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The 4-15 Pistons are back home for 80′s night to host the 13-6 Atlanta Hawks at the Palace of Auburn Hills. T-Mac and Jerry Stackhouse, two former Pistons will be in the house to play a game of basketball, but most importantly to see Morris Day during his halftime show. Not to mention get their copy of this dreamy Jonas Jerebko Poster.

Jonas Jerebko 80's Poster

Jonas Jerebko 80's Poster/ Via The Detroit Pistons

  • The good: This team showed that they could compete with any team on any given night.
  • The bad: That doesn’t mean they have learned how to win against any team on any given night.  No Bynum, Gordon, Charlie V and T Prince is a game time decision for family reasons.  The Pistons are the only team yet to reach 100 points in a game.
  • Who to watch: T-Mac, Josh Smith, Joe Johnson, Knight, Monroe and hopefully Daye again.
  • The unknown: Will this the team that showed up Wednesday night at the Palace against Miami show tonight.

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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.

So the Pistons finally won one even with Brook Lopez putting up a career high 39 points against the Nets.

If you weren’t at the Palace Wednesday night, you most likely didn’t get to see this rare no-televised 109-116 victory. So the Best I can give you is the recap highlights from Pistons.com.

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Key Points:

  • It’s no Joke… and don’t think I’m not dropping some money down for Charity for a chance to win Darko Milicic’s Championship ring. It’s legit, for 10 dollars you can purchase 5 raffle tickets to win Darko’s Pistons 2004 Ring. I would love to win it, but I would be happy if one of you did too! I wore one once…how cool would it be it do it again?

The Ring

  • Winning Darko’s ring is probably more important than Detroit actually winning their 27th game of the season.
  • Another stellar night for Greg Monroe who dropped a 20 and 10 double-double on the Nets. For good measure he even added 2 blocks and 2 steals to the mix…boy do I love this Kid.
  • I can’t wait to see Monroe and Jonas on the same court together.
  • So Rodney Stuckey doesn’t play for 8 consecutive quarters and then dumps in 22 points with 10 assists (double-double). I want to say WTFudge…well you know, but all I can do is shake my head.
  • Someone is going to pay some cash for Chris Wilcox’s services next season. Boy he knows just when to step up his game.
  • Richard Hamilton another of coach Kuester’s besties led the Pistons with 25 points and an assist short of a double-double himself.
  • No time for McGrady, Kuester wanted to rest him after giving him more than 30 minutes the night before.
  • No Deron Williams for the Nets.
  • Oh Ben Gordon, what has become of you?

Greg Monroe: “We were having trouble with Lopez and it worked We were able to make a little run and get a little distance coming down the stretch. I would think switching the defense was the big difference. The guys kind of caught their breath sitting back in the zone a little bit and the defense started starting some offense for us, too.”

  • Should we celebrate because the Pistons matched their wins from last season?

It was a refreshing break for me, I didn’t see the game nor did I hear it, although it’s just my luck that I’m not at a game that they actually win. It’s been a long season and with all the drama, I’m happy to start fresh (if we can) next year.

If you were at the game, please let us know in the comments.

We’ll be ok…I think.

The 23-41 Pistons are back in action to take on the 51-12 Spurs Wednesday night in San Antonio. The NBA leading Spurs will look to bounce back from their first home loss in more than three months when they take on Detroit. A win for the Spurs will make it the first season sweep for San Antonio in 4 years against the Pistons.

  • The good: Ice4Dyess! The Pistons have no chance for a championship that’s why I’m putting all my energy into rooting for Antonio McDyess to get the ring he deserves.

Ice4Dyess

  • The bad: Detroit…
  • The unknown: Will Tracey McGrady ever play?

What does McDyess have to say about the Pistons situation with Rip: “It’s Bad times up there”

The Scouting Report via Pistons.com

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Tip off is at 8:30 pm and will be broadcast on Fox Sports Detroit. If you can’t catch the game on TV, follow it live over at NBA.com or on the radio over at 950 AM WWJ.

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I guess the Palace is where Amazing Happens…just not for Detroit.

The Pistons 61 point first half didn’t make a difference Wednesday night at the Palace as Detroit once again when hot and cold all night long in a game that just hurts to lose.

Detroit, trailing by two points at the half stammered in the second scoring 44 points to the NBA’s worst defensive team.

Key Points:

  • No Darko :(
  • The shorthanded Timberwolves really looked like All-Stars playing again the Pistons Wednesday night, with guys like Lazar Hayward and Anthony Randolph making Detroit look silly.
  • Career high for Austin Daye who scored 22 points starting for Detroit. Austin added 3 assists, 4 boards, a blocked shots while fouling out after 39 minutes on the floor.
  • 5-for-25 from downtown for Detroit! Really…no seriously really? And why are we a 3-point shooting team all of the sudden?
  • Madonna night at the Palace – I wish the Pistons were playing like they were in the late 80′s.
  • Letting a team with 14 wins school you in your own building is just a testament to what this season has been like.
  • The highlights via NBA.com

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  • Rip Hamilton back in the rotation and having fun! Rip went 5-for-12, with 6 assists and 11 points in 26 minutes.
  • The Pistons had 20 assists at halftime, just 10 off their season-high for the season in a full game. They finished the game with 29.
  • Shot selection went out the door last night.
  • Kevin Love make the 48 double-double’s in a row! Love with 20 points and 20 boards was the best part of being at the game.
  • The other highlight, Greg Monroe with his own double-double with 18 points and 11 boards. Add 4 steals and 2 assists for Moose and that alone will make you smile.
  • Monroe on Post play: “Just trying to get in when I can. This whole season I haven’t had many plays called, not expecting that to change, just go out and do my part.”
  • Laimbeer back home again and he looks comfortable on the bench, though most would like to see him on the other side of the court at the Palace.
  • Tay did not play (back) and another DNP for McGrady coaches decision.
  • A double-double of his own for Rodney with 10 assists and 11 points.
  • Pretty cool that George and Special K made their rounds at the Palace last night.
  • Jonas looked mighty nice in his Birthday Suit on the bench. Hey… it was his Birthday and he had a sharp black suit on! Dirty minds.
  • Is it wrong to say, this just isn’t fun anymore?

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This will be possibly the weirdest game preview I have ever posted.

Some Pistons will take on the Sixers tonight in Philadelphia.

Some coaches may be there too, but who knows.

The game at this point is just an after affect of the anarchy in the locker room. This game will be interesting.

If I’m you…. I would watch this one!

CHAT LIVE
Tip off is at 7:00 pm and will be broadcast on Fox Sports Detroit. If you can’t catch the game on TV, follow it live over at NBA.com or on the radio over at 97.1 The Ticket.

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With 24 games left in the season the Pistons  have to sense some urgency, especially after Tuesday night’s 108-100 loss to the Rockets.  Detroit, who started the game right, led by eight points after the first quarter, but made it an uphill battle the rest of the way.

Key Points:

  • Can someone, anyone, tell me WHY Greg Monroe didn’t play a minute in the fourth quarter? Monore had a solid double-double with 12 points and 12 boards but he sat the entire fourth quarter when the Pistons were fighting to get a much needed win.
Greg Monroe 12 points and 12 boards

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  • I’m not one to question coaching, but this year my head has been spinning with doubt.  ( I thought MC made me nuts!)
  • When you have the other teams best scorers (Scola and Martin) struggling to do much of anything and you’re hoping to make a push for a playoff spot, this is one game that becomes a must win.
  • The Rockets led most of the second half, thanks to a 14-3 run at the start of the third.
  • Tayshaun with just one point on the night didn’t help Detroit, but as solid as he’s been all season long I’m OK with a bad game here and there.  Battier was on him all night long.
  • I was lucky enough to sit courtside at the end of the Pistons bench (thanks to someone who’s a bigger deal than I am) and seeing Rip sitting behind the bench next to Terrico White in street clothes is just sad.  The look on his face says it all…someone do something.
  • Will Bynum was again a Pistons spark-plug.  He led the team with 21 points on 9-14 shooting with 6 assists in just 22 minutes.
  • Austin Daye missed a couple of wide open threes late in the fourth that could have gotten the Pistons right back in the game. Daye scored 9 on the night with 3 steals and 5 boards.
  • Highlights via NBA.com

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  • Houston got to the line and made them.  The Rockets were 26-for-28 from the line, while Detroit only made it there 15 times.
  • A five point and one board for Charlie Villanueva.
  • I talked to Jonas before the game…yes he is on Twitter! @JonasJerebko
  • Stuckey with 19, 2 assists and 3 boars but his +/- was -14. You can thank him for getting Detroit points in the paint. Stuck attacked the basket helping the Pistons outscored the Rockets 58-42 in the paint.
  • I was questioning the fourth quarter lineup four hours after the game.

Bynum:(On guard line-up in the fourth) “Nah, I don’t think it hurt defensively, they made shots, they made shots down the stretch when it counts. I don’t think it hurt defensively, if anything it helped.”

Kuester:(On small lineup in fourth quarter) “We felt we could attack, we could defend with that lineup still and it ended up that wasn’t the issue. The issue was we had gotten looks but we just couldn’t finish it. I had no problems with the adjustments and again we have to be smart going down into the stretch.”

  • Patrick Patterson with 20 points for Houston…come on!
  • The Pistons have got to win Wednesday night against the Pacers to gain some ground.
  • Trade deadline looming.
  • Every game counts starting yesterday.

The Pistons finally broke whatever curse that the Pacers had on them Wednesday night at the Palace in their 109-115 overtime victory. Despite shooting over 65% in the first half and looking better than they have looked in quite some time, Detroit managed to let the Pacers back in the game late in the forth quarter. You could say this one went into overtime because of the two not foul calls on the last play that Danny Granger looked like he committed on Tayshaun Prince.

Key Points:

  • Somethings got to give, Rip on the bench again in street clothes.
  • Tayshaun Prince looked like an all-star, leading the Pistons with 25 points on 11-for-16 shooting in 29 minutes on the floor. A double-double for Prince adding 11 boards and 2 assists in one of those games that Tay just takes over.

Tayshaun Prince: “I was very surprised, I felt the contact, not just before I shot, but once I shot, too. I was also surprised at the reaction he gave me. But we kept our heads in it in overtime. (Rodney) Stuckey played well for us in overtime, attacking the rim, then (Ben Gordon) hit some tough shots for us, too.”

Tayshaun Prince

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  • One of the better performances from Rodney Stuckey since he missed those games after the hard check by Melo against the Nuggets. Rodney scored 18 points with 6 assists in 28 minutes.
  • Congrats to Tracy McGrady who scored his 18,000th career point against the Pacers. He finished the game with 15 points, 4 assists and 5 boards in 29 minutes on the floor.
  • The dunktastic highlights via Pistons.com

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  • 56 points in the paint for Detroit and Indiana.
  • Ben Gordon playing like that guy we remember from the Bulls. Ben scored 16 points on 8-for-14 shooting in 30 minutes and put up the Pistons first four points in OT. Did I mention a sweet reverse circus shot?

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  • So what’s up with Josh McRoberts and his jams, great highlight all night from the Pacer.
  • Roy Hibbert got whatever he wanted all night long with a game high 29 for Indiana.
  • The Pistons led by as much as 12 in this one.
  • For all the dysfunction surrounding the team, they played just like one (a team) on Wednesday night.
  • Sometimes you just have to take a guy out when he’s letting the other team back in. Bynum scored 5 on 2-for-7 shooting with 7 assists in 17 minutes.
  • How about Chris Wilcox’s one handed alley-oop dunk from Charlie V! Chris with 12 points and 6 boards in 15 minutes on the floor.
  • Greg Monroe with 13 points on 6-for-10 shooting with 4 boards and 2 blocked shots. Can’t say enough about his game.
  • Don’t forget to watch Monroe in the All-Star Rookie/Sophomore game.
  • How do you shoot so well and have to go into OT?
  • The win gained the Pistons a full game in the playoff run.  The Pistons are 4 back from Indian for last spot in the East.
  • The sale and the deadline is looming so enjoy the All-Star break Pistons fans and hope for something when it’s over.

The Pistons, despite holding their own with the Knicks thorough three quarters, just couldn’t keep up with the high scoring pace as Detroit dropped their third in a row to New York 106-124.

Key Points:

  • No Ben Wallace (personal reasons), no Stuckey and Rip was out with the “flu”. If Rip’s “flu” keeps lingering like this the Pistons had better call in Dr. House to get to the bottom of whatever it is that’s ailing him.
  • 91-91 at the end of the third quarter. The Pistons couldn’t go blow for blow against the high scoring Knicks. No D and a 10-2 run for New York in the fourth did the Pistons in.
  • The Pistons shot 50% for the night and 54.5% from behind the arch. And they lost!
  • Defense anyone?
  • Fifth double-double of the season for Greg Monroe who scored 15 points and grabbed 17 boards (career high). The most rebounds from a Pistons rookie since Grant Hill had 16 in his rookie season. Monroe had 14 and 16 before the third quarter but had to sit with foul trouble. It’s not just the rebounds or the points for Monroe…it’s everything he does. From the hustle to the assists (2) to the steals (2) to the tips, he’s doing it all.
  • Greg Monroe Highlights

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  • Add Russian rookie Tim Mozgov to one of those no name guys that the Pistons make look like an all-start. Mozgov averages 2.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in 10 minutes a game had a career night with 23 points and 14 rebounds.
  • The Pistons were led by the extremely hot hand of Ben Gordon, who scored 35 points and went 7-for-11 from downtown. Gordon scored 16 points in the third quarter in 42 minutes. Nice to see that shot go in like that, especially since we really haven’t seen it with Gordon in a Pistons uniform.
Ben Gordon scores 35 against the Knicks

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  • Ben Gordon Highlights

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  • Give it up to Chris Wilcox who really is becoming a sold backup for this team (though he did start in place of Ben Wallace). Chris scored 5 points with 6 boards and 4 assists in 31 minutes and did his best to help defend the beast the is Amare Stoudemire.
  • Stoudemire with 33, Gallinari with 29 and Mozgov with 23 for New York.
  • Was it me or did T-Mac look like he was exhausted by mid third quarter? He finished with 12 points, 3 boards and 3 assists.
  • Charlie Villanueva hit some timely 3′s finished with 11 points in 19 minutes.
  • Limited time for Austin Daye who was 0-for-3 in 10 minutes.
  • Maxiell fell way out of the rotation. Jason logged a whopping 26 seconds while DaJuan Summers played 12 minutes and scored 4.
  • As solid as they come, it seems like the Pistons can always count on Tayshaun Prince this season. He put up 16 points, but struggled doing it. His posterizing dunk over Gallinari…a TP classic.

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  • Despite all the drama and the Pistons record, they really seem like they are finding their way. Dare I say they have finally meshed?
  • Don’t forget that Wednesday is Pistons Social Media Night…so brave the massive blizzard that the Metro Area is bracing for and head out to the game to meet Jonas Jerebko!

The Pistons handled the Orlando Magic Monday night thanks to some great performance by Tayshaun Prince, Tracy McGrady and a career high for Austin Daye.  Each put up 20 points, but it was Daye’s clutch shots that really propelled the Pistons their 103-96 over the Magic

Key Points:

  • 20 x 3
  • T-mac with 14 points in the first quarter alone. Feb 08
  • Great defense from the Pistons, who recorded 9 steals on the night.
  • Can someone tell Dwight Howard that he doesn’t have to manhandle pleaple when he’s trying to put a foul on someone.
  • Career high 20 for Austin Daye with 9 of those coming in the fourth quarter when the Magic were closing in.  Daye added 7 boards and 2 steals in 34 minutes on the floor.
Career High 20 for Austin Daye

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  • The Pistons led by 10 at the half and again by 10 at the start of the fourth.  No third quarter collapse.
  • Ben Wallace stepped in off the bench to help contain Dwight Howard and help the Pistons on the boards.  Wallace with 11 boards and a ton of tips in 19 minutes on the floor.
  • This was posed by many people on Twitter during the game.  How many third quarter collapses have the Pistons had since Rip has been on the bench?
  • Austin ankle breaker.

  • Great win for Detroit and a fun game to watch.  So fun that I really though George Blaha was going to have an aneurism.  He was on fire with his calls all night long.  I saved the game and have to pull some audio for those who didn’t get to see or hear his broadcast.
  • Outrebounded 39-46.
  • The Pistons biggest lead was 14, Orlando’s 6.
  • Tay – Austin – T-Mac Highlights

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  • Shocked Jason Maxiell logged less than a minute with Charlie V out and Monroe and Wilcox in foul trouble.
  • Ben Gordon finally with a glimpse of his shot back.  Gordon with 15 on 6-for-13 shooting in 22 minutes on the floor with 2 board and 2 assists.
  • From game saver to awful…Will Bynun 0-for-7 with a board and an assist in 15 minutes.
  • Stuckey with 16 and a cool 7-for-7 from the line.
  • T-Mac loves to shine against his former teams.  He finished with 20 points on 8-for-19 shooting with 7 boards and 5 assists.
  • Anderson leads the Magic with 21 and 5 boards.  Dwight with 20 and 16.
  • This just in…I still can’t stand ReDICK
  • The Magic wouldn’t go away, pulling within 91-86 with an 8-1 run.  It was nice to see them close this one out.
  • Highlights of the game via NBA.com

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  • Wednesday at the Palace…Chauncey

The 15-28 Pistons are back home to take on Steve Nash and the 20-21 Suns.  Phoenix is currently unbeaten on their 5 game road trip and am sure they would like to stay that way with a win over the Pistons Saturday night.  Maybe the thought of their last contest against the Suns will motivate the Pistons into a victory.

If history tells us anything let’s look for Ben Gordon to do well. He is  averaging 25.6 points in his last nine games against Phoenix

Ben Wallace and Charlie Villanueva are both listed as questionable for Saturday night’s game.

The Scouting Report via Pistons.com

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If you’re looking to catch a game you can get some get tickets for as low as $10 to see Detroit take on Phoenix.

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

Leave your thoughts in the comments or Chat Live with your fellow Pistons fans during the game.