The 11-21 Pistons are in Phoenix to play the last game of this year against the 13-17 Suns. The Suns haven’t been below .500 this late in a season since 2003-04. Phoenix is 2-8 in their past ten games and have lost the last four. The Suns haven’t had a longer losing streak since dropping six straight March 3-12, 2009. The Suns however have a streak they would like to keep, they have won their last 4 games against Detroit.
Rodney Stuckey did not travel with the team, so you won’t be seeing him in Phoenix. The Pistons hope he feels better enough to catch up to the team for the rest of their road trip.
The Scouting Report via Pistons.com
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A safe and Happy New Year to all!
Besides his gritty no holds barred play, I have come to love the fact that the Pistons Jonas Jerebko doesn’t back down…ever. Remember when he was suspended for the first game of the year for that little altercation? It was a sign to come that this Bad Boy will put up a fight if he has to.
When this came across my screen all I could do was smile. Amare (who tends to get frustrated when he doesn’t get his way) decides to throw the ball Jerebkos’ way and “play it” like he was trying to throw the ball off Jonas to keep control of the ball. The refs weren’t having it, and neither was Jonas.
During the slow-mo clip look at JJ’s face and what he says to Amare. I can’t read his lips, but I can tell that if he had to he would have stepped in the ring with Stoudemire.
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