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The 2-4 Pistons are in Golden State for the second game of their four game West Cost trip, to play the 4-3 Golden State Warriors. The Pistons are looking to break a 3 game losing streak, and more importantly, looking to get their first road win of the season. Golden State is in the midst of a short losing streak of their own, having lost their last 2 games.

  • The good:  The Pistons are averaging a league high 52 points per game in the paint. They will need to exploit this advantage against the Warriors big men pairings of David Lee, and Andrew Bogut.
  • The bad: The Pistons have lost 13 of their last 16 road games. The old adage is: protect your home court and go .500 on the road, and you’ll be alright. The Warriors present an obvious matchup dilemma for the Pistons as well – Klay Thompson, Andre Iguoudala, and Stephen Curry love playing an up and down brand of basketball and are all “long”. Long rebounds could be an issue.
  • The unknown: When will Detroit get back to playing defense? The front line has held its own, but the perimeter D has sorely been lacking this season and last night was no exception. 11 3 point field goals by the Trail Blazers. If the perimeter defense sags too far away from Curry, Thompson, Iguoudala, Barnes, Douglas, etc, it will be a long night.

Tip off is at 10:30 pm and will be broadcast on Fox Sports Detroit. If you’re an out of towner like I am, the game will be broadcast nationally on NBATV. If you can’t catch the game on TV, catch it on the radio over at 97.1 the Ticket.

The 23-43 #Pistons are in California to take on the 36-29 Warriors Wednesday night.

  • The good: The play and leadership skills of Greg Monroe who’s leading by example.  His calling out of his team after the Clippers debacle seems to have lit a fire under the team even though the results weren’t favorable.
  • The bad:
    The Pistons six game losing streak.
    Brandon Knight is out for the foreseeable future after he sustained a sprained ankle in the Jazz loss.
    There was a Andre Drummond injury update, but there is also no timetable on his return to the team.
  • The unknown: With Knight out can Rodney Stuckey play like it matters? Can Jason Maxiell give 100% after missing the Jazz game?

Tip off is at 10:30 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 one of the few remaining games at The Palace, you can get tickets directly from the Pistons with NO FEES.

The 3-9 Pistons are back home to take on the Golden State Warriors.

  • The good: The play of Monroe and Knight.
  • The bad: Not so good for the Warriors, but helpful for Detroit that Stephen Curry won’t be taking the floor due to injury. Watch out for the solid play of David Lee and the always fun to watch Monta Ellis.
  • The unknown: Can Monroe put up another double-double with David Lee lurking down low? Will Brandon Knight and Jonas Jerebko continue to play well? Will Austin Day ever get playing time regardless of his ankle? Wait…add Charlie V to that last statement too.

Get in the door for as little as $5 to see Detroit take on the Warriors.

Tip off is at 6:00 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 4-6 Pistons are on their last game of their West Coast trip to finish off their season series with the 6-4 Warriors. A win against Golden State will do more than just take the series from the Warriors, it will make this a successful road trip at 3-1. Just what the team will need when they head home to take on the Lakers at the Palace Wednesday night.

The Warriors, who have lost their last two games, will likely be without David Lee, who had surgery this past Friday to eliminate an infection in a cut he suffered earlier in the week.

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Tip off is at 10:30 pm and will be broadcast on FSN Detroit. If you can’t catch the game on TV, follow it live over at or on the radio over at 97.1 The Ticket.

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The Pistons and their fans got a big surprise right before the tip of last night’s 95-104 victory over The Golden State Warriors. Richard Hamilton took the court after missing all but one game this season with a high ankle sprain.   The victory over the Warriors extends Detroit’s winning streak to five games and puts them at 11-12 for the season, just one win shy of getting back to 500 basketball.

Key Points:

  • After twenty one games without Mr. Hamilton, Pistons fans can thank Mrs. Hamilton for his return. In Rip’s post-game interview he credits his wife TJ for convincing him to get back on court.

“I talked to my wife and the one thing she told me pretty much was ‘Stop feeling sorry for yourself. Go out there and give it a try,’” said Hamilton, who played 37 minutes. “I hadn’t practiced, I hadn’t run or done any sprints but when I lay down for my nap I said, ‘You know what, I’m going to make up my mind right now and go ahead and play.’”

“I was just happy to be out there on the floor,” he said. “I didn’t care what anything felt like. I just felt joy, being able to play something that you love. … I knew I was going to be rusty. I knew from not playing, I was not going to have a rhythm, the timing’s going to be off and things like that. But I just felt if I can get out there and run and my wind is cool, I’ll figure it out.” via


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  • Rip took his starting position last night for Detroit and didn’t disappoint. Hamilton scored 18 points on 6-for-15 shooting with 3 steals, 2 boards and an assist. Despite not playing in quite some time and at Rips’ admission, with no real conditioning or practicing, he played quite well. He even set a milestone as a Piston, surpassing the 10,000 point mark in red, blue and white. Good to have him back.
  • 22 turnovers for Detroit, really? I thought we were getting that number under control. Consider it a gift to win this one when the Warriors were making the best of the Pistons mishaps.
  • No Ben Gordon, no Will Bynum and still no Tayshaun Prince in this one, but they were all on the bench cheering on their team.
  • Jason Maxiell looked sharp last night doing the little things that make him what we know him to be. Jason scored 10, with 8 boards and a steal in 22 minutes. He’s almost the Maxi we know he can be, he’s just not quite there yet this season.
  • Chucky Atkins contributing big time for Detroit. You would really never know it unless you are watching these games, but Chucky is making key plays and helping the flow of the offense when he’s out there. Atkins with 9 points, 6 assists, 1 board and 3 turnovers in 33 minutes.
  • Rodney Stuckey with the hot hand, leading all scorers with a 29 point season high on 10-for-18 shooting, with 7 assists. He was making some tough baskets and getting to the stripe all night. I hate to bring it up on a big night for Stuck, but 7 turnovers! Got to do better there Rodney.

Rodney Stuckey Scores 29

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  • DaJuan Summers with .07 seconds on the court and another DNP for Chris Wilcox. I’m just stunned that my prediction about Chris has been so off, maybe it has to do with Ben Wallace tearing things up or maybe it’s just because Wilcox is underachieving.
  • Austin Daye with 11 minutes on court with 2 points and 2 boards. I will say this, the kid isn’t scared to take the big shot and thankfully he’s making them when he does.
  • Detroit looked like they were going to get this one out of the way early, but the Warriors and Monta Ellis didn’t cooperate. Golden State led by as much as 13 until the Pistons went on their run in the second and clawed their way back. This one was tied 6 times with 6 lead changes, and was quite enjoyable to watch.
  • Whether things are going for them or not, this team puts 100% effort on the floor every night. You have to love that from a fan’s perspective.
  • Jonas Jerebko with 6 points, 5 boards and 2 assists in 26 minutes. Gotta love JJ for doing whatever it takes on the offense or the defense. He’s had some tough defensive assignments and from the looks of it he’s getting better and better each game.
  • The no look pass from Chucky Atkins to Jonas Jerebko for the dunk.
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  • I would have liked to see Bynum and Gordon play against the Warriors’ quick, no defense style of play.
  • Kuester: So this is what a coach can do! As we all try to forget the nightmare that was last season.
  • Ben Wallace with 9 boards, 2 points, 2 blocked shots and 2 steals in 27 minutes. I never thought it would be this great to hear that familiar gong again at the Palace.
  • Charlie Villanueva with a big game again for Detroit, 24 points in 33 minutes off the Pistons bench. The man was 1 board (9) away from a double-double, adding 2 steals and an assist, while going 6-for-6 from the line. Play of the night would have to be the the alley-oop from Chucky to CV31 for the jam. Will have to get that one on a highlight reel for you soon.

Charlie Villanueva with 24 Points off the Pistons Bench

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  • Give a ton of credit for these wins to the Pistons rebounding dominance, Detroit is second in the league at grabbing boards. The Pistons won Saturday’s war against the Warriors 39-25.
  • Add some more credit to Kuester who’s makeshift lineups and rotations are working.
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  • Next up a Tuesday night game in Houston against the Rockets.

The Pistons vs. The Warriors

The 10-12 Pistons are hosting The 7-15 Golden State Warriors Saturday night at The Palace.  The Warriors have allowed 111.8 points per game this season, but they’ve held back-to-back opponents to fewer than 100 points for the first time this season.  Take into account that those teams were  New Jersey and Chicago, two of the league’s lowest-scoring clubs.

Despite their defensive woes, Golden State is of the league’s best offenses with 107.8 points per game.  Let’s see what Detroit’s defense does to their point total tonight.

Again the status of Rip, Tayshaun, Ben Gordon and Will Bynum are still up in the air and no word on how Chucky Atkin’s ankle tweak is, but assuming there is no word he’s probably good to go.

UPDATE: RIP is playing tonight!

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Tip is at 7:30 pm EST and will be televised on Fox Sports Detroit. For the radio broadcast tune into 950 AM or follow the action on


UPDATE: Major Beat down by the Pistons last night against the very, very shorthanded Warriors (it was almost unfair). As you probably noticed N4S has been extremely slow lately, my hosting company is working on it but it sometimes leaves me unable to do what I need to. So if you missed the game, check out the highlights at of the 108-91 fourth straight victory over Golden State.

Just have one thing to say about this one…..Maxiell was spectacular.
Detroit is looking for their fourth straight win tonight against the Golden State Warriors at The Palace of Auburn Hills tonight.

“It’s just sad to see we’re 30-29,” the Pistons’ Richard Hamilton said. Via

The game however takes an unfortunate backseat to the news that former beloved Piston head coach Chuck Daly is fighting Pancreatic Cancer.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Daly and his family right now. Get well Daddy Rich.

Tip off is at 8:00 PM at the Palace of Auburn Hill and will be locally broadcast on FSN. If you can’t catch the broadcast you can tune into 1130 AM WDFN. If you can’t do either, follow the game live or listen to the stream over at Leave them in the Comments.

The Iverson trade has only brought the Pistons one win so far but it did do one thing for Pistons fans and that’s bring the team some national attention. Tonight’s late night match up was picked up by TNT as soon as the trade was announced. The 3-5 Warriors host the Stuckeyless (again) Pistons.

If Allen Iverson and Tayshaun Prince put up the same kind of numbers they did against The Kings, Detroit should do just fine. Watch out for Stephen Jackson (the Warriors’ leading scorer), Kelenna Azubuike and Andris Biedrins who always seems to have a good night against Detroit.

Tip is at 10:30 on TNT and just in case you didn’t know game one of the TNT double header is Denver vs. Cleveland, so if you want to catch Chauncey Billups (who’s doing a heck of a job) here is your chance. As always you can catch it on the radio at WDFN 1130 AM The Fan or stream it live at

As always enjoy the game in the comments or the Chat Room.

UPDATE: Kwame will be starting in place of AMIR.

Listen to Coach Curry talk about it on the Stoney and Wojo show this afternoon on WDFN 1130 AM.