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This #Pistons Video has got to put a smile on your face after Detroit’s game against Philadelphia. I didn’t get a chance to watch the game live, but it was on in the distance and I watched the score throughout. I just had a chance to watch the replay and if you’re like me, you don’t want to rehash that one. That’s why I prefer to give you a little video to make you think of better days.

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The Detroit Pistons just can’t seem to get that Bull of their backs. Chicago took down Detroit in a 68-92 blowout.  Detroit hung with the Chicago, until the Bulls broke it open early in the fourth and never looked back.

Key Points:

  • Turnovers!  Detroit turned over the ball 10 times alone in the fourth quarter, 21 on the night.
  • Detroit shot 3-14 in the fourth quarter scoring just 9 points.
  • At one point Detroit showed flashes of a team that could play solid defense.  That didn’t last long however.
  • Greg Monroe continues to be the bright spot  of the season.  Greg led the Pistons with 14 points, 10 boards and a career high 6 assists.  Moose is the real deal.
  • Season low 68 points.
  • Detroit actually tied it up at 21 to end the first quarter.
  • Stuckey out Austin Daye in.  Austin was 1-for-4 with one rebound, 2 points and a turnover in 12 minutes.
  • Brian Scalabrine (a guy that I can’t stand) is the Bulls version of Darko.
  • Ben Gordon 4 turnovers, 4 assists, and 11 points in 27 minutes.  Ben played well, shooting 50% from the floor but took just 8 shots, finishing with 11 points. I would say he can’t seem to put up a good game against the Bulls, but quite honestly I can only remember less than a handful of big games he’s had in a Pistons uniform. I’m holding out hope.
Ben Gordon Pistons at Bulls

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  • Will Bynum with 4 turnovers and 4 points in 11 minutes.
  • By the late fourth quarter this game was like a bad accident…you didn’t want to look, but you had to.
  • Jerebko with 4 points and just one board in 24 minutes.
  • Tayshaun a -20 in the box along with Brandon Knight.
  • Tay finished with 11 points on 5-for-12 shooting with 2 assists, a blocked shot and 2 boards.  Tay really needs to step it up.  If his knee is holding him back, that thing needs to get better fast.
  • Detroit is the lowest scoring team in the league.
  • Here…have a nice Jonas Jerebko Jam

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  • Are they a fourth quarter collapse team now?
  • Maxiell is doing all the little things since the start of the season.  Jason had one heck of a block on Derrick Rose.
  • Brandon Knight, though he’s still making mistakes, has a bright future.  He finished with 13 points, on 6-for-10 shooting, with 5 boards and an assist.
  • Highlights via NBA.com

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  • Detroit shot 39% on the night and were outrebounded 37-41.
  • Eight turnovers between the two PG’s Knight and Bynum.
  • Pistons haven’t won in Chicago since 2006.
  • It doesn’t get any easier, with a game Tuesday at the Palace against the World Champion Dallas Mavericks.

Rip HamiltonFrom time to time I will be talking Detroit Basketball over at The Breakdown, a fantastic site with information on all NBA teams along with a great weekly show with  Dave and Audley.

My first piece is something that I needed to say about Rip Hamilton’s return to the Palace. Some of you may agree and some of you may disagree with it, but just know one thing…it came from the heart.

Please take a minute and let me know what you think.

The Pistons handed the Bulls their sixth win on the season with a 99-83 loss at the Palace.  Rip Hamilton scored 14 in his return to the Palace.

Key Points:

Pre game Austin Daye”he wanted to be in another jersey for a while and he got what he wanted” Austin Day on Rip Hamilton

  • Rip or no Rip the Palace is till having tons of trouble filling seats.
  • Lions Matthew Stafford in the house.
  • Rodney Stuckey just 15 minutes (groin injury).
  • Remember when there was a big debate about who was going to go #1 Derrick Rose or Michael Beasley.
  • Damien Wilkins has now taken Austin Daye’s spot in the rotation.  He put a spark in the team in the second half, keeping the team in it. He finished with 10 poinst, 3 assists, and three boards in 29 minutes on the floor.
  • Daye a DNP.
  • News Flash: Charlie Villanueva still can’t play defense.
  • Miserable game to watch. The team that played defense against the Magic just didn’t show up.
  • The 23rd career double-double for Greg Monroe, who fought hard in the loss, putting up 19 points, 13 boards and assists in 35 minutes.  He magically put up 5 assists…that’s 3 more than the Pistons PG Rodney Stuckey.  Monster game from Moose, who continues to shine this season.
  • As bad as this one way, I’m still shocked that this team shows glimmers of hope in the mucus of mediocrity.

Rip “I get another chance at getting a ring”

  • Rip on his time in Detroit before the game via Bulls.com

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  • Good showing from the 12 fans at the Palace for Rip as they should have.  A few boo’s as expected.
  • I still really hate (and I know hate is a strong word) the Bulls Noah, Scalabrine and Ashton Korver.
  • 5 Bulls in double figures.
  • Four Pistons in double figures, on of them Will Bynum who played just 15 off the bench.
  • Torched on the boards 32-27.
  • Much needed Defense from Ben Wallace when he was out there.  The highlight of the game may have come of a Wallace high, high glasser that came out of nowhere.
  • Will Bynum sparked the team back in the fourth quarter
  • After giving up and easy bucket in the fourth quarter and some sloppy play, Frank called a time out and almost exploded mid court.  He looked like this.

Angry Cartoon Lawrence Frank

  • Looks like Ben Gordon will never be able to get the Bulls monkey off his back.  Ben with a sub-par game against his former team. Gordon finished with 7 points on 2-for-10 shooting with 4 boards in 28 minutes.
  • Pistons shot 40% to the Bulls 52%.
  • Jonas Jerebko put a screen on Rip Hamilton almost as bad as the one that Big Baby Davis put on Brandon Knight.
Jonas Jerebko

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  • Another bright spot was Jonas Jerebko who actually slashed his hand in the first quarter leaving bloody to get bandaged.  That didn’t stop him though, he finished with 13 points ,  4 boards, a steal and a whole lot of hustle.
  • 31 assists on the night from the Bulls.
  • The Bulls are simply better.
  • The Pistons never led this one.
  • Highlights via Pistons.com

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  • As fun as the Magic game was to watch, this one I could have taken a pass on.
  • Back to work at Philadelphia Friday and the Palace against the Knicks Saturday.

The 2-3 Pistons are at the Palace of Auburn Hills to welcome back Rip Hamilton and his 5-1 Chicago Bulls.

  • The good: The Pistons have won two in a row, and the Bulls played a tough one last night. Rip Hamilton returning to the Palace.
  • The bad: MVP Derrick Rose. Rip may not see much action at his old stomping grounds, he’s nursing a groin injury.
  • The unknown: What will the fans do when Rip is in the building? I sure hope he gets the respect he deserves, he helped this team win an NBA Championship. Will Ben Gordon finally have a lights out night against the Bulls?

The Game Day Report via Pistons.com

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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 1-3 Pistons are at the Palace of Auburn Hills to take on the 4-1 Orlando Magic. Though Dwight Howard may be unhappy in the Magic Kingdom, he’s putting up numbers already. Howard is averaging 17.4 points and 17 boards a game.

  • The good: JJ and Moose.
  • The bad: The Magic are averaging 100 points per game and have hit 24 three’s in the last two games.
  • The unknown: Will Charlie play?

The Game Day Report via Pistons.com

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Remember Rip fans…He’s going to be in the building on Wednesday, so take advantage of the Pistons ticket offers to see him.

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.

Danny , Dave and just were lucky enough to be graced with the presence of Vince Ellis, the Detroit Free Press Pistons beat writer for an interview.  What better time to have Vince on then for the craziness that has surrounded the Pistons the last week.

Rip HamiltonWe talked the Rip Hamilton buyout, the Tayshaun Prince signing and why Rodney Stuckey hasn’t signed with the Pistons.  Vince, as always,  was very informative and had plenty of insight into what would have been an Amnesty situation with Rip had he not went to the team for a buyout.

We thank Vince again  and hope he comes back even if I did give him the business.

Make sure you listen to the podcast and follow Vince on Twitter if you aren’t already at @Vee_Ellis4Freep and read him over at the Freep.

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The Pistons have just waived Rip Hamilton according to The Free Press.  This is not an amnesty situation.

Detroit Pistons guard Rip Hamilton is expected to be waived today, according to a personal familiar with the situation.

Hamilton is owed $22 million over the next two seasons. He was set to make $13 million this season before the lockout and $9 million next season.

His contract is expected to be bought out by the Pistons and then he would be able to sign with another team.

Hamilton, who is not at the Pistons’ practice facility today for the opening of training camp, has been with the team since before the 2002-03 season.

Stay tuned for more info.

UPDATE: Via Matt Dery @DeryNBA

This is a buyout, for less than what Rip was owed this year.  Rip will now be an unrestricted Free Agent and free to sign with any team.

It’s been more than slow this summer when it comes to basketball news.  We have no real clue when the NBA and the Players will or if the players decide to put their differences aside and agree on some sort of new CBA so we can get back to dribbling and dunking this year.

The sides met Wednesday,  for a six hour collective bargaining session with reps from the players’ union.

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“We’re not going to get a deal done unless we spend time together and that’s progress unto itself given how infrequently we have met since the lockout began,” deputy commissioner Silver said. “It’s difficult to characterize the meeting other than there is no question both sides want to avoid missing games, or missing training camp for that matter. Everyone was very engaged today. We discussed virtually everything that was on the table. And there was an agreement that we need to continue meeting and pick up the pace.”

Thankfully they did decide on one thing.

“The p.r. war has to stop. From Stern insinuating that the players were not well-informed on the issues, to one side tossing out facts and figures the other side quickly disputes, to discussing the optimism or pessimism of getting a deal done in time to salvage a season on an almost daily basis, the rhetoric has spun out of control. Even Stern’s salary (is it $23 million? $15 million? $9 million?) and vacation schedule had become fodder for players on Twitter.

The days of negotiating through the media are over, declared Stern, Silver and Fisher. Fine. But on several occasions, three of the most influential men involved in the negotiations were given opportunities to portray Wednesday’s meeting in a positive light, to offer millions of fans the slightest glimmer of hope.

Each time, they passed.

Even with Stern, Silver and Fisher primarily using vague statements and speaking in clichés, it didn’t take a genius to realize the league and the union are still nowhere. Consider: Fisher was asked whether the union’s position on the economic issues had changed significantly.” Via Chris Mannix SI

I don’t know if you can call this progress since this is the first time the two sides have met since Isiah Thomas was in good standings with the city of NYC.

“We’re not apart on an agreed urgency to get a deal done,” Silver said. “We’re not apart on a need to avoid missing games and we’re not apart on the agreed impact of a lockout will have, not just on our teams and our players but the communities in which they operate as well.”

Derrick Fisher:

“From this day forward we’re going to make a greater effort to put the time in to get this deal done. There won’t be any other discussion of how, why, when, where. No one else’s is going to know. We’re going to get the work done.”

As for the Pistons…
They have a new coach that can’t do much other than make PR Appearances. Their 2nd round draft pick is playing in Europe. Rip Hamilton is still trade bait, and we still really don’t know exactly what roster will be in red, blue and white whenever the next NBA Season will kick off.

What have you been doing to help the lull in NBA news or action? Me…I’m getting buy on watch Classic NBA games on NBA TV and spending way too much time on YouTube.