This is what Pistons fans have been waiting for since Detroit’s early departure in the playoffs last season.  Let’s leave the mess behind us and get to the good stuff.

Detroit is in Memphis to take on the Grizzles for their season opener tonight at 8pm.  You’re opening night linup is.

  • Rodney Stuckey
  • Rip Hamilton
  • Tayshaun Prince
  • Charlie Villanueva
  • Ben Wallace

Yes, Big Ben will be the Pistons starting center.

Tip off is at 8:00 PM and will be broadcast on FS Detroit with pregame festivites starting at 7PM.  Can’t watch live? Listen on the radio over at 9.71 The Ticket or follow the gamecast over at NBA.com.

I’m excited, so I’m sure you will get a few choice Tweets out of me during the game.

To an eventful and action packed season!  Leave em in the comments.

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32 Responses to Blastoff – The Pistons vs. The Grizzlies

  1. The Fluidics says:

    Did you hear the Rip comments from Memphis this morning?
    http://dimemag.com/2009/10/rip-hamilton-tells-his-side-of-the-iversoncurry-story/

    He basically said that MC was a big time liar, lied to Rip, lied to AI, made promises he had no intention of keeping, and basically laying the blame for last season right where it belonged all along: Michael Curry. AI is Detroits goat.

    That out of the way, I’m really looking forward to tonight, damn shame Jonas Balboa and Apollo Day aren’t going to play, Jonas is going to be the dark horse this year.

  2. Amer ican Prince says:

    yeah flu i agree with what rip said too. Even though we didn’t really like Iverson coming here, we all knew Michael Curry was in way over his head and really couldn’t utilize the roster.

    That being said new year new coach new attitude, The Pistons will be undefeated tomorrow. They will have a 1-0 record.

    Let’s go Pistons.

  3. Richie says:

    I love the new look site, Nat. It would be nice to have Ausitn Daye available to night, but the Grizzlies probably wish they had Iverson available. I’ve been lookinjg forward to this season for a looong time. :)

  4. Lori says:

    Natalie, the site looks great! Congratulations on really nice work!

  5. Amber says:

    I know it’s early, but I’m excited, and the Pistons look decent! Well, at least they look better than last year. Rip and Prince started out well. It’s great to see big Ben! The only thing that could make this any better is a different PF. I’m still not impressed with Charlie.

  6. Amber says:

    Oh my goodness, I just saw teamwork from the Detroit Pistons. Oh my gosh. Really, my expectations are so low right now just about anything would impress me! But I’m impressed!!

  7. dave says:

    gordons shot looks good, wallace is playin D and gobblin up boards (and he hit a free throw!), and theres this guy, prince, hes aight

    • Amber says:

      FLUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!! Look at our team, they’re playing well! It’s a miracle. Are you enjoying the game? How have you been?

  8. dave says:

    is cv a foul prone player?

  9. KleenGee says:

    Wallace is still awesome! Did you see that charge he took? Defense with finesse!!!!!!!! Best bargain buy of the summer

  10. The Fan says:

    The new skin to the sight looks sweet Natalie!!! Go Pistons!!!

  11. ski dp3 says:

    Rip and Ben are working well together. Glad to see Tayshaun getting good numbers.

    PS: A new chatroom would go great with this new theme ;) :P

  12. Working on the site…Chat is coming just trying to find the right one. Hard for me to monitor it so that’s the reason for the change. We look good dont we!

    • KleenGee says:

      YES! looking good! I hope that they look good against a better team. The bigs needed to do a better job against Gasol.

  13. a.k.a.seabass says:

    Ohhh Yeeaahhh!!! I love this new Pistons team. I know its just the Grizzlies, but they’re scoring at will and are lookin’ pretty good on defense. Looks like Chris Wilcox was the odd man out tonight, although he did pick up some garbage minutes. I think this team has tons of potential and should not be slept on. Oh, yeah. Nice job on the website, Natalie. GO PISTONS!!!

  14. Amber says:

    Thanks, Natalie! I like the new look of this site, very nice.

  15. Amber says:

    Welcome back, defense. I hope Rip isn’t injured too badly.

  16. Pawel says:

    website looks pretty awesome. I liked the game too but cmon guys, lets dont get carried away after 1st match.

  17. junior says:

    nat, y does the replies we put in to other people go underneath there comment where we cant read it? i tried clicking on it and you still cant get to it. just wondering. if u can fix it or if im just doing something wrong let me know.ty nat

  18. immynimmy says:

    gordon and hamilton were on FIRE…still worried about the defense and a big man but thus far not too much to complain about

  19. Amer ican Prince says:

    I forget to say nice job on the new layout. Really cool. Also I heard George and Greg say something about Pistons were only allowed to dress 10 players? I think I heard it had something to do with the suspensions, but I don’t think I’ve ever heard anything like that before? Did I just mishear?

    BTW good win nice 4 point play by ben gordon, monster jam by MAX and Rip with a nice scoring game. And Ben Walllace doing what Ben Wallace does. That part towards the end of the game where they showed Ben Chucky CV Kwame Tay on the bench was really a funny moment hah

  20. edt says:

    natalie can you add a “comments” button? It took me 5 minutes to figure out where to click to read the comments.

  21. dennis j says:

    The faster we stop mentioning AIyayaiyaiayai the better it will be…

  22. TAysHAuN says:

    go pistons!!

  23. mark says:

    GO pistons!!!!!!!

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