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The #Pistons fought to the final buzzer to beat the Orlando Magic for the second time in a week 104-102 Sunday night. Brandon Knight put up a career high 31 points and traded 3-pointers with J.J. Redick all night, but it was Knight’s consecutive threes that took the Pistons from three points down to leading by three late in the fourth quarter.

Key Points:

  • Detroit had a solid hold on the game in the first half, but the Magic came right back to squash the Pistons 13 point lead in the third quarter. From there it seemed like both teams were just trading baskets for the rest of the second half. You knew it was going to go down to the wire and it did.
  • This was a crazy finish that could have gone a different way. Just watch the final play and just how many chances that the Magic had to tie the game right at the rim.
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  • The buzz before the game even began was the deactivation of Rodney Stuckey for the Orlando game. Many Pistons fans speculated that maybe there was a trade in the works to Boston since the news came down about Rondo being out for the season with an Achilles injury. It can be a trade, but it can also be buffoonery. I doubt that Dumars would make a trade that helps Boston when they are vying for the last playoff spot with Detroit.
  • With Stuckey out of the mix Frank when with more minutes from Kyle Singler and 18 for Kim English who scored six points on 2-of-3 shooting.
  • Besides scoring doubts and turnover, the blowing double-digit leads needs to handled.
  • J.J. Redick also put up a career high 31 and looked like he cold knock down just about anything…well until it counted late in the game.
  • Greg Monroe scored 17 on 7-of-11 shooting with seven boards and six assists. He’s got to be one of the best passing big men in the league.
  • Brandon Knight may not be the best point guard, but he can sure shoot the three. Like him, love him or loath him, no matter how many points your PG score he should have more assists than zero. Despite that he played a great game. His career high 31 came on 12-of-16 shooting with five from downtown.

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  • It was a Bynumite night as Will seemed to know exactly where his teammates were and when to get them the ball. Bynum finished with 12 assists and nine points. His only knock on the night was a bad shot decision with too many seconds left on the clock late in the fourth when the Pistons were trying to put the game away.
  • Andre went scoreless playing just 16 minutes, but adding four boards and 2 blocked shots.
  • Singler played well scoring 10 with tow steals, three assists and three boards.
  • Charlie V has a couple of very timely baskets.
  • Home against the Bucks on Tuesday night isn’t a cakewalk.

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.

Kim English CartoonThe #Pistons rookie Kim English Tooned.

After Pistons fans got a chance to see that Kim English could knock it down, I had to get off the bench and get him tooned.

Be sure to Follow Kim on Twitter @Englishscope24 and let him know he’s got to update that page now that he’s a member of the red, blue and white.

Despite Greg Monroe’s double-double, and Rodney Stuckey’s season awakening the Nuggets handed the Pistons their fourth loss of the season.  Things looked promising late in the game when Detroit trimmed a 16-point deficit to seven with 3:38 left in the game, but Iguodala took over. He hit two free throws, scored on a dunk and hit a 15-foot turnaround fadeaway to put Denver up 13 to seal the game.

Key Points:

  • Yes it’s a bit too early to start looking at the 2013 draft class.
  • Brandon Knight really needs to find his game. Knight didn’t score his first points until midway through the third quarter, finishing with just two points on 1-for-6 shooting.  He’s at least contributing in other ways.  He had nine assists on the night.
  • It was a massacre on the boards.  Denver outrebounded Detroit 35-52.
  • Great game from Greg Monroe who put up 27 points.  Monroe’s double-double was the 52nd of his career. It was the 16th time he’s had at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in a game.
  • Is it just me (I know it’s not) that has been ready for a Tayshaun trade since 2008?
  • Surprise, surprse…Kim English has really made us notice him.  He dropped six points in nine minutes on the floor.
  • In other news Charlie Villanueva got his firs .04 seconds of playing time…that is all.
  • Play more Drummond!  Andre with seven points in 12 minutes on the floor with 2 assists and 2 boards.  We know he needs work on the defensive end, but he’s never going to get it if he’s not playing.  Let’s not forget his first and probably his only made three point attempt as the shot clock was running out.
  • This team needs to learn to defend against the three point shot.  The Nuggets finished with 30 points at the 3-point line.
  • Stuckey shook off his migraines and finally got his shot back right at the start of this one.  He wasn’t stellar, but it’s a start.  He put up 17 points on 5-for-17 shooting, with 4 assists, 4 boards and a blocked shot in 39 minutes.

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  • The Pistons bench is really outshining the starters, they have been the ones to erase most of the deficits and get Detroit back into almost every ball game this season. No, I don’t think we can call them The Zoo Crew…maybe The New Crew.
  • Another solid gave for Bynum, who continues not to force things and is leading the bench to solid play.  Will scored five points in 15 minutes with eight assists and three boards.
  • Who’s your breakout this year, Singler, English, Maxiell ,  Kravtsov, Jerebko?
  •  Middleton dressed instead of Kravtsov, but didn’t play.
  • They have a chance tonight in the second game of a back-to-back in California Wednesday night.  The scheduling nerds at the NBA weren’t very kind to the Pistons to start off the season.

The #Pistons couldn’t hold on late in the game giving up 33 points in the fourth quarter to the Houston Rockets to put them 0-1 on the season. James Harden, acquired in a trade with Oklahoma City over the weekend, more than impressed in his Houston debut with 37 points and 12 assists as the Rockets defeated the Detroit Pistons 105-96 Wednesday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Key Points:

  • Don’t give all of the credit for the victory for the Rockets to Harden. Former Piston Carlos Delfino was a spark plug for Houston coming off the bench. Delfino, made 5-of-6 3-point attempts and grabbed 7 rebounds.
  • The Pistons guards didn’t show up at the Palace Wednesday night.
  • Rodney Stuckey was just 1-for-10 from the floor for 9 points and 6 assists.
  • Brandon Knight waited till later in the game to get going. He shot just 5-for-15 from the floor for 15 points on the night with 4 assists and 2 turnovers.
  • Andre Durmmond with his first two and only two NBA points of the game. He looked a bit nervous, but you can bet we’ll see some double-double’s from him soon.

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  • Kim English can shoot! He knocked down two consecutive high pressure three’s to add to the Pistons lead in the third quarter. He finished with 8 points on 3-for-6 shooting with 3 assists and 2 steals in just 13:47 minutes on the floor.
  • Kyle Singler can shoot too! Singler with 10 points on 4-for-5 shooting in 15 minutes on floor. He may be this year’s Need4Sweede.
  • Austin Day may want to start packing for Europe, he’s not going to play a minute for this team unless everyone else gets kidnapped and held for ransom.
  • Jason Maxiell as active as he’s been in a few seasons. He was solid on both ends of the floor showing everyone why he’s starting for this team. Jason with 10 points, 8 boards and 2 blocked shots on the night. The Baby Eater is back.
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  • Greg Monroe led the Pistons with 14 points on 7-for-13 shooting with 8 boards, 4 assists and 4 steals. He know that he’s a big part of the team and if he’s playing well, the team does well.
  • Bynumite in the rotation. Will played well and was a solid spark for the Pistons when they were trying to mount a lead. Bynum finished with 9 points, 2 assists and a steal in 13 minutes on the floor.

Will Bymum against the Rockets
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  • A 20 point fourth quarter swing in the fourth quarter doesn’t translate into wins.  Everything that was going right started going wrong for Detroit as the defense broke down and Houston stepped up.
  • Kravtsov and Maggette were both inactive for the game. Why not put CV31 on the inactive list since that’s what he is when he’s on court. The only way that Charlie Villanueva is going to get playing time with this organization is with the Mad Ants.

Tom Gores toonTom Gores: “I came here to win. I’m a now person,” he said. “Last year, we said we’re going to get into the playoffs (this season) and I meant it. We need to get into the playoffs.”

  • After just one game, this team look like it’s on the rise. You can see the team has changes and the youth can really take them places. They may not be vying for championships just yet, but mark my words this team is going to be really fun to watch.
  • Don’t forget about the 2012-2012 Detroit Pistons Intros.
  • Next up: On the road in Phoenix to take on the Suns Friday night.

Summer LEagueI am, but unfortunately due to the times of the games, I’m relying on my trusty Tivo or the occasional 4AM rebroadcast.

What I’ve gleaned from watching just two games so far, since I’m going to tackle the Oklahoma City 83-64 loss that happened Wednesday afternoon.

  • Andre  Drummond is everything we think he is and hopefully more. The big guy is a project, but after I saw how easy he makes it look to block a shot I was sold. You can see why they say he needs to put forth a little (or a lot) more effort when you watch him sauntering down the court. When he learns how to hustle on every play…watch out.His free throws however are something to behold. I can probably hit more than him and I haven’t shot a regulation free throw since I was in the ninth grade.
  • Kyle Singler will be a very serviceable player for the Pistons.
  • Austin Day will probably forever be hot or very, very cold. I’m not giving him a pass for putting up 24 points in a summer league game, but I’m pulling for him for two reasons. He’s go a nice shot when he’s on, and if he plays well he might actually be able to be worth something in a trade.
  • Yancy Gates was a surprise.
  • Khris Middleton hasn’t shown much of anything yet.
  • I might be really sold on Kim English who’s got a sweet shot, and scored 18 against the Jazz in his first game.

Wins or losses, this part of the rebuilding is going to be fun. I’m excited to see the team play this year as well as the new renovations at The Palace.
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The #Pistons Summer League games are upon us, and it starts on Monday July 9th.  All five of the Pistons’ games in Orlando Summer League will be televised live on NBA TV while also being replayed each night.  Bonus for all of those who have NBA TV.
The Summer League Roster consists of:

  • F Austin Daye
  • C Andre Drummond
  • G Kim English
  • F/C Yancy Gates
  • G Armon Johnson
  • G Brandon Knight
  • F/C Vernon Macklin
  • G/F Khris Middleton
  • G Patrick Richard
  • F Kyle Singler
  • G Casper Ware

Unfortunately it looks like we won’t get to look at what Ukrainian center Vyacheslav Kravtsov can do for the team just yet. He’s in negotiation with the Pistons and can’t officially sign a contract with them until July 11th.

The Schedule:

  • July 9: Pistons vs. Jazz, 3 p.m.
  • July 10: Pistons vs. Orlando, 3 p.m.
  • July 11: Pistons vs. Thunder, 1 p.m.
  • July 12: Pistons vs. Celtics, 11 a.m.
  • July 13: Pistons vs. 76ers, noon.

The Rules are a bit different for Summer League games.

  • 10-minute quarters
  • 3-minute overtime period(s)
  • 5 full timeouts per team per game
  • 2 one-minute mandatory TV timeouts per quarter on the first dead ball at 5:59 and then again at 2:59 on clock
  • Maximum of 3 full timeouts to be used in the 4th quarter per team
  • 1 :20 second timeout per team per half
  • 1 full timeout and one :20 second timeout per overtime period per team
  • Teams will be in the penalty on the 5th team foul of each quarter
  • Teams will be in the penalty in overtime on the 3rd team foul
  • No foul out rule – for each personal foul in excess of 6, the opposing team receives 2 free throws. For each personal foul in excess of 10, the opposing team receives 2 free throws and the ball.
  • 10-minute halftime periods during games
  • 10-minute intermission between game

I don’t think I’ve been this excited about the Pistons Summer League games since…ever.