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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’ 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...

Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons Rebound to End Losing Streak
January 29th, 2014 at 12:21 AM
***PHOTO1*** Andre Drummond was benched for a portion of Sunday’s Detroit Pistons game against The Dallas Mavericks for a defensive mistake. Drummond took the benching as a learning experience and rebounded to the tune of 13 points and 17 boards Tuesday night in Detroit’s 103-87 win over the Orlando Magic. In the...

Detroit Pistons Head Coach Lawrence Franks Talks “Hot Seat” Before, After Season Finale Loss
April 18th, 2013 at 10:58 AM
The Detroit Pistons ended their season with a 103-99 road loss to the Brooklyn Nets last night. Today, the Pistons may be losing their head coach Lawrence Frank. The subject of the near-burning hot seat discussions for the past two weeks, Frank's fate as the "former head coach" appears to...

Pistons 113-93 Win Over Charlotte Bobcats Marks Second-Longest Winning Streak of Season
April 13th, 2013 at 3:09 PM
  With last night's 113-93 blowout win over the Charlotte Bobcats, the Pistons reached their second longest winning streak of the season with their third straight victory. (Their longest win streak was a four-gamer that spanned the end of December, start of February) With the Pistons only putting together back-to-back wins...

Detroit Pistons Andre Drummond Scores Career-High, Foils ‘Hack-A-Drummond’ Strategy Against Cleveland Cavaliers
April 11th, 2013 at 11:57 AM
  Last night's 111-104 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers marked the Pistons' third win in their last six games. Still, the story dominating the post-game wasn't the team's mini hot streak, but was instead the "hot hand" of Andre Drummond. Scoring a career-high 29 points to go along with his 11...

Detroit Pistons Now 1-11 in March, Fall 105-82 to Minnesota Timberwolves
March 27th, 2013 at 10:58 AM
  While the Pistons broke their 10-game losing streak against the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday night, the taste of victory wouldn't last long as the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves left the Palace floor with a 105-82 blowout win on Tuesday night. The loss was the seventh home loss for the Pistons, and...

Detroit Pistons Stop Skid, Beat Charlotte Bobcats 92-91
March 24th, 2013 at 11:51 AM
Coming into this weekend, a Michigan team had won two games at the Palace...they were Michigan and Michigan State (congrats to them, by the way), however, the normal inhabitants of the building were riding a 10 game losing streak after taking 29 points from LeBron "Soon to be MVP" James, in...

Detroit Pistons Embarrassed on the Court by the Brooklyn Nets
March 19th, 2013 at 9:42 AM
Mirza Teletovic went 4 of 4 from the field last night. That should tell you all you need to know.  The Pistons were demolished by the Brooklyn Nets 119-82, in a game that honestly was not even that close, with the Nets leading by 40 points for parts of the game....

Detroit Pistons Lose Brandon Knight to Ankle Injury, Fall to Utah Jazz 103-90
March 12th, 2013 at 12:33 AM
  Before the Pistons took the court against the Utah Jazz on Monday night it was announced that Jason Maxiell was out with a bum ankle. Four minutes after the tip Brandon Knight suffered serious ankle sprain after being fouled on a layup. Knight couldn't shoot the free throws and was...

Pistons Embarrassed in 129-97 Blowout Loss to Los Angeles Clippers
March 11th, 2013 at 7:39 AM
  Traveling to Los Angeles for a Sunday night showdown with the lob-city Clippers, the Pistons were trying to shake a four-game losing streak as head coach Lawrence Frank remained away from the team for the third straight game with a personal family matter. Brian Hill took the head coaching chair...

Pistons Rookie Khris Middleton Shines in 102-99 Loss to Dallas Mavericks
March 9th, 2013 at 5:09 PM
  With last night’s 102-99 loss to the Dallas Mavericks the Pistons find themselves with a 23-41 record that’s good enough for 11th place in a sub-par Eastern Conference. As they’ve sealed their spot in the NBA Draft Lottery, it’s clear that the season is no longer about wins and losses,...

Short-Handed Pistons Come up ‘Short’ Against New York Knicks; Losing 87-77
March 7th, 2013 at 9:39 AM
  For Wednesday night's game versus the New York Knicks, to say that the deck was stacked against the Pistons would be an understatement. They've been without Andre Drummond since Feb. 6, and the frontcourt void widened as the Pistons were also without Greg Monroe as a tweaked ankle kept him...

Even Without Tony Parker, the Pistons are Mauled by San Antonio
March 3rd, 2013 at 9:29 PM
Thirty minutes and twelve seconds. That's how long it took for Manu Ginobili. It wasn't even a contested shot. It was just a missed shot. He finished 6 of 8 from the field,  for 17 points, as The Spurs of San Antonio mauled Detroit tonight 114-75. In 22 minutes of...

New Orleans Hornets, Greivis Vasquez Spoil Greg Monroe’s Homecoming, Pistons Fall 100-95
March 2nd, 2013 at 6:03 AM
  Returning to his hometown of New Orleans for a game with the Hornets, the Pistons' Greg Monroe shined in front over 50 friends and family. Monroe recorded his 28th double-double of the season with 27 points and 10 rebounds, but it wasn't enough as the Hornets spoiled Monroe's homecoming with...

Brandon Knight Returns with a Bang, Detroit Pistons Beat Washington Wizards 96-95
February 28th, 2013 at 12:31 AM
  It was the final game in the season series between the Pistons and the Wizards on Wednesday night in Washington D.C. The Pistons were welcoming back both Brandon Knight and Will Bynum to the lineup; Knight was coming back from a knee injury and Bynum from a one-game NBA suspension....

Rodney Stuckey Shines, Al Horford Brighter- Pistons Fall to Atlanta Hawks 114-103
February 26th, 2013 at 7:29 AM
Going into Monday's game against the Atlanta Hawks, the Pistons knew they were going to be without Will Bynum. The NBA announced on Sunday that the backup point guard would be suspended one game for punching Tyler Hansbrough in the stomach in the fourth quarter of the Pistons' Saturday night...

Pistons Finish Season Series Against Indiana with Two Losses
February 24th, 2013 at 11:11 AM
    The Pistons played the Indiana Pacers in a home and home series to end their season series, and both results were the same as the first two. The Pistons lost 114-82 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, in Indiana (2/22) before coming back the next night, and losing 90-72 at the Palace. The Red,...