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Lets hope it’s Detroit.

Greg Monroe will represent the Pistons tonight during the annual draft lottery, which will be televised by ESPN at 8:30 p.m. Detroit, who is slotted seventh in the draft order, have a 15 percent chance to move into one of the top three spots.

I’m going out on a limb by saying new owner Tom Gores fantasicness is going to bring enough luck to drop Detroit right in the #1 slot.

Now I don’t have faith in the whole “Lottery” thing.  I just want to see the numbers go in and get chosen on camera.

Why the need for closed doors anyway?  If I want to see the Mega Millions Lottery numbers getting picked I can and they are worth just as many millions as a number one pick.

I’m sure we will be talking about this more but until then, I’m going to find Tom Gores and rub his head.

Think he’ll let me?

Tom Gores is Getting Lucky

The 28-51 Pistons are in Charlotte to on the 32-47 Bobcats. A win in Charlotte will not only help me win a bet I made earlier this season but it will also prevent the Pistons from avoiding the first 12-game road slide since the mid 1990s.

  • The good: Pistons now have another former top-10 pick looking to resurrect his career in Wilcox, who’s averaged 11.8 points while shooting 67.6 percent over his last 13 games .
  • The bad It could be worse! The Pistons 11 game drought that dates back to Feb. 9 still has a ways to go to match the franchise worst 19 game road skid from 1980-81.
  • The unknown: Will Chris Wilcox score 50? Wilcox has averaged 11.8 points while shooting 67.6 percent over his last 13 games.
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Last chance to see the Pistons this season. Get tickets for Monday (last Pistons home game) nights game for as low as $3!

Tip off is at 6:00 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.

Detroit will soon know its fate when it comes to their draft position when the order will be announced (tonight) May 18th 2010.

ESPN will air the lottery live prior to Tuesday’s Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. with the drawing itself to start around 8.

Here is a little info you should know before tonight’s big news. Via NBA.com

The teams entered in the lottery, to be held on May 18, 2010, are as follows (note: the first three picks in the Draft will be determined by the lottery and the remainder of the “lottery teams” will select in positions 4 through 14 in inverse order of their consolidated standings at the end of the regular season):

TEAM RECORD LOTTERY CHANCES
New Jersey 12-70 250
Minnesota 15-67 199
Sacramento 25-57 156
Golden State 26-56 104
Washington 26-56 103
Philadelphia 27-55 53
Detroit 27-55 53
LA Clippers 29-53 23
New York (To Utah via Phoenix) 29-53 22
Indiana 32-50 11
New Orleans 37-45 8
Memphis 40-42 7
Toronto 40-42 6
Houston 42-40 5

Second Round Draft Choice order 36/37 – Detroit

So The Pistons have a 18% chance of drafting o top three pick, it could happen right?

Let’s cross our fingers for good balls Pistons fans!

Detroit Pistons The Season of Balls

Detroit Pistons The Season of BallsThe Pistons did an awesome job coming back from behind and beating the Minnesota Timberwolves last night in their last game of season. The Pistons were trailing the Wolves by 16 in the third quarter, but thanks go out to Charlie Villanueva, who scored 13 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter to secure the 103-98 victory.

Had the Pistons lost, they would would have either tied for the 5th worst record with the Wizards or finished in a three way tie for the 4th worst record with the Wizards and Warriors depending on the outcome of their game.

Forget that…the Pistons are now tied with the Sixers for the 6th worst record in the league. Our lottery Balls dwindled with a win (or two). Detroit now has about a 5% of the number one pick.

That still doesn’t mean the Pistons won’t get a high pick, they still have chances.  Look at the Bulls, they surprisingly got the first pick with a 1.7% chance.

I’m not screaming for the top pick, but up to a 5 would be nice.

The Pistons just got swept this season by the Cleveland Cavaliers, the first time that happened in 30 years. The 79-104 loss is really an afterthought after what has turned out to be a season of frustration and disappointment.
This game just added to the mess that is the Detroit Pistons 2009-2010 season.

Jason Maxiell and Will BynumPhoto/Getty Images

  • The only thing positive of not from this game for a Detroit fan was the play of Jason Maxiell. Jason led the Pistons with 16 points, 9 boards and a block. Nothing against Maxi, but when he leads the team with 16, that stat pretty much tells the story of the game.
  • One thing I am happy about….that Fred McCleod (Ex Pistons broadcaster) is in Cleveland and is as annoying as ever,  just listen to him call the block on JJ. He seems to have turned it up substantially since heading to the land of LeBron and I for one am happy he’s anywhere but here.
  • Maxiell Highlights.

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Video Courtesy of The Detroit Pistons and The NBA

  • At this point, I’m just excited to see more of DaJuan Summers, and Austin Day.
  • The Lottery Balls have our name on them. Right now for the the Pistons, it’s all about balls…..the lottery variety.
  • New slogan for this season really should be “The Detroit Pistons – We Got Balls”

Detroit Pistons The Season of Balls