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The 14-20 #Pistons are in New York to take on the 11-22 Knicks at Madison Square Garden. The Pistons will be looking for answers as they take the court against the Knicks having lost a season-worst four games in a row.

jenningsBrandon Jennings: “This is most definitely an emergency right now, it is slipping away from us. You start questioning if everyone is willing to sacrifice and do the things that we need to win games.” Via

The good: It’s pretty difficult to put a good spin on Detroit Basketball since the Pistons managed to beat the Pacers. Besides the play of Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe the real MVP of the season thus-far is Rodney Stuckey. Unfortunately Stuckey has not been healthy enough to help the Pistons fix their woes. Stuckey led the Pistons with 21 points the last time the Pistons took on the Knicks.
The bad: Detroit has lost seven consecutive games at Madison Square Garden.
Josh Smith leads the league in all things that suck.
As bad as the Knicks have been all season the UK’s top online betting sites are leaning towards New York in this one.
The unknown: Can Josh Smith stay true to his words when he says that the Pistons must be unselfish in order to have success?  Has Brandon Jennings put the frustrations aside after the loss to Memphis on Sunday?
Injuries: Pistons: Rodney Stuckey – day-to-day
Knicks: Raymond Felton – questionable, Metta World Peace – out

Fact: Detroit won the first meeting against the New York Knicks, 92-86.
Fact: Detroit has lost seven consecutive games at Madison Square Garden
Stat: Andre Drummond now ranks second in the NBA in field goal percentage with 61.2%.

Tip off is at 7:30 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.

Rasheed Wallace BodybuilderIt seems as though the Knicks have a Need4Sheed.

“Rasheed Wallace has told the Knicks he has elected to come out of retirement and join Monday’s training camp, according to an NBA source.

The Knicks could announce the move as soon as today. The 6-foot-11 Wallace, who worked out with the Knicks over the weekend, retired two years ago after a disappointing season with Boston. His agent Bill Strickland told The Post this morning he has not begun formal contract negotiations with the Knicks and wouldn’t confirm the decision was made.

Wallace would make the veteran’s minimum of 1.7 million. Strickland said if Wallace plays it would only be with the Knicks because of his relationship with coach Mike Woodson, who was a Pistons assistant when Detroit won the title with Wallace as one of its stars.” Via The NY Post

We all know Sheed and realized he’s been off for an entire season, but something tells me he’s got a “little” left to help a team out.  I’m just wondering what kind of shape he’s in.  The last time I caught a glimpse of him a few month ago he didn’t look like he was in playing shape.  So…that seems about right.

The 16-31 #Pistons New York for the second game of a back to back to take on the 23-25 Knicks. The Knicks would like to bounce back after their five game winning streak was snapped, while the Pistons, who have lost four straight, will take any victory they can get.

The Knicks, under new interim coach Mike Woodson, are just one-half game ahead of the Bucks for the final playoff spot in the East.

  • The good: The Knicks are also on the second game of a back to back.
  • The bad: The Kninks are 3-0 under Woodson at home.  Carmelo Anthony this season.
  • Who to watch: I’m sure you all want to see what Jeremy Lin can do.  Keep an eye out for how Brandon Knight keeps up.
  • The unknown: Stuckey’s health.

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.

The 17-30 Pistons are in New York to take on the 24-22 Knicks Sunday night. The Pistons would love to was away the stink of their win loss in Miami and finish off their difficult week with a win in New York. If the game is anything like the last time he Pistons met the Knicks, they are in for a tough game.

New York will be without reserve forward Shawne Williams, suspended one game Saturday for throwing punches during an altercation with Marvin Williams. The incident began when the Atlanta player pushed him in the back.

The Pistons Rodney Stuckey (right shoulder contusion) is listed as day-to-day and I’m quite certain Rip’s battle with the “flu” will last longer than we think.

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Tip off is at 7:30 pm and will be broadcast on Fox Sports 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 were trailing by seven points late in the fourth quarter before something, or should I say something clicked.  Tayshaun Prince scored with 23 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 99 all and send the game into overtime.  If one time wasn’t enough,  Prince hit another basket and got fouled for the three point play to tie the game again and send it into a second overtime at 109 all.

That was just all that the Pistons could muster, as the Knicks hit a barrage of three pointers to pull away and finish the Pistons off 125-116 at the Palace.

Key Points:
Tayshaun Prince - Tayriffic

  • A season high 31 points from Tayshaun Prince who was the epitome of clutch. Tay sent the game into overtime not once but twice with two fantastic drives to the basket. Tay added 7 assists, 8 boards, and zero turnovers in 43 minutes on the floor. He continues to play well, which helps him in a contract year and looks great for a possible trade.

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  • Though Tay’s heroics and 31 points will most likely be what everyone will be talking about besides the OT loss,  Rodney was Stucktacular.  Stuck scored 29 points with 5 assists, 2 steals and four boards.  He clearly had the edge again in size over Felton and used it.  My only issue with him, and this happens quite a bit…he needs to remember that he is allowed to actually dish the ball to his teammates when they are open when he doesn’t have a shot.  It’s ok Rodney, it’s allowed.
  • Can you say Three!  The Knicks truly live and die by it.  Danilo Gallinari knocked down three pointers on the first two New York possessions of the second overtime, and Wilson Chandler made another on the next trip down the floor.  New York shot 38 threes on the afternoon and make 15.
  • Five Knicks in double figures led by Amare Stoudemire, who put up a game high 37.  Think that wasn’t good enough…was oh so close to a  triple-double with 10 boards and 7 assists.
  • A 7 minute Austin Daye sighting.
  • Surprising OT lineup of Gordon, Rip, Tay, Stuckey and Ben…especially when the Knicks lead the league in blocked shots.
  • Don’t know why Charlie V didn’t get more time.
  • At one point the lead was going back and fourth, the Pistons and Knicks just kept trading baskets and the lead, it changed hands 20 times and was tied 12 times.
  • I’ll say it every day, Ben Gordon needs more than 4 shots!
  • The Pistons were out-rebounded 48-41.
  • I’m always impressed with Michigan native Wilson Chandler, who scored 20 for the Knicks.
  • Points in the paint even at 40.
  • Jason Maxiell started for the Pistons but had some trouble with the Knicks big bodies and was pulled in favor of Tracy McGrady, who had another T-Mac game.  McGrady 13 points on 6-for10 shooting with 6 boards, 3 assists a steal and a blocked shot.   With each game on the floor he’s looking better and better.

McGrady “I’m just gradually getting better game-by-game confidence-wise. Just feeling more comfortable on the basketball court. The last thing to come is to get over the mental part of getting over an injury. That’s the last thing to come and I feel myself getting better every game.”

  • A cool 17 for Rip Hamilton, who added 6 assist and 2 board along with hitting a key basket in the fourth to time the game at 97 during the Pistons fourth quarter rally.
  • Am I the only one who’s alarmed that Prince, Hamilton, McGrady and BEN WALLACE had more assists than the Pistons point guard Rodney Stuckey?
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  • Detroit – 25 assists on the night, some of the prettiest came from T-Mac.
  • Really, how long can Dick Bavetta keep going?
  • Rip is sooo good at the Alley…this one goes to Stuckey even though we are used to seeing him hoist it up for Tayshaun.

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“With the Knicks playing small, that first-half performance convinced John Kuester to start McGrady in the second half. McGrady said after the game that a leg muscle tightened on him – nothing serious, he said, but it felt like the building was cold – and he couldn’t get it going again. But his first-half outing was another step, he felt, toward a breakthrough.” Via

  • Nice to see Jonas on the bench supporting his team.  Jonas in the house in a nice sports coat and a walking cast.
  • It really doesn’t get easier.   Next up for the Pistons, the Magic in Orlando then to Miami and back home to host Orlando.  On a happier note, I’m so loving what’s happening to The Heat right now.

Need4Sheed Guest Writer: @_dannyb_
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When I was asked to do another guest post at Need4Sheed, I jumped at the opportunity. When I was asked to pick a game, I naturally chose the Knicks game because they can’t possibly beat the Pistons right? No? So for guest post #2 of my N4S career, I am stuck writing a recap of the worst loss of the season. Earlier, if you’ll remember, I wrote about the Pistons disastrous loss to the Indiana Pacers on the 22nd of January. So, whether you want to remember or not, here we go:

Final Score Pistons 104 Knicks 128

  • Jonas Jerebko is above and beyond the player of the night: 15 points (4-9 fg, 2-2 3pt, 5-7 FT) with 13 rebounds (4 offensive) in 34 minutes.
  • Only Austin Daye had a positive plus/minus (+6) for the Pistons, everyone else was a negative (Richard Hamilton was a team worst, -22).
  • With the Pistons down 20+ with a little over 2 minutes to go DaJuan Summers, Chucky Atkins and Kwame Brown got some burn. I guess being down by as much as 27 at one point doesn’t mean that perhaps another group could provide a spark huh Coach Q?
  • Actually since you’ve been reading this, the score is now 134-104 as Al Harrington has hit 2 more 3 pointers.
  • At least the Maxiell did what he could in place of Ben Wallace.
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  • I remember when I played basketball, they taught me to put my hands up on opponent’s shot attempts. The Knicks shot 55% from the field, 52% from 3. The Knicks made 6 more shots than the Pistons on 4 less shots. Where’s the D?
  • Newly acquired Bill Walker scored a career high 22 points on 9-13 shooting. So tell me Rip, Tayshaun, Daye, and whoever else guarded 2nd year SG/SF Bill Walker who couldn’t see any time in Boston… how does Bill Walker absolutely embarrass you like that?  This dunk didn’t help.

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  • Tracy McGrady with a near triple-double (21 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assists). The man is playing on one leg.
  • The New York Knicks did not start a point guard.
  • The only players on the Knicks that shot under 50% on the night were Sergio Rodriguez and Toney Douglas.
  • 4 Knicks scored 20 or more. 0 Pistons scored 20 or more.
  • Poor ball movement – 19 assists on 41 field goals made for Detroit.
  • Remember New York didn’t start a point guard? They had 33 assists on 47 field goals made.
  • Ben Wallace out after injuring his knee against the Celtics. Jason Maxiell started in his place and played 30 minutes, scoring 10 points and securing 8 rebounds.
  • Awful game. Just awful.
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  • Why is Tayshaun Prince playing 33 minutes in a 20+ point blowout loss and Austin Daye only playing 10 minutes?
  • Why is this team as bad as they are? They have 7 road wins. 7. They’ve played 30 road games.
  • Al Harrington usually does not play well against us (12.2 ppg career) but he exploded for 26 points on 10-17 shooting with 8 rebounds.
  • Thanks again to Natalie for allowing me to write this re-cap. Nothing positive came from watching this game, writing this re-cap or thinking this team has a chance against cellar dweller teams anymore. The Detroit Pistons are a bad team right now.
  • The High-Low lights

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The Pistons vs. The knicks

The 21-39 Pistons are on a second game of a back to back to face the 20-39 Knicks. We know the Pistons are struggling, but did you know that the Knicks have lost 10 of their last 11 games and allowed an average of 111.6 points over their last 18.

Here is a Pistons fun fact for you:
The Pistons are ranked 29th in the league in scoring, averaging 92.6 points. Only league-worst New Jersey has a lower average (90.2).

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


The Pistons vs. The Knicks

The 11-19 Pistons are back home to host the 11-19 New York Knicks. Detroit will have to improve their play to break their seven game slide tonight at The Palace.

With the team finally at full strength and one game of play behind Ben Gordon, Rip Hamilton and Tayshaun Prince, who sat out multiple games, the flow of the game means more than usual. It’s time to get the team to gel together, something they were unable to even attempt until now.

New York has its problems of their own, but the Pistons need to watch out for David Lee, who’s averaging a double-double. The Knicks have won two of its last three games at the Palace after losing 10 straight.

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Tip is at 7:30 pm EST and will be televised on Fox Sports Detroit. For the radio broadcast tune in to 9.71 The Ticket, or follow the action over at

It’s time for a W Pistons fans.


The Pistons may be without the services of Rasheed Wallace for tonight’s game at the Palace against the New York Knicks. Sheed’s MRI showed nothing a sprained left calf muscle, but could miss tonight’s game. A win tonight against the 26-37 Knicks would be the sixth win for Detroit in their last 7 games since Richard Hamilton returned to the starting lineup (and AI hasn’t touched the court).

Good Odds – Since the start of the 2002-03 season, the Knicks are 1-11 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Tonight’s contest at the Palace has a little more to it than just a basketball game.

The 2009 Pistons Care Telethon, benefiting Feed The Children, will take place on Wednesday, March 11. The Detroit Pistons are devoting the entire day, including their game and their broadcast, to raise money for charity. The event will begin early in the morning with radio and television broadcasts taking place at The Palace and will run throughout the day. The event culminates with the Pistons hosting the New York Knicks at 7:30 p.m., broadcast on Fox Sports Detroit.

With Michigan being ground zero in our national economic downturn, the fight against poverty and hunger is harder than ever. This year’s telethon benefiting FTC will dedicate 100% of proceeds to support Michigan residents in critical need throughout the state. The team, and the entire Palace Sports & Entertainment organization, is asking for the support of everyone in the Pistons community.

Donations can be made immediately by visiting and clicking on the “DONATE NOW” button, calling 877-DEP-2009 or texting DEP to 90999 for an automatic $5 donation. Online donations will be accepted until March 11. Donors interested in participating on the day of the telethon will be provided a toll free number to call throughout the day. To learn more on interactive fund-raising programs that allows individuals, businesses, schools or churches to get involved, visit the Pistons team website. ”

If you are lucky enough to be able to help Feed the Children, please do, every dollar counts. Click here to go directly to the Donate Page.

Tip off is at 7:30 PM at the Palace of Auburn Hills 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

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