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The 17-22 #Pistons are Indiana to take on the 26-19 Pacers Wednesday night.

  • The good: The Pacers are on a losing streak (3) since the beginning of November.
  • The bad: The Pistons performance last Tuesday night and the fact that they aren’t a great road team makes for a rough game in Indiana.  The game preview on NBA.com that list Andre Drummond as Andrew. “Rookie Andrew Drummond was one of few highlights for Detroit in a 117-90 home loss to Milwaukee on Tuesday. In 28 minutes, he finished with 18 points and 18 rebounds, joining Dwight Howard as the only teenagers since 1985-86 to have an 18-18 game.” via NBA.com
  • The unknown:  Can Andre match Tuesday nights’ effort?  Can Detroit bounce back after that turrable performance against the Bucks?

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.

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The 7-18 #Pistons will host the 12-11 Pacers Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

  • The good: Lucky for Detroit that Indiana is still without Danny Granger.
  • The bad: A back-to-back after a double overtime game usually spells disaster. The Pistons have lost the last three at the Palace. The Pacers have won 10 of the last 13 against Detroit, but all three losses were at the Palace.
  • The unknown: Will the Pistons be able to play a full 48?

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.

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The Pistons will (hopefully) kick off the New Years Eve festivities at the Palace with a win against the Pacers.

  • The good: Moose Monroe. Charlie V back to help him down low.
  • The bad: The Pacers pummeled the Pistons in the season opener.
  • The unknown: Will it be as bad as last time..or last night for that matter.

The Game Day Report via Pistons.com

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Tip off is at 6:00 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.

Wishing you a safe and Happy New Year!

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The Pistons lost their season opener 79-91 to the Pacers in Indiana Monday night. In a game they never led, the team look a little more than out of sync in their first official game with Lawrence Frank at the reigns.

Key Points:

  • Turnovers – The Pistons sunk their own ship by turning the ball over 16 times.
  • The Pacers led by as much as 24 points.
  • The Pistons were torched by Indiana down low. The Pacers scored 36 in the paint.
  • Out rebounded 40-53.
  • Early foul trouble for Monroe didn’t help matters much. With no Charlie Villanueva (suspension) Jason Maxiell was guarding 7-2 Hibbert.
  • Monroe played just 11 minutes.

Greg Monroe: “They beat us tonight, plain and simple,” “There were zero lead changes, so as soon as the ball was thrown up, they beat us tonight. That’s the truth. And that’s something that we can’t let happen.”

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  • Let’s just say that one did’t work out well.
  • Brandon Knight…well he’ll get better. Knight played 16 minutes off the bench and went 3-for-6 from beyond the arch scoring nine points with 4 turnovers, missing his 3 field goal attempts.
  • Both teams shot just 36% from the floor.
  • Rodney Stuckey and Jonas Jerebko led the Pistons with 17 each.
  • Great to have Jonas Jerebko back! Jonas played more minutes than anyone with almost 38, going 7-for-11 with 5 boards, an assist, a steal and a blocked shot. He didn’t even get into foul trouble doing it. We really do have a Need4Swede.
  • Ben Gordon…well, Santa didn’t exactly grant him his Christmas wish. Ben was 4-for14 and that’s all I need to say.
  • Wait I do have one more thing to say about Ben…he had 5 turnovers.
  • Rodney Stuckey was your starting PG dishing out 6 assists with 2 steals, 3 turnovers.
  • Tayshaun Prince was 3-for-10 for 6 points and 3 boards in 33 minutes.
  • You can complain about the officials all you want, the officials didn’t lose this game for Detroit.
  • It was quite clear that Detroit wasn’t going to win this one. I was hoping we could get a look at Vernon Macklin.
  • 7 boards each for Daye and Ben Wallace.
  • It’s quite clear this team needs another big man or they are going to get killed in the paint and on the boards each night. That or…Charlie Villanueva is going to have to turn into the player we wish he was. Get on the Phone Joe.

Lawrence “Larry” Frank: “It just shows you where we’re at right now,” “We have a lot of work to do.”

Highlights if you dare via Pistons.com (and nice to hear Matt Dery doing the audio work)

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I hope I’m not going to have to say this the entire season, but it’s just one game.  I’m still excited to head to The Palace Wednesday night for the opener.

The Pistons are in Indiana to kick off the season against The Pacers. The Pacers are coming off their first post season appearance in five years. I think you can Artest that little stat to something that went wrong at The Palace.

  • The good: They’re BACK!
  • The bad: The Pacers have All-Star David West on their side now and he should make them significantly better. Keep an eye on him throughout the game along with Danny Granger. No Charlie V…some of you would like me to put this under the good.
  • The unknown: What the Pistons new rotation will look like.

The Game Day Report via Pistons.com

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If you’re not heading out to The Palace for Opening Night on Wednesday, you should be.  You can get in the building to check out the new Pistons experience for as little as $20!

Tip off is at 7:00 pm and will be broadcast on Fox Sports Plus. 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.

The 26-47 Pistons are in Indiana to take on the 33-42 Pacers. The Pacers now only enjoy a one game lead over the Bobcats in the race for the final playoff spot in the Eastern conference.

The Scouting Report via Pistons.com

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Tip off is at 7:00 pm and will be broadcast on Fox Sports Plus. If you can’t catch the game on TV, follow it live over at NBA.com or on the radio over at WWJ 950 AM.

The 25-47 Pistons are back home for their second of a back to back against the 32-41 Pacers, who currently hold the last playoff spot in the east. Detroit, who’s next two game are against the Pacers have a chance to move from 6 1/2 games back to 4 1/2 games if they take the next two from Indiana.

  • The good: The Palace has been much better to Detroit than the road. Look for Greg Monroe to have a good game, he’s averaging a team best 20 points against the Pacers this season.
  • The bad:After the loss to the worst team in the league, it all looks bad, the next two really are must wins for Detroit if they have any chance to take that last playoff spot.
  • The unknown: Again…who is going to play?

The Scouting Report via Pistons.com

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Tip off is at 7:30 pm and will be broadcast on Fox Sports Plus. If you can’t catch the game on TV, follow it live over at NBA.com or on the radio over at WWJ 950 AM.

Looking pretty awful form most of the game and the Pacers leading by as much as 16 points, the Pistons got to within two early in the fourth period, but didn’t lead until Austin Daye’s 17 foot jump shot that put them one up with 11.1 remaining. Then Brandon Rush spoiled it and Rodney Stuckey’s turnover did Detroit in. The 101-102 loss stings more than most.

Key Points:

  • Career high and one heck of a game for Rookie Greg Monroe, who led all scorers with 27 points, 12 boards and a steal and an assist in 32 minutes on the floor. The loss hurts but I was feeling it a little more for spoiling the great game for Monroe. He’s a Stud Pistons fans.
  • Speaking of Greg, I was worried Kuester was going to sit him in the fourth again, he sat the first half on the fourth quarter when he already had put up 20 and 12. I’m in coach criticize mode more than ever now.
  • 14 of Greg’s 27 came in the third quarter.
  • Game changer – Tyler Hansbrough led the Pacers with 21 points and 12 boards and he scraped and scrapped his way to a win for his team. He’s the kind of player that fans like in Detroit because he’s 100% hustle and heart.
  • Prince, who started where he left off Tuesday night (cold), left the game with what was described as a sore sacroiliac joint – extreme lower back.  He didn’t return and no new yet whether he’ll be in the lineup on Friday.
  • T-Mac with a season high 12 assists, 16 points and one blocked shot. He saw more action because Tayshaun didn’t return.

Tracy McGrady: “It’s very disappointing, especially when you give yourselves a chance to win the ballgame. The second half we came out with a lot more energy. Had we played that way for two halves, we probably would have won the game. We were one play away from winning the game.”

  • How do you let Brandon Rush in for that dunk when the game is on the line? That shot was crushing, especially after the high that came from Austin Daye’s jumper to take the lead.
  • Highlights of the Game via NBA.com

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  • It was Monroe who brought the team back from their 16 point hole.

Greg Monroe: “It felt good to be in a game like that, but I’d rather come out with a win…We have to play the whole game like we did in the fourth quarter and we might have a different outcome. (On his performance in general) I missed about six or seven easy lay-ups early in the game and some open jump shots. We still found a way to stay in the game, but if I make those easy buckets we win the game.”

  • You know I like to make up words..this one came to me while watching Greg’s game last night.  He was MONROEgeous, GREGstonishing, GREGsational, GREGxtraordinary, GREGxtravagant…I could go on and on.Cartoon Greg Monroe
  • Two winnable games in a row, and two losses. When you’re trying to make the playoffs this spells doom.
  • Maxiell with some time, I’m sure to try to stop Hansbrough.
  • Just 5 minutes for Charlie V who didn’t look that happy sitting most of the game.
  • Stuckey with 21 on 8-14 shooting and (ouch) 6 turnovers.
  • Ben Wallace looked much more engaged in this one, grabbing 10 boards and scoring 6.
  • The other Ben continued to shoot well with 12 on 5-for-10 shooting.
  • Austin Daye hits a big shot that almost wins the game. He played 14 minutes with 2 blocks, 3 boards an assist and 4 points.
  • Trade deadline hours away…don’t bet on a thing people.
  • Dumars hard-pressed to make a deal at the deadline. Via @Vee_Ellis4Freep

The 21-37 Pistons are in Indiana to take on the 25-30 Pacers Wednesday night. Detroit would like to bounce back from their loss Tuesday night against the Rockets to gain ground on the Pacers who currently hold the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

  • The good: The Pistons beat the Pacers in OT right before the All-Star break.
  • The bad: The 9 point underdog Pistons have lost 4 of their last 5 games.
  • The unknown: With the trade deadline tomorrow at 3pm…does Rip get traded or will he start playing come Friday?
  • My guess on the deadline: I doubt Detroit will do anything before the deadline. Chris Iott  of MLive has the same thinking and goes into detail.

The Scouting Report via Pistons.com

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Tip off is at 7:00 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.

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The Pistons finally broke whatever curse that the Pacers had on them Wednesday night at the Palace in their 109-115 overtime victory. Despite shooting over 65% in the first half and looking better than they have looked in quite some time, Detroit managed to let the Pacers back in the game late in the forth quarter. You could say this one went into overtime because of the two not foul calls on the last play that Danny Granger looked like he committed on Tayshaun Prince.

Key Points:

  • Somethings got to give, Rip on the bench again in street clothes.
  • Tayshaun Prince looked like an all-star, leading the Pistons with 25 points on 11-for-16 shooting in 29 minutes on the floor. A double-double for Prince adding 11 boards and 2 assists in one of those games that Tay just takes over.

Tayshaun Prince: “I was very surprised, I felt the contact, not just before I shot, but once I shot, too. I was also surprised at the reaction he gave me. But we kept our heads in it in overtime. (Rodney) Stuckey played well for us in overtime, attacking the rim, then (Ben Gordon) hit some tough shots for us, too.”

Tayshaun Prince

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  • One of the better performances from Rodney Stuckey since he missed those games after the hard check by Melo against the Nuggets. Rodney scored 18 points with 6 assists in 28 minutes.
  • Congrats to Tracy McGrady who scored his 18,000th career point against the Pacers. He finished the game with 15 points, 4 assists and 5 boards in 29 minutes on the floor.
  • The dunktastic highlights via Pistons.com

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  • 56 points in the paint for Detroit and Indiana.
  • Ben Gordon playing like that guy we remember from the Bulls. Ben scored 16 points on 8-for-14 shooting in 30 minutes and put up the Pistons first four points in OT. Did I mention a sweet reverse circus shot?

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  • So what’s up with Josh McRoberts and his jams, great highlight all night from the Pacer.
  • Roy Hibbert got whatever he wanted all night long with a game high 29 for Indiana.
  • The Pistons led by as much as 12 in this one.
  • For all the dysfunction surrounding the team, they played just like one (a team) on Wednesday night.
  • Sometimes you just have to take a guy out when he’s letting the other team back in. Bynum scored 5 on 2-for-7 shooting with 7 assists in 17 minutes.
  • How about Chris Wilcox’s one handed alley-oop dunk from Charlie V! Chris with 12 points and 6 boards in 15 minutes on the floor.
  • Greg Monroe with 13 points on 6-for-10 shooting with 4 boards and 2 blocked shots. Can’t say enough about his game.
  • Don’t forget to watch Monroe in the All-Star Rookie/Sophomore game.
  • How do you shoot so well and have to go into OT?
  • The win gained the Pistons a full game in the playoff run.  The Pistons are 4 back from Indian for last spot in the East.
  • The sale and the deadline is looming so enjoy the All-Star break Pistons fans and hope for something when it’s over.