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You’re not going to get many positives out of a game that the Pistons had in their hands.  Detroit put up 55 points at the half and led the Bulls by as much as 17 points in the first quarter, but everything changed in the second half as the Pistons lead dissipated and they couldn’t

Key Points:

  • Joakim Noah had a career night with 30 points and 23 boards. I know he’s having  great season, but wouldn’t it have been nice if Frank had a game plan to stop him when he started grabbing all those offensive boards?  Something like, put the Twin Towers in to stop him.
  • The 108-104 score makes it seem like the Pistons had a chance in the closing minutes, but they were awful.  Detroit missed all six of their attempts and committed three turnovers to finish the game.
  • The not playing Jonas thing is just getting silly.  He’s not going get out of whatever slump he’s in riding the bench.
  • Besides the ovation that Ben Wallace got from the crowd when they showed him on the big screen, Andre Drummond’s dunk set the crowd on fire.

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  • Drummond finished with 12 boards and four points.
  • 58 points in the paint for Chicago to Detroit’s 38.
  • Rodney Stuckey led the Pistons with 24, with 17 of them coming in the first half. It was Stuckey that propelled Detroit to its 17 point lead.
  • Villanueva still has his shot, he was 6-for-9 for 15 points in 20 minutes.
  • Highlights via NBA.com

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  • Singler slumping, he was just 1-for-6 on the night.
  • Where did Greg Monroe disappear to in the second half?

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  • I sat in front of a friendly Bulls fan who I was joking with. When the Pistons were up 17 I told him he should be ashamed and should turn his Rose jersey inside out. We laughed and I said, “don’t worry, Detroit will blow the game very soon.” I sadly was right.
  • Fat Joe was the halftime entertainment at the Palace. Who’s career is in a better place Fat Joe or Austin Daye?
  • Brandon Knight finished with 21 points on 6-for-11 shooting. He’s making some sketchy late game decisions and is having tough time finishing at the rim.
  • Saturday night in Cleveland may help the Pistons wash the taste of this game out of their mouths.

The 6-14 #Pistons will be hosting the 9-8 Chicago Bulls Friday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills.  The Bulls are looking to extend their Palace winning streak to eight with a win against Detroit.

  • The good: The solid play of Tayshaun Prince, Andre Drummond and the resurgence of Charlie V.
  • The bad: For those of you who wanted to get a chance to see Rip Hamilton on the Palace floor again, you’re going to have to wait.  Rip is injured again and doesn’t look like he’s going to be back for a few week after tearing the plantar fascia in his left foot.
  • The very bad: The Pistons have lost 15 straight to the Bulls.
  • The unknown: Can the combo of Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond stop Joakim Noah who’s having an All-Star like season? Is Brandon Knight going to bounce back and school Bulls PG Kirk Hinrich? Can Detroit finally win one against the Bulls?

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The #Pistons looked like they had a shot at breaking the 14 game winning streak that Chicago Bulls had over them, but a Derrick Rose three pointer with 6.4 seconds left to force overtime sealed the Pistons fate.   The Bulls were just too much for the Detroit in OT pulling away to a  100-94 victory at the Palace.

Key Points:

  • You can’t give Derrick Rose an open shot anytime let alone with the game is on the line.
  • Despite a missed free throw late in the game that could have cemented victory for Detroit, Rodney Stuckey played a fantastic game.  Stuckey with 32 points, 4 boards, 3 steals and an assist in 35 minutes from the floor.  Had it not been for Stuckey, the Pistons probably wouldn’t have come close to competing in this one.

Rodney Stuckey

  • Jason Maxiell just loves to give us a good highlight, and his thunder jam was one for the season reel.  Jason finished with 6 points and 9 boards.
  • The Pistons get baskets when their defense is working, and it led to a lot of nice buckets Sunday night.
  • Derrick Rose going 9-for-22 for 24 and the dagger.
  • The Pistons biggest lead 6 points, the Bulls 14.
  • Charlie Villanueva showing he’s got trade value with a SEASON HIGH 13 points on 6-for-15 shooting with 3 boards, a flagrant foul on Derrick Rose and a technical to follow.  The Bulls wound up shooting five free throws on that single possession, making four of them, to take a one-point lead with 4:20 remaining,  Let’s get on the phones in the off-season Joe! Look at this play NBA GM’s.

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  • OMG…Damion Wilkins 2 points where highlight worthy.
  • Messy basketball from the Pistons in overtime.
  • Greg Monroe with 13 points and 8 boards.
  • 12 lead changes.
  • This team is learning to close games out…learning but not winning.
  • Way too many Bulls fans in the building.  When you hear the crowd cheering for a Kyle Korver three pointer with the game on the line, you feel like you’re being punked by Rod Serling.
  • I don’t care…I still hate the Bulls, Kyle Korver makes me ill, I still can’t believe Brian Scalabrine is still in the NBA, and I still want to rip Joakim Noah’s bun off the top of his head.
  • Good to see Rip in the building, he seems to be in the right place for himself.  Hamilton finished the game with 13 points on 6-for-12 shooting.
  • Prince with just 4 points on the night.
  • A surprising DNP coaches decision for Jonas Jerebko.  A conspiracy theorist would think something of Jonas not playing and Charlie with minutes.
  • Despite the outcome, this was a very good game played by this Pistons team.
  • Knight with 13 points, 5 boards and 7 assists and some gutsy  shots in the face of Derrick Rose.
  • Highlights via NBA.com

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  • A season high 13 made free throws for Rodney Stuckey.
  • Ben Gordon a whopping nine points against his former team.  I don’t know why they don’t double team the man!
  • Next game is on Tuesday against the Cavaliers at the Palace. If you want to watch this one, you’d better head out to the Palace, this one won’t be televised.

The 22-37 #Pistons are hosting the 45-14 Bulls Sunday evening at the Palace of Auburn Hills. The first place Bull have locked up the top seed throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs, while Detroit has struggled all season long.

  • The good: Reigning MVP Derrick Rose is having trouble with his shot. Rose finished with a career low three points in the Bulls meeting against Miami Thursday night.
  • The bad: The Bulls have won the last 14 meetings against the Pistons.
  • The unknown: Will Rip Hamilton and Derrick Rose see much time against the Pistons, considering the Bulls just want everyone healthy for the playoffs. Will Ben Gordon ever have a big game against anyone the Bulls in a Pistons uniform?

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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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Rip HamiltonWith Rip Hamilton possibly returning to the Bulls lineup for the #Pistons game Friday night, for some reason I remembered this commercial.   If you don’t remember it, it was a good one.

Come on, how do you not get a chuckle out of Richard Hamilton as a funeral director?

 

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You can tell just how old this commercial is by looking at the phone at the end of the clip!

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 2-6 Pistons are in Chicago to take on the 7-2 Bulls. The Pistons will again be without Rodney Stuckey as well as Charlie Villanueva, both out with injuries.

With players out for Detroit, guys like Tayshaun Prince really need to step up their games to contend with a very good Bulls team.  This will be the last time I’m going to call out Ben Gordon…if he doesn’t have a big game against his former team tonight, chances are he never will.

  • The good: More playing time for rookie Brandon Knight that will be starting at PG in place of Rodney Stuckey.
  • The bad: MVP Derrick Rose. This Bulls team has yet to lose a game at home and their good.
  • The unknown: Rip Hamilton is a game time decision, as well as is Austin Daye.

The Game Day Report via Pistons.com

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Rip HamiltonFrom time to time I will be talking Detroit Basketball over at The Breakdown, a fantastic site with information on all NBA teams along with a great weekly show with  Dave and Audley.

My first piece is something that I needed to say about Rip Hamilton’s return to the Palace. Some of you may agree and some of you may disagree with it, but just know one thing…it came from the heart.

Please take a minute and let me know what you think.

The Pistons handed the Bulls their sixth win on the season with a 99-83 loss at the Palace.  Rip Hamilton scored 14 in his return to the Palace.

Key Points:

Pre game Austin Daye”he wanted to be in another jersey for a while and he got what he wanted” Austin Day on Rip Hamilton

  • Rip or no Rip the Palace is till having tons of trouble filling seats.
  • Lions Matthew Stafford in the house.
  • Rodney Stuckey just 15 minutes (groin injury).
  • Remember when there was a big debate about who was going to go #1 Derrick Rose or Michael Beasley.
  • Damien Wilkins has now taken Austin Daye’s spot in the rotation.  He put a spark in the team in the second half, keeping the team in it. He finished with 10 poinst, 3 assists, and three boards in 29 minutes on the floor.
  • Daye a DNP.
  • News Flash: Charlie Villanueva still can’t play defense.
  • Miserable game to watch. The team that played defense against the Magic just didn’t show up.
  • The 23rd career double-double for Greg Monroe, who fought hard in the loss, putting up 19 points, 13 boards and assists in 35 minutes.  He magically put up 5 assists…that’s 3 more than the Pistons PG Rodney Stuckey.  Monster game from Moose, who continues to shine this season.
  • As bad as this one way, I’m still shocked that this team shows glimmers of hope in the mucus of mediocrity.

Rip “I get another chance at getting a ring”

  • Rip on his time in Detroit before the game via Bulls.com

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  • Good showing from the 12 fans at the Palace for Rip as they should have.  A few boo’s as expected.
  • I still really hate (and I know hate is a strong word) the Bulls Noah, Scalabrine and Ashton Korver.
  • 5 Bulls in double figures.
  • Four Pistons in double figures, on of them Will Bynum who played just 15 off the bench.
  • Torched on the boards 32-27.
  • Much needed Defense from Ben Wallace when he was out there.  The highlight of the game may have come of a Wallace high, high glasser that came out of nowhere.
  • Will Bynum sparked the team back in the fourth quarter
  • After giving up and easy bucket in the fourth quarter and some sloppy play, Frank called a time out and almost exploded mid court.  He looked like this.

Angry Cartoon Lawrence Frank

  • Looks like Ben Gordon will never be able to get the Bulls monkey off his back.  Ben with a sub-par game against his former team. Gordon finished with 7 points on 2-for-10 shooting with 4 boards in 28 minutes.
  • Pistons shot 40% to the Bulls 52%.
  • Jonas Jerebko put a screen on Rip Hamilton almost as bad as the one that Big Baby Davis put on Brandon Knight.
Jonas Jerebko

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  • Another bright spot was Jonas Jerebko who actually slashed his hand in the first quarter leaving bloody to get bandaged.  That didn’t stop him though, he finished with 13 points ,  4 boards, a steal and a whole lot of hustle.
  • 31 assists on the night from the Bulls.
  • The Bulls are simply better.
  • The Pistons never led this one.
  • Highlights via Pistons.com

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  • As fun as the Magic game was to watch, this one I could have taken a pass on.
  • Back to work at Philadelphia Friday and the Palace against the Knicks Saturday.