Pistons vs. Timberwolves

by | Jan 28, 2009 | 23 comments

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The (24-19) Pistons are in Minnesota to take on the red hot (16-27) Timberwolves, winners of three in a row making them 10-2 this month. That translates into the hottest team in the NBA right now.

The Pistons will try to avoid losing a third straight tonight while trying to find their way since coach Curry implemented his new starting lineup.   A revenge win against the Timberwolves would be a welcome distraction, especially after the 108-80 beating they took from them at the Palace this season.  A game, that in my opinion, started the downward spiral that they have been in for quite some time.

A win tonight may also give Detroit some confidence when they host the Celtics and the Cavaliers later this week.

Sheed Says
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“We’re ready for the challenge, though it may not look like it from what our record states.”

Wallace said neither he nor his teammates are out to make any statements. But if you are asking him if he still considers the Pistons a legitimate contender in the East, the answer is yes.

“Guys on this squad have heart,” he said. “We’re not giving up and we’re not giving in. We’re not thinking about tanking the season just because we lost a couple of games or because we’re not where we want to be right now.

“This is going to be a good challenge for us and I think we’re ready.” Via The Detroit News

Good/Bad News:

  • A win tonight will give the Timberwolves their first Pistons season sweep since the 2003-04 season.
  • Ryan Gomes is coming off a season-high 22-point game.
  • Minnesota is 11-7 all-time at home against the Pistons, but has not won against Detroit at Target Center since January 2005.
  • Curry liked the energy at Tuesday’s practice after giving the team a day off Monday.

Tip off is at 8:00 P.M. and will be locally televised on FSN. If you can’t watch the broadcast, tune into 1130 AM WDFN The Fan.  Can’t do either? Follow the game on NBA.com.

Comments and  Chat.


  1. Baller4life

    hey natalie u put da pistons as 24-14 wen dey r 24-19

  2. Amer ican Prince

    Baller4Life why couldn’t you just let us dream for a moment. Haha just joshing ya. But seriously Pistons 25-19 after tonight

  3. Nik

    Stupid Curry, let tye lead slip away before calling a time out…
    If, that hard minded than we are better without it.
    I, know hpow Curry works. He makes a plan how he is going to play the whole game and never make any changes depending on current situation.

  4. Whatsittoya

    WOW I cant beleive we are strugglin against Minnesota.

  5. Sheed333333333333333

    y cant u bleieve that we are struggling against the holders of theb est record in 2009? Nothing hard to believe. We are actually doin good to say in the game. Its just BIG AL killin and Kevin Love showing who he really is. Rip is just pissed cuz hes of the bench, everytime he got the ball, he just shot, and missed like the first 6 attempts, you can tell he doesnt want to pass right now and jus jack up shots, even though he had nice dishes

  6. Whatsittoya

    After losing Chauncey its like we have lost our beating soul.

  7. Sheed333333333333333

    lol typical det, start of nw quarter let the team go on a big run… minnesota man!

  8. Sheed333333333333333

    lol sheed 5 steals????

  9. Sheed333333333333333

    wow theree u go timberwolves RUN

  10. Chris

    10 pt Twolves lead…..Why isnt Curry using Maxiell?

  11. Chris

    Afflalo 1 minute. Maxiell 3 min. Whats up??

  12. Sheed333333333333333

    there u go DET run

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  14. Chris

    nice detroit run. looks like AI and RIp playing well together? here we go 4th quarter.letes get the win Pistons!!!

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  16. Sheed333333333333333

    Thts the sheed posting up

  17. Whatsittoya

    Finally a Pistons win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  18. Slim Shady

    look what happens when we have AI on the court for around 40 minutes… that’s the way he’s use to playing and i believe everyone plays better when he’s out there consitently… when he only plays in the 20s we don’t do good… we need him playing high minutes a game…. great win considering our recent stretch… FINALLY THE OLD SHEED… HE”S SO BEAUTIFUL WHEN HE’S ON, UNSTOPPABLE. THAT A BOY SHEED BIG PLAYS DOWN THE STRECTH… HE’S THE MOST IMPORTANT PLAYER WE NEED TO DO WELL… WHEN HE BRINGS HIS ENERGY, WELL, IT’S INFECTIOUS

  19. Chris

    Good game. But Curry didnt use his bench enough. Next up:Celtics.

  20. andrew

    yeh curry is a retard, stop playin sheed for 40 mins, only tay and AI should play more than 38 mins a game, urgh, this is frustrating, good game but start using the bench more…oh how are we excited on a win against Minnesota? times have changed in detroit

  21. Sheed333333333333333

    u guys are pathetic, det won, when you gonna stop blaming curry

  22. Nik

    Curry sucks…
    When will he learn rotation.
    He will probably take all 82 games to figure it out.
    Thats if Joe D. lets him stay that long.


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