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This one was just about over from the opening tip Sunday evening in Los Angeles. The Clippers gave the Pistons a 129-97 beating that consisted mostly of jaw dropping highlight from the home team.

Key Points:

  • Brandon Knight may never get over this one.

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  • Watching this was hard on any Piston fan. Thankfully Greg Monroe took the thumping very seriously.

Greg MonroeGreg Monroe: “There was just no effort, no fight,clearly upset and clearly sending a message. “It was an embarrassment. Maybe guys don’t care. Something has to change, though. This can’t continue. If you don’t want to play, just say it. This has got to stop. This is unacceptable.”

  • Greg finished with 10 points, five boards, and four assists. He may not always fill up the box, but one thing about Monroe he always seems to be giving 100%.
  • Nothing was working for Detroit, they allowed the most points the Clippers have scored since a 140 point overtime victory four years ago.
  • Nice to see Chauncey score 10 with six assists for the Clippers.
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  • Jose Calderon led the Pistons with 18 points, 4 assists and a steal in 29 minutes. I think his assist to turnover ratio since getting to Detroit isn’t as good as it was, but somehow I don’t think it’s his fault.
  • Brian Hill filled in for L Frank who probably won’t be able to be with the team for this entire trip.
  • The Clippers shot 62% on the night.
  • The 32 point loss is the highest for Detroit all season long.
  • No need to keep going about this one. This is a game you want to forget if you’re rooting for Detroit.
  • It doesn’t get any easier Monday against the Jazz, who the Pistons haven’t been able to beat since they wore short-shorts in the NBA.

The #Pistons did their best to hang with the streaking Los Angeles Clippers Monday night at the Palace, but second half turnovers and sloppy play late in the game did them in.  The 88-76 loss was the fifth in a row for Detroit and the 10th win of their streak for the Clippers, who were without two ex Pistons Chauncey Billups and Grant Hill.

Key Points:

  • With Rodney Stuckey out (back spasms), Pistons fans got a chance to see Will Bynum who’s been a consistent DNP as well as Austin Day, who hasn’t had playing time since the last time the Pistons got blown out.
  • Austin scored two points and grabbed two boards in 18 plus minutes on the floor.
  • We all keep wondering why Jonas Jerebko hasn’t seen any time in a WHILE, but the fact that Daye played over him Monday night just makes me think something has got to be up with that.  Did Jonas hit on Lawrence Frank’s wife or something?
  • Love what Maxiell is doing this season, but someone please tell me why he played 25 minutes, while scoring just two points when Drummond was doing more than hold his own.  Do you realize Andre didn’t play the last nine minutes of the game?
  • It was an entertaining game and Detroit did pull within three points of the Clippers going into the fourth quarter, but you could just see that the Clippers weren’t going to give the game up.
  • The Clippers went on a 12-2 run early in the third to go ahead 58-46 and never looked back.
  • Greg Monroe with 11 points, seven boards and six assists.  It wasn’t a double-double, but he payed solid and helped control high flying Blake Griffin.
  • More and more questions about Lawrence Frank’s rotation after each game.
  • Tayshaun Prince started the game hot and finished with 15 points, seven boards, 2 steals and a blocked shot in 36 minutes on the floor.

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  • Brandon Knight led the team with 16 points, five assists and five turnovers. He did a nice job on Chris Paul who can be a nightmare to contain.
  • With a minute left to go after a Brandon Knight free throw the Pistons had multiple chances at the rim to get the game within reach but noting would fall.
  • If you watched you would have seen the last dunk that Black Griffin had after the game was all but over. I’m fine with the dunk, but I swear if it was a Piston that hung on the rim like that for no good reason that would have been a tech.
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  • Singler with 11 points, three boards, a steal and a blocked shot. He looked better Monday night than he has in a while.
  • 7 blocked shots on the night for Detroit.
  • The Clippers biggest lead was 12, the Pistons 6.
  • Drummond played great putting up seven points, with six boards and 3 (should have been 4) blocked shots. He was even 3-for-4 from the line. Yes…he should have played more than 19:42.
  • Will, we love ya and we are happy to see you out there on the court again, but quit forcing shots!

Tayshaun Prince Cartoon QuoteTayshaun Prince: “We played a good first half. In the beginning of the third, once we turned it over a couple of times and let them get out, it was to their advantage. You have to continue to take care of that basketball and when they shoot high-percentage shots we know of what type of team they can be and what they will do. We played good in spurts, and that’s been our trend.”

  • Raptors next then a home and home with the Wizards should help.

The 7-19 #Pistons are hosting the 17-6 Los Angeles Clippers Monday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

  • The good:If there isn’t much to look forward to on the Pistons side, maybe Pistons fans can get a glimpse of our old friend Chauncey Billups.
  • The bad: The Clippers have won four of their last five against the Pistons. They’re also on the longest winning streak (9 games) in 38 years.
  • The unknown: How many jaw dropping dunks will we see from Blake Griffin?

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.

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The 16-28 #Pistons are in LA to take on the 25-18 Clippers.  Los Angeles had dropped three of the first four on its six-game home stretch before beating the Rockets on Saturday.

  • The good: Rodney Stuckey is still red-hot.
    The bad: Clippers have won three of four verses Detroit, but the Pistons won the last on against the Clippers at Staples center in November of 2010.
  • Who to watch: Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and the newly acquired Nick Young.  Remember Nick, he was draft right after Rodney Stuckey.  And don’t forget all the Pistons fans in LA.
  • The unknown: How many jaw dropping dunks will Mr. Griffin rack up on the Pistons?

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.

Another game, another way to lose in embarrassing fashion.  The best player on the floor, Blake Griffin, had his way with the Pistons early and often.  Even when the Pistons decided to foul him hard, it wasn’t enough.  I believe during the last podcast that Natalie and I discussed the worst losses of the season and well, I think we spoke to soon.. or at least I did.

Embarrassing…lackadasical…half assed…etc… The Pistons got beat by a team who had not yet won a road game.  The Pistons got beat by the Clippers 109-89.

  • Ok so let me get this straight – Ben Gordon plays 18 minutes against the Raptors and 22 minutes against the Hawks before playing 31 against the Clippers last night.  If you’re not blaming the Coach at this point, you can hop on the bandwagon with me.  Hey Kuester, nice rotations you have in place.
  • Ben Gordon

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  • Hey Rodney Stuckey, you don’t have a good enough jumpshot to shoot your way (2-11 from the field) out of a cold slump.  Pass the ball.
  • All of the starters were horrible last night.
  • Brian Cook, possibly the worst “power forward” in the NBA, scored 12 points and had 7 rebounds for the Clippers.
  • Pistons Interim Head Coach Assistant Coach Brian Hill received a technical foul, his 2nd of the season.
  • Charlie Villanueva was the only Piston to show up last night – and he tried to lay what lumber he could on Blake Griffin, but we know how good Griffin is and we know how poor Charlie’s defense is.
  • If the Wizards can find someone to take Gilbert Arenas and his awful contract , why can’t Dumars find anyone to take Richard Hamilton?  (Please don’t tell me Arenas is better than Hamilton at this point in his career.  Arenas is extremely overrated right now)
  • I don’t know about you, but I don’t believe that Ben Gordon would’ve signed here last offseason if he knew he was going to play 27 minutes a night for a team where he’s the best shooter.  $10.8 million dollars this season for a guy who goes from playing 18 minutes to 31 minutes over the course of 3 games.
  • Blake Griffin had 24 points (on several dunks and a highlight reel worthy 360 degree layup) and 17 rebounds.
  • 16,000 fans attended the game last night – the Michigan economy is too bad to make Pistons’ fans have to pay to see this team give half assed effort… If I went to the game, I’d demand a refund on the grounds of the NBA is supposed to be entertainment, and I was not entertained.
  • DaJuan Summers broke a sweat in an actual game situation!  Summers played 7 minutes and had 2 points.

Ugh.  The Pistons are now 8-19 with a 6-7 record at home.  C’monnnnnnnnnnnnnn lottery balls!

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