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The #Pistons opened up the season Wednesday night and it really was a magical night at The Palace of Auburn Hills.  The fans got introduced to almost a whole new team, but the return of Chauncey Billups was magical.

To add to it in the fourth quarter when Chauncey was at the line shooting a free throw, the crowd started an MVP chant.

Here are the 2013 Detroit Pistons introductions.


I took this one myself, enjoy!

The #Pistons will open up the season Wednesday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills against the Washington Wizards. Detroit, with new head coach Maurice Cheeks will start this 2013-14 season with high hopes as they try to make the playoffs for the first time in five seasons.

  • The good: New blood, old blood, and new beginnings.
  • The bad: Brandon Jennings and Rodney Stuckey are out tonight.
  • The unknown: Will Chauncey Billups applause shake the rafters of Palace?  Who will be the last starter announced by Mason in pre-game introductions?
  • The known: Sheed is back!  Rasheed Wallace will return to the Pistons’ bench this year as a member of Maurice Cheeks’ staff.

The Starting Lineup:

  • PG: Will Bynum (7th year; Georgia Tech)
  • SG: Chauncey Billups (17th year; Colorado)
  • SF: Josh Smith (10th year; Oak Hill Academy)
  • PF: Greg Monroe (4th year; Georgetown)
  • C: Andre Drummond (2nd year; Connecticut)

Best of the rest:

SG/SF: #25 – Kyle Singler (2nd year; Duke)
SG: #5 – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Rookie; Georgia)
PG: #34 – Peyton Siva (Rookie; Louisville)
PF: #9 -Tony Mitchell (Rookie; North Texas)
SF/PF: #33 – Jonas Jerebko (4th year:;Sweden)
C: #55 – Josh Harrellson (3rd year; Kentucky)
SG: #13 – Luigi Datome (Rookie; Italy)
PF: #31 – Charlie Villanueva (9th year; Connecticut)
OUT – PG/SG: #3 – Rodney Stuckey (7th year; Eastern Washington)
OUT – PG: #7 – Brandon Jennings (5th year; Italy)

You can still get in the door to watch opening night festivities. Tickets as low as $12 with no ticket fees! Offer code: gopistons

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.

Let’s Get It Started

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Video courtesy of Pistons.com
Here’s to a great season!

I told you that I was revamping the site, so I’ve gone through my archives and found a ton of Detroit Pistons Introduction videos I have.

I don’t care where you live, or who thinks their team has better introductions, but at their prime the Pistons set the bar for arena hype.  Here are the some Detroit Pistons intro to keep you busy for a while before the season starts.

The permanent page for the gallery is here: Detroit Pistons Introductions

Bare with me as I try to revamp Nee4Sheed.  I’ve updated the site and I’m in the process of adding all my vast array of old school Pistons videos.  Billups is back and so is his Addidas commercial. You’ll soon see categories from all your favorite Pistons, but until then enjoy Chauncey at this best.


Just in case you missed it, Andre Drummond appeared in another episode of Hooper’s World over on Pistons.com. Being is that I remember the 90′s very well I got a big chuckle out of it.

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I still however love Andre in the Star Wars episode.

The 23-42 #Pistons are in Utah for the second game of their West coast trip and the second game of a back-to-back Monday night to take on the 32-31 Jazz.

  • The good: The Jazz have lost 7-of-8 overall.
  • The bad: As most anyone knows the Pistons can’t beat the Jazz. Detroit has not been able to twin a game against the Jazz in their building in nine seasons.
  • The unknown: Can Brandon Knight bounce back after being posterized by DeAndre Jordan? You have to give it up to Brandon for having the guts to try to stop that play.

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.

If you’re thinking of going to one of the few remaining games at The Palace, you can get tickets directly from the Pistons with NO FEES.

I was one of the not so happy #Pistons fans at the Palace Saturday night as Detroit again go pummeled by the Pacers 90-72. It didn’t help that a bus load of fans from Indiana donned in yellow and blue cheered and chanted in unison from the minute the Pacers stepped on the court for warm ups downing out on of the bigger crowds at the Palace I’ve seen all season. I’m not knocking the Pacers, who are clearly the better team, but it’s tough to watch another game like especially after Friday night’s embarrassing performance.

Will Bynum was truly the only good thing going for the Pistons Saturday night single handily getting the team back at time when literally nobody else on the court could make a basket. Just ask Charlie V who was 1-of-11 on the night. That was until the fourth quarter when Will Bynum was ejected for punching Tyler Hansbrough in the groin in the fourth quarter.

I knew it wasn’t going to be “The Malace at the Palace” part two, but things got heated between Hansbrough and Bynum, with Charlie V and Kyle Singler in the mix too. Tyler is one of those scrappy get in the way and do whatever type players. I guess the little Bynum took offense to Tyler and this is when the incident happened.

After Will was ejected Charlie V and Kyle Singler made a point to foul Hansbrough very hard every time he got to the basket, I’m sure standing up for their ejected teammate.

Being at the Palace and having seats across from where the action took place didn’t help me realize what happened until I saw the clip, since they don’t show replays like this on the Palace court when they are under review. Will clearly punched Hansbrough, but we don’t know the exactly what when on during the game that led up to it besides the screen he put on Will.

Tyler to pretty much every other team besides his own is just a pest. I didn’t know that I was the only one that was annoyed by him until I read the comments on this YouTube video that praises Bynumite for taking care of Tyler. I don’t condone violence on court, especially since I was one of those fans at the Palace the night of the brawl, but a little jab to Hansbrough is fine with me.

It’s like a Charlie Brown Christmas, you can’t go the holiday season without watching Rasheed Wallace and company remix Jingle Bells.

Here you have it, a Pistons rendition of Jingle Bells. Featuring Jason Maxiell, Amir Johnson, Will Blalock (probably his biggest staring role one court or off) and the oh so jolly Rasheed Wallace.

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Happy Holidays

The 0-2 #Pistons are in Los Angeles to take on the 0-3 Lakers Sunday night. The Lakers have not started 0-3 at home since 1959.  Despite the trade for Dwight Howard and the offseason acquisition of Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant and his Lakers are off to their worst start in 34 years. The Lakers have not lost its first four games since opening with seven straight defeats in 1957 when located in Minneapolis.

  • The good: The Lakers will be without Steve Nash, who’s suffering from a bruised leg.
  • The bad: Rodney Stuckey must step up after two less than stellar games to give the Pistons a chance to take down the Lakers at home.
  • The unknown: Can the Pistons take advantage of the Lakers and squeeze out their first win of the season?

Just Because

Tip off is at 9:30 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 #Pistons are now 0-2 on the season after Friday night’s 89-92 loss to the Suns.  Despite an 18 point game from Tayshaun Prince, the Pistons couldn’t hold it together to pick up the win.

Key Points:

  • This wasn’t all Phoenix, down 39-28 with 8:00 left in the first half, the Suns, led by Scola, outscored the Pistons 26-7 the rest of the half to take a 54-46 lead at the break.
  • After going 1 of 10 against Houston, Rodney Stuckey was 0 of 7 against Phoenix and didn’t play after coming out midway through the third quarter with a terrible migraine headache. You can see that when Stuckey doesn’t play well that this teams chances to win severely diminish.  He’s got to get going for the Pistons to have a successful season.
  • Solid game from Brandon Knight who scored 13 points with 10 points.  Nice to see him bounce back with a  double-double after the sub par game Wednesday night.
  • What’s up with Bynum?  He’s really seemed to learn what his role with the team is.  Will scored 10 points, three assists and one assist in 16:40 on the floor.
  • Andre Drummond led Detroit’s rebounding with eight in 19 minutes. Andre the Giant finished with 5 points on 2 of 3 shooting with 2 blocked shots and an assist.

Andre Drummond against the Suns

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  • Greg Monroe scored 10 on 5 of 17 shooting with 6 boards.
  • I’m going to put this note on my desktop so I can copy and paste it every game.  Ready?
    Charlie Villanueva, and Austin Daye – DNP Coach’s Decision
  • I’m hoping that when Maggette comes back that Daye and Villanueva get “injured” and both Corey and Kravtsov dress for games.
  • They never really threatened the Suns in the second half until the final minute. Brandon Knight’s triple at the buzzer didn’t come close, though, after Kyle Singler’s three with 4.2 seconds left pulled them within two points.
  • Atrocious shooting in the paint.  You can’t miss 24 shots down low and expect to win.
  • When Jason Maxiell (bless him) had another solid night. Jason scored 16 points, with six boards and a blocked shot. He’s looking just fine sharing minutes with Jonas. When he’s hot, he’s always good for a highlight.

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  • Jonas was solid and full of energy. He scored 11 points and grabbed one board in 16:36 on the floor.
  • Every time I see Kyle Single it’s more and more evident that he’s going to be solid and that he did the right thing by playing in Europe last season. He finished with 5 points on 2 of 2 shooting in 23:55 on the floor.
  • Out rebounded 39-52
  • Biggest lead for both teams was 11 points.
  • Highlights via NBA.com

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  • The Pistons didn’t want to go into Staples Center to play the Lakers by losing to the Suns. The second of the six game road trip isn’t going to be easy for the Pistons on Sunday.