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The #Pistons took down the Miami #Heat Friday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills 99-109 to snap Miami’s six game winning streak. It’s not a dream, but more like a late Christmas Miracle as the Pistons bench led by Will Bynum made sure Pistons fans got a late holiday gift.

Key Points:

  • Will Bynum was outstanding and did everything to make sure that Detroit was going to finish the game out with a win. He scored 25 points, 13 of which came in the fourth quarter. He didn’t just score either, his 10 assists helped the rest of his bench brigade take a game that looked like it was going to be a blowout into a holiday triumph.

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  • LeBron James finished with 35 points on the night and tried to put the game on his shoulders, but give credit to Tayshaun Prince who did his best to make sure that didn’t happen.  Tayshaun logged a game Pistons high 36 minutes, finishing with 11 points.
  • By far the biggest crowd at the Palace this season and boy did they have something to cheer about.
  • Bynumite Highlights via NBA.com

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  • The Zoo Crew Part Deux went on a 14-0 run to start the second quarter on their way to putting up 41 points in the second.

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Will BynumWill Bynum: “Andre was big out there tonight, he’s been playing great. Game by game, he’s getting better and better. … We’ve got a great chemistry of players out there. It’s just simple. With Charlie, Austin, myself, Kyle (Singler), Stuckey, Drummond – they kind of have to pick their poison.”

  • Should the Pistons started be worried about their minutes? At this point yes! When your bench beats the Miami Heat pretty much by themselves erasing the deficit (22 points) you handed them you should worry.
  • 64 bench points for Detroit.
  • Miami’s biggest lead was 15, the Pistons 17.
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  • Is LeBron making excuses? “We’re a team that wants to be whole every night we go out there. A big part of the team was missing, but guys have to step up. We didn’t have enough tonight defensively.” It’s not the Pistons fault the Wade kick someone in the groin.
  • Andre Drummond had a fantastic night putting up another double-double with 10 points and 10 boards. Had he not gotten into a bit of foul trouble, I’m sure his number would be bigger.  His defensive plays, especially the steal on James that led to the Villanueva fast break are thing that make him more than just another big man.
  • Charlie Villanueva was a +21 in the box reigning threes (4-of-5) on the Heat on his way to 18 points and six boards in 25 minutes.
  • Daye with 11 points two blocked shots and a +17 in the box. He’s not only producing, but you can see his confidence when he’s on the floor.
  • Singler with 12 points, five boards and two assist with a +14. He’s looked better in the last two games for Detroit than he has in a while.
  • Brandon Knight is clearly in a slump. I feel like it’s either a banner night or a bust with him. He’s got to make sure he doesn’t let the team dig themselves in holes like they do to start games. It doesn’t always fall on him, but as the PG he’s got to try to figure out a solution.
  • The starters did start the second half on a 9-0 run, and played a nice third quarter.
  • No Rodney Stuckey, who was out with a sprained left ankle, which he suffered in the Atlanta loss.
  • Is it wrong to be smug about the fans in the building Friday night who came to see the Heat?
  • The Heat are probably a little embarrassed that MC Hammer put on a better performance than they did.
  • Good times at the Palace of Auburn Hills.
  • Next up Milwaukee on Sunday.

The 9-22 #Pistons are hosting the 28-5 Miami Heat Friday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills. It’s not a stretch to say that the Pistons can beat any team in the league considering that they’re only losing by an average of 2.2 points per game, but this one won’t be easy.

  • The good: No D Wade, who’s sidelined due to suspension (VIDEO).
  • The bad: The Heat have won seven straight against Detroit and 12 of the last 13.
  • The unknown: Can the Pistons starters play up to their potential, especially after Tuesday night’s performance? This should be one of the biggest turn outs at the Palace all season long, especially since it’s the only time the Heat make the trip to Detroit. Question is how may “Heat Fans” will there actually be at the Palace and will they overtake Pistons fans?

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.

If you’re thinking of going to the Game Friday night at the Palace to see the Pistons face the Heat you can get tickets directly from the Palace with no Ticket FEES!

The #Pistons did their best to hang with the streaking Los Angeles Clippers Monday night at the Palace, but second half turnovers and sloppy play late in the game did them in.  The 88-76 loss was the fifth in a row for Detroit and the 10th win of their streak for the Clippers, who were without two ex Pistons Chauncey Billups and Grant Hill.

Key Points:

  • With Rodney Stuckey out (back spasms), Pistons fans got a chance to see Will Bynum who’s been a consistent DNP as well as Austin Day, who hasn’t had playing time since the last time the Pistons got blown out.
  • Austin scored two points and grabbed two boards in 18 plus minutes on the floor.
  • We all keep wondering why Jonas Jerebko hasn’t seen any time in a WHILE, but the fact that Daye played over him Monday night just makes me think something has got to be up with that.  Did Jonas hit on Lawrence Frank’s wife or something?
  • Love what Maxiell is doing this season, but someone please tell me why he played 25 minutes, while scoring just two points when Drummond was doing more than hold his own.  Do you realize Andre didn’t play the last nine minutes of the game?
  • It was an entertaining game and Detroit did pull within three points of the Clippers going into the fourth quarter, but you could just see that the Clippers weren’t going to give the game up.
  • The Clippers went on a 12-2 run early in the third to go ahead 58-46 and never looked back.
  • Greg Monroe with 11 points, seven boards and six assists.  It wasn’t a double-double, but he payed solid and helped control high flying Blake Griffin.
  • More and more questions about Lawrence Frank’s rotation after each game.
  • Tayshaun Prince started the game hot and finished with 15 points, seven boards, 2 steals and a blocked shot in 36 minutes on the floor.

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  • Brandon Knight led the team with 16 points, five assists and five turnovers. He did a nice job on Chris Paul who can be a nightmare to contain.
  • With a minute left to go after a Brandon Knight free throw the Pistons had multiple chances at the rim to get the game within reach but noting would fall.
  • If you watched you would have seen the last dunk that Black Griffin had after the game was all but over. I’m fine with the dunk, but I swear if it was a Piston that hung on the rim like that for no good reason that would have been a tech.
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  • Singler with 11 points, three boards, a steal and a blocked shot. He looked better Monday night than he has in a while.
  • 7 blocked shots on the night for Detroit.
  • The Clippers biggest lead was 12, the Pistons 6.
  • Drummond played great putting up seven points, with six boards and 3 (should have been 4) blocked shots. He was even 3-for-4 from the line. Yes…he should have played more than 19:42.
  • Will, we love ya and we are happy to see you out there on the court again, but quit forcing shots!

Tayshaun Prince Cartoon QuoteTayshaun Prince: “We played a good first half. In the beginning of the third, once we turned it over a couple of times and let them get out, it was to their advantage. You have to continue to take care of that basketball and when they shoot high-percentage shots we know of what type of team they can be and what they will do. We played good in spurts, and that’s been our trend.”

  • Raptors next then a home and home with the Wizards should help.

The #Pistons lost to the Nets in double overtime 105-107 Friday night in Brooklyn.  I’ll admit that I was pretty disgusted when they were down 17 and looking like the game would be beyond a dud.  But this young Pistons team surprised me by clawing their way back and possessing a six point lead with over a minute to go in regulation.

Regardless of how they were playing, I still had the recent “Pistons” feeling that they just wouldn’t be able to hold on the game.  It’s not like they didn’t have their chances in overtime, the baskets didn’t fall.

Key Points:

  • This one upset most of us more than usual.
  • One big problem with this team is that they play brilliant at time and then moments later go through a stretch of horrible play that usually does them in.
  • Down a point with 17 seconds left in the second overtime and Greg Monroe misses two free throws. He finished with 17 points and eight boards, but I still can’t understand why I guy that big with his skills can’t finish at the rim.
  • I’m really starting to wonder what Lawrence Frank is thinking. Up at the end of the game, you need a stop and you have Drummond on the bench?
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  • Drummond made an impression in his 18 minutes on the floor. He scored eight with nine boards and three blocked shots. Now why isn’t he playing beside Monroe more?
  • Kyle Singler also mad some great plays, it was his rebound of Knight’s misses shot and then make that tied the game at 105. He finished with eight points, eight boards and three assists.
  • Stuckey played well scoring 19 on 7-for-17 shooting with six boards, and three assists. I don’t know how he feels, but this teams plays better with him anchoring the bench.
  • Brandon Knight led the Pistons with 22 on 8-for-18 shooting, five boards and five assists in 47 minutes.

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  • Prince added a double-double with 12 points, 10 boards adding 6 assists and a steal in 44 minutes for Detroit.
  • And yes, the refs clearly missed the Nets over and back mishap, but that’s not the reason Detroit lost.
  • Tired legs for Detroit as they take on the Pacers Saturday night at the Palace.

The 6-15 #Pistons are in Cleveland for the second game of a back-to-back against the 4-16 Cavaliers Saturday night.

  • The good: Looks like both Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters, Cleveland’s two top scorers, won’t be playing for the Cavaliers.
  • The bad: Both the Cavs and the Pistons are hoping to break out of their losing streaks. Cleveland has lost four in a row and the Pistons two.
  • The very bad: Detroit is 1-10 on the road.
  • The unknown: Will Greg Monroe put up a double-double and break out of his mini slump while trying to stop Anderson Varejao?

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.

You’re not going to get many positives out of a game that the Pistons had in their hands.  Detroit put up 55 points at the half and led the Bulls by as much as 17 points in the first quarter, but everything changed in the second half as the Pistons lead dissipated and they couldn’t

Key Points:

  • Joakim Noah had a career night with 30 points and 23 boards. I know he’s having  great season, but wouldn’t it have been nice if Frank had a game plan to stop him when he started grabbing all those offensive boards?  Something like, put the Twin Towers in to stop him.
  • The 108-104 score makes it seem like the Pistons had a chance in the closing minutes, but they were awful.  Detroit missed all six of their attempts and committed three turnovers to finish the game.
  • The not playing Jonas thing is just getting silly.  He’s not going get out of whatever slump he’s in riding the bench.
  • Besides the ovation that Ben Wallace got from the crowd when they showed him on the big screen, Andre Drummond’s dunk set the crowd on fire.

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  • Drummond finished with 12 boards and four points.
  • 58 points in the paint for Chicago to Detroit’s 38.
  • Rodney Stuckey led the Pistons with 24, with 17 of them coming in the first half. It was Stuckey that propelled Detroit to its 17 point lead.
  • Villanueva still has his shot, he was 6-for-9 for 15 points in 20 minutes.
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  • Singler slumping, he was just 1-for-6 on the night.
  • Where did Greg Monroe disappear to in the second half?

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  • I sat in front of a friendly Bulls fan who I was joking with. When the Pistons were up 17 I told him he should be ashamed and should turn his Rose jersey inside out. We laughed and I said, “don’t worry, Detroit will blow the game very soon.” I sadly was right.
  • Fat Joe was the halftime entertainment at the Palace. Who’s career is in a better place Fat Joe or Austin Daye?
  • Brandon Knight finished with 21 points on 6-for-11 shooting. He’s making some sketchy late game decisions and is having tough time finishing at the rim.
  • Saturday night in Cleveland may help the Pistons wash the taste of this game out of their mouths.

The 6-14 #Pistons will be hosting the 9-8 Chicago Bulls Friday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills.  The Bulls are looking to extend their Palace winning streak to eight with a win against Detroit.

  • The good: The solid play of Tayshaun Prince, Andre Drummond and the resurgence of Charlie V.
  • The bad: For those of you who wanted to get a chance to see Rip Hamilton on the Palace floor again, you’re going to have to wait.  Rip is injured again and doesn’t look like he’s going to be back for a few week after tearing the plantar fascia in his left foot.
  • The very bad: The Pistons have lost 15 straight to the Bulls.
  • The unknown: Can the combo of Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond stop Joakim Noah who’s having an All-Star like season? Is Brandon Knight going to bounce back and school Bulls PG Kirk Hinrich? Can Detroit finally win one against the Bulls?

Head on over to the Palace for next to nothing NO TICKET FEES! Check out the Pistons and Bulls with Fat Joe halftime show.

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 6-13 #Pistons with host the 10-7 Golden State Warriors Wednesday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. The Pistons are looking to extend their five game home winning streak to six, something they haven’t done in almost five years.

  • The good: The Pistons have won the last four against the Warriors and 15 of 16 at home.
  • The bad:Brandon Knight may have a tough time containing Stephan Curry, who’s playing great right now. He’s currently ranked 14th in efficacy of all PG’s.
  • The unknown: Who’s going to be the Piston of the game?  I’m going with the combo of Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond, who will have to contend with David Lee, Biedrins and Harrison Barnes.

Head on over to the Palace for next to nothing! Tickets as low as $5.

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 5-12 #Pistons are on the road in Dallas to take on the 7-9 Mavericks. Newly acquired Derek Fisher is expected to make his debut Saturday night for the Mavs.

  • The good: Dallas is struggling and have lost their last three games and are losers of 8 of their last 11.
  • The bad: Dallas has won its last four at home over Detroit. It’s always hard to play on the second day of a back-to-back, especially on the road.
  • The unknown: What kind of rotation are we going to see from Frank, who was very sparse handing out minutes to the bench in the Memphis loss.

Tip off is at 9:00 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.

No it’s not a typo, the #Pistons took down the Suns 117-77 Wednesday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills. The unbelievably fun game to watch (for Pistons fans), was the first time Detroit won by 40 points since Dec. 31, 2007.

Key Points:

  • Anyone worried about the play of Brandon Knight, who got off to as slow start this season, should be relived. He seems to have his shooting stroke back. In his last four games he’s averaging 20.5 points. Brandon finished with 19 points, 6 assists and 2 steals in 24 minutes on the court. Let’s not forget he’s been great from long range, he went 3-for-3 from the long line on Wednesday.
  • It wasn’t just the starters, everyone did their part in this massacre.  Charlie Villanueva and Rodney Stuckey combined for 37 points.
  • Charlie V is making himself look extremely valuable to this team lately. He finished with 19 points, while going 3-of-4 from downtown, all while playing a little defense. What’s in the water over at the Palace?
  • The very sparse crowd at the Palace really loved this one.
  • This was a ball game to start. Tied after the first quarter and up by 11 at the half, the Pistons did a number on the Suns starting in the third quarter and didn’t let up until the buzzer sounded. It almost looked like the Suns gave up.
  • Andre Drummond continues to impress. I haven’t seen a player like this garner so much excitement from Pistons fans in a very long time. I can only compare it to the moment the Pistons got Rasheed Wallace for next to nothing and fans just knew he was going to put them over the top.

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  • Dre with six points, nine boards, two blocked shots and a steal in 24:47. The ally-oop dunk looks like its going to be a staple at the Palace.

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  • With Andre out on the floor it’s

    DETROIT BLOCK CITY

  • Every Pistons in the Plus column except Jonas, who played just 5 minutes. Kim English. who played 5 minutes. Jonas another DNP.
  • Don’t know if they showed it on the broadcast, but the Pistons huddled after the win in what looked like a pep talk led by Maggette and Prince.
  • A rare non double-double for Greg Monroe, who finally got to get a little rest. Moose with nine points and eight boards.
  • Do you think Lawrence Frank is finally listening to his critics about the rotation?
  • What was with all the technical fouls from the Suns? Did I miss something?
  • Are we going to start the Kyle Singler ROY watch? Singler impressed again putting up 12, with 2 steals, 4 boards and just working hard out there.
  • Stuckey played arguably his best game of the season. Rodney with 18 points, four assists, five boards, a steal and a blocked shot. I love him coming off the bench and anchoring the second squad.

Rodney Stuckey: “Any way I can help my team win, I just thought tonight I came in and was being aggressive, having the ball in my hand, creating for my teammates. In transition I was attacking. That’s what I envisioned.”

  • It’s finally fun to watch the highlights. Via NBA.Com

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  • The most balance game the Pistons have played in years.
  • Gotta love a 36 point fourth quarter.

Brandon Knight: “We got a great win at home – let’s keep going. Let’s try to get the third one in a row and keep building – every day, keep building.”

  • Next up the Grizzles (who are no joke) Friday night in Memphis.