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There was a scary situation at The Palace of Auburn Hills Saturday night when Detroit’s star Andre Drummond collided with the Pacers Roy Hibbert.  Andre and Hibbert were going after a loose ball when they collided.  Drummond immediately fell to the ground grabbing his head.



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The entire crowd at the Palace was seemed horrified as Dre was down on the floor for about 10 minutes.  He was walked off court with Arnie Kandor and Mike Abdenour on his side to a roaring ovation.  He did not return.

No word yet on his injury, I’m sure until he see’s doctors.

Let’s hope the future of this team is just fine.

 

Looks like Charlie V is pain free and wants to return to the lineup for against the Hawks Friday night.

Do Pistons fans want to see the return of Villanueva who’s played a whopping six minutes this season?

Not so much.

“Frank was noncommittal about Villanueva’s availability against the Hawks or Saturday night’s game, against the Toronto Raptors. ” Via The Free Press

I personally don’t think Charles is in Charge, just because he says he’s ready to play doesn’t mean he will.

And if for some reason we see him playing, we may just see this Lawrence Frank.

Angry Cartoon Lawrence Frank

Brandon Knight got fitted for his mask today after suffering a broken nose in Saturday’s game against the Hornets. The masked Night will most likely play on Wednesday night against the Nets.

Knight will be just another of the masked men at the Palace, however I think these Pistons theme night have been taken a bit too far.

Brandon Knight Star Wars

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Star Wars night should be really fun, especially for Brandon.

As for the other injured..

“Guards Ben Gordon and Will Bynum went through full-scale practices Monday, although Frank declined to say when they would come back.

Gordon hasn’t played since Jan. 20 against Memphis, when his injured shoulders finally forced him to shut it down for a short time. Bynum injured his right foot against Charlotte on Jan. 13.

Gordon said he’ll have to watch himself on the defensive end; getting hit by screens helped cause a tear in his left shoulder, the worse of the two.

“It’s really one of those things you don’t know until you get hit there,” Gordon said. “I try to dodge whatever contact that’s out there but I felt good today.” Via The Detroit News

The Pistons beat the New Orleans Hornets 89-87 Saturday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills despite losing Brandon Knight within the first five minutes of the game. Knight, who only the night before put up a career high 26 points, went to the locker room after  an elbow under the basket from former Piston DaJuan Summers.  Knight suffered a broken nose and didn’t return, but  should be ready with his mask for the Pistons Tuesday practice.

Key Points:

  • Jason Maxiell all about the hustle again.  Maxiell in another start, finished the game with 10 points, 5 boards, 2 assists, 1 steal and 1 blocked shot. No shot was more important on the night than Jason’s putback jam on a Greg Monroe miss late in the game to help the Pistons lock in the victory. As much ups and downs as Jason has had he’s shown a lot these last few games and I have always called him the Putback King.
Pistons Jason Maxiell the Putback King

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  • This Maxiell dunk brought the house down. Via NBA.com

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Lawrence Frank “Jason Maxiell embodied what the effort was all about, his tenacity, his effort, his toughness – I don’t know what (Monroe) finished with (in) offensive rebounds. I guess he had six. I would bet that three of them were the result of Max keeping balls alive and then to get that big dunk – momentum play. Max brings a toughness, an intensity, a tenacity about him. He played with an edge.”

  • The Hornets Trevor Ariza couldn’t miss Saturday night leading all scorers with 26 on 9-for-12 shooting.
  • Jonas Jerebko was headbutted by Jason Smith and it looked almost intentional, that may have been the reason why Jonas put his arm out in retaliation after  he got hit.  Smith went crashing to the floor on his own.  And depending on the replay you saw, Jonas’s arm didn’t touch him.
  • Hustle all night from Jonas, who was 5-for-10 for 11 points, with 5 boards in just 18 minutes on the floor.
  • Austin Day just1-for-5 for 4 points and 3 boards in 19 plus minutes on the floor.
  • Add another check mark to Greg Monroe’s double-double tally as Moose poured in 24 points with 16 boards, 2 assists and a steal. Did you envision this much progress in Greg’s game this season?
Greg Monroe against the Hornets

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  • Yes this stat is correct…54 points in the paint for Detroit.
  • Thirteen turnover on the night for Detroit, five of them came from Monroe.
  • This one went back and forth.  The Pistons trailed by three at the half took the first double-digit lead either way by going on an 8-0 run early in the fourth.

Greg Monroe: “You know Brandon’s a big part of what we do, but Walker D. (Russell) and Rodney (Stuckey) moving back to the point more, definitely stepped up tonight and everybody else that got into the game. Everybody stepped up tonight. It was a tough night, but everybody had a crazy amount of energy for the schedule that we just went through and I have to applaud my teammates, they did a great job tonight.”

  • Solid night for Rodney Stuckey, who really stepped up his game as soon as Brandon went to the locker room.  Rodney took it to the hole all night finishing with 17 points on 5-for-13 shooting with 3 assists, as steal and just one turnover.
  • Walker Russell showed just how important he can be for this Pistons team.  Russell with 4 assists, 9 points and 2 steals in 32 minutes.  Have they started selling his jerseys at the Palace yet?

Walker Russell on n Brandon Knight going out and him stepping in: “Usually I’m the guy that was always playing, but I’ve been playing more and more lately, so when coach called my number, he had the confidence in me and I had the confidence to step up and play.”

  • What you can see in the last two Pistons performances is that they still have issues holding on to a lead, but they are learning.
  • Highlights, including Brandon’s injury via NBA.com

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  • The Pistons can sure use their extended vacation, they next play on Wednesday in New Jersey.

Brandon Knight Need4Sheed CartoonBrandon Knight left before the end of the first quarter from an elbow under the basket from former Piston DaJuan Summers.  Knight suffered a broken nose and is doubtful to return against the Hornets, but I’m betting he’ll be back for their next game looking like another masked man we know.

With just a handful of game left in this unstable Pistons season, one thing we can count on is that we won’t be seeing Jonas Jerebko return.

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Need4Swede - Jonas Jerebko

It’s official and I’m OK with that.

Jonas is one of the bright spots on the roster. A kid we knew nothing about when the Pistons drafted him turned into a fan favorite as soon as he stepped on the court. How can you not like him? He’s a legitimate talent, a hard worker an all around good guy and he’s not too bad to look at.

Need4SwedeI know he was itching to get back on court, but why risk it?

Knowing Jonas and his work ethic, I’m sure he’ll come back stronger than ever next season.

There is a Need4Swede in Detroit, and I for one am happy to wait ’till next season to reap the benefits of or Swedish Viking.

And until he return…I’m setting this as my text message tone.

The Viking Horn – Click Here to Download
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Rodney Stuckey takes a hard hit

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Rodney Stuckey left Wednesday night’s game against Denver withe a shoulder contusion after taking a vicious looking hit (screen) by Carmelo Anthony and didn’t return. X-rays were negative,

“He caught me at a good angle and I got hit,” Stuckey said. “I know I’m going to be sore tomorrow. We’ll see how it goes, just take it day by day.”

In Arnie Kander We TrustBasketball fans in the great state of Michigan don’t expect their players to go injury free all season long, but what they know they can count when they do is that the Pistons have one of the best, if not the best strength and conditioning coaches in the NBA.

Players with chronic injuries, possible career ending injuries or players that are playing in the twilight of their careers tend to know just what our behind the scenes gem can do.  Just ask Antonio McDyess, Chris Webber, Ben Wallace or (lets hope) Tracy McGrady just what Arnie can do.

Sure he may have some voodoo like remedies for what ails them, and he may push players to their limits, but the man shows results.

The newest member of the Pistons to be Arine’s patient/pupil is Jonas Jerebko.  The unfortunate injury in the Pistons first pre-season game that has sidelined The Swede for what looks like the entire season was something that both Jonas and the Pistons didn’t need.  Besides rooting for the speedy and full recovery for one of our favorite players, we can be confident in the fact that he’s in the best hands possible.

Arnie is on the job 24/7, literally.

It seems as though Arnie really has taken matters in his hands by inviting Jonas to stay at his home during his rehab.  Yes…Arie and Jonas are roommates.

If that’s not taking your work home with you I don’t know what is.

So the new friends will work and live together.  And if that wasn’t good enough…it will be documented .

COMING SOON:

Jonas Jerebko and Arnie Kander star in BOSOM BUDDIES – The Second Season  available on DVD and Blu-Ray.

Jonas Jerebko and Arnie Kander - Bosom Buddies

Ok so that’s not entirely true, but this 80′s reference to Tom Hanks start was the first thing that came to mind.  Now I’m not implying anything when it comes to the cross dressing, but Arine really does make a for a handsome woman.

If you didn’t think that Kander was a special kind of guy, this is all the proof you need.  As we say in Detroit…In Arnie We Trust.

Jonas Jerebko and Terrico White both had successful surgeries Friday. Jerebko had surgery on his partially torn right Achilles tendon, and Terrico White had surgery to repair a fractured bone in his right foot.

  • White is expected to be in a cast for six weeks, followed by rehabilitation.
  • Jerebko will be out 5 to 6 months.