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The 14-26 Pistons will host the 26-13 Mavericks for a MLK matinee at the Palace of Auburn Hills Monday afternoon.The Mavs have won five straight against the Pistons with Nowitzki averaging 29.0 points.

The Pistons, who have won the last 2 games haven’t strung three in a row since last April.

Injury Updates:
Ben Wallace questionable.
Tracy McGrady game time decision.

Is there a better way to celebrate Martin Luther King day then to head on out to the Palace for an afternoon game. Check out Dirk and the Mavs take on the Pistons for as little as $4.

Tip off is at 3:30 pm and will be broadcast on Fox Sports. If you can’t catch the game on TV, follow it live over at or on the radio over at 97.1 The Ticket.

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

The Pistons started off Tuesday nights game in Dallas in a big 16 to 2 hole, that was until things drastically changed. The new Detroit Pistons turned into the old Pistons. By the end of the first quarter Detroit has the score at 16-24 and by halftime they had a 42-38 lead.

Where did things unfold? Not in the third quarter like you would think. Detroit played a very good game, but just stopped making shots late in the fourth and Dirk absolutely turned it on, putting up 42 points and sealing the win with a 3-pointer with 6:09 remaining to put the Mavericks on top for good at 73-70.

No DIRK Please

Key Points:

  • A season high 42 points with 12 points for Dirk.
  • The Pistons had a 12 point lead in the third quarter and were ahead by five entering the fourth.  The Mavericks scored a season-high 32 fourth-quarter points…insert sad face here.
  • Rip went from hot (Sunday) to not (Tuesday).  Rip missed his first five shots, sat the entire second quarter and finished with five points on 1-for-7 shooting.
  • Hope after all…20 minutes on the floor with 6 points, 4 assists, 3 boards 3 STEALS and 3 BLOCKS! T-Mac looking like the McGrady of old.

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  • SometimesI think Arnie Kander has made a deal with the Devil and to that I say…thanks Devil.
  • Just 2 points on 1-for-6 shooting from Charlie V who though not hitting his shot, grabbed 7 boards in 17 minutes.
  • Is it me…or does Big Ben look tired?
  • A DNP for Daye.
  • Jason Maxiell started again in the place of Daye and seemed to be all over the place. Jason scored 10 and, grabbed 7 boards, with one very nice putback jam.
  • Rodney Stuckey and Tayshaun Prince both put up 19 points.
Rodney Stuckey

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  • Alarming 11 assists for Detroit, while Dallas shared the ball to the tune of 21.
  • Rebound war won 46-42.
  • A Rip to Tay alley oop brought back the good old days.
  • I love me some Bynum, but he made some bad decisions last night.
  • Plain and simple…Ben Gordon needs to start. Ben had 10 points on 3-for-10 shooting.
  • Greg Monroe getting some burn and showing that he needs more. Monroe grabbed 8 boards and scored 4 points in 18 minutes.
  • I understand some people are questioning Kuester’s decisions, I have to say no coach is perfect and from time to time you pick on issues and instances in coaching, but coming from Curry…anything is better. And I always hate to put the blame on one person.
  • Highlights via

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UPDATE: Final Score
Pistons 98 Dallas 101
Another great game from Daye.

The Pistons are at sort of at home tonight to take on the Mavericks. Their yearly trip to Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena is upon us. If you have never been to one of the Pistons games in GR, you’re missing out. Though a pre-season game, the fans are so excited to see their favorite team playing in their hometown that it’s a playoff like atmosphere.

Though not televised,  I’m hoping that fans that are at the game tonight will stop by and let us know how the game went.

Tip off is at 7pm. You can follow the game live on or listen on the radio at 97.1 The Ticket.

Despite a 14 point first half lead, Chris Wilcox playing his best ball in a
Pistons uniform and Rip Hamilton leading the Pistons with 20 points, Detroit
lost their 10th straight game to the Dallas Mavericks 93-98.

Key Points:

  • The Pistons started hot and Dallas shot 28.6 percent and trailed 22-14 after
    one quarter.
  • Detroit looked like a rejuvenated team Tuesday night in Dallas, regardless of
    the loss.  Great first half, but things changed in the third quarter when
    Dallas started making their shots.
  • With Will Bynum out, Chucky Atkins played just 7 minutes.
  • Pleasant surprise of the night, Chris Wilcox.
  • Big shots late in the game for Rodney Stuckey kept Detroit in the game but he
    didn’t hit a shot till the second half.
  • Are you kidding me Mr. Wilcox? It’s about time that Chris is being the Chris I thought he was.

Chris Wilcox

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  • Dunk, after Dunk after dunk.  Wilcox scored 8 of his 12 points in the first quarter jump starting Detroit to first half domination. Chris also grabbed six boards in his 20 minutes on the court.

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  • Is Jason Maxiell in the dog house again? DNP for the Baby Eater.
  • Tayshaun Prince looked comfortable last night and did a great job down the stretch limiting Dirk. Tay finished with 12 points on 5-for-11 shooting with 5 boards, 2 assists a steal and a blocked shot.
  • With Tay and Wilcox playing so well there wasn’t much Need4Swede. Jonas played just 14 minutes, but his 2 points came from a nice dunk.
  • Rodney scored 10 in the fourth with the game on the line but couldn’t make the WIDEST open three since …well that miserable night against the Spurs. Rodney finished with 15 on the night.
  • 12 boards and 6 points for Mr. Wallace. When Ben plays like that, Detroit usually always has a chance to win.
  • You kidding me Charlie V? Villanueva hit 4 huge 3-pointers in the first half which helped the Pistons pull away. He finished with 17 and 9 boards, that’s the Charlie V we want to see. Anyone else besides me wondering why he wasn’t on the floor when Detroit needed a three to tie the ball game?

Charlie Villanueva

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  • Ben Gordon just 9 points on 4-for-11 shooting with 4 turns. I knew he was going to have a bad night as soon as his first shot hit the side of the backboard like my grandma shot it.
  • Damn you Jason Terry and your 26 points and silly airplane dance.
  • Last Pistons double-digit losing streak was the 13-game tank for Grant Hill in 1994.
  • It hasn’t been fun to watch this team lately, but last night at least it showed that they still have some fight left in them.
  • 44 points in the Paint for Detroit.
  • Board war lost 41-47.
  • Exciting finish to the game, if you missed it the Highlights will help you out.

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“I think ever since they traded Chauncey away, everything just kind of went downhill from there,” said McDyess, who will face the Pistons tonight. “It’s like they broke up all chemistry, and I really didn’t understand the whole logic of that trade.

“I guess they really was in a rebuilding stage, and it’s showing now.”

  • Yes it is Dyess….
  • To stir things up even more what is the Dumars for Governor of Michigan rumor I’m hearing. Let him fix this team before he even attempts to fix the State please.

Did you ever want a mate that was as fired up as you are when Rip hits a three at the buzzer? Then this is the contest for you!

Speed Date of Michigan is sponsoring a contest to find the Pistons fan ‘most committed’
to the Pistons. It’s open to single Need4Sheed readers ages 21 and up that
think their devotion to the Detroit Pistons is unrivaled.

One male and one female winner will be chosen and will win a spot in
the Speed Date Michigan Singles Basketball Bash at the Palace on Nov.
Which also includes a ticket to the
Pistons game that evening against Dallas.

Entries can be emailed to or even through
snail mail to 46036 Michigan Ave., Suite 214, Canton, MI, 48188. All
entries must be received by Sat. Nov. 8th with the winner being chosen
the next day.

Entries may be in the form of a short essay, pictures, video, etc. The
more creative the entry, the higher the consideration.

If you don’t win you can still find your Pistons mate, cost of registration for this event is $34 with a portion
per registrant being donated to Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Advance registration for the Basketball Bash will be closed one week prior to the event on Nov. 8. Specific inquiries or requests for more information can also be replied to by emailing or calling (734) 560-4137.

I’ll be there causing trouble, so get in on this as soon as possible.  What more could you ask for than to find that Special Someone who loves Detroit Basketball as much as you do!

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  • Chris Bosh is a hero off court for a number of NBA players including Tayshaun Prince and Charlie Villanueva.
  • “Here’s what I don’t like so far: the guard play. I still just don’t see how John Kuester is going to balance this thing out and find the right combinations.” Jamie Samuelsen at the Free Press in his article: Backcourt gives reasons for hope and worry.
  • Jerebko learned to be a “Bad Boy” in Sweden.
  • Kwame Brown is looking good and Stuckey was impressive in Dallas.
  • Another non televised game tonight (Saturday)  in Memphis.  Good news, Charlie Villanueva is slotted to take the court  possibly with the (toe) slightly still  injured Tayshaun Prince .  Bad news, we won’t see it.
  • You will see this from CV-TV.. A great piece on who Charlie is and what he had to overcome to be what he is today.


The 3-1 Pistons take on the 2-1 Mavericks tonight in Dallas.  Another non televised game for us, but those lucky enough to have HDNet or NBATV can catch a glimpse of the Pistons.  Tip is at 8:30 and you can catch it on 950 AM or stream it live through

It looks like Tayshaun will likely sit out with his toe injury and we probably shouldn’t expect to see Mr. Villanueva on court until Saturday’s game against Memphis.

The Pistons take on the 40-27 Mavericks tonight in Dallas.  I apologize for my very late and concise game thread, but I guess late is better than nothing.

Tip off is at 8:30 PM and will be locally broadcast of FSN.  If you can’t catch the game on television you can listen live on 1130 AM WDFN or follow the action live over at NBA.COM.

Leave ‘em in the comments

“At the end of the second the way things were going I thought Tay would be our best guy to guard Dirk…..maybe looking back on it if we stayed with another big and kept one of the guards on the bench”

Chris McCosky of the Detroit News asks probably the most hard hitting questions of last night’s post game presser.

At the end of the 14-4 run you had three guards on the floor at the same time was there a problem with that?

It seems like you gave into frustration early.

Michael Curry post game press conference January 23rd 2009.

From most of your comments it looks like the ESPN broadcasters really ripped the Pistons.  I don’t really want to revisit the 112-91 debacle, but I just may have to.

If you DARE, here are the FSN Highlights of the game by quarter. If the Jason Kidd high glass circus make late in the game didn’t tell the whole story of the game, nothing does.

Leave your thoughts on the game, the Curry presser and the ESPN broadcast if you need to vent.

Pistons vs. Mavericks

The Pistons host the 24-18 Dallas Mavericks tonight for an early 7:00 PM start at The Palace. The Pistons will try to extend their winning streak to three games with a win tonight against old friend Rick Carlisle and the Mavs.

This will be the second game with new sixth man Richard Hamilton coming off the bench for Detroit. So look for him to keep trying to adjust to his new roll coming off the bench. If Will Bynum does anything it’s going to be getting Rip the ball.

Good News/Bad News:

  • The Mavs would love to get back on track after being annihilated by THE MILWAUKEE BUCKS 133-99 Wednesday.
  • Detroit and Dallas have alternated wins and losses in their last eight meetings at The Palace.
  • Mark Cuban may start dancing


Tip off is at 7:00 P.M. and will be locally broadcast on FSN and Nationally on ESPN. If you can’t watch the broadcast, tune into 1130 AM WDFN The Fan, with pre-game coverage starting at 6:00 P.M. with Matt Dery. Can’t do either? Follow the game on

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