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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...

Despite Persistant Rumors, Detroit Pistons Remain Inactive at Trade Deadline
February 20th, 2014 at 3:35 PM
By midday Thursday, there was internet scuttlebutt the Detroit Pistons were looking to move Josh Smith. Additionally, rumors persisted the team might want to add Luol Deng, Evan Turner, Harrison Barnes or others. ***PHOTO1*** None of that happened, and the trade deadline passed with only the sound of crickets chirping, tumbleweeds blowing...

The Pros and Cons of Detroit Pistons’ Activity During Thursday’s NBA Trade Deadline
February 19th, 2014 at 3:22 PM
The Detroit Pistons once again find themselves muddled in a midwinter state of mediocrity as the NBA trade deadline approaches. Should the team make any moves as a result, or should they be content to play out the rest of the season and see what happens with a roster still...

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’ Andre Drummond Dominates Futures’ Game, Wins MVP Award
February 15th, 2014 at 9:38 AM
Detroit Pistons' fans have long understood that center Andre Drummond has a very bright future, but after Friday night, count the rest of the league among the believers of that fact, too. ***PHOTO1*** Drummond played in the BBVA Compass Futures Game and dominated from the opening tip, scoring 30 points and collecting...

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....

Meet Detroit Pistons’ New Interim Head Coach John Loyer
February 11th, 2014 at 4:07 PM
Q: What do Lawrence Frank, Maurice Cheeks and Bob Huggins have in common? A: More than simply being lifelong coaches, two of whom were most recently fired by the Detroit Pistons. ***PHOTO1*** In their jobs, Frank, Cheeks and Huggins have each maintained new Detroit boss John Loyer as an assistant coach. Cheeks had Loyer...

Report: Detroit Pistons Fire Head Coach Maurice Cheeks After Less than One Season
February 9th, 2014 at 11:53 AM
***PHOTO1*** Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports the Detroit Pistons have decided to fire head coach Maurice Cheeks after less than one whole season on the job. The announcement came to Cheeks by general manager Joe Dumars after the Pistons strung together back to back victories over the weekend. Apparently, Tom Gores had...

Bench Spat Between Will Bynum, Maurice Cheeks Worst Sign of Detroit Pistons’ Dysfunction
February 7th, 2014 at 9:29 AM
The Detroit Pistons are becoming a bigger winter soap opera by the moment as losses mount and inconsistency settles in like a stubborn polar vortex. ***PHOTO1*** The necessary dramatic elements are back. First, it was ownership admitting the organization hasn't done enough to set the team up for success. Then, it was...

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...

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 Look to End Skid Against Orlando Magic
January 28th, 2014 at 3:16 PM
The Detroit Pistons will try to end a four game slide Tuesday at the Palace of Auburn Hills where they will take on the Orlando Magic. They will have a good shot to end their losing streak against a Magic team that has only won two of their past 15...

FightClub.com, Now the Official Fantasy Football Game of Sports Media 101; Sign-Up Free, Win Big
September 28th, 2013 at 8:19 AM
Sports Media 101 Inc. is proud to announce an official, and exclusive, fantasy football partnership with FightClub.com. FightClub offers weekly fantasy football games suited for both the novice and professional fantasy football player, encompassing NFL football and NCAA football. Sign-up is free and all new participants receive an immediate $5 credit. Additionally,...

What Will Happen to PG Peyton Siva in the Upcoming Season?
July 22nd, 2013 at 4:43 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Detroit Pistons have officially signed draft picks Kentavious Caldewell-Pope and Tony Mitchell to rookie-scale deals, which leaves Peyton Siva’s fate undetermined. Caldewell-Pope is a 6'5" shooting guard from Georgia University, and will be guaranteed two years on the team, and his third year will be determined by the team....

Jason Maxiell Signs Two-Year, $5 Million Deal with Orlando Magic
July 18th, 2013 at 8:32 PM
Longtime Detroit Pistons grinder and hardwood "Charlie Hustle" Jason Maxiell has turned in his red, white and blues for the star and stripes (silver star and black pinstripes) of the Orlando Magic. The unrestricted free agent wasn't expected to rejoin the Pistons after the season ended, as the emergence of...

Detroit Pistons GM Joe Dumars Puts Trade Rumors to Rest, at Least Publicly
July 17th, 2013 at 7:34 PM
Tuesday marked the re-introduction of Detroit Pistons legend, 2004 NBA Finals MVP point guard Chauncey Billups. While the guard spoke about his role with the team, now as the veteran presence and player-mentor to the young backcourt pieces, GM Joe Dumars found himself addressing the swirling rumors about his team's...

For the Detroit Pistons, If not Rajon Rondo, Why not Brandon Jennings?
July 16th, 2013 at 12:10 AM
There's been a lot of talk about the Detroit Pistons trying to acquire Boston Celtics' point guard Rajon Rondo via trade. After the Celtics turned down the Pistons' second trade offer Sunday, an offer that included third-year guard Brandon Knight and the expiring contract of either Charlie Villanueva or Rodney...

If the Detroit Pistons Want a Shot at Rajon Rondo, Greg Monroe Needs to Be Offered
July 15th, 2013 at 12:30 PM
The rumors won’t go away. After the Boston Celtics turned down a previous trade offer from the Detroit Pistons for Rajon Rondo in the first week of July, the Pistons have reportedly approached the Celtics once again about acquiring Rondo. While Pistons 101 speculated that the first offer the Pistons...