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The 21-36 #Pistons are in Charlotte to take on the 7-49 Bobcats Thursday night. The Pistons have lost their lost all three games of their current four game road trip, while the Bobcats have lost 13 games in a row.

  • The good: The Pistons have had two days to rest and think about what happened in the Sunshine state.
  • The bad: The Pistons are 6-24 on the road.
  • Who to watch: Gerald Henderson and Kemba Walker for the Bobcats and keep your eye out for Monroe and Knight, who are bound to put up big numbers soon.
  • The unknown: No status update yet on Rodney Stuckey who left the game in Orlando after hurting his knee.

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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.

The 17-31 Pistons will host the 20-27 Charlotte Bobcats Wednesday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Detroit to bounce back after losing three straight and five of seven overall. Charlotte has a better record than Detroit and have won three of four in the series, but all of those came at home. Luckily the Pistons like to play at home and have held Charlotte to an average of 85.7 points in the last six games at The Palace.

Injury update:

  • Hey Pistons fans…maybe Dr. House took a look at Rip’s “flu bug”, he’s listed as probable for tonight’s game.
  • Jason Maxiell (sore back) is doubtful.
  • Rodney Stuckey (right shoulder contusion) is a game time decision.

The Scouting Report via Pistons.com

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FREE PISTONS TICKETS ! The Pistons and PNC Bank are giving away Free tickets to tonight’s game.  Tickets available at the Palace box office or call 248-377-0100.  So brave the BLIZZARD and head out to the Palace for Social Media Night.

If all goes well, I’ll be there live Tweeting with my Pistons Flip Video in hand.

Tip off is at 7:30 pm and will be broadcast on FS PLUS. If you can’t catch the game on TV, follow it live over at NBA.com or on the radio over at WWJ 950 AM.

Leave your thoughts in the comments or Chat Live with your fellow Pistons fans during the game.

The Pistons lost to the Bobcats in the closing minute of their game Saturday night 95-99. Wins, losses and lottery balls aside, what happened to this team that suddenly got them pointing in the right direction, even though it may be detrimental to their future lottery chances?

Key Points:

  • Seven lead changes in the final five minutes of the game had Detroit right in there to win this one.
  • “There have been a number of games what we have played hard,” Detroit coach John Kuester said. “It’s good for the guys to know that they can compete against any team in the league. Our guys worked extremely hard, so I was proud of them.” Via NBA.com
  • No Rodney Stuckey, Rip Hamilton or Chris Wilcox.
  • Ben Gordon again led the Pistons with 21 points on 7-for-20 shooting (ouch). He couldn’t hit early, but got in his groove in the second half. He did add 7 assists, a steal, 2 boards and a blocked shot. He’s playing more D than Charlie V.

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  • Ben Gordon Highlights, check out the 2 pretty behind the back assists.

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  • I don’t really care at this point to root for them to lose, sadly their three game winning streak did more damage than anything.  The Pistons are now sitting in the 6th spot for worst record in the NBA with just two games left.
  • Wallace with 10 boards, 6 points, a steal and a blocked shot. I sure hope he decides to come back next season. Boy I never thought I would be saying that.
  • Will Bynum with 12 points, 3 boards, 2 steals, 2 assists and a shot to tie the game in the closing seconds. Bynum is the kind of guy with heart, determination and pride that Detroit needs on this team. I have a feeling that some other team will be aware of him and give him that big deal he deserves this off-season. I just hope that team is Detroit. Either way I’m a “Trill” fan for life.
  • If you missed this one, all you need are these highlights of the game.

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  • 14 points for Maxie, who’s looked so good the second half of the season.
  • Charlie V scored 12 with 7 boards in 25 minutes. Interesting article that I totally agree with on Charlie by Vince Ellis of the Free Press – Villanueva needs to take a good look in the mirror.
  • I can’t believe I will be going to the last game of this season. I can’t remember the last time I knew it was going to be the last home game…ah what a playoff run.

The Pistons vs. The Bobcats

The 26-53  Pistons go in to Charlotte with a three game winning streak to play their second game of a back to back against Larry Brown and the 42-37 playoff bound Bobcats.

Injury Report:

  • Rip Hamilton, Rodney Stuckey, and Chris Wilcox are game time decisions.

The Scouting Report via Pistons.com
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Tip is at 7:00 pm EST and will be televised on Fox Sports Detroit. For the radio broadcast tune in to 97.1 The Ticket, or follow the action over at NBA.com.

NEED4SHEED GAME CHAT

Detroit let another lead slip away in the fourth quarter and lost at home to the Charlotte Bobcats for the first time since 2006.  Detroit ran cold in the fourth, letting the Bobcats go on a 13-2 run to finish the game and put them in a place for Ramond Felton to hit a jumper to take the lead with 0.7 on the game clock. AI had a quick chance three to win the game, but Detroit fell 78-80 to Larry Brown’s Bobcats.

Key Points:

  • Small Ball
  • The Pistons scored just 10 points in the fourth quarter.
  • Out-rebounded by a horrible rebounding team, 41-44.
  • Sheed not only was called for his 13th technical foul of the season, this late game offensive foul call that took the ball (and Sheed) away from the Pistons when the game was on the line wasn’t the cause of the Pistons collapse, but it was tough to swallow.
  • Rodney Stuckey led Detroit with 22 points on 8-for-11 shooting with 6 boards and 5 assists in 38 minutes. Another big night from Rodney who must have blamed the loss on the team at least three times in his post game interview…”it was on us not the coaching.” When asked about the small ball lineup, he said it didn’t play a part in the loss.

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  • Stuckey Highlights.
  • Long gone are the days when Detroit clamped down in the fourth quarter and got it done.  Take it however you want to, but it’s not just about how the lineup changed or the small ball. Think about how many games or playoff series the Pistons have lost in the past few year that they had no business losing.  Charlotte at home is just icing on the cake.
  • FSN Lowlights of the game by the quarter. Want to see the mess unfold? Just watch.
  • Sheed’s 16 points, 7 boards, 2 blocks and a steal didn’t even tell the whole story of how he played. His defense at times on Okafor was stellar and he hit a couple of huge threes just when Detroit needed them.

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  • Sheed was also a key part of The Play of The Game.
  • Maxiell 10 minutes, Amir 9. Combined they scored ZERO points and pulled down 2 boards.
  • Missed shots, critical turnovers and an offense that looked horrible in the fourth was to blame.
  • Fourth Quarter – 10 points on 2 for 13 shooting with 5 turnovers. Really?????
  • Rip looked pretty good in his first game back although I was surprised he logged so many minutes (35).  He was just 4-for-12 on the night with 5 boards, 2 assists a steal and a SHOCKING block on the 6″10 Okafor.

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  • It’s real cute to put Tayshaun at the point for a play or two, but it takes away from his game. The recently settled and productive Tayshaun Prince flirted with a double-double going 4-for-12 for 11 points, 9 boards, 5 assists, 2 blocked shots, a steal.  Now that’s stepping up for your team, especially when your playing out of position. Put him back in the paint where he belongs and see his shooting percentage go right back up again.
  • Just six minutes from the only true point guard on the team. Will Bynum was 2-for-4 with a board and no assists.
  • Dyess, 9 boards and just 2 points.
  • Iverson 5-for-12 shooting for 13 points with 5 turnovers in 38 minutes.  Can’t really hold the last shot of the game against him, how many times is he going to be put in that position to win a game?
  • AI – “We just got beat, we lost a game we should have won easily.” Via MLive
  • Rip is now all for doing what’s best for the team. That came before the Bobcats game.
  • Fun with Small Ball.
  • Hit me with your comments, I know there are a ton of frustrated Pistons fans today. Maybe even more after tonight’s game in Indiana. Oh, and my apologies to those of you at the game last night. On a miserably cold night the last thing you want to do is drive home in sub zero temps after losing to the Bobcats on a last second shot.
  • BTW Steve is ready to put up an open letter to Michael Curry here on N4S and I’m all for it if things keep going south.  Want in on it….by all means leave ‘em in the comments.

I know I was after the Pistons let a 29 point lead dwindle to one.

In his post game interview Michel Curry lashes out when asked about Allen Iverson sitting in the fourth quarter. You miss the question being asked, but it’s obvious someone questioned why Curry didn’t put Iverson back in the game when Detroit’s lead was dwindling.

That’s when he got angry….