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The 17-24 #Pistons are in Milwaukee to take on the 7-33 Bucks Wednesday night. Detroit will try to make it four in a row on the road with a win against the league’s worst team.

The good: Detroit has won three consecutive games against the Bucks , who are currently sitting in the cellar. It’s a great time for the Pistons to get a dominating victory to try to turn this thing around for the second half of the season.
Rodney Stuckey looks completely healed from his shoulder surgery and making himself a very coveted player this trade season. Stuckey scored a season-high 29 points off the bench in the Pistons loss to the Clippers Monday afternoon.
The bad: Detroit always seems to know how to lose the games they should win.
I’m sure that the Wizards aren’t the only team that would like to have Greg Monroe.
The unknown: Who’s going win the war of the reversed Brandon’s?  Who has more to prove, Jennings or Knight?
Injuries: Pistons: None
Bucks: Carlos Delfino – Out
Zaza Pachulia – Out

Stat: Andre Drummond is averaging 18.0 points and 13.5 rebounds against the Bucks this season.
Stat: The Bucks swatted a season-high 13 shots during the 12/4 game in Milwaukee, six by Ekpe Udoh alone.
Fact: Three former Pistons play for the Bucks. Carlos Delfino, Brandon Knight and Khris Middleton
Stat: Brandon Jennings tied franchise records previously held by Isiah Thomas for most assists in a quarter (11) and most assists in a half (16) vs. Phoenix (1/11)

Tip off is at 8:00 pm and will be broadcast on Fox Sports Detroit . If you can’t catch the game on TV, catch it on the radio over at 97.1 The Ticket.

The #Pistons lost their seventh straight home game Tuesday night falling to the Timberwolves 105-82.

Key Points:

  • Really?
  • Detroit let a the worst three-point shooting team that averages only five three-point makes a game hit 14 from downtown for 42 points.
  • Do they not know how to play defense or are they just not trying? I still can’t figure that one out.
  • Pummeled by a equally terrible Wolves team that hadn’t won two consecutive road game all season.
  • Detroit has not won a home game since before the All Star break.
  • Best part of the game was a thunderous (for a little guy) Khris Middleton dunk, who finished with 10 points.
  • Low-lights via NBA.com

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  • It’s one thing to get clowned by a team vying for a championship but come on.
  • Greg Monroe finished with 11 points and 12 boards with 4 steals on the night. I put Greg, Jose and Knight as the only ones out there that seem like they care right now.
  • I didn’t even know who Nikola Pekovic was but he rocked Detroit for 8 points and 11 rebounds in just 30 minutes.
  • No Will Bynum who sat with a hand injury.
  • Jose Calderon led the Pistons with 14 points, with just one assist on the night.

Jose Calderon Pistons-vs-Timberwolves
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  • It’s one thing to not be able to hit contested well defended shots but Detroit couldn’t make their open jumpers to save their lives. The Pistons shot 40% on the night.
  • Detroit was down just five early in the third and then they let the Timberwolves go on a shooting spree.
  • Just three Pistons in double figures.
  • If this is a bright side, it’s nice to see Slava, and the rest of the rookies get some time on the floor.
  • I wonder if L Frank sleeps at night?
  • You might want start figuring out where the Pistons are going to draft in the lottery or hope your NCAA bracket does you right. I’m setting my sites on new things I looking at odds for 2013 Kentucky Derby horse race. Maybe animals will bring be better luck than basketball.
  • Next up Toronto on Friday night at the Palace. Will Jose put up his best effort yet on the only other team he’s been with in the NBA?

Another valiant effort from the #Pistons Friday night as they once again fought their way out of a big hole to give themselves a chance to beat Dallas. Despite a 24-8 run and snatching a 97-96 lead in the fourth, but the Mavs came right back and took down the Pistons 102-99.

Key Points:

  • Who would have thought little used Khris Middletion and Charlie Villanueva would be the ones to dig Detroit out of their whole late in the game.
  • Middletion put up a career high 14 points, ten of them being in the very important fourth quarter.
  • The fourth quarter run gave life to the crowd at the Palace who were extremely loud.
  • Another hustle night for Jason Maxiell who put up double-double with 13 boards, 12 points a steal and a blocked shot in 34 minutes on the floor.
  • Greg Monroe returned with 14 points and 10 boards on the night.

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  • Best wishes to Lawrence Frank who missed his second game tending to his ailing wife in New Jersey.
  • The Mavs with seven players in double figures.
  • Rodney Stuckey just looks horrible. Another game where he didn’t make a basket and looked lost in his 13 minutes on the floor. “Stuckey took just one shot, had zero rebounds and one assist in 13 first-half minutes against Dallas after missing all 10 of his shots spread over 35 minutes in losses to San Antonio and New York.” Via Pistons.com
  • Charlie V with a quick 12 points in 13 minutes.
  • Hard work again for Jonas Jerebko who played scrappy again. Jonas scored five points and five boards in 14 minutes.
  • Brandon Knight led the Pistons with 21 points on 9-of-17 shooting with three assists and three boards.
  • Singler getting better and better on the defensive end for Detroit. Three steals and a blocked shot in 27 minutes is always a plus on a team that needs to play better D.
  • Jose with seven points and seven assists.

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  • Despite the hard-fought games and the “they almost had it” it’s time to just look towards next season.
  • It gets pretty rough as the Pistons go on a four game West coast trip that starts on Sunday against the Clippers.

Fort Wayne Mad Ants Friday night loss to Maine

  • Khris Middleton with 19 points, nine boards, three assist and a steal.
  • Kim English with 24 points, three steals, three assists and six boards.

The #Pistons announced that they were assigning Khris Middleton and Kim English to the Ft. Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA D-League. The two are being sent down to get some playing time.  They shouldn’t be gone very long.  It looks like they’ll be in Ft Wayne for the Mad Ants three home game stint and then return to the Pistons.

The playing time with the team should be valuable for the rookies who havn’t seen much time, but I’m sure most of you would like to see Slava Kravtsov send down for some playing time too.  He hasn’t dressed for a single regular season game, and many want to see what the Ukrainian center can do. He may just be the next to go.

You can follow Middleton and English at the Mad Ants site.