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Amidst the trade talk, the 12-24 Pistons are in Chicago to take on the 24-12 Bulls. The Bulls are on a season-high six-game home win streak and will try to win it’s 10th straight game against Detroit on Monday night.

And in case you were wondering, Rip was at the morning shoot around for the Pistons.

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Tip off is at 8:00 pm and will be broadcast on FS PLUS Detroit. If you can’t catch the game on TV, follow it live over at NBA.com or on the radio over at WWJ 950 AM.

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Darko’s Revenge! UPDATE: When DARKO Stuffs you 7 times!

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The 7-16 Pistons are in Minnesota to take on DARKO Kevin Love and the Timberwolves. Detroit has yet to win a road game in 6 straight tries, so a win against the 5-17 Timberwolves may just help to get the Pistons going again.

The Pistons went 2-0 vs. the Timberwolves last season.
Darko Milicic (yes that Darko) ranks second among NBA league leaders in blocks per game with 2.7 for the T-Wolves.
Michael Beasley leads Minnesota’s in scoring with 22.0 ppg average this season.

Think we can get Bill Laimbeer to take the trip back on Roundball 1 2 3 and teach this team the Bad Boy mentality?

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The 7-14 Pistons are in Houston to take on the 7-13 Rockets Tuesday night. The Rockets are still missing Yao, who had hoped to be back for the game against Detroit.

Meanwhile, Tracy McGrady who averaged 23 points during his five year run with Houston, will be returning tonight. As for his homecoming of sorts…it will most likely be hot and cold after the way circumstances behind his departure.

Charlie V out tonight.

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The 6-10 Pistons are hosting the 8-9 New York Knicks for a Sunday matinee at The Palace of Auburn Hills. A win for the Knicks will give them their first five game road winning streak in 10 seasons. The Pistons would like to continue their playing the way they did in their win against the Bucks.

Small ball may not be an option against New York considering they lead the league with 130 block on the season.

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Tip off is at 1:30 pm and will be broadcast on FS Detroit . If you can’t catch the game on TV, follow it live over at NBA.com or on the radio over at AM 97.1 The Ticket.
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The 5-8 Detroit Pistons are in Dallas to take on the 8-4 Mavericks Tuesday night. Dallas is out to win their fifth straight over Detroit and the Pistons would like to start getting wins period.

Dallas has held seven straight opponents to fewer than 100 points, its longest stretch since the 2007-08 season. The Mavericks are among the top five in the NBA in scoring defense, holding opponents to 92.3 points per game.

Jason Maxiell will start again at the PF position for the Pistons.

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When you’re struggling to win on the road, it’s good to get one in place where they seem to be given away like free candy.

The Pistons survived a hot Eric Gordon, a beastly Blake Griffin, and another bad third quarter to get their first road win 113-107 again the Los Angeles Clippers Friday in at Staples Center.

Detroit was lead by Charlie Villanueva, who scored 30 points, but only pulled down one rebound.

The Clippers were lead by Gordon’s 28 points and Rookie-of-the-year candidate Griffin’s 18 points and 18 rebounds.

Unlike the previous game in Portland, the Piston starters got off to a great start, building a double-digit lead in the first quarter led by Austin Daye’s 9 points.

The lead would reach 10 at the break after a second quarter that saw Villanueva hit 3 treys.

Similar to the previous game (and seemingly all of the others) the third quarter saw the large lead evaporate faster than the Clippers last playoff appearance.

The Clippers surge back into the game thanks to Piston turnovers, rushed shots, and a series of Blake Griffin dunks that electrified the crowd.

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The fourth quarter saw the lead change several times before the Clippers took a four point lead with just under 3 minutes to play.

Charlie V then knocked down two consecutive triples to pull Detroit within one each time. Then LA’s Rasual Butler hit one to put the home team 102-99 ahead with 29 seconds left.

After some free throw makes and misses both ways, the Pistons found themselves down 2 with 15 second remaining until Rip Hamilton tied things with a left corner jumper.

Rip then made a steal as the Clippers tried to inbound the ball after their timeout, and missed a pull-up jumper at the buzzer that would have won it.

In overtime, Rodney Stuckey and Jason Maxiell converted on free throws and field goals that put Detroit ahead for good.

Ben Gordon

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Key Points:

Being that I now live in Los Angeles, I took this one in.

  • Charlie V was on fire in the first half, and clutch in the fourth quarter. Clipper fans were amazed or astonished by his shot making down the stretch.
  • This was Detroit’s first road win in five tries this season.
  • Blake Griffin has one of the ugliest jumpers I’ve ever seen.
  • The Clippers played without two starters: Baron Davis and Michigan native Chris Kaman.
  • Why doesn’t Ben Wallace finish games anymore?
  • Hey, a Jason Maxiell sighting!
  • Austin Daye was hot in the first, but disappeared the rest of the way.
  • Fans at Staples Center began leaving at around the 3 minute mark for some reason although the game was still in the balance.
  • Ben Gordon was non-existent, but picked up a technical foul for arguing with the official.
  • There was a Clipper fan who was so into the game that during a timeout when the team dancers were on the floor, he stood in the aisle and followed the routine step-by-step as people were trying to walk to their seats. We were very entertained.
  • Tracy McGrady gave to Pistons a brief lift in the second quarter.
  • The Clippers seemed to get to the rim at will in that third quarter.
  • Why did Will Bynum continue to shoot jumpers late in the game?
  • Shout out to that drunken fan who kept screaming “Deeeee-troit Baaaaa-sketballllll Sucks d**k” at the Piston fans in the house. He was also trying to pick up teenage girls at the arena.
  • Next stop: Sacramento Sunday Night.
  • Tom Gores attends Pistons game – Says he still wants to buy the team. (hat tip EDT in the comments)

The Detroit Pistons kick off the 2010-2011 season in New Jersey tonight.  The ESPN Power Rankings might not think much of Detroit,  but the players might have something to say about about that.  Detroit would like to start off this season with a win, but Brook Lopez and co. aren’t the 12-70 team from last season.  The Nets have only 4 returning players from last season.

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Tip off is at 7:oo pm and will be broadcast on FSN Detroit.  If you can’t watch the game you can follow the action over at NBA.com or listen on the radio at 9.71 The Ticket.

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The Pistons lost to the Bobcats in the closing minute of their game Saturday night 95-99. Wins, losses and lottery balls aside, what happened to this team that suddenly got them pointing in the right direction, even though it may be detrimental to their future lottery chances?

Key Points:

  • Seven lead changes in the final five minutes of the game had Detroit right in there to win this one.
  • “There have been a number of games what we have played hard,” Detroit coach John Kuester said. “It’s good for the guys to know that they can compete against any team in the league. Our guys worked extremely hard, so I was proud of them.” Via NBA.com
  • No Rodney Stuckey, Rip Hamilton or Chris Wilcox.
  • Ben Gordon again led the Pistons with 21 points on 7-for-20 shooting (ouch). He couldn’t hit early, but got in his groove in the second half. He did add 7 assists, a steal, 2 boards and a blocked shot. He’s playing more D than Charlie V.

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  • Ben Gordon Highlights, check out the 2 pretty behind the back assists.

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  • I don’t really care at this point to root for them to lose, sadly their three game winning streak did more damage than anything.  The Pistons are now sitting in the 6th spot for worst record in the NBA with just two games left.
  • Wallace with 10 boards, 6 points, a steal and a blocked shot. I sure hope he decides to come back next season. Boy I never thought I would be saying that.
  • Will Bynum with 12 points, 3 boards, 2 steals, 2 assists and a shot to tie the game in the closing seconds. Bynum is the kind of guy with heart, determination and pride that Detroit needs on this team. I have a feeling that some other team will be aware of him and give him that big deal he deserves this off-season. I just hope that team is Detroit. Either way I’m a “Trill” fan for life.
  • If you missed this one, all you need are these highlights of the game.

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  • 14 points for Maxie, who’s looked so good the second half of the season.
  • Charlie V scored 12 with 7 boards in 25 minutes. Interesting article that I totally agree with on Charlie by Vince Ellis of the Free Press – Villanueva needs to take a good look in the mirror.
  • I can’t believe I will be going to the last game of this season. I can’t remember the last time I knew it was going to be the last home game…ah what a playoff run.

The Pistons vs. The Bobcats

The 26-53  Pistons go in to Charlotte with a three game winning streak to play their second game of a back to back against Larry Brown and the 42-37 playoff bound Bobcats.

Injury Report:

  • Rip Hamilton, Rodney Stuckey, and Chris Wilcox are game time decisions.

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Tip is at 7:00 pm EST and will be televised on Fox Sports Detroit. For the radio broadcast tune in to 97.1 The Ticket, or follow the action over at NBA.com.

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The Pistons vs. The Suns

The 24-53 Pistons are hosting the 49-28 Hawks Wednesday evening. The Detroit, coming off a long awaited victory Tuesday night over the Sixers, could prove a worthy opponent to the playoff bound Hawks. The Pistons went toe to toe with Atlanta a few nights ago and they will again  be without the services of Joe Johnson or Mike Bibby.

Considering this is a back to back, Pistons fans probably won’t see Ben Wallace.  And if we do, it won’t be for very long.

Tayshaun Price will miss the game for lottery balls personal reasons, Austin Daye will start in his place.

No Jason Maxiell, Chris Wilcox and Rip Hamilton are is still a game time decision.

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