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The 25-53 #Pistons are in Cleveland to take on the 24-53 Cavaliers Wednesday night.

  • The good:The Pistons have won the last five against the Cavaliers.
  • The bad: Both the Pistons and the Cavaliers are sitting at the bottom of the conference just waiting for the lottery balls to be dolled out.
  • The unknown: Can Brandon Knight continue his great play of late?

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.

If you’re thinking of going to one of the few remaining games at The Palace, you can get tickets directly from the Pistons with NO FEES.

TayrifficDespite the loss of Pistons MVP of late Rodney Stuckey  in the first quarter of the Cavs game, Detroit left Cleveland with a 87-75 victory thanks to the hot hand of Tayshaun Prince. Tayshaun matched his season high 29 points to give the Pistons their second consecutive road win.

Key Points

  • Prince scored 29, including 18 in the first half when he knocked down all three 3-point attempts. Prince made all four of his triples, shot 11-for-21 on the night and grabbed 8 rebounds. It’s nice to see him step up, especially in a game when Stuckey and Gordon were down with injury.
  • Jason Maxiell was all over the place. Jason played extended minutes after (surprise) Jerebko picked up three quick fouls. Maxiell scored 12 with 9 boards and three blocked shots on the night.
  • Three consecutive games where Austin Day saw time on the court. Daye scored 8 points on 3-for-7 shooting in a whopping 29 minutes on the floor. Looks like he may just be out of Frank’s doghouse.

Austin Daye: “When I can hear positive things from the bench, it really gives me a lot of confidence,” he said. “Being in the right spots defensively, it helps me out – just all of those things.”

  • A little extra time for “The Thrill,” who scored 8 on 3-for-9 shooting in 2o minutes on the floor.
Will Bynum Dunk

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  • Greg Monroe scored 8 and grabbed 10 rebounds. Those are solid numbers, but his scoring production has gone down significantly since All Star break. One thing however has changed and that’s his hard work and heart. Scoring or not the kid gives it his all no matter if this team is up 20 or down 20.
  • Brandon Knight scored 16 on 7-for-15 shooting with 5 assists and 4 rebounds. Knight lost the battle of the rookie guards with Kyrie Irving putting up 22 with 9 boards and six assists.
  • Wouldn’t we all like to have Charlie Villanueva’s job?
  • And speaking of jobs…Luke Walton still has one?
  • Highlights via NBA.com

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  • Ben Wallace is making the most of his last few games in the league. Big Ben had 4 blocked shots on the night and 6 boards.
  • Will Ben Gordon be back to play his former Bulls on Friday night? Doesn’t really matter, he’s yet to have on decent game against his former team. What this team needs to worry about is whether Stuckey can play.

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The 11-22 #Pistons are in Cleveland to take on the 12-17 Cavaliers Tuesday night. The Pistons, who have won seven of their last nine game, are one on the hottest teams in basketball and would love to go into Cleveland and extend their winning streak.
Cleveland beat Detroit 105-89 on Dec. 28 at the Palace. The Cavaliers have won three straight and 10 of 12 between the two.

  • The good: Rodney Stuckey, Brandon Knight and the Pistons current winning streak.
  • The bad: Cleveland for one, and the simple fact that Detroit always has problems beating them.
  • Who to watch:The Kyrie Irving/Brandon Knight match-up.
  • The unknown: Can Rodney keep playing like he has been?

Tip off is at 7:00 pm and will be broadcast on Fox Sports Plus. If you can’t catch the game on TV, catch it on the radio over at 97.1 The Ticket.

I’m sure Pistons fans are just as excited as Cavs fans that both of their preseason games are against each other.

The Pistons first game will be on December 16th at the Palace at 7:30 and the second on December 20th at Quicken Loans Arena at 7:00.Both games will be broadcast on FSD and locally on the radio on 97.1 The Ticket.

If you want to see some live basketball you can get into the door for about 10 dollars, but my guess is that tickets will be quite easy to come by all season long.

The official 66 game schedule will be announced on Tuesday December 6th.

The 25-46 Pistons are in Cleveland to take on the 13-57 Cavs Friday night. The Pistons are looking to snap a seven game road losing streak with a win against the Cavs. Cleveland on the other hand is just looking to win.

  • The good: They are playing the CAVS
  • The bad: Detroit hasn’t won a road game since before the All Star break.
  • The unknown: What will Friday bring as far as the Pistons starting lineup goes?

The Scouting Report via Pistons.com

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

It was quite a season for Pistons fans. With the uncertainty of all that is Detroit Basketball hanging in what may or may not happen this summer, it’s the little things that have a way of making us smile.

I can say with the utmost certainty that I am not, nor will I ever be a Boston Celtics fan, but I would like to thank them for the utter joy they have sent my way.

It’s also nice that we saw the “good Sheed” last night do his part against those awful bunch from Ohio. Sheed scored 13 with 3 boards, 2 steals and a blocked shot in 23 minutes off the bench for Boston.

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I’m not a fan of a thing that is associated with the city of Cleveland. The Cavaliers and their fans just rub me the wrong way. Now I don’t like the Celtics or the Lakers or the Bulls for that matter, but there is just something about the attitudes given off from almost every Cavalier fan that I have ever come across that just makes me angry.

It could be the fact, in 2006 I traveled to CLE for the Pistons playoff series and I was spit on and a beer thrown on me for wearing a Pistons jersey. Or during that same game when I watched four, forty something men heckle and pick on a 70 year old Pistons fan while she was trying to watch the game with her 10 year old grandson.  And when “they” make the trip to the Palace every year to see the only thing they have had going for them, while wearing their #23 jerseys, only bad things come of it.

Anti LeBronLook, I dislike LeBron….a lot, though I can admit that he is one of best ballers I have ever seen play the game. I would love to punch Varejoke where it counts, I hate the fact that Gilbert and his crew tried to rip off anything they could from the Pistons just because he wanted to buy them but was shot down. There is just so much that makes me cringe when it comes to the Cavs, but today when I think of them it’s all smiles.

Is it wrong to be happy about other people’s misery?  Yes it is, but if we are talking Cavs fans…it’s fair game.  As Pistons fans we have seen our fair share of trolls here and now it’s time to say…..Suck it! We know we aren’t a good team, but good luck all summer sitting on your hands waiting for “The Chosen One” to decide your fate. Hey Cleveland…you deserve it!

The Pistons vs. The Cavaliers

The 21-40 Pistons are in Cleveland to take on the Cavaliers tonight. Good news for Pistons fans not in the local area…finally a nationally televised game for you. Bad news, it’s the Cavs.

This is what it has come to, this is an outtake for NBA.com’s preview of this game.

Another inferior opponent awaits the Eastern Conference’s top team, but this club won’t be in the bidding for the reigning league MVP.

Detroit used the money it freed up in last season’s franchise-altering, Chauncey Billups-Allen Iverson deal to sign Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva, who are now relegated to reserve roles. It could now take a couple of seasons for the Pistons to again be competitive.
Detroit allowed a season-high for points as its losing streak continued with a 128-104 loss to the Knicks on Wednesday.

Another defensive effort like that could spell trouble for Detroit as the Cavs are averaging 114.8 points on 52.3 percent shooting during their winning streak.

The Scouting Report via Pistons.com

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Ben Wallace is still listed as Day to Day.

Tip is at 7:00 pm EST and will be televised on ESPN. For the radio broadcast tune in to 950 AM or follow the action over at NBA.com.

NEED4SHEED GAME CHAT

I take things for granted, we all do. No matter if it’s something big or very small, it’s human nature. I am not going to get into everything I am thankful for, but tell you that after hearing Vladan and Martin’s story I realized I have taken Deeetroit Basketball for granted for most of my life.

I get a ton of emails from readers of the site and it’s very rare that they don’t make me smile, so when I read Vladan’s email a few months back it made me more than just smile….it made me realize how lucky most of us are.

We are from Austria (Europe) and we are big Pistons fans, at least we
Keep telling this to ourselves when it’s 2 AM here and the game is just
About to start. It’s not easy being a Pistons fan in Europe.  As you can imagine, there is hardly any NBA basketball on TV and you can only watch League Pass games sometimes. Have you ever watched a game with Chinese commentary (because there were no other possibilities)?
You should try this. It really makes you appreciate the real deal.

Well, we’ve been talking for years about going to Detroit to watch a few games of our favorite team, get a feel for the town we feel so connected to even without ever really being there and see how life is like in Motown.

We are part-time working students so we had to save money for a while to make this happen…and we finally decided we will go on this trip.

Three good home games in a row (Boston, Cleveland, Miami).

You probably are asking yourself two questions right now.
1.) Why are two students from Europe, who have never been to Detroit, Pistons fans?
2.) Why are we telling this to you?


Well, the first question is easy.


Team basketball and they have a certain vibe to them. Just the way they behave and their attitude separate makes them stand out above the rest.

The answer to the second question will take a bit longer:


We have booked our flights, hotel and stuff like this. We know how we will get there and we’ve read about a few things worth sightseeing, but we don’t know obvious stuff – obvious to you, but not nearly well known enough for us Maybe you can give us some tips about where to go/where NOT to
We look forward to soaking in as much as we can.

I don’t know how early you plan the need4sheed “meetings”, but if it
Is in the same time when we are in Detroit, we would definitely join you.
That would be pretty cool.

Any information/tips/help would be appreciated,
Best regards
Vladan & Martin

Well Vladan and Martin Arrived yesterday! And guess what, they just happened to be in town when Need4Sheed is having one of our “gatherings.”

We arrived in Detroit a few hours ago. Flight was good (but a bit long, tho – total flight and waiting time was about 15-16 hours). When we arrived at our hotel, we didn’t like it, but that was probably because we were pretty tired. Now that we found out we have Digital Cable and High Speed Internet, we are pretty happy again.

Anyway, we had time to explore the city a bit – we’ve been to Greektown and some streets around our hotel. We had dinner at “Coach’s Corner” and watched the 1st half of the Cavaliers – Magic game on TNT. That isn’t even remotely possible in Austria. We really enjoyed it even tho we were the only people there except for the waitress. I guess that is because it is pretty cold and because the Red Wings play tonight, but who knows.

Our cab driver told us everything we need to know about the town…but I’m not sure he knows what he is talking about. He thinks Shaq is playing for Miami and that the Lions actually won a game or two this season…crazy. He was very nice tho.  He told us about the city’s problems and it is pretty depressing. Just sad to hear how people struggle right now in Motown. I hope it will get better soon.

We’ll be at the Palace tomorrow for the Celtics game as you already know.

Well I’m going to see Vladan and Martin in a couple of days, in fact I will be lucky enough to enjoy the game (and a little more) with them.

Now I’m reaching out to you for them….
Give them some tips on where and where not to go while in Town…
Remember, they are limited when it comes to transportation.
Help them get the best out of their time in The D, and let’s hope our Pistons don’t disappoint some loyal fans from across the globe who saved up for longer than we can imagine to see them play!