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The 11-22 are on the second game of their road trip to face the 23-11Utah Jazz. The Jazz are looking to make it 11 straight victories over Detroit with a win Monday night. It’s hard to believe that Detroit has won just twice in the past 20 years in Utah.

Rodney Stuckey is in Utah with the team and will be playing limited minutes while still recovering from the stomach flu. Tracy McGrady will be the Pistons starting point guard.

The Scouting Report via Pistons.com

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Tip off is at 9:00 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 9.71 The Ticket.

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Forget the fact that Detroit has now lost 4th straight, forget the fact that they haven’t beaten the Utah Jazz since 2005 or in Utah since Karl Malone was on court, what you should remember is this current Pistons squad gave us one heck of a game to watch.  They may have lost in OT 97-100, but they left their hearts on the court from tip to buzzer.

Key Points:

  • We thought the key to their success was going to be putting up points since the acquisitions of Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva… We play D!
  • They play Defense, but let the Jazz get to the line 44 times.  Detroit just 25 attempts at the stripe.
  • Never liked Boozer, but it’s got to be rough to get booed by your own fans.
  • Nice outing by the rookie DaJuan Summers, who scored 5 points and assist and a really nice block.
  • Austin Day played just a minute twenty seven.
  • Wilcox still too much noting.
  • Another game another filling of the box score by Ben Gordon, who lead all scorers  with 25 points in 47 minutes of play.  Add 5 boards, 3 assists and 2 steals and I dare anyone say this man was overpaid with a fat contract.
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  • I am surprised every night at the Points in the paint stat.  You would think that since we don’t have Sheed or Dyess or a solid center that Detroit wouldn’t be able to score down low.  Our guards, plus CV31 had 44 down low.  Shame on you Rasheed Wallace for living outside the three point arc, Boston fans still think you’ll play in the paint (silly Celtic fans).
  • Fun to see Ben Wallace with so much passion again. Ben scored 8 with 9 boards.
  • Detroit looked sharp all the way through, sharing the ball, executing played and playing good D.  This was a tough loss, but when you watch this team play with the heart that they do, you still come away happy.  Thanks boys!
  • Sweeeeeeede with 4 points, 6 boards in 19 minutes.  If he can get a little better on the defensive end, he’s going to make Dumars look like a hero.
  • Rodney Stuckey scored 18 points, and Charlie Villanueva had 17 points.  Both played well, unfortunately we missed Charlie in OT after he fouled out.
  • You would think we had a chance last night, Utah dressed just 9 players and our old friend Memo wasn’t one of them.
  • Bynum continues his stellar crunch time play.  Will scored 16 points in 32 minutes with 2 assists, 6 boards and 4 turnovers. Bash me all you will but Will should be the starting point guard in my opinion.  That doesn’t mean I don’t think Stuckey is great, it just means I think Will plays the PG position better.

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  • Curse you AK47, your clutch shots won the game for your team.
  • We continue to win the board wars. Detroit is out-rebounding almost every team the play 40 to 34 in Utah.  Another reason why we are in just about every game.
  • Utah has a VERY big center Fesenko, who started in place of Memo.  This 300 pound plus player looks more like the kid down the block that wears shorts in the winter than he does an NBA player.
  • With the score tied at 90, Milsap had a chance to win it but missed his jumpshot to send it to OT.
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  • Rip and Tayshaun back on court doing light practice.  Still timetable when they will return.
  • They have to bounce back quickly to play the Suns tonight in Phoenix.  What a trip!

The 5-7 Pistons are in Utah to take on the 8-4 Utah. Detroit is looking to actually win a game against to Jazz, who the Pistons last beat 64-62 in Detroit on March 13.

The Scouting Report via Pistons.com

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Tip is at 9:00 pm EST and will be televised on FOX Sports Plus . For the radio broadcast tune into 950 AM or follow the action on NBA.com.

For those of you who missed the chat room, it’s back! You can again talk Pistons during the games.

NEED4SHEED GAME CHAT

As you know by now the Pistons still haven’t been able to beat the Utah Jazz for yet another season.  This one was all about our old friend Memo, with few of the game Highlights (FSN Highlights by quarter) having to do with anything pertaining to Detroit.

Sad to say that the most exciting thing to come from the 82-99 loss to the Jazz was a missed tomahawk jam from 6 foot Will Bynum.

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Detroit’s lost seven in a row to the Jazz (21-15) the last one was a 120-114 double-overtime heartbreaking home loss on Dec. 19 despite getting a season high 38 from Iverson. It’s time to get that Utah monkey of the Pistons’ backs, but again they will have to try to do it without Rip Hamilton and maybe Rasheed Wallace, who is a game time decision.

Don’t count on Stuckey either, he’s said he probably wouldn’t be good to play after leaving the game early in Denver with back issues.

I know plenty of you would love to have Boozer in Detroit, you can’t deny his game or what he would bring to the team. But me….I still think he’s a bit shady. Not to mention what happened in Cleveland or the fact that he was talking about opting out of Utah a month ago, he’s not even telling his team what’s going on with his injury.

“Jazz general manager Kevin O’Connor was obviously miffed Saturday because he still had not heard back from Dr. Richard Ferkel – nearly 24 hours after the Los Angeles-based orthopedic specialist performed arthroscopic surgery to clean out the damaged left knee of All-Star power forward Carlos Boozer.

“It’s surprising that we haven’t heard anything, but we have not heard anything,” O’Connor said late this morning. “We’ve called him and we’re expecting a response soon.” Via The Desert News

I hate playing Utah, but I still miss Memo. Did you know he was the money man?

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6bJ9gWWAlY

He does what he does out there…

Tip off is at 9:00 P.M. and will be locally broadcast on FSN PLUS. If you don’t know what your FSN Plus Channel listings are FSN provided us with a list. If you can’t watch the broadcast, tune into 1130 AM The Fan. Can’t do either? Follow the game on NBA.com.

The Pistons vs The Jazz

The Pistons host the thorn in their side Utah Jazz tonight at the Palace of Auburn Hills. The Pistons are looking to extend their three game winning streak to four but the team they can’t seem to beat is in town.

The last time Detroit beat the Jazz Ben Wallace was on the team. The 64-62 win over Utah in 2005 wasn’t a game to remember except for the fact they won. The Pistons have lost six straight to the Jazz (16-11), losing three in a row at home to them by an average of only five points. The Pistons have given up 100 points in their last four games against the Jazz and that’s when Detroit’s defense was their calling card.

We will wait to see if Jazz forward Carlos Boozer is in the lineup tonight. He’s been sidelined their last few games with an injury, but the Jazz are stacked with great players. Just ask our old friend Mehmet Okur

Watch out for Paul Millsap, who’s putting up serious numbers this season.

Tip off is at 8:00 P.M. on FSN. If you can’t watch the FSN broadcast, tune into 1130 AM The Fan where you can catch our friend Matt Dery with the Pre-Game starting at 7:00. Can’t do either, follow the game on NBA.com.

For those of you willing to brave the storm and head out to the Palace tonight….it’s dollar hot dog night!

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FINAL SCORE

UTAH 120- DETROIT 114 Double OT