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It’s been quite a long time, in fact since February 24 of 2006 since the #Pistons beat the Bulls in Chicago. The 92-72 victory put the Pistons at 500 ball since early in November when they were 2-2.

Key Points:

  • Brandon Jennings led the way with a season high 33 points, five assists, and two steals in 41:55 on the floor. Jennings was hot from downtown knocking down 5-of-8, the last a glasser reminiscent of Sheed. Jennings outscored the entire starting lineup 33-32.
  • The Pistons took advantage of a broken down Bulls team that didn’t have Deng, Butler, Mike James and as we know Derrick Rose.
  • Just three Pistons in double figures.
  • Detroit led by as much 19, but it was a tie game at the half.  The Pistons pulled away in the third quarter allowing only nine for Chicago while scoring 24.
  • Rodney Stuckey left the game with a knee injury in the second quarter after a collision with Mike Dunleavy and didn’t return.  No word yet on his status.
  • Does Josh Harrellson remind any of you (who can remember) Bill Laimbeer?  The hop he takes when shooting a three looks just like Laimbeer.  All he needs to do now is develop a nice right hook.  Harrellson finished with 10 points, five boards, two assists and three blocked shots in just 12:56 on the floor.  Josh has played himself into this rotation.

Josh-Harrellson-Dance4-Original Gif via www.jamesvandermemes.tumblr.com

cheeksMaurice Cheeks:  On Josh Harrellson “Josh was good. Josh understands how to play the game. Not only to make a shot, he had 3 blocks tonight. If he doesn’t have a shot, he knows how to take the ball to someone else and he is a pretty good rebounder. He understands how to play the game. His 3’s and Brandon’s 3’s were big.”

  • The Pistons big three didn’t score in bundles combining for just 22, but their work on the defensive end won this game.
  • I don’t care if the Bulls were injury plagued, anytime the Pistons beat Chicago is a good day in Detroit.
  • Four game winning streak.
  • Singler keeps hitting his shots, which is good considering we don’t know the status of Rodney Stuckey.  Kyle was 4-of05 for 12 points in 22 minutes.
  • Turnovers are still an issue, Pistons with 18 on the night.
  • Grabbing boards were Smith with 10, Monroe with 12 and Drummond with 14.
  • Highlights via NBA.com


  • If the Pistons can beat the Heat at home Sunday for the second time in a week, they have truly turned the corner.

The 9-10 #Pistons in Chicago to take on the 8-9 Bulls Saturday night. Detroit would love to extend their three-game winning streak on the last game of their road trip before returning to The Palace of Auburn Hills Sunday to take on the Miami Heat who they beat in Miami on Tuesday night.

The good: The Pistons have looked sharp in their last three games making their outside shots, while playing with confidence and chemistry on their longest winning streak of the season.
The bad: The Bulls are among the league leaders in field-goal percentage defense which doesn’t bode well for a Pistons team that has struggled with their outside shooting. Chicago has dominated the Pistons of late winning nine out of their last ten. To make things even worse the Bulls have taken the last 14 regular season meetings in Chicago by an average of 11 points. Chicago held the Pistons to a season-low 26 second-half points on November 27th.
The unknown: Chauncey Billups returned to practice on Friday is close to a return. He is still listed as day-to-day and Will Bynum is doubtful with his left adductor strain. Can the Pistons keep the ball rolling with a win against the Bulls, especially with the Heat looming at the Palace less than 24 hours later?

Stat: Andre Drummond still leads the NBA in field goal percentage with 64.6%
Fact: Andre Drummond joined Shaquille O’Neal as the only players in NBA history to record 18-plus rebounds in three consecutive games at the age of 20 or younger.
Fact: Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond became the first Pistons teammates to record 17-plus rebounds in the same game since Bill Laimbeer (20) and Dennis Rodman (17) vs. Denver (2/13/90).

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

The 8-10 #Pistons are in Milwaukee for the second game of a back to back to take on the 3-14 Bucks. Detroit will try to make it three straight with a win against the Bucks after their convincing win against the NBA Champ Miami Heat on Tuesday night.

  • The good: The Pistons are coming of their biggest win in quite some time will take on a struggling Bucks team that they blew out at the Palace November 25th.
  • The bad: The Bucks had lost 11 in a row before beating the Celtics Saturday night. Former Piston Brandon Knight, who hasn’t been completely healthy all season, is averaging nine points and four assists per game this season.
  • The unknown: Chauncey Billups is still listed as day-to-day and Will Bynum is doubtful. Can the Pistons keep their momentum and do what they should do against the Bucks?

Stat:Andre Drummond still leads the NBA in field goal percentage with 64.8%
Stat: Rodney Stuckey leads the Eastern Conference in bench scoring, averaging 16.9 off the bench.
Fact: The Pistons shot a season-high 53.8% from the field and a season-high 41.4% from beyond the arc against the Bucks.

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

The 7-10 #Pistons are in Miami to take on the 14-3 Heat Tuesday night. The Pistons who are coming off a decisive win over the Sixers will have their hands full against a Heat team that is on a 11 game winning streak.

  • The good: Andre Drummond is all anyone is talking about when the Pistons are brought up after his record-breaking night on Sunday when he recorded career-highs in points with 31, rebounds with 19 and steals with 6. Detroit went 1-2 against the Heat last season.
  • The bad: The Heat are leading the league in field goal percentage with 51.3%. The Heat have won seven of the past eight meetings at home by an average of 12.0 points against Detroit.
  • The unknown:  Chauncey Billups is still listed as day-to-day and Will Bynum is doubtful. If the Pistons big men have big games Detroit will have a chance to knock of the Heat.

Stat:Andre Drummond still leads the NBA in field goal percentage with 65.2%
Stat: Rodney Stuckey leads the Eastern Conference in bench scoring, averaging 16.9 off the bench.
Fact: Greg Monroe averaged 20.0 points and 11.3 rebounds against the Heat last season.

Tip off is at 7:30 pm and will be broadcast on Fox Sports as well as NBA TV . If you can’t catch the game on TV, catch it on the radio over at 97.1 The Ticket.

It was nice to see the #Pistons notch a 115-110 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday evening at the Palace of Auburn Hills. What was even better than the win was the total domination by Andre Drummond, who had a stat line reminiscent of Hakeem Olajuwon.

According to ESPN, Drummond was the first player to hit the 31-19-6 trifecta or better since Hakeem Olajuwon did it 23 years ago. Drummond wasn’t swept away by joining such exclusive company. He also joins Charles Barkley as the only player since 1973-74 to score 30-plus points, grab 18-plus rebounds and get five-plus steals with 80 percent shooting in a game. Via Pistons.com

Key Points:

  • Detroit won a game they were supposed to against a Sixers team that was built to tank the season.
  • Punk move from Sixers head coach Brett Brown by going to the Hack a Drummond strategy early in the third quarter when they were down by almost 20. I understand doing it in a close game when Dre was unstoppable, but really? They’re tanking and its the third quarter. Cheeks had to pull Dre in the third and when he returned in the fourth he started making his free throws.
  • Cheeks pulled Dre with plenty of time left i the fourth quarter to get his 20th board.

Maurice Cheeks: “I wouldn’t put anyone back in the game to get a milestone, if you’re good enough to get a milestone, you’ll get it again.”

  • Detroit’s outside shot were going in on Sunday night. The Pistons hit all six of their three-point attempts in the first quarter.
  • Andre put up a huge game and they don’t even run plays for the kid.
  • Josh Smith scored 20 points on 8-of-14 shooing and make three from downtown. Pistons fan need to realize that he’s always going to take the shots you don’t want him to, but sometimes he’ll make them. He added five assists and three blocked shots on the night.
  • Not sure what Jonas has or has not been doing in practice, but we saw him early in the game.
  • Greg Monroe surprising got tossed for two technical fouls on the night. One in which he was assessed while sitting on the sideline out of the game. The ref must have had a bad day because Greg is not one to complain so I have no idea what he said to get tossed. He finished the game early with seven points and 10 boards.
  • It was clearly Andre’s Day. He was everywhere and the Sixers had no answer for him. If the NBA doesn’t take notice of  Andre’s play then all they are worried about are players that put money in their pockets.  He’s been compared to Dwight Howard, to me he’s got a more complete game.
Andre Drummond 31 Points 19 board six steals and 2 blocks

Photo Getty Images – Editing Need4Sheed.com

  • Sheed is doing his job well.

Mo Cheeks: “Drummond has gotten a lot better with post moves, he’s getting better with rebounding the ball, better overall of understanding the game, and a lot of that is due to Rasheed. Rasheed is actually a joy to be around.” via Philly.com

  • Andre Drummond and Jennings had double-doubles by halftime.
  • Andre’s Highlights via Pistons.com


20 points and 12 assists from Brandon Jennings who is learning where and when to feed his new team.  I love the chemistry that’s growing between him and Andre, he see’s him from half court then feeds him for alley-oops.  I did however love his post game outfit, I could have sworn it was Bobby Brown in the 80′s.

Brandon Jennings or Bobby Brown

  • The Pistons had their highest scoring half with 70 points to take a 24 point lead at halftime.
  • It was frustrating to watch Detroit let the Sixers back in the game. They got as close at 10 points, but thankfully they put them away.
  • Are you voting for Andre and Greg?
  • Tuesday in Miami.

Forget the fact that Sixers coach Brett Brown decided to use the Hack-a-Drummond strategy early in the third quarter of the Piston 100-115 win against Philadelphia  even though his team was down by almost twenty points and their in tanking mode, Mr. Andre Drummond had an All-Star night.

Andre Drummond Career Highs

Photo Getty Images

Andre was everywhere and finished the game dominating with 31 points, 19 boards, 6 steals and 2 blocked shots despite getting pulled when the Sixers decided to start fouling Andre. Cheeks says he didn’t realize that Dre had 19 boards when he pulled him with time left in the fourth quarter.

If the NBA hasn’t taken notice of our boy Dre….this game will make them.

Do you realize he’s only 20 years old?

The 6-10 #Pistons host the 6-11 Philadelphia 76ers Sunday afternoon at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Both teams are struggling early in the season though the 76′ers trouble were more expected because they are in rebuild mode. Philadelphia will try to avoid their fourth straight loss, while Detroit would like to bounce back after a terrible loss at home to the Lakers.

  • The good: Rodney Stuckey is still the bright spot to what has been a disappointing few weeks for the Pistons. Detroit has won their last two home games against Philadelphia and 11 of their last 16 at The Palace.
  • The bad: The Pistons awful perimeter defense and three point shooting.  Caldewell-Pope and Datome were brought in to score from the outside but Pope hasn’t been able to find his shot and Datome hasn’t had a chance to.  Josh Smith however is shooting at will and not getting good results, he’s 27% from downtown for the season.
  • The unknown: Will the Pistons learn a lesson from the Lakers game and take advantage of a 76ers team they should beat at home?
    Chauncey Billups is still listed as day-to-day as well as Will Bynum who still has a nagging hamstring injury.

Stat: Andre Drummond still leads the NBA in field goal percentage with 63.6%
Stat: Rodney Stuckey leads the Eastern Conference in bench scoring, averaging 16.9 off the bench.
Fact: Greg Monroe had 27 points and 16 rebounds to lead Detroit to a 109-101 win over the 76ers in the last meeting April 15.

You can still get a great ticket to tonight’s game, but it you want to stay in my good graces don’t wear a Lakers jersey. Offer Code: gopistons

Tip off is at 3:30 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.

The Pistons lost one of those games to the Lakers Friday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills 106-102.  One of those games that they should have won, but couldn’t close out. One of those games where they led and it looked like they’d pull it out. One of those games where they let their opponent go on a run late and never recover.

One of those games we are used to watching.

Key Points:

  • With a 10 point lead in hand late in the fourth quarter Detroit make too many mistakes and allowed the Lakers to go on a 12-0 run.
  • The Pistons biggest lead in this game was 10 points, the Lakers 4.
  • They lost a game where they scored 76 points in the paint.
  • Pistons fans certainly were upset walking out of the Palace Friday night.  This is a game I hate going to because of all the Lakers fans.  When Brandon Jennings missed two of his free throws late in the game and the crowd cheered like the Pistons where on the road, that just hurts.  Then to lose like this is just frustrating.
  • Josh Smith is still having trouble with his shot going just 4-of-16 for 8 points.  He did bring it on the defensive end with 19 boards, 5 steaks and two blocked shots.
  • Andre in foul trouble early limited him to just 16 minutes on the night, but he still managed a double-double with 13 points, 11 boards, a steal and a blocked shot.
  • Wesley Johnson 9-of-11 from the three-point line.
  • The problem defending the three is glaring for Detroit. The Lakers outshot the Pistons 43-3 from downtown.

Mo Cheeks: “I didn’t think it was any type of (system) breakdown, they stayed in the game by (the) three and got back in the game by (the) three. They spread the floor, they beat us off the dribble and they kick it to a shooter. That’s how they got back in the game and then we stopped scoring.” Via Pistons.com

  • Hit free throws! They are free you know.  The Pistons were abysmal from the line making just 13 of their 25.
  • Brandon Jennings had a nice stretch late in the game with consecutive uncontested layups.  He finished the game with 19 points, 9 assist in 41 minutes on the floor. Many Pistons fans want more from Jennings, but this is about the player he his.
Brandon Jennings Pistons vs Lakers

Photo Getty Images/Editing Need4Sheed.com

  • After the last of Brandon Jennings’ points with 4:59 to go, the Pistons didn’t make another basket, going 0 for 7.
  • I never thought I’d say this, but where would the Pistons be without Rodney Stuckey, who again led the team with 22 points in 33 minutes off the bench. When a guy coming off the bench is your best player, things usually don’t finish well.
  • Finish games, this is where Chauncey Billups helps. I can’t tell you some of these games would have been W’s for Detroit had Chauncey on the floor but it sure would have helped.
  • Siva with his first NBA points.
  • Greg Monroe does all the little things and tends to go unnoticed when the highlight reel is played. Moose finished with 19 points and 8 boards.
  • Highlights via NBA.com


  • A victory Sunday afternoon against the Sixers at home?

The 6-9 #Pistons host the 8-8 Los Angeles Lakers Friday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills. The Pistons lost their first meeting with the Lakers this season 99-114. The Pistons would like to bounce back after failing to with their third straight Wednesday night against the Bulls.

  • The good: Rodney Stuckey has been the bright spot of the Pistons season coming off the bench and scoring at will. Stuckey is averaging a team-best 16.6 points per game.
    • The thing the Pistons should be concerned about it that the guys they brought in to score aren’t doing the job.  When your leading scorer comes off the bench there is a problem.
  • The bad: Detroit offense had only 26 second-half points against the Chicago and went scoreless in the final stretch of the game. They need to get more production out of their Big Three if they plan on beating the Lakers.  Detroit has lost nine of the last 12 games against the Lakers, but have won seven of the last 11 at The Palace Of Auburn Hills.  Despite being on the road, intensegambling.com thinks that if the Lakers Gasol has a big game, they are likely to get the win.
  • The unknown: Will the Pistons need to keep Jordan Hill locked down?  He led the Lakers with 24 points and 17 boards  in their last meeting.
    Chauncey Billups is still listed as day-to-day.
  • The I can’t stand: Lakers fans at the Palace of Auburn Hills that are louder than Pistons fans.

Stat: Andre Drummond still leads the NBA in field goal percentage with 65.9%
Imagine what Dre could do if they start running plays for him.
Stat: Rodney Stuckey leads the Eastern Conference in bench scoring, averaging 15.9 off the bench.

You can still get a great ticket to tonight’s game, but it you want to stay in my good graces don’t wear a Lakers jersey. Offer Code: gopistons

Tip off is at 7:30 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.

The final outcome of the Pistons – Bulls contest Wednesday night didn’t go the way Detroit wanted.  Two things did happen though, Rodney Stuckey keeps on rolling,  leading the Pistons with 25 off the bench, while leading all bench scores in the NBA.

And this happened.



Video Courtesy of NBA.com

This could have been the single most forceful dunk we’ve seen Rodney throw down since he’s been in the NBA.  What makes it even better? It was right in Carlos Boozers face.