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The 23-38 #Pistons are in Atlanta to play their second game of a very rare back-to-back-to-back against the 36-25 playoff bound Hawks.

  • The good: Nothing like being on the good side of a blowout to get you up for a road game. The Pistons shot 60 percent from the floor against the Cavs, their highest mark in more than two years and took a whopping 100-50 lead into the fourth quarter on their way to victory.
  • The bad: The Hawks have won the last 7 game at home against th Pistons.
  • The unknown: Can Brandon Knight have another strong game?

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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, catch it on the radio over at WWJ 950am.

The 21-35 #Pistons are in Orlando for the second game of a back-to-back against the 33-23 #Magic. The Pistons can pull off a season sweep with a win Monday night in Orlando.

  • The good: No Dwight Howard, who’s sitting the game out with back spasms.
  • The bad: The Pistons are 6-23 on the road.
  • Who to watch: Hopefully Ben Gordon, who put up 18 the last time these two teams saw each other.
  • The unknown: No work yet on the status of the Magic’s Ryan Anderson, but it’s possible Jameer Nelson will return.

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The 21-34 #Pistons are in Miami Sunday evening to take on the 39-15 Heat. Detroit, winners of five of their last seven games won’t have it easy in Miami since the Heat hadn’t lost at home since Jan. 22 against Milwaukee until being beaten by the Grizzlies there Friday night.

  • The good: Rodney Stuckey seems to be completely healthy.
  • The bad: The Pistons are 6-22 on the road.
  • Who to watch: The big three…Stuckey, Monroe and Knight.
  • The unknown: Will Rodney Stuckey start this game or continue to come off the bench for Detroit.

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Tip off is at 6:00 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 20-32 #Pistons will try to continue their winning ways when they host the 12-42 Wizards Thursday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills. The Wizards have won seven of their last eight visits to Detroit and nine of their last 11 overall match-ups with the Pistons.

  • The good: It looks like Rodney Stuckey is going to give it a go tonight.
  • The bad: For some odd reason the turrable Wizards like to beat the Pistons.
  • Who to watch: Greg Monroe, who won’t have to go up against JaVaile McGee and the (hopefully) healthy Rodney Stuckey
  • The unknown: Will Charlie Villanueva ever play and if not can Pistons fans split his paycheck for sticking with this team?

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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, catch it on the radio over at 97.1 The Ticket.

The Pistons added another one to the win column Tuesday night as they took on the short-handed Orlando Magic at the Palace of Auburn Hills. All Pistons starters plus Jonas Jerebko where in double figures in the 102-95 victory over a Magic team without Dwight Howard, Jameer Nelson and Ryan Anderson.

Key Points:

  • No Rodney Stuckey for the Pistons, but Ben Gordon was back and he put up 18 points on 7-for-13 shooting starting in his place. Ben also grabbed 6 boards, with 7 assists, and 2 two steals on the night in one of his most complete games this season.
  • Working as a team…25 assists on the night for Detroit.
  • The game wasn’t easy, especially with Glen Davis scoring a career high 31 points and even knocking down a three in the closing minute of the game to make the finish interesting. There were 16 lead changes and eight ties in this one.
  • Jason Maxiell going to work again. Jason put up 15 points, 7 boards, 2 assists, a steal and two blocked shots in 24 Energizer Bunny minutes on the floor.
Jason Maxiell Dunk

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  • Mr. Greg Monroe led the Pistons 22 point, on 9-for-11 shooting with 11 boards. That makes it 26 double-doubles on the season.
  • Brandon Knight had another tough night scoring going 5-for-12 for 11 points. Despite the lack of buckets, Brandon really drove the team when he was out there, even if the box score doesn’t show it.
  • I really never get enough of a convincing jam from Jason Maxiell.

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  • The Pistons didn’t make it easy on themselves with three of Orlando’s starters out. They had a hard time with the Magic all night, never leading by more than five in the first half and failing to put them away after opening the third quarter on an 8-0 run.
  • Jonas Jerebko really has found his stride coming off the bench for Detroit. Jonas scored 13 points with 5 boards and a steal in 20 minutes on the floor with just one foul.

Tayshaun Prince: “We were just moving the ball real effectively, moving their defense from one side to the other. Greg was doing a good job of getting the ball inside and making decisions. BG played a great all-around game coming off pick and rolls, making good reads. Just good all-around play by everybody. When you win, that’s how you want to play.”

  • Daye and Villanueva a DNP coaches decision. Anyone else think this whole Charlie V think is suspicious?
  • 22 points off of turnovers for the Magic.

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  • Tayshaun with 15 points, six boards and 3 assists. No two prettier than his dunk off a no-look pass from Will Bynum. Just check the highlights.
  • Next up the Wizards on Thursday.

The 16-28 #Pistons are in LA to take on the 25-18 Clippers.  Los Angeles had dropped three of the first four on its six-game home stretch before beating the Rockets on Saturday.

  • The good: Rodney Stuckey is still red-hot.
    The bad: Clippers have won three of four verses Detroit, but the Pistons won the last on against the Clippers at Staples center in November of 2010.
  • Who to watch: Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and the newly acquired Nick Young.  Remember Nick, he was draft right after Rodney Stuckey.  And don’t forget all the Pistons fans in LA.
  • The unknown: How many jaw dropping dunks will Mr. Griffin rack up on the Pistons?

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 7-20 Pistons are back home to host the 8-19 Nets. What Piston fan doesn’t want to get another chance to see New Jersey?

The starts are in the Pistons favor being that the Nets have dropped nine straight at The Palace since a 79-74 victory March 26, 2006. The Pistons have won 28 of the last 31 regular-season match-ups at home against New Jersey.

  • The good:  Going for a four game winning streak,  and Star Wars night.
  • The bad: Is the fact that Charlie V is still MIA a bad thing?
  • Who to watch: Deron Williams, and the 34 points he dropped on the Pistons Wednesday night. Greg Monroe and Jason Maxiell taking it to Kris Humphries again.
  • The unknown: Can they really make this four in a row?  Will Greg Monroe prove  why he should have been an All Star reserve, even though he’s proven it all season long?

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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, catch it on the radio over at 97.1 the Ticket.

May the Gores be with you

The #Pistons snapped their seven game losing streak Friday night with a 88-80 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.  Rookie Brandon Knight erased any thought of his previous game against the Bucks by leading the team with a career high 26 points.

Key Points:

  • Knight won the battle of the Brandons and look confident all night doing it.  A Pistons PG that does things like this is all right with me.
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  • Another double-double from Greg Monroe with 18 points, 11 board, 2 assists, 1 block and 2 steals. If this guy doesn’t make the All Star reserve squad there is something wrong with America. That’s six double-doubles in the last seven games for Moose.
  • I wish you all could have seen the Vanilla Ice half time performance, the intro video alone was one of the biggest laughs I’ve had all season and considering I’ve cried a lot watching some of these game it was like a breath of fresh air.
  • Austin Daye struggling in his ten minutes on the floor going 0-3 for 4 points.
  • There was finally some defense in the Palace
  • Jason Maxiell seems to like starting in place of Ben Wallace. Max scored 8 with a season high 12 boards and 2 blocked shots, one of which was just nasty.
  • Sorry Mr. Jennings.
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  • Though the Pistons were in charge almost the entire game, they almost gave this one up. The Bucks trailed by 15 late in the third quarter, then went on an 11-0 run to climb back into the game. But the Pistons’ Monroe and Jason Maxiell came to the rescue by sparking an 8-1 spurt for an 80-69 lead.
  • Hustle from Jonas Jerebko per usual.
  • Count them, 46 points in the paint for Detroit.
  • Stuckey with 10 points, 6 boards, 4 assists, 2 steals and just one turnover in 30 minutes.
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  • Brandon Knight’s stat line was fantastic. In 39 minutes Knight has 26 points, 7 assists, 3 boards and ZERO turnovers. By halftime, he’d scored 18 points, shot 7 of 11 and drained three 3-pointers.

Brandon Knight “It wasn’t about an individual thing. For me, at the end of the day, it’s all about wins and losses. I thought today we came out with a win, that was really the main thing. I know I was playing against a really good point guard and he’s playing really well, but it’s not about that. It was just about doing my part and my teammates doing their part to get a win.”

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  • Another game tonight at the Palace against the Hornets.

The 4-20 are back home to host the 10-11 Milwaukee Bucks. Despite losing Andrew Bogut for the season, this Bucks team is playing well. Milwaukee picked up two big wins during its 3-0 home-stand by defeating Miami and the Lakers.

The Bucks will be going for their second win against the Pistons in five days. The Pistons however need this one to stop the slide of their seven game losing streak.

  • The good: Greg Monroe and Brandon Knight.
  • The bad: Charlie V and Ben Gordon still out for Detroit. Most likely Vanilla Ice.
  • Who to watch:That other Brandon…Jennings, and I hate to say this, but Drew Gooden.
  • The unknown: Can Brandon have a better game against the other Brandon.

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The 17-30 Pistons are in New York to take on the 24-22 Knicks Sunday night. The Pistons would love to was away the stink of their win loss in Miami and finish off their difficult week with a win in New York. If the game is anything like the last time he Pistons met the Knicks, they are in for a tough game.

New York will be without reserve forward Shawne Williams, suspended one game Saturday for throwing punches during an altercation with Marvin Williams. The incident began when the Atlanta player pushed him in the back.

The Pistons Rodney Stuckey (right shoulder contusion) is listed as day-to-day and I’m quite certain Rip’s battle with the “flu” will last longer than we think.

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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.

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