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The 23-36 #Pistons will host the 21-39 New York Knicks Monday night at the Palace of Aubrun Hills. The Knicks come into the Palace losers of their last six games, while Detroit have lost their last four.

The good: The Knicks are playing just about as bad as the Pistons are of late, so this is a great chance for Detroit to get back on track.
The bad: It doesn’t take a genius to realize that the Pistons are horrible on the defensive end but when you read the statistics it makes you feel even worse. They are ranked among the league’s worst, allowing 103.7 points per game, it’s been getting worse in the past few games. Their last seven opponents have averaged 112.3 points while shooting 49.6 percent. Turrrrrrable
Isiah Thomas FurThe unknown: If there is any truth to the rumor that Isiah Thomas is in line to take Joe Dumars GM spot, than Tom Gores is a total nut. If Thomas is ever a part of this team, get ready to be a fan of the Toronto Raptors.

Pistons: Chauncey Billups (left knee surgery) is out.
Knicks: Andrea Bargnani and Kenyon Martin are out.

Stat: Detroit is 1-1 against the New York Knicks this season.
Stat: Carmelo Anthony is averaging 29.5 points against the Pistons this season.

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.

The #Pistons fell short after coming back from a 17 defect late in the third quarter to lose their fifth consecutive game to the Kinicks 85-89.

Key Points:

  • The Pistons big three led the way for the Pistons, the combined for 52 points.
  • Andre Drummond with another double-double putting 12 points, mostly by way of dunks and 17 boards.
  • Brandon Jennings didn’t have a great night going just 2-of-12 for two points and five assists. On one fast break sequence he gave up the ball to Drummond a little to early and Andre got fouled. Consequently he missed both of his free throws. Was that the criticism by some that led to the tweets he deleted?
  • And then you have the Josh Smith potential game winning shot air-ball.

  • What’s so tough about Josh’s shot is that he just had an awesome defensive stand on the other end of the floor when he took a charge against  Carmelo. One sequence, two totally different outcomes.
  • Not happy about Josh’s shot selection and attempt? Neither was he.

smithWhen I asked Smith if he got the shot he wanted, he said, “No, I didn’t. I’m still beating myself up because I could have been a little more aggressive and tried to put the initiative on the referees to make the call. It was a shot that is definitely going to be with me to the next game so I can try to get it out of my head.” Via Pistons.com

  • Cheeks didn’t have that one in mind. He actually had a 20 second time out the he could have used after Smith took the Anthony charge but decided to wait to see if he needed it later.

cheeks“I had a play in mind and they ran the play that I had in mind, would have liked to have seen him drive it. He didn’t drive it. I trust the shot that he took, it didn’t go in, and we live with it.”

  • Detroit was outscored 32-17 in the third quarter to fall 15 points behind after being tied at the half,
  • Who would have thought Charlie Villanueva, who hasn’t played since before Santa came to town, who be a spark off the bench. Charlie V dropped five points in his ten minutes right when the Pistons needed it.
  • Kyle Singler was also a spark for Detroit, putting up his 11 points right when Detroit needed them and playing with hustle that led to Knicks turnovers.
  • The Knicks are a horrible team, the Pistons should have won this one. Does it make it more frustrating? It does for me.
  • Josh Smith led the Pistons with 21 points, 12 boards, three steals and two blocked shots.
  • Chauncey look old.
  • Sheed made the best of his time in New York after playing with them for a season. He dropped by the Knicks locker room after the game and gave hug to Knicks owner James Dolan as the Pistons left the court.
  • Highlights via NBA.com


  • It’s like groundhog day sometimes. Detroit let the Knicks go on a 15-0 run in the third quarter.
  • Detroit, who are in desperate need of a three-point threat, shot just 3-of-19 from downtown. That’s 15.8%.
  • The Pistons lose a game where they out-rebounded their opponent 54-38 and led in pain points 48-38.
  • Don’t think Wednesday night’s game in Toronto will be easy, the Raptors are first in the Atlantic at 16-17.

The #Pistons broke a seven game Knicks losing streak Tuesday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills with a 92-86 win. Detroit who were without both Chancey Billups and Will Bynum, were led by Rodney Stuckey with 21 points off the bench.

Key Points

  • Rodney Stuckey had another solid game. Not only did he lead Detroit, but he stepped up in when they needed him. With the two backup PG’s out and Brandon Jennings limited time on the court with an upset stomach, Stuckey’s line was great. Rodney went 8-of-14 with 5 assists and a steal in 31 minutes on the floor. This is by far one of the best starts to the season for Stucky, who is in the last year of his contract in Detroit.
  • Stuckey’ second half scoring run was a contributing factor in this win.
  • Nothing came of the J.R. Smith – Brandon Jennings riff. They barley were on court at the same time together.
  • They held the Knicks under 100 points, but the defense still looked horrible at times.
  • Someone call Ben Wallace and get him to show this team how to play some D.
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope made his third start in the Tuesday night. Though he’s really not hitting his shots yet, he did make a couple of consecutive three’s and had some nice defensive stops. Kentavious finished with 13 points on 4-of-12 shooting with four boards, and a steal in 29 minutes on the floor.
  • Double-double’s for bot Monroe and Drummond.
  • Andre was…Andre scoring 13 with 11 boards and three blocked shots on the night. I know this sounds optimistic, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he started averaging 3 blocks a night.
Andre Drummond Pistons vs Knicks

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  • That’s five consecutive double-double’s for Dre.
  • It was nice to see the Pistons get a win on the ninth anniversary of one of the worst sports incidents ever. I was there for The Malace at The Palace and I hope to never witness anything like that ever again.
  • Five Pistons in double figures.
  • I’d love to see Singler’s shot start to fall consistently as well as a spark of something from Datome.
  • Smith with another good game putting up 19 with five boards, and a steal in 41 minutes on the floor.
  • I’d love to see Josh Smith with a better shot selection. You can blame some of them by him getting the ball late in the shot clock, but sometimes he just makes bad decisions.

Highlights via NBA.com


  • Greg Monroe dropped 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting with 11 boards, but turned the ball over five times.
  • The Pistons all but had this one locked up late in the fourth until the Knicks went on a 7-0 run to make things interesting.
  • Has Villanueva played more than 3 minutes all season long? And I’m so not complaining about that.
  • Jennings scored two points, with seven assists, a blocked shots, and a steal in 26 minutes on the floor.
  • Peyton Siva got some time on the floor and did a good job of running the show.
  • Detroit came into the game allowing a league-worst 48.9% shooting from the field. The held the Knicks to 43.4 percent shooting on the night.
  • Spotted actors Justin Bartha and Jesse Eisenberg right by the Pistons bench. I thought it was them but wasn’t sure till I was leaving the game. Little known fact, Justin Bartha grew up in Michigan graduating from West Bloomfield High school.

Justin Bartha and Jesse Eisenberg-Pistons vs Knicks-at-the-Palace

  • Short turnaround for the Pistons who will play Wednesday night in Atlanta.This will be the first time Josh Smith will play in Atlanta after spending his entire career there.

The 3-6 Pistons are back home after a 1-3 West Coast swing to face the 3-6 New York Knicks. The Knicks and Pistons share a common theme, although it was assumed the Pistons’ wouldn’t be as bad as its been, in that they have putting disjointed lineups on the floor while searching for the right combination of defense to go with their offense. While the Pistons have all their players healthy for the most part, the Knicks are hurting for big man help with Tyson Chandler being out with a broken leg and Amare Stoudemire relegated to 12th man status for Coach Woodson.

  • The good:Home sweet home, finally… The Pistons have struggled in recent seasons on trips to the West Coast. They’re currently 2-2 at home, with 2 of their losses coming in competitive contests against 2 of the league’s best teams in Indiana and Oklahoma City.
  • The bad:The Pistons are shooting 28% from 3 while their opponents are shooting 39%. A lot of the opponent percentages has to do with Josh Smith and Jonas Jerebko sagging off of their man to provide help D in the paint. As former PF, it’s only natural for them to sag back to their natural spot to help Monroe or Drummond. Detroit’s shooting is a problem we knew would be there, but the percentage differential is the likely cause of 1-2 losses so far in this early season.
  • The unknown:Can Josh Smith stop Imam Shumpert and can Greg Monroe guard Carmelo Anthony effectively? The Knicks are a team that likes to get up and down, while the Pistons are running a more traditional lineup of big men stuck on the block. Coach Cheeks may need to get creative with his rotations tonight in order for the Pistons to not get killed in transition.

Some familiar faces will be on the floor for Pistons fans tonight. Tim Hardaway Jr., standout rookie from Michigan, will see time as the backup SG and SF position for the Knicks, and let’s not forget Metta World Peace is now a Knick as well. The matchup to watch is not necessarily 2 guys who will be guarding each other. Brandon Jennings and JR Smith have made waves on twitter in the last week, leading to a $25,000 fine for JR Smith for the language he used. The last thing we need is a confrontation, especially with a team that has Amare Stoudemire, Kenyon Martin and Metta World Peace on the bench. In other news JR’s brother, the center of the twitter controversy, has been assigned to the D League and will not suit up in street clothes for tonight’s game.

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.

Despite the 87-77 final score of the #Pistons loss to the Knicks Wednesday night they may have put up one of the biggest fights all season long. Detroit shorthanded with Greg Monroe, Charlie Villanueva, and of course Andre Drummond where without their head coach and playing a Knicks team that’s had their number for two straight seasons. A fantastic third quarter when they went on an 18-4 run to turn a 23-40 half time deficit into a 62-52 lead with just a few minutes left in the third. The Knicks fought back, and regained the lead in the fourth on a flurry of three’s and Detroit just couldn’t keep up in the last few minutes of the game.

Key Points:

  • Lawrence Frank out for the game tending to personal reasons. Jonas Jerebko gets his first start of the season. Coincidence?
  • Jerebko looked like the Jonas of old, playing scrappy, helping out on the defense and scoring 12 in 26 minutes on the floor.
  • Kyle Singler had a flurry of baskets to start the third quarter to help Detroit take the lead. He finished with 13 points, eight rebounds, two steals and a blocked shot.
  • If Jose Calderon resigns with Detroit he may fight Greg Monroe for the title of King of the Double-Doubles. Jose with 10 points and 16 assists on the night adding two steals on the night.
  • Give it up to Jason Maxiell who really had to do all the heavy lifting for Detroit will all their big men out. Jason did the best he could trying to corral Stoudemire, who scored 20 off the bench for the Knicks in limited minutes. Jason scored 14 points with nine boards and two blocked shots on the night in 37 minutes on the floor.

Jason Maxiell-Pistons-vs-Knicks
Photo/Getty Images Editing Need4Sheed.com

  • Brandon Knight couldn’t hit a thing in the first half, but started dropping three’s after halftime. Knight led the Pistons with 17 points on 6-of-17 shooting going 4-of-8 from downtown.
  • The Knicks were without Carmelo Anthony.
  • JR Smith hit three killer three-pointers in the fourth quarter to help propel the Knicks.

knightBrandon Knight: “That’s kind of been the thing with New York. All the times that we’ve played them they’ve relied on 3-pointers. It got them back in the game tonight and it eventually pushed them over the hump.” Via Pistons.com

  • Five Pistons in double figures.
  • A combined 44 points of the bench for the Stoudemire and Smith.
  • Highlights via NBA.com

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  • Stuckey 0-of-5 shooting for 3 points in 26 minutes.
  • Nothing Bynumite about Will’s performance against the Knicks.
  • The Knicks had two 16-0 runs.
  • The Knicks haven’t lost a season series to Detroit since 2006-07.
  • 20 turnovers on the night for each team.
  • This was the first time Greg Monroe missed a game due to injury since he’s been in the NBA.
  • Dallas at the Palace Friday Night.

The 23-39 #Pistons are hosting the 36-21 New York Knicks Wednesday Night at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

  • The good: Carmelo Anthony, who has been one of the reasons that Detroit can’t even compete with the Knicks this season, is a game-time decision for New York.
  • The bad:
  • Greg Monroe will not play due to a ankle tweak and Charlie V is a game time decision with a tight hamstring.
  • L Frank won’t be on hand due to personal reasons, coach Brian Hill will take his place.
  • A win for the Knicks would give them a season sweep in consecutive years against Detroit. Don’t expect to see Sheed, he’s out for the season.
  • The unknown: Are the Knicks the new Jazz for the Pistons?

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 18-30 #Pistons are in New York for the second game of a back-to-back against the 30-15 Knicks.

  • The good: JOSE WILL PLAY! Jose Calderon has been cleared to play against the Knicks.  It’s possible that in limbo PF Jose Calderon will be able to take the court for the Pistons against the Knicks.
  • The bad: Heading to New York and playing a back-to-back after losing a heart-breaker at the Palace to the Lakers Sunday afternoon won’t be easy. Add the fact that the Knicks have owned the Pistons recently will make for a difficult night in the big city.
  • The unknown: Will Greg Monroe be able to keep putting up big numbers? How will Knight, Bynum and Stuckey adjust to the new rotation once Calderon starts playing?

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 #Pistons dug themselves a deep hole in London when they scored the games first two points and then let the Knicks score the next 16 points. Will Bynum and sparked a late third quarter run to get the Pistons within four points of the Knicks, but the Knicks came right back. Another Bynum rally got them close again in the fourth, but again the Knicks came right back to beat the Pistons 102-87.

Key Points:

  • Very cool to see the Pistons play on the big stage, too bad they didn’t look better doing it. I’m just happy that they didn’t get blown out because it looked awful when they were down 16-2.
  • Will Bynum led the Pistons with 22 points on 10-of-16 shooting with four assists and a steal in 29 minutes. You have to appreciate Bynum who sparked two runs for Detroit to get them back in the game and not embarrass themselves in London. He even went on a person 7-0 run in the fourth quarter.

Will  Bynum Pistons-vs-Knicks-London
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  • You know I love me some Bynum, but when he’s the Pistons best player of the game it means people are not doing their jobs.
  • Speaking of people not doing their jobs…what’s up with Brandon Knight? He scored one point on 0-of-4 shooting in 18 minutes.
  • Andre Drummond helped Will get the Pistons back in the game. He posted another double-double with 11 points, 10 boards and two blocked shots. Per minute, he’s the Pistons best player of late.
  • Moose also with 11 and 10 boards.
  • Knicks are three-point shooting fools. They make them and they win, plain and simple.
  • Highlights via NBA.com

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  • Nice to see Bill Laimbeer in the house.
  • Great game by Singler, who was also responsible for helping the Pistons stay in the game. Kyle with one of the better games he played in the last couple of months. He finished with 15 points, 4 assists, 3 boards and a blocked shot.
  • A minute and twenty-five seconds for Kravtsov.
  • Prince with 12 on the night.
  • Not a great way to get overseas Pistons fans after that game, but I know quite a few Pistons fans in London got to finally see their team play in person, and that to me is pretty cool.
  • Sunday night against the Celtics at The Palace.

The 14-24 #Pistons are in London England to play the 24-13 New York Knicks at the 02 Arena in London.

  • The good: Though many of fans think this regular season in England is a great idea, you have to be happy for the many, many NBA and Pistons fans across the ocean. It’s probably a dream come true for many fans that will be at the 02 Arena.
  • The bad: The Knicks are a very good team. Sheed may be out for the year for the Knick with a foot injury.

The known:

You know the Pistons are having a good time in England if you’re following Pistons.com and their twitter accounts, but I think Sheed is probably getting into some trouble.
Rasheed Wallace and the Queen in London
Via Pistons.com

Since the game is on London time it will be shown Live on NBA TV at 3PM EST.

The 3-10 #Pistons are in New York to take on the 8-3 #Knicks.

  • The good: The Pistons should be able to feed off the nice win Friday night at the Palace against the Raptors.
  • The bad: The Pistons haven’t fared very well against the Knicks, especially in the Garden.  And considering that the Kicks are one of the better teams in the league coming into the game on a two game losing streak just means extra trouble for the struggling Pistons.
  • The unknown: How many Ball Don’t Lie’s are we going to get from Sheed?

Rasheed Wallace Ball Don't Lie T-Shirt

 

Tip off is at 1:00 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.