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The 22-38 #Pistons are hosting the Cavaliers Tuesday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

  • The good: The Pistons might actually win this one.
  • The bad: This on isn’t being televised so if you’re not at the Palace you probably won’t be seeing this one.
  • The unknown: Which team want’s more litter balls?/li>

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Tip off is at 7:30 pm and will not be broadcast locally. If you don’t have league pass you can catch it on the radio over at WWJ 950 AM.

The 22-36 #Pistons are back home to play the second game of a back to back Friday night against the 28-30 Bucks. Detroit is trying to get every win they can, while Milwaukee is doing the same in order to slide into the playoffs. The Bucks dropped two games behind the eighth-place Knicks after they lost at home Wednesday night.

  • The good: Knight had a career-high 26 points and seven assists in the Feb. 3 win over the Bucks.
  • The bad: The Pistons are 6-24 on the road.
  • Who to watch: Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings who can light it up in a blink of and eye. Keep your eye out for Monroe and Knight who will both look to continue their success after Thursday’s game in Charlotte.
  • The unknown: Will Charlie V get some time on the floor to give it to his former team? (I couldn’t even keep a straight face typing that one)

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Tip off is at 8:00 pm and will be broadcast on Fox Sports Plus. If you can’t catch the game on TV, catch it on the radio over at 97.1 The Ticket.

The #Pistons finished off their four game road trip on a high note with a 109-85 drubbing of the Charlotte Bobcats. The Pistons handed the Bobcats their 14th consecutive loss and the 19th of the season by 20 or more points.

Key Points:

  • Nice to get a solid win, but this Bobcats team is so bad that if they don’t win another game in their final nine, they’ll have the worst winning percentage in NBA history at .106.
  • Greg Monroe and Jason Maxiell combined for 28 first-half points and just kept taking it inside on the Bobcats.
  • A 15-1 run in the second pulled the Pistons away for good.
  • A 40 point third quarter for Detroit.
  • It seemed like there were more Pistons highlights in this single game than combined all season.
  • Brandon Knight dunking…check.
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  • Brandon Knight smiling and having just about the best time I’ve seen in a Pistons uniform…check.
  • Brandon Knight finishing the game with 21 points, 7 assists, 3 boards, 3 steals and a +27 in 28 minutes on the floor…priceless.

Lawrence Frank: “It was a fun game to coach and to watch tonight. I thought our guys played very hard and really committed on the defensive end. We ran the floor and did a great job sharing the ball. Everyone made their minutes count and that makes it so much easier out there.”

  • Greg Monroe led the Pistons with a double-double. Moose finished with 25 points and 11 boards, a steal, a block, 4 assists and a +31. Nice to see Greg have a solid game after falling short the past month or so.
  • I see you Jason Maxiell – perfect 8-of-8 from the floor finishing with 17 points and 5 rebounds.
  • Even in a blowout Charlie V is a -12 in the box. He scored two points in 5 minutes going 1-for-4.
  • 28 assists on the night for Detroit.
  • Rodney Stuckey back in the starting lineup after a knee injury in Orlando. Rodney with 9 points and 7 assists in 27 minutes.
  • Highlights…and a lot of them, courtesy of NBA.com

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  • You can’t forget Will Bynum, who also helped change the tempo of the game by playing good defense and helping Detroit go on a run. Bynum finished with 9 points and a +2o in the box.
  • Tayshaun just 3-for-14 on the night but one really nice jam. Tay finished with 6 points, 7 boards, 3 assists and a steal.
  • 56 points in the paint for Detroit.
  • Lots of oops!

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  • Tonight at home against Milwaukee.

The Pistons can’t get out of Florida soon enough after the last two games they played. If Sunday’s drubbing by the Heat wasn’t enough, Detroit got another beat down from the Orlando Magic Monday night. The 89-119 loss came from a Orlando team that was without their star Dwight Howard in a contest that saw the Magic team record a season high 15 three-pointers.

Key Points:

  • This one got away from the Pistons quickly. While keeping it close in the first, they were down 21 points by the half.
  • To prove a point as to how bad this one is, the missing in “DNP” action Charlie Villanueva entered the game late in the third quarter an played 18 minutes. CV31 was one of just three Pistons in double figures with 10 points.
  • All Magic starters in double figures with Glen Davis posting a double-double and Jason Richardson leading all scorers with 22 points.
  • The lone bright spot for Detroit was Tayshaun Prince, who led the Pistons with 21 points, 13 of them in the first quarter.
Tayshaun Prince with 29 points and his 400th Block

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  • Detroit led, 12-10, when Earl Clark blocked a Greg Monroe dunk attempt. Orlando outscored the Pistons, 42-18, over the next 14 minutes.

Angry Cartoon Lawrence FrankLawrence Frank: “It’s very embarrassing, we’ve got to figure out which group we want to be. Do we want to be the group that was four and 20 or do we want to be the group that went near .500 basketball? It’s humiliating. It’s not acceptable.”

  • Not cool..Stuckey banged knees on the last possession of the second quarter and stayed down for several minutes . He walked off eventually and warmed up after returning from the locker room. He was set to play, but didn’t feel he could go after warming up. Stuckey finished with 2 points in 16 minutes.
  • Here is your lone Monroe highlight. Greg finished with 9 points and 5 boards.

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  • Brandon Knight had seven points and 3 assists in 28 minutes.
  • In the basketball encyclopedia under ugly…there will be the box scores of the last two Pistons games.
  • Up next, Thursday in Charlotte and Friday at home against the Bucks.

The 20-32 #Pistons will try to continue their winning ways when they host the 12-42 Wizards Thursday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills. The Wizards have won seven of their last eight visits to Detroit and nine of their last 11 overall match-ups with the Pistons.

  • The good: It looks like Rodney Stuckey is going to give it a go tonight.
  • The bad: For some odd reason the turrable Wizards like to beat the Pistons.
  • Who to watch: Greg Monroe, who won’t have to go up against JaVaile McGee and the (hopefully) healthy Rodney Stuckey
  • The unknown: Will Charlie Villanueva ever play and if not can Pistons fans split his paycheck for sticking with this team?

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Sure the #Pistons didn’t take advantage of being home or who they were playing when they were down a nine points to the Bobcats with four and a half minutes to go. Something inside clicked and the Pistons made a charge to get within three points, when Bynumite happened.

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Overtime wasn’t a breeze, but the Pistons squeaked out of the Palace with a 110-107 victory over Charlotte.

Key Points:

  • No Rodney Stuckey or Ben Gordon in this one. Both were on the bench in uniform but didn’t play.
  • Will Bynum’s late game heroics aside, it really was Brandon Knight who got the Pistons in the position to get it to overtime. Brandon knocked down three 3-pointers in the final two minutes to get the Pistons back in the game and quite frankly send the crowd into a frenzy.
  • Add a little credit to Jonas Jerebko, who played his heart out down the stretch. His tip-in late in the game on a Tayshaun Prince miss also played a part in the win. The Swede finished with 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting with 5 boards, 3 assists and a steal in 26 minutes.
  • Tayshaun led the Pistons with 24 points, 4 assists and nine boards on the night.
  • You really do have to give some credit to Lawrence Frank, who’s done wonders with this team.

Lawrence Frank: To show the fight and the grit, especially since we’ve been on the flip side of those where we’ve had some wins stolen from us,” Frank said. “To me, it’s how we got those buckets. You think about the trust we had – Will on a dribble handoff to (Tayshaun Prince), Tay making the next play to Brandon, and then the trust from Tay to Jonas, Jonas to Will. I just like how we found those shots. They weren’t forced shots; they were rhythm shots in pressure moments.”

  • One of the reason why I like Brandon Knight, he’s not afraid to take big shots. When the Pistons needed buckets, and his shot wasn’t falling, he took and made the three’s down the wire. Knight finished with 12 points on 5-for-15 shooting with 6 assists and 5 boards.
  • Hate to say this but one of the best parts of the night was a Byron Mullens missed dunk in which he collapsed to the ground in a heap after the shot. It seriously looked like a 7-year-old trying to dunk on his home Nerf basket and wiping out. The whole arena cracked up and a ton of Pistons fans in the lower level started chanting Mulllllins, Mulllllins over and over again for the rest of the night.

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  • Greg Monroe with 16 points and nine boards and his usual hustle that make this team go.
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  • Bynum, who is getting more burn since Rodney Stuckey and Gordon are out, finished the game with 17 points on 5-for-9 shooting.
  • The defense looks better and better every game, but the Pistons allowed the Bobcats to finish shooting 46.5 percent and the 97 points they scored in regulation were nearly 10 over their average.
  • Damion Wilkins had a dunk last night that made him look like his uncle. Wilkins scored 8 points on 4-for-7 shooting.
  • Maxiell with 2 blocks on the night and probably one of the biggest surprises all season.
  • Next up, the Magic at home on Tuesday.

The 18-32 #Pistons are back home to take on the 7-42 Bobcats Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. The Bobcats, who have already been eliminated from the playoffs, need eight victories in its remaining 17 regular-season games to avoid setting the mark for the worst record in team history.

  • The good: They are playing the Bobcats.
  • The bad:The Pistons are struggling to find offense with Stuckey out.
  • Who to watch:Brandon Knight and Greg Monroe, who will both be looking to score if Stuckey and Gordon don’t return.
  • The unknown: The status of Rodney Stuckey and Ben Gordon.

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The 18-32 #Pistons are in Chicago to take on the 41-11 #Bulls. The Bulls sit solidly in first place even with injury to MVP Derrick Rose, while the Pistons are fighting for a possible playoff spot.

Ben Gordon and Rodney Stuckey are out for the Pistons tonight.  Derrick Rose is a gametime decision, while  Rip Hamilton, who hasn’t played the last 15 games for the Bulls says he’s ready to go against his former team.

  • The good: TGI FRIDAY? And the Pistons play the Bobcats Saturday night at home.
  • The bad: Chicago is already putting this one in the Win column by the way their local media is talking, which isn’t really a surprise. Do you even remember the last the Pistons beat the Bulls?
  • Who to watch: Austin Day, who will be in the starting lineup.  And keep your eye on Rip Hamilton, who seems to always want to show the Pistons what he can still do.
  • The unknown: Just how bad this one can be.

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Tip off is at 8:00 pm and will be broadcast on Fox Sports. If you can’t catch the game on TV, catch it on the radio over at 97.1 The Ticket.

TayrifficDespite the loss of Pistons MVP of late Rodney Stuckey  in the first quarter of the Cavs game, Detroit left Cleveland with a 87-75 victory thanks to the hot hand of Tayshaun Prince. Tayshaun matched his season high 29 points to give the Pistons their second consecutive road win.

Key Points

  • Prince scored 29, including 18 in the first half when he knocked down all three 3-point attempts. Prince made all four of his triples, shot 11-for-21 on the night and grabbed 8 rebounds. It’s nice to see him step up, especially in a game when Stuckey and Gordon were down with injury.
  • Jason Maxiell was all over the place. Jason played extended minutes after (surprise) Jerebko picked up three quick fouls. Maxiell scored 12 with 9 boards and three blocked shots on the night.
  • Three consecutive games where Austin Day saw time on the court. Daye scored 8 points on 3-for-7 shooting in a whopping 29 minutes on the floor. Looks like he may just be out of Frank’s doghouse.

Austin Daye: “When I can hear positive things from the bench, it really gives me a lot of confidence,” he said. “Being in the right spots defensively, it helps me out – just all of those things.”

  • A little extra time for “The Thrill,” who scored 8 on 3-for-9 shooting in 2o minutes on the floor.
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  • Greg Monroe scored 8 and grabbed 10 rebounds. Those are solid numbers, but his scoring production has gone down significantly since All Star break. One thing however has changed and that’s his hard work and heart. Scoring or not the kid gives it his all no matter if this team is up 20 or down 20.
  • Brandon Knight scored 16 on 7-for-15 shooting with 5 assists and 4 rebounds. Knight lost the battle of the rookie guards with Kyrie Irving putting up 22 with 9 boards and six assists.
  • Wouldn’t we all like to have Charlie Villanueva’s job?
  • And speaking of jobs…Luke Walton still has one?
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  • Ben Wallace is making the most of his last few games in the league. Big Ben had 4 blocked shots on the night and 6 boards.
  • Will Ben Gordon be back to play his former Bulls on Friday night? Doesn’t really matter, he’s yet to have on decent game against his former team. What this team needs to worry about is whether Stuckey can play.

The 17-32 #Pistons are in Cleveland to take on the 17-30 Cavaliers Wednesday night. Detroit would love to keep it going with another win, especially after the Stucktaclar performance on Monday night.

  • The good: (Most will say this is good.) Ben Gordon will not play after complaining of a sore groin suffered in the Knicks game.
  • The bad: Cleveland has won both meetings between the two teams this season.
  • Who to watch: Kyrie Irving and Brandon Knight are the league’s top rookie scorers. I’m sure they both want to prove something.
  • The unknown: Can Rodney Stuckey keep this train rolling?

Tip off is at 7:00 pm and will be broadcast on Fox Sports. If you can’t catch the game on TV, catch it on the radio over at 97.1 The Ticket.