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The 24-39 #Pistons will host the 22-41 Sacramento Kings Tuesday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills. The Pistons have a chance to get back into the win column against one of the worst NBA teams on the road.

The good: Detroit has won three consecutive games at home against the Kings.
The bad: If you’re one of the let’s tank the rest of the season to get the pick, sadly the Pistons are playing bad enough to keep their pick without tanking.
The unknown: Who’s going to come out on top of the Andre Drummond vs. DeMarcus Cousins battle?

Pistons: Chauncey Billups (left knee surgery) is out. Peyton Siva is day-to-day.
Kings:Carl Landry , Jason Terry, are out.

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 2-5 #Pistons are in Sacramento to take on the 2-5 Kings Friday night. Detroit will try to end their four game skid in Sacramento especially since they can’t seem to win on the West coast. The Pistons however have won eight of the last 10 games against the Kings.

  • The good: It’s going to be another Greg Monroe and DeMarcus Cousins battle. Greg seems to be making the best of his games against Cousins and the Kings. Monroe recorded his first triple-double of his career with 21 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high 11 assists on 11/7/12 at Sleep Train Arena.
  • The bad: Detroit’s defense of late has been terrible and the fact that they can’t seem to win a game in the Pacific timezone doesn’t help their case much.
  • The unknown:Detroit may be without Chauncey Billups who’s nursing a sore knee. Stuckey will likely start for Detroit in his place. Can the Pistons wash away their awful performance against the Warriors with a win?

Tip off is at 10:30 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 11-22 #Pistons will be hosting the 11-19 Kings New Years Day at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

  • The good: The Pistons are coming off two strong wins against the Miami Heat and the Bucks.
  • The bad: Rodney Stuckey is questionable.
  • The unknown: Will there be a Greg Monroe – DeMarcus Cousins battle Tuesday night?

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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Despite a fantastic game from the #Pistons Greg Monroe, who put up his first career triple-double, the Pistons still fell short to the Kings 103-105. DeMarcus Cousins had 21 points and 11 rebounds to help Sacramento hold off Detroit in a game that went right down to the wire.

Key Points:

  • The Pistons have to stop putting themselves in a hole every game. The Pistons showed fight, coming from 10 points down in the second half to get within three in the final two minutes, but when you don’t play great defense that usually doesn’t add up to a win.
  • So can we say that Greg Monore won the Cousins vs. Monroe match-up even though the Pistons didn’t get the win?
  • Robinson…don’t touch our Swede!

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  • Things are looking up for Brandon Knight, he hit a whopping five 3-pointers on his way to a 21-point night on 6-for-10 shooting in 34:10 minutes on the floor.
  • Migraine Alert!
    Rodney Stuckey scored just five points on 2-for-6 shooting in 34 minutes.
  • The Pistons really have to concentrate on grabbing boards, they have yet to outrebound a team this season.
  • I was hoping for Drummond to start on Wednesday, but he didn’t. To make matters worse he got a whopping 5:58 minutes of play.
  • Jason Maxiell is doing enough to silence those who think he shouldn’t be starting. I personally think Tayshaun should be coming off the bench, but that’s a story for another day. Jason finished with 11 points, six boards, and assist and a blocked shot in 33:50.
  • We really need to think of a nickname for the Swede-Singler tandem.
  • Jonas with 7 points and Singler with 12, but both are doing more than just putting up points.
  • Solid again for Bynum who finally knows his role on the team. Will put up 14 with just one assist.

Greg Monroe: “We got really close, but we have to find a way to push through. We did a lot of things well, but we have to focus on the defensive end. Like coach Frank said, we scored over 100 points; we should win the game. That’s point blank. So we have to find a way to focus on defense.”

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  • There were just two lead changes in this one and it was tied six times.
  • This was a winnable game, next up OKC and then Houston on the road then back home to play OKC again on Monday. So…you know what that means.

Lawrence Frank: “I want to win the game, we all want to win the game. In order to win the game, we’ve got to put defense first. There were some good things offensively, but we have to be able to do both. We have it in us to do it. We’ve yet to do it for sustained stretches. Once we did – which we will – then we’ll get what we deserve. Right now, we’re getting what we deserve.”

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The 0-4 #Pistons are back in California to take on the 1-3 Sacramento Kings. The Pistons are looking to get their first win of the season against a Kings team that been dominating of late.

  • The good: The Pistons have won five in a row over the Kings, including four straight in Sacramento.
  • The bad: Watch out for DeMarcus Cousins, who has put up 44 points and 28 boards in the last 2 games for the Kings.
  • The unknown: Can Stuckey keep it up? Stuckey has averaged 25.0 points on 51.3 percent shooting over his last seven meetings with the Kings.

Tip off is at 10:00 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.

The Pistons got a much-needed win on the road against the Kings Wednesday night. With a 57-58 halftime score the game that looked like it was going to a battle, but the Pistons put the pedal to the floor with a 31 point swing and led by 15 with four minutes left in the third quarter and never looked back.

Key Points:

  • Stuckey and Monroe put up huge numbers, as well as Prince. The trio combined for 95 of the Pistons 124 points.
  • Prince had 28 including his 9000th career point. Prince, who’s been playing well during the Pistons resurgence added 7 assists, 2 blocked shots a steal and five boards in 36 minutes on the floor.
  • Trade deadline is 3pm today – Via @Chris_Broussard ESPN Insider “Detroit is shopping Austin Daye all day every day. Not many teams biting right now.”
  • Monroe and Brandon Knight with double-doubles.
  • Brandon Knight scored 10 point,a career high 11 assists, and zero turnovers.
  • Yes…that happened.

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  • The Pistons were giving up easy baskets to start this one, but started to play with more energy in the second quarter. Key word…Defense.
  • Every game this team plays better defense. Thank you L Frank.
  • Greg Monroe, winner of the Monroe/Cousins battle put up 32 points on 15 for 20 shooting with 11 board. He looked like he was on a mission all night long.

Greg Monroe: “The first game we won (against the Kings in Detroit). Tonight we won and that’s all that matters. Great team effort tonight, (Rodney) Stuckey got hot. Tay (Prince) got hot.… You never let a one-on-one matchup win the game.”

Greg Monroe vs. The Kings

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  • The Kings had 48 points with seven minutes left in the first half.
  • Another Stucktacular night for Rodney, who led all scorers with 35 points, 6 assists and 5 boards. As most of us have said before, this is what Stuckey could have always done if he was a two guard instead of making him be the point on this team for so many seasons.

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  • Jerebko had a bug and missed shoot around, but still managed to play 15 minutes. He scored 4 points with 4 fouls.
  • Pistons outscored the Kings 40-23 in the third quarter.
  • Playing like a team. Detroit with 29 assists on the night.

Lawrence Frank: “We loss to Utah, we won tonight, and now we prepare for Phoenix. I don’t look at it as an entire road trip. I look at it as one game at a time. I don’t think losing to Utah set a bad tone; I think we just lost the game. We are coming together as a team. It’s been a collection of things that are happening together that has allowed us to get some wins. We are making incremental improvements. It’s not just one game or one player, but as a team we are doing well on both sides of the ball.”

  • Nice to get this one, especially with the schedule.
  • Ben Gordon anyone?  Deadline coming up.

The 15-27 #Pistons are in Sacramento for the second game of their Western trip to take on the 14-28 Kings. Winners of four of their last six games, the Pistons have snuck back into playoff contention, while the Kings have lost six of eight and their last two games.

  • The good: Detroit is in the eleventh spot in the east, just three games behind New York and Milwaukee.
  • The bad: The Kings game may be the Pistons chance to put a W up on this road trip as they play the Suns, Clippers and Nuggets before they get back home to play one against the Heat.
  • Who to watch:The DeMarcus Cousins – Greg Monroe battle.
  • The unknown: Thursday is the NBA trade deadline, will the Pistons make a move?

Tip off is at 10:00 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.

The 9-22 Pistons will be hosting the 10-19 Sacramento Kings at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Sacramento has struggled in the series against Detroit, dropping nine of the past 13 meetings.

The Kings, who will play their six road games over a nine-day span leading into the All-Star break, have the most road losses in the Western Conference with 14.

  • The good: Good for the Pistons, but not for the Kings that DeMarcus Cousins will not be playing against Detroit with. Cousins is out with back spasms.
  • The bad: For Sacramento, who’s entering the Palace on a three game losing streak.
  • Who to watch: Greg Monroe, who won’t have Cousins to deal with.
  • The unknown: WWBG Do?

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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 1270 AM WXYT.

Something odd happened at the Palace Saturday night. The Pistons not only won two in a row, but they outscored their opponent 51-36 thanks to a dominant third quarter to narrowly escape with a 106-110 victory over the Sacramento Kings.

Key Points:

  • The Pistons with almost not defense in the first half. To extra defense in the second half that led to the Kings shooting just 31%.
  • Tayshaun Prince led the Pistons with 21 points on 9-for13 shooting with 6 boards, a steal and 3 assists.
Tayshaun Prince

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  • Tracy McGrady left in early in the first quarter with a shin injury and didn’t return.
  • No matter, Will Bynum stepped in with 18 points and some key plays in the Pistons victory. This was one of them
  • Bynumite block by will in crunch time.

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Kuester on the Block: “I had to ask somebody, ‘Was that Will?’ He had one of those games where he changed the complexion of the game.”

  • Detroit out-rebounded 45-30.
  • As is we didn’t know, Rip with another DNP while all teams involved try to get the trade done.
  • Charlie Villanueva was stellar off the bench for Detroit. CV31 with 16 points , 2 assists and 2 boards.

Villanueva: “We just buckled down in the second half, they were making everything.” “It was more of a mental thing. It was intensity, we got the stops we needed.”

  • Thank the Pistons bench for this one, who combined for 52 points.
  • Ben Gordon looking better after returning to the bench putting up 16 Saturday night.
  • Yes that was Detroit who held the Kings to just 10 points in the third quarter.
  • I’m liking what Chris Wilcox is doing every game. And boy can he throw one down with authority when he has the chance.
  • Stucktacular game from stuck who put up 19 points on 6-for-11 shooting and did a heck of a job defensively on Evans in the second half. Stuckey at the two…is number one in my book.
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The 13-26 Pistons will host the 9-28 Kings Saturday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills. The Kings have dropped four of five to the Pistons but have won two of three at The Palace. The Pistons might look to T-Mac as their go to guy, he’s averaged 23 points lifetime against Sacramento.

While the Rip Hamilton saga continues, we can only assume that the “new” starting lineup is going to stay the same. Unless Ben Wallace, who is listed as doubtful, is good to go.

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Tip off is at 7:30 pm and will be broadcast on Fox Sports PLUS . If you can’t catch the game on TV, follow it live over at or on the radio over at WWJ 950 AM.

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