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The 14-25 #Pistons are hosting the 20-19 Boston Celtics Sunday Night at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

  • The good: Detroit has won the last three against the Celtics at the Palace. The Celtics have been streaky all season long and are coming off back-to-back losses at home, none worse than the OT loss to Chicago on a Belinelli off-balance shot to win.
  • The bad: The Pistons, like the Celtics run hot and cold, hopefully the loss in London doesn’t start a trend.
  • The unknown: Will…”The Thrill” play more minutes than Brandon Knight, who’s been in a huge funk of late?

Tip off is at 7:30 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 the Saturday night at the Palace, you can get tickets directly from the Pistons with NO FEES

The 10-22 #Pistons are hosting the 16-12 Milwaukee Bucks Sunday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills

  • The good: The Pistons should have a little spark on their side after beating the World Champion Heat Friday night.
  • The bad: Rodney Stuckey is questionable. The Bucks have won three of their last four road games and have split the last eight games with Detroit 4-4.
  • The unknown: Can the Zoo Crew part Deux do it again, or will the starters get back into a groove?

Tip off is at 7:30 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 the Game Sunday night at the Palace, you can get tickets directly from the Pistons with NO Ticket Fees.

The 9-21 #Pistons back in action in Atlanta to take on the 16-9 Hawks Wednesday night.

  • The good: The Pistons have won two in a row and had a nice holiday break to get themselves rested for a very good Hawks team.
  • The bad: Atlanta has won three of the last four against Detroit and have taken the last eight games in Atlanta.
  • The unknown: Seriously…can Detroit win a road game that isn’t in Washington?

Tip off is at 7:30 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 the Game Friday night at the Palace to see the Pistons face the Heat you can get tickets directly from the Palace with no Ticket FEES!

The #Pistons lost to the Nets in double overtime 105-107 Friday night in Brooklyn.  I’ll admit that I was pretty disgusted when they were down 17 and looking like the game would be beyond a dud.  But this young Pistons team surprised me by clawing their way back and possessing a six point lead with over a minute to go in regulation.

Regardless of how they were playing, I still had the recent “Pistons” feeling that they just wouldn’t be able to hold on the game.  It’s not like they didn’t have their chances in overtime, the baskets didn’t fall.

Key Points:

  • This one upset most of us more than usual.
  • One big problem with this team is that they play brilliant at time and then moments later go through a stretch of horrible play that usually does them in.
  • Down a point with 17 seconds left in the second overtime and Greg Monroe misses two free throws. He finished with 17 points and eight boards, but I still can’t understand why I guy that big with his skills can’t finish at the rim.
  • I’m really starting to wonder what Lawrence Frank is thinking. Up at the end of the game, you need a stop and you have Drummond on the bench?
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  • Drummond made an impression in his 18 minutes on the floor. He scored eight with nine boards and three blocked shots. Now why isn’t he playing beside Monroe more?
  • Kyle Singler also mad some great plays, it was his rebound of Knight’s misses shot and then make that tied the game at 105. He finished with eight points, eight boards and three assists.
  • Stuckey played well scoring 19 on 7-for-17 shooting with six boards, and three assists. I don’t know how he feels, but this teams plays better with him anchoring the bench.
  • Brandon Knight led the Pistons with 22 on 8-for-18 shooting, five boards and five assists in 47 minutes.

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  • Prince added a double-double with 12 points, 10 boards adding 6 assists and a steal in 44 minutes for Detroit.
  • And yes, the refs clearly missed the Nets over and back mishap, but that’s not the reason Detroit lost.
  • Tired legs for Detroit as they take on the Pacers Saturday night at the Palace.

The 6-15 #Pistons are in Cleveland for the second game of a back-to-back against the 4-16 Cavaliers Saturday night.

  • The good: Looks like both Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters, Cleveland’s two top scorers, won’t be playing for the Cavaliers.
  • The bad: Both the Cavs and the Pistons are hoping to break out of their losing streaks. Cleveland has lost four in a row and the Pistons two.
  • The very bad: Detroit is 1-10 on the road.
  • The unknown: Will Greg Monroe put up a double-double and break out of his mini slump while trying to stop Anderson Varejao?

Tip off is at 7:30 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.

The 5-12 #Pistons are on the road in Dallas to take on the 7-9 Mavericks. Newly acquired Derek Fisher is expected to make his debut Saturday night for the Mavs.

  • The good: Dallas is struggling and have lost their last three games and are losers of 8 of their last 11.
  • The bad: Dallas has won its last four at home over Detroit. It’s always hard to play on the second day of a back-to-back, especially on the road.
  • The unknown: What kind of rotation are we going to see from Frank, who was very sparse handing out minutes to the bench in the Memphis loss.

Tip off is at 9:00 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.

The 5-11 #Pistons are on the road to take on the 11-2 Grizzles in Memphis. It won’t be an easy task for Detroit to go into Memphis where the Grizzlies are 7-1 on the season.

  • The good: Detroit has won five of eight and two in a row for the first time this season. Brandon Knight is averaging 22.0 points on 53.7 percent shooting, including 9 of 14 from 3-point range in the Pistons last three games.
  • The bad: Memphis, who has the best record in the league, has allowed just 89.4 points per game at home. The Grizzlies are no joke!
  • The unknown: We may see extended minutes from Andre and Greg together to try to contain Randolph and Gasol. There are two ways this could go, Detroit will compete and likely fold at the start of the fourth quarter or this one will be a blowout for Memphis. I’m hoping I’m wrong about both scenarios.

Tip off is at 8:00 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.

The 4-11 #Pistons will be hosting the 7-8 Phoenix Suns Wednesday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

  • The good: The Pistons are looking to make it four in a row at home. Something they haven’t done since Feb. 29-March 10 last season.
  • The bad: The last time these two teams met the Pistons looked downright awful.
  • The unknown:Who’s going to step up, Kyle Singler, Greg Monroe, Brandon Knight or all of the above like in Monday night’s win against Portland?

Tip off is at 7:30 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.

The 3-10 #Pistons are in New York to take on the 8-3 #Knicks.

  • The good: The Pistons should be able to feed off the nice win Friday night at the Palace against the Raptors.
  • The bad: The Pistons haven’t fared very well against the Knicks, especially in the Garden.  And considering that the Kicks are one of the better teams in the league coming into the game on a two game losing streak just means extra trouble for the struggling Pistons.
  • The unknown: How many Ball Don’t Lie’s are we going to get from Sheed?

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Tip off is at 1:00 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.

The 0-4 #Pistons are back in California to take on the 1-3 Sacramento Kings. The Pistons are looking to get their first win of the season against a Kings team that been dominating of late.

  • The good: The Pistons have won five in a row over the Kings, including four straight in Sacramento.
  • The bad: Watch out for DeMarcus Cousins, who has put up 44 points and 28 boards in the last 2 games for the Kings.
  • The unknown: Can Stuckey keep it up? Stuckey has averaged 25.0 points on 51.3 percent shooting over his last seven meetings with the Kings.

Tip off is at 10:00 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.