadelphia 76ers, Help Avoid History
March 30th, 2014 at 12:33 PM
***PHOTO1*** Have the Detroit Pistons quit on the season? That’s the question in most fans minds after their latest embarrassing loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.  The loss brings the streak to three in a row, and Detroit has now lost eight of nine. Philly came into the contest on a 26 game...

From Bad Boys to Sad Boys, Detroit Pistons Show They’re Far from Recapturing Past Glory
March 29th, 2014 at 10:45 AM
The dichotomy of the situation was hard to ignore. As halftime began, the current version of the Detroit Pistons were hustled quickly off the floor. The lights dimmed. Chairs were set up. Smoke billowed from above. ***PHOTO1*** It was time for the franchise to live in the past again and honor the...

ESPN’s ’30 for 30′ Detroit Pistons’ Documentary Will Provide Many Fans a Chance to Know Bad Boys
March 14th, 2014 at 12:50 PM
Sometimes, in families, there's one relative that passes away long before the younger generations get to enjoy their charm, rough edges or impact. In those cases, there's no way anyone can truly appreciate that person without stories, photos and multimedia being passed down through generations. ***PHOTO1*** Sports is the same. When a...

Detroit Pistons 99, Sacramento Kings 89: Pistons Rebound in Second Half For Tough Win
March 12th, 2014 at 10:02 AM
Despite trailing by two points at halftime and getting off to another less than desirable start on the court, the Detroit Pistons somehow managed to shake off the rust and defeat the Sacramento Kings 99-89. ***PHOTO1*** Though he's been maligned plenty in 2013-14 season, Josh Smith had an excellent game, scoring 24...

Detroit Pistons 96, New York Knicks 85: Pistons Rebound in Second Half to Top Hapless Knicks
March 4th, 2014 at 10:11 AM
In a matchup of two equally confused Eastern Conference teams, the Detroit Pistons were the ones sleepwalking through the first two quarters against the New York Knicks, but managed to wake up in time to end their own ugly losing streak and extend New York's. ***PHOTO1*** Andre Drummond was the star of the night, making...

Tanking Now the Best Option for Fading Detroit Pistons to Straighten Franchise Out
February 28th, 2014 at 12:48 PM
At 23-35, the Detroit Pistons are hovering right around the ninth worst record in the NBA. They're three games out of eighth place in a pathetic Eastern Conference and in the midst of another elongated losing streak, falling fast. ***PHOTO1*** Though sports purists will disagree with the principals of actively trying to...

Golden State Warriors 104, Detroit Pistons 96: Pistons Blow Leads, Fall Apart in Second Half
February 25th, 2014 at 10:34 AM
At halftime, the Detroit Pistons were in the game against a powerful Western Conference foe in the Golden State Warriors, trailing 63-62. Detroit rebounded to take an 83-81 lead prior to the fourth quarter. Again, the team must have forgotten how much the money quarter counts for. ***PHOTO1*** Defensively, the Pistons fell...

Detroit Pistons’ Second Half Preview: Key Issues to Watch as a Possible Playoff Push Begins
February 17th, 2014 at 3:08 PM
With the NBA All-Star game now in the rear view mirror, the Detroit Pistons will both turn their attention to their push for a playoff birth and plans of their next move as it relates to restructuring a team in bad need of a makeover. ***PHOTO1*** Whichever way it may end up...

Detroit Pistons’ Late Loss to Cleveland Cavaliers Shows Consistent Defense Still a Problem
February 13th, 2014 at 12:46 PM
For two quarters, the Detroit Pistons did everything they were supposed to do against the Cleveland Cavaliers, playing with passion and excitement much like the game before against the San Antonio Spurs. For all intents and purposes, the Cavaliers were a team they should have beaten. ***PHOTO1*** There was one problem, however....

Orlando Magic Roll Sluggish Detroit Pistons
February 5th, 2014 at 10:41 PM
***PHOTO1*** Eight days ago the Detroit Pistons laid a beat down on the Orlando Magic. Tonight Orlando repaid the favor. The Magic beat the Pistons 112-98 in a game where they took control in the second quarter and never looked back. A back-and-fourth first quarter showed from the beginning that the Pistons...

Miami Heat’s Big Three Shoot Down Solid Effort from Detroit Pistons
February 3rd, 2014 at 11:51 PM
 ***PHOTO1*** The Detroit Pistons fell to the Miami Heat 102-96 in a tough game Monday night in Miami. The Pistons had a solid showing, but in the end couldn’t match the pedigree of the two-time defending champs. 21 turnovers cost the Pistons in a game they could have stolen from the...

Rested Detroit Pistons Face Run and Gun Philadelphia 76ers
February 1st, 2014 at 10:34 AM
***PHOTO1*** A fresh Detroit Pistons lineup will take on the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night in Detroit. The Pistons were scheduled to take on the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, but that contest was canceled due to the icy conditions in Atlanta. This gave the Pistons some well-deserved rest after a blowout...