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The Detroit Pistons just can’t seem to get that Bull of their backs. Chicago took down Detroit in a 68-92 blowout.  Detroit hung with the Chicago, until the Bulls broke it open early in the fourth and never looked back.

Key Points:

  • Turnovers!  Detroit turned over the ball 10 times alone in the fourth quarter, 21 on the night.
  • Detroit shot 3-14 in the fourth quarter scoring just 9 points.
  • At one point Detroit showed flashes of a team that could play solid defense.  That didn’t last long however.
  • Greg Monroe continues to be the bright spot  of the season.  Greg led the Pistons with 14 points, 10 boards and a career high 6 assists.  Moose is the real deal.
  • Season low 68 points.
  • Detroit actually tied it up at 21 to end the first quarter.
  • Stuckey out Austin Daye in.  Austin was 1-for-4 with one rebound, 2 points and a turnover in 12 minutes.
  • Brian Scalabrine (a guy that I can’t stand) is the Bulls version of Darko.
  • Ben Gordon 4 turnovers, 4 assists, and 11 points in 27 minutes.  Ben played well, shooting 50% from the floor but took just 8 shots, finishing with 11 points. I would say he can’t seem to put up a good game against the Bulls, but quite honestly I can only remember less than a handful of big games he’s had in a Pistons uniform. I’m holding out hope.
Ben Gordon Pistons at Bulls

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  • Will Bynum with 4 turnovers and 4 points in 11 minutes.
  • By the late fourth quarter this game was like a bad accident…you didn’t want to look, but you had to.
  • Jerebko with 4 points and just one board in 24 minutes.
  • Tayshaun a -20 in the box along with Brandon Knight.
  • Tay finished with 11 points on 5-for-12 shooting with 2 assists, a blocked shot and 2 boards.  Tay really needs to step it up.  If his knee is holding him back, that thing needs to get better fast.
  • Detroit is the lowest scoring team in the league.
  • Here…have a nice Jonas Jerebko Jam

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  • Are they a fourth quarter collapse team now?
  • Maxiell is doing all the little things since the start of the season.  Jason had one heck of a block on Derrick Rose.
  • Brandon Knight, though he’s still making mistakes, has a bright future.  He finished with 13 points, on 6-for-10 shooting, with 5 boards and an assist.
  • Highlights via NBA.com

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  • Detroit shot 39% on the night and were outrebounded 37-41.
  • Eight turnovers between the two PG’s Knight and Bynum.
  • Pistons haven’t won in Chicago since 2006.
  • It doesn’t get any easier, with a game Tuesday at the Palace against the World Champion Dallas Mavericks.

The Pistons are in Chicago to take on the Bulls. After two tough down to the wire losses, the Pistons will try to bounce back Saturday night.

The Scouting Report via Pistons.com

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Tip is at 8:00 pm est and OMG…the game will not be televised. No local broadcast of the game he game on League Pass (Click Here to Sign up for the Free Preview).  You can cover the game on NBA.com and listen on the radio on 950 AM.

Did you ever want to know a little bit more about one of your favorite players? Well I was lucky enough to get to know a little more about one of mine.

Will Bynum was nice enough to answer some questions for Pistons fans to give us a little insight on who he is when he’s not Thrilling us at The Palace.

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N4S: Greatest Basketball Moment?
WB: I would have to say the buzzer beater shot against Oklahoma state in the final four to advance to the championship.

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N4S:Favorite NBA player past or present?
WB: Tim Hardaway/ Earl Monroe both had a flair and style that I loved in their game but I could go on and on with the list of players…..

N4S:Favorite NBA Team Growing up?
WB: Pistons because of Isaiah and Joe, they were tough minded small guards that dominated the game and that’s what I always dreamed of doing.

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N4S: Thing you are proudest of?
WB: My daughter Laila and my family.

N4S: Something you wish you could do but can’t (for most of us it’s dunk but you have that covered)?
WB: I’ve never felt like there’s nothing I couldn’t do …that’s weird but it’s true. I feel like I can accomplish anything. I am driven by people telling what I can’t do

N4S: Coke or Pepsi?
WB: Water

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N4S: Favorite Food?
WB: Baked Chicken and Macaroni

N4S: Favorite Color?
WB: Green…lol

N4S: Favorite article of Clothing?
WB: Polo collared shirts.
Will Bynum Polo Model

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N4S: Favorite TV Show or Shows?
WB: Martin, Dave Chappelle, The First 48 and The Wire.

N4S:Favorite Movie?
WB: I am an avid movie watcher so I have a lot but If I narrow it down 8 mile,Training Day and Harlem Nights.


Will Bynum as EMINEM in 8 Mile

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N4S: Something you do to unwind?
WB: Watch movies/ play with Laila.

N4S:Favorite Car?
WB: I don’t have a fave, but anything that can get me from point A to point B from my house to the gym.

N4S: One thing you wish you could change about yourself?
WB: Why would I want to do that. I am a firm believer in making the best out of your God given abilities

N4S: If you could meet anyone in the world dead or alive who would it be?
WB: Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, I’d love to talk with them now in the aftermath of their sacrifices.I’d love to see what their next steps would be in today’s world. Also, Pistol Pete Maravich because I’ve watched his film and he is someone to whom I can really relate to. He had a great basketball mind.

N4S: Favorite place?
WB: Chicago

N4S: In Detroit, we think you can Dunk over YAO….can you?
WB: I would definitely try…lol
Will Bynum Dunks of Yao Ming

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N4S: Thing that surprised you most about The Pistons?
WB: The organizations family atmosphere.

N4S: Thing that surprised you most about living in Michigan?
WB: Being from Chicago the weather shouldn’t have surprised me but after going to college for 4 years and living in Israel for 2 years I forgot about the winter hawk.

N4S: What (CD) is currently playing in your Car?
WB: Tupac (Old Skool)

Will Bynum is Tupac

N4S: Will the Thrill or Bynumite (I think I know the answer to this one)?
WB: Will The Thrill

I just want to thank Will again for taking the time to answer some questions that he normally wouldn’t get asked in the locker room. He was not only a good sport, he wanted to make sure that Pistons fans know how much he appreciates the love he gets from all of you and that your cheers and comments serve as motivation.

If it’s possible to root for “The Thrill” more than I already do, I will after getting to know him a bit more this Summer. In addition to doing this for Need4Sheed he sent me one of the nicest email’s I have gotten in my years of doing Need4Sheed. Will is truly one of the good guys on and off the court.

Next step….I’m trying to convince him to come join all of us on Twitter so we can get to know him even more. Come on Will, you know you want to. If you need some help, I’m sure your new teammate @CV31 will give you a hand.

As a Pistons fan in what seems like unfamiliar territory watching this seasons’ NBA Playoffs, it took me back to a time when things changed for the Pistons. You can say as fans that we are spoiled, six consecutive ECF appearance with a two Championship showings and one NBA title.  I don’t call it spoiled, in fact I call it a bit of domination.

That team of journeymen who soared to great heights over accomplished according to NBA standards. Chauncey, Rip, Wallace X2, Prince, Memo, Elden, Corliss etc… started something that didn’t suddenly come to an end.  A little bit of that special something died when the Pistons lost to the Spurs, when it looked like they were going back to back.  A little more so when Ben Wallace bolted for Chicago and the final straw was the Chauncey Billups trade.

We should have seen right then that it was over, but that’s what we do as fans.  We root and hope and we stand by our team even though we know the ship is sinking.

I remember another sinking ship called The Bad Boys.  It first started taking on water when the Pistons lost to the Bulls in the first round of the playoffs after winning back to back championships.  The release of Vinnie Johnson started the take down, and the rest is what it was, the end on an era in Detroit Basketball history. This video will bring it all back….

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9YzVTiMY48

As we hope NOT to repeat history of years of mediocrity, we have a common thread that may keep us afloat.  Joe Dumars was there through it all, let’s hope he will do whatever he can to right wrongs and start a new trend instead of following an old one.

We don’t have much longer to wait to see just what we as Pistons fans have to look forward to.


The Pistons take on the 33-38 Bulls tonight in Chicago. The Bulls have won seven of eight at home to jump into playoff position in the East.

Iverson and Wallace are out for tonight’s game, and Richard Hamilton is doubtful. All three spent time Monday working with Pistons strength and conditioning coach Arnie Kander,

While it looks like Hamilton and Wallace will be ready to return soon, Allen Iverson is a big question mark.

“Whenever I am ready and I can help the way I know I can help, and I don’t have to deal with this problem and know that it’s not going to bother me for the rest of my life, then I’ll be ready to go,” Iverson said. Via MLive

Tip off is at 8:00 PM and will be broadcast Nationally on TNT. If you can’t catch the broadcast, listen locally on WDFN 1130 AM or trough your computer at NBA.com

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Pistons vs. Bulls

The Pistons in Chicago to take on the 22-29 Bulls. Rodney Stuckey, who’s been held under 10 points the last 4 games,  isn’t putting up same kinds of performances he did the last time these two teams met.  Needless to say another 40 point game would be just the medicine the Stuckey would love to swallow.

Yes the Piston really are 27-22 losing 11 of their past 17 overall and are barley holding on in the in the Easten Conference standings a half of a game in front of Miami in the fifth spot and just and 13 games back of Cleveland. Something that Pistons fans aren’t quite used to.

The Bulls…well they are currently outside the playoff picture, and trail the division leading Cavs by 18 games.

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Tip off is at 8:30 P.M. and will be locally televised on FSN. If you can’t watch the broadcast, tune into 1130 AM WDFN The Fan.  Can’t do either? Follow the game on NBA.com.

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