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The 10-12 #Pistons are in New Orleans for a second game of a back-to-back against the 9-10 Pelicans. The Pistons, who lost both contests to the Pelicans last season, would love to extend their four-game road winning streak especially after the horrible showing against the Timberwolves on their home court Tuesday night.

The good: The Pelicans will be without two of their big names in Tyreke Evans and Anthony Davis.
The Pistons have outscored opponents by an average of 11.5 points during their road winning streak.
The bad: Detroit game up a season-high 121 points and recorded a season-low four steals Tuesday night.

 caldwell-popeKentavious Caldwell-Pope “We have to go back to the drawing board, we have a game tomorrow so we have to get ready for that one, We have to just let this one go and get ready for the next game.”

The unknown: Can Chauncey Billups shake off the rush on his shot after his injury?  Can Gigi Datome ever consistently make a shot with the role he’s been thrown into?
Injury Report: Rodney Stuckey is listed as questionable, while Bynum is still listed as doubtful with his left adductor strain.

Andre Drummond Cartoon QuoteStat: Andre Drummond still leads the NBA in field goal percentage with 62.7%
Fact: Andre Drummond needs one steal for his 100th career steal.
Link: Andre Drummond rands 3rd on ESPN’s 25 and Under NBA Rankings behind Anthony Davis and Paul George.

Tip off is at 8:00 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 10-11 #Pistons will host the 9-11 Minnesota Timberwolves at the Palace of Auburn Hills Tuesday evening. Detroit, who were on a roll before losing to the Heat at home on Sunday, would like to take care of a Timberwolves team that has won the last six against Detroit.

The good: Chauncey Billups will finally play Tuesday night for Detroit. The Timberwolves have hit a bad patch and are losers of six of their last seven games on the road.
The bad: The Wolves will have Kevin Love back on the floor, who can give any team trouble. Minnesota has been terrible defensively of late giving up 108.2 points and 52.2 percent shooting in their last six games.
The unknown: Rodney Stuckey is listed as questionable, while Bynum is still listed as doubtful with his left adductor strain.

Stat: Andre Drummond still leads the NBA in field goal percentage with 63.5%
Fact:  Andre Drummond needs one steal for his 100th career steal.
Fact: The Pistons are first in the NBA in steals this season, averaging 9.8 steals per game.

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.

It’s been quite a long time, in fact since February 24 of 2006 since the #Pistons beat the Bulls in Chicago. The 92-72 victory put the Pistons at 500 ball since early in November when they were 2-2.

Key Points:

  • Brandon Jennings led the way with a season high 33 points, five assists, and two steals in 41:55 on the floor. Jennings was hot from downtown knocking down 5-of-8, the last a glasser reminiscent of Sheed. Jennings outscored the entire starting lineup 33-32.
  • The Pistons took advantage of a broken down Bulls team that didn’t have Deng, Butler, Mike James and as we know Derrick Rose.
  • Just three Pistons in double figures.
  • Detroit led by as much 19, but it was a tie game at the half.  The Pistons pulled away in the third quarter allowing only nine for Chicago while scoring 24.
  • Rodney Stuckey left the game with a knee injury in the second quarter after a collision with Mike Dunleavy and didn’t return.  No word yet on his status.
  • Does Josh Harrellson remind any of you (who can remember) Bill Laimbeer?  The hop he takes when shooting a three looks just like Laimbeer.  All he needs to do now is develop a nice right hook.  Harrellson finished with 10 points, five boards, two assists and three blocked shots in just 12:56 on the floor.  Josh has played himself into this rotation.

Josh-Harrellson-Dance4-Original Gif via www.jamesvandermemes.tumblr.com

cheeksMaurice Cheeks:  On Josh Harrellson “Josh was good. Josh understands how to play the game. Not only to make a shot, he had 3 blocks tonight. If he doesn’t have a shot, he knows how to take the ball to someone else and he is a pretty good rebounder. He understands how to play the game. His 3’s and Brandon’s 3’s were big.”

  • The Pistons big three didn’t score in bundles combining for just 22, but their work on the defensive end won this game.
  • I don’t care if the Bulls were injury plagued, anytime the Pistons beat Chicago is a good day in Detroit.
  • Four game winning streak.
  • Singler keeps hitting his shots, which is good considering we don’t know the status of Rodney Stuckey.  Kyle was 4-of05 for 12 points in 22 minutes.
  • Turnovers are still an issue, Pistons with 18 on the night.
  • Grabbing boards were Smith with 10, Monroe with 12 and Drummond with 14.
  • Highlights via NBA.com


  • If the Pistons can beat the Heat at home Sunday for the second time in a week, they have truly turned the corner.

The #Pistons showed themselves and the NBA that they can win on any given night after they beat the defending World Champion Heat on their own floor ending their 10 game winning streak. Detroit was dominant during the 107-97 victory letting the Heat get the lead just once in the game on their first two point as they led by as much as 18 points.  Though the Heat got as close as three late in the fourth the Pistons did something they haven’t done all season…close them out.  And what better team to do it against than the Heat.

Key Points:

  • Brandon Jennings had two very decisive plays that led to this victory.  One, a three-point make from way beyond the arch when the Heat had gotten within three 88-91 to put the Pistons up six.  The other a HUGE, and I mean HUGE steal from LeBron James who didn’t even know he got swiped.  James was still going up for the dunk when Brandon was halfway down the court getting ready to pass it to Monroe for two.



Via NBA.com

  • Jennings finished with 15 points, four steals, five assists.
  • This win was all about teamwork, with seven Pistons in double figures. By far the most complete game since this team was assembled.
  • Very surprised that not a ton of superstar fouls were called in this one, especially being that it was in Miami.
  • A breakout game for Kyle Singler, who led the Pistons with 18 point. More importantly his three-point shot was dropping. He went 4-of-6 from downtown his last from way back with LeBron guarding him and the shot clock winding down.
  • Great feeling to get this win, but it wasn’t fun watching late in the fourth as the Heat crept back in, especially leading by 18 points.
  • Josh Smith did a heck of a job guarding LeBron James. Pistons fan my complain about his shot selection at time, but he’s been bringing it on the defensive end. Smith finished with 15, a blocked shot (should have been 3), with four assists and four boards.
Josh Smith Pistons vs Heat December 3 2013

Photo Getty Images – Editing Need4Sheed.com

  • Huge start to the game by Andre Drummond who grabbed six boards in the first few minutes of the game. Unfortunately Dre got into early foul trouble limiting his minutes to 19 on the night. Despite the limited time he finished with 10 points and 18 boards.
  • Jonas Jerebko, who been getting more time, scored 7 points all of which seemed to come at the perfect time.
  • If you missed it I’m sorry, the highlights just don’t do this game justice.


Via NBA.com

  • Defense was defiantly the deciding factor in this one.
  • When the Heat got within three I said to myself and twitter, “this is where Mo Cheeks shows he can coach….or not.”
  • Stuckey still being the catalyst on this team.  He finished with 16.
  • If Detroit would have lost you could have looked at the turnovers (18), especially the costly ones late in the game.
  • Greg Monroe as solid as ever with 16, five assists, a steal and two blocked shots.

Andre Drummond Cartoon QuoteAndre Drummond: “It is a great feeling. We played all 48 (minutes) tonight. We played hard the whole game. We didn’t let up off the gas. We just took advantage of the lead that we had and just kept pushing forward.”

  • Brandon Jennings post game interview via NBA.com


  • I wish we could bask in this one a little longer, but Detroit has to keep it going Wednesday night in Milwaukee.

The 7-10 #Pistons are in Miami to take on the 14-3 Heat Tuesday night. The Pistons who are coming off a decisive win over the Sixers will have their hands full against a Heat team that is on a 11 game winning streak.

  • The good: Andre Drummond is all anyone is talking about when the Pistons are brought up after his record-breaking night on Sunday when he recorded career-highs in points with 31, rebounds with 19 and steals with 6. Detroit went 1-2 against the Heat last season.
  • The bad: The Heat are leading the league in field goal percentage with 51.3%. The Heat have won seven of the past eight meetings at home by an average of 12.0 points against Detroit.
  • The unknown:  Chauncey Billups is still listed as day-to-day and Will Bynum is doubtful. If the Pistons big men have big games Detroit will have a chance to knock of the Heat.

Stat:Andre Drummond still leads the NBA in field goal percentage with 65.2%
Stat: Rodney Stuckey leads the Eastern Conference in bench scoring, averaging 16.9 off the bench.
Fact: Greg Monroe averaged 20.0 points and 11.3 rebounds against the Heat last season.

Tip off is at 7:30 pm and will be broadcast on Fox Sports as well as NBA TV . If you can’t catch the game on TV, catch it on the radio over at 97.1 The Ticket.

The 6-10 #Pistons host the 6-11 Philadelphia 76ers Sunday afternoon at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Both teams are struggling early in the season though the 76′ers trouble were more expected because they are in rebuild mode. Philadelphia will try to avoid their fourth straight loss, while Detroit would like to bounce back after a terrible loss at home to the Lakers.

  • The good: Rodney Stuckey is still the bright spot to what has been a disappointing few weeks for the Pistons. Detroit has won their last two home games against Philadelphia and 11 of their last 16 at The Palace.
  • The bad: The Pistons awful perimeter defense and three point shooting.  Caldewell-Pope and Datome were brought in to score from the outside but Pope hasn’t been able to find his shot and Datome hasn’t had a chance to.  Josh Smith however is shooting at will and not getting good results, he’s 27% from downtown for the season.
  • The unknown: Will the Pistons learn a lesson from the Lakers game and take advantage of a 76ers team they should beat at home?
    Chauncey Billups is still listed as day-to-day as well as Will Bynum who still has a nagging hamstring injury.

Stat: Andre Drummond still leads the NBA in field goal percentage with 63.6%
Stat: Rodney Stuckey leads the Eastern Conference in bench scoring, averaging 16.9 off the bench.
Fact: Greg Monroe had 27 points and 16 rebounds to lead Detroit to a 109-101 win over the 76ers in the last meeting April 15.

You can still get a great ticket to tonight’s game, but it you want to stay in my good graces don’t wear a Lakers jersey. Offer Code: gopistons

Tip off is at 3:30 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 lost one of those games to the Lakers Friday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills 106-102.  One of those games that they should have won, but couldn’t close out. One of those games where they led and it looked like they’d pull it out. One of those games where they let their opponent go on a run late and never recover.

One of those games we are used to watching.

Key Points:

  • With a 10 point lead in hand late in the fourth quarter Detroit make too many mistakes and allowed the Lakers to go on a 12-0 run.
  • The Pistons biggest lead in this game was 10 points, the Lakers 4.
  • They lost a game where they scored 76 points in the paint.
  • Pistons fans certainly were upset walking out of the Palace Friday night.  This is a game I hate going to because of all the Lakers fans.  When Brandon Jennings missed two of his free throws late in the game and the crowd cheered like the Pistons where on the road, that just hurts.  Then to lose like this is just frustrating.
  • Josh Smith is still having trouble with his shot going just 4-of-16 for 8 points.  He did bring it on the defensive end with 19 boards, 5 steaks and two blocked shots.
  • Andre in foul trouble early limited him to just 16 minutes on the night, but he still managed a double-double with 13 points, 11 boards, a steal and a blocked shot.
  • Wesley Johnson 9-of-11 from the three-point line.
  • The problem defending the three is glaring for Detroit. The Lakers outshot the Pistons 43-3 from downtown.

Mo Cheeks: “I didn’t think it was any type of (system) breakdown, they stayed in the game by (the) three and got back in the game by (the) three. They spread the floor, they beat us off the dribble and they kick it to a shooter. That’s how they got back in the game and then we stopped scoring.” Via Pistons.com

  • Hit free throws! They are free you know.  The Pistons were abysmal from the line making just 13 of their 25.
  • Brandon Jennings had a nice stretch late in the game with consecutive uncontested layups.  He finished the game with 19 points, 9 assist in 41 minutes on the floor. Many Pistons fans want more from Jennings, but this is about the player he his.
Brandon Jennings Pistons vs Lakers

Photo Getty Images/Editing Need4Sheed.com

  • After the last of Brandon Jennings’ points with 4:59 to go, the Pistons didn’t make another basket, going 0 for 7.
  • I never thought I’d say this, but where would the Pistons be without Rodney Stuckey, who again led the team with 22 points in 33 minutes off the bench. When a guy coming off the bench is your best player, things usually don’t finish well.
  • Finish games, this is where Chauncey Billups helps. I can’t tell you some of these games would have been W’s for Detroit had Chauncey on the floor but it sure would have helped.
  • Siva with his first NBA points.
  • Greg Monroe does all the little things and tends to go unnoticed when the highlight reel is played. Moose finished with 19 points and 8 boards.
  • Highlights via NBA.com


  • A victory Sunday afternoon against the Sixers at home?

The 6-9 #Pistons host the 8-8 Los Angeles Lakers Friday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills. The Pistons lost their first meeting with the Lakers this season 99-114. The Pistons would like to bounce back after failing to with their third straight Wednesday night against the Bulls.

  • The good: Rodney Stuckey has been the bright spot of the Pistons season coming off the bench and scoring at will. Stuckey is averaging a team-best 16.6 points per game.
    • The thing the Pistons should be concerned about it that the guys they brought in to score aren’t doing the job.  When your leading scorer comes off the bench there is a problem.
  • The bad: Detroit offense had only 26 second-half points against the Chicago and went scoreless in the final stretch of the game. They need to get more production out of their Big Three if they plan on beating the Lakers.  Detroit has lost nine of the last 12 games against the Lakers, but have won seven of the last 11 at The Palace Of Auburn Hills.  Despite being on the road, intensegambling.com thinks that if the Lakers Gasol has a big game, they are likely to get the win.
  • The unknown: Will the Pistons need to keep Jordan Hill locked down?  He led the Lakers with 24 points and 17 boards  in their last meeting.
    Chauncey Billups is still listed as day-to-day.
  • The I can’t stand: Lakers fans at the Palace of Auburn Hills that are louder than Pistons fans.

Stat: Andre Drummond still leads the NBA in field goal percentage with 65.9%
Imagine what Dre could do if they start running plays for him.
Stat: Rodney Stuckey leads the Eastern Conference in bench scoring, averaging 15.9 off the bench.

You can still get a great ticket to tonight’s game, but it you want to stay in my good graces don’t wear a Lakers jersey. Offer Code: gopistons

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 final outcome of the Pistons – Bulls contest Wednesday night didn’t go the way Detroit wanted.  Two things did happen though, Rodney Stuckey keeps on rolling,  leading the Pistons with 25 off the bench, while leading all bench scores in the NBA.

And this happened.



Video Courtesy of NBA.com

This could have been the single most forceful dunk we’ve seen Rodney throw down since he’s been in the NBA.  What makes it even better? It was right in Carlos Boozers face.

The 6-8 #Pistons host the 6-7 Chicago Bulls Wednesday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills. The Pistons will try to make it three in a row, while the Bulls will try to avoid their fifth loss in a row. The Bulls will have to do it without former MVP Derrick Rose who tore the medial meniscus of his right knee after missing the entire 2012-2013 season with a left ACL injury.

  • The good: The Pistons looked they best they have all season long in their 113-94 win over the Bucks Monday night. With balance scoring and big runs the Pistons looked almost unstoppable. It was refreshing to see Detroit start off strong and keep their momentum all game long. /li>
  • The bad: The Pistons don’t have much luck of late when it comes to the Bulls, Detroit had lost 18 straight games to the Bulls before their last win on 4/7/13.
  • The unknown: Chauncey Billups is still listed as day-to-day.

Stat: Andre Drummond still leads the NBA in field goal percentage with 65.9%
Stat: Rodney Stuckey leads the Eastern Conference in bench scoring, averaging 15.9 off the bench.

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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.