The Pistons will take on the Oklahoma Thunder tonight to open up the Palace.  This is the same match up as last season’s home opener, but this year the Pistons are hoping for a different result.  The Thunder beat the Pistons 91-83 on Oct. 30, when Kevin Durant scored 11 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter while grabbing 12 boards.

The Pistons will have to bring their A game against the likes of Durant and his Thunder.  With the sting of the Pistons loss in New Jersey still fresh, I think we

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Tip is at 8:00 pm and will be broadcast on FSN Detroit.  If you can’t watch the action live, follow the game over at NBA.com or listen on the radio at 9.71 The Ticket.

I just realized today that I haven’t missed a Pistons Home Opener in over 20 years.  That means a couple of things…I’m getting old, and I do love my Pistons.
Fire in the Palace

Since I will be at the game, Danny will be hosting LIVE CHAT come game time. You can talk Pistons during the game, but let’s just hope it’s good things.

Be sure to Follow Me on Twitter, you never know what kind of trouble I may get into at the Palace.  I do my best to update you on things you may not see on the broadcast, but best of all I know my fellow Pistons fans have my back when I need updates while I’m in the building.

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10 Responses to The Pistons vs The Thunder – Home Opener Live Chat

  1. Rashit Flawless (Russia) says:

    Is it only me or you heard that too, that our new boss told CBS he won’t allow Stuckey to re-sign?!
    The days for Stuck are over in Detroit or what?
    Ilic has no such credit to Stuckey that Joe has

  2. Rashit Flawless (Russia) says:

    Is it only me or you heard that too, that our new boss told CBS he won’t allow Stuckey to re-sign?!
    The days for Stuck are over in Detroit or what?
    Ilic has no such credit to Stuckey that Joe has

    “As a result, Green will become a restricted free agent after the season, as will Stuckey, who also will not be reaching a deal with the Pistons, a person with knowledge of the situation told CBSSports.com. Among other factors, Stuckey’s situation is complicated by an ownership change in Detroit, sources said. “

  3. Serbiaz Piston says:

    Natalie, it would be very nice if you would post Pistons introduction video after the game (as you always did in the past years)… :)
    & btw sorry for my bad english ;)
    GO PISTONS!

  4. Bobby says:

    LOL vintage pistons closing defense…. yeah let’s give the lane for a layup with 2 seconds left. Unreal how amateur this team looks. It’s like they’ve never been in a last second game closing situation.

    • Nate says:

      They are rarely in a situation like they were tonight; usually there is no chance to win the game lol. At least Stuck and BG looked great. Cant believe we were in it after turning the ball over 975 times.

  5. g2daner says:

    we almost had it.. bad defense in that last play..

  6. KG says:

    In all fairness that’s what you get for putting MAX on a faster Jeff Green..
    Just saying…
    Great game from Stuck and BG
    0-2 but this team could just as easily be 2-0
    I hope we get all these bad rolls out early in the season…
    Honestly I had OKC beating us in this game anyways, but was pleasantly surprised at how well we played at times..

  7. terry says:

    The new boss would be an idiot not resign Stuck. When is the last time you saw a team get 44 free throws? 2006 playoffs Miami Heat against the Pistons MAYBE. Maxiell, why man, why give up the lane so easily?

  8. edt says:

    Jeff Green and Rodney Stuckey, two members of the 2007 draft class seeking contract extensions by Monday’s deadline, will not be receiving them, people familiar with the circumstances told CBSSports.com.

    Thunder GM Sam Presti, who earlier Thursday told the Oklahoman that a deal would not be reached with Green, told CBSSports.com that he had good dialogue with agent David Falk and seriously explored the matter.

    “We will have to revisit the discussions in the future,” Presti said.

    As a result, Green will become a restricted free agent after the season, as will Stuckey, who also will not be reaching a deal with the Pistons, a person with knowledge of the situation told CBSSports.com. Among other factors, Stuckey’s situation is complicated by an ownership change in Detroit, sources said.

    To date, only Kevin Durant and Joakim Noah among high-profile members of that draft class have received extensions from their teams. Agreements for Houston’s Aaron Brooks, Portland’s Greg Oden and Atlanta’s Al Horford also are long shots at best – although a person familiar with the discussions told CBSSports.com that talks are scheduled this week between Hawks management and Horford’s agent, Arn Tellem.

    The reason for the extension drought is simple: With a new collective bargaining agreement coming after the season, and a new pay structure and possibly altered contract lengths and guarantees along with it, it is difficult for teams to commit to new deals that in past years were foregone conclusions for players of this caliber. Even restricted free agency, which could change under the new agreement, is an unknown because executives and agents don’t know how it will change under the new agreement.

    “People want more certainty and want to understand the rules,” a person involved in contract negotiation said. “Are contracts going to be 75 percent guaranteed? Fifty percent guaranteed? What are the rules?”

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    from some random blog

    makes sense tho. It’s not like he wont be a piston, they just want to wait.

    the plain truth is that we can’t afford to resign stuckey at the going rate, and if the team owners wait end the new agreements are finished we’ll be able to sign him for a lot less.

    more here

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    Only two players have signed so far, No. 2 pick Kevin Durant with Oklahoma City, and No. 9 selection Joakim Noah with Chicago. One agent representing a player taken in that first round speculates No. 3 selection Al Horford will end up re-signing with Atlanta, but that nobody else might sign. If that is the case, the number of players locked in would be three, half of the six who got extensions last fall.

    “Owners really don’t want to give them out because they believe there will be a collective bargaining agreement in place next summer that is more favorable to them,” said the agent about the belief there will be a CBA that lowers salaries after the current one expires June 30, 2011.

  9. James (Australia) says:

    Are you guys serious? Bad defense on that last play? The Pistons did too good a job defensively. Prince prevented Durant from getting the ball, and then Jeff Green – who looked really unsure of what to do – is able to make a high-degree of difficulty layup over Maxiell and Wallace. What more could you ask for? The only thing I could of asked for was Jerebko. He would have had the speed to keep up with Green and shut him out.

    Gordon was unconscious in that game. 30 points on 15-16 shots is ridiculous. I really hope that Stuckey keeps his level of play up. 24 and 9 is excellent point guard play. He just needs to eliminate some of the shots he forces – he is really good when he plays in the flow of the offence, but when he forces it, he is very rarely successful.

    We will get better once Daye starts to contribute.

    HOW WAS TAYSHAUN PRINCE CALLED FOR THAT FOUL?!??!?!?!?!?!

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