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Pistons hold off fourth-quarter run to take down Rockets

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- D.J. Augustin had 28 points and 12 assists, and the Detroit Pistons held off former teammate Josh Smith and the Houston Rockets 114-101 on Saturday night. Smith was booed throughout his return to the Palace, just more than a month after the Pistons waived the high-priced forward. He had seven points and seven rebounds, shooting only 3 of 11 from the field...
Via AP on Fox
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

NBA All-Star Game Won’t Include Greg Monroe

The 2015 NBA All-Star game is rapidly approaching and the rosters for the east and west teams have been finalized. Unfortunately, Greg Monroe will not be included in this years contest. Many thought that Monroe had a chance to be a reserve for the Eastern Conference this year, especially due to his improved play ever since Josh Smith left town. Monroe is averaging a double-double...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

It's business as usual for Pistons ahead of Josh Smith's odd homecoming

Jonas Jerebko hasn't seen enough of Marshawn Lynch's act to get the phrasing right, but that's where he was headed when he was asked about guarding Josh Smith Saturday night. "We've got a shootaround tomorrow, and we'll see what the coaches tell us," Jerebko repeated three times. When asked if he was trying to mimic Lynch's now-famous "I'm here so I don't get fined" line from Super...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

GM46: Rapid (Eat My Shorts Stan) Reacts

Detroit Pistons 69 FinalRecap | Box Score 89 Philadelphia 76ers Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, PF 31 MIN | 6-14 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 4 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 12 PTS | +34 +/- The 1st Q of last night’s game was the Luc show as he scored 8 points in the opening stanza to propel the Sixers fast start and huge early lead.  IMO 14 FGAs is too many for Luc, but we’ll over...
Via Philadunkia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons' Caldwell-Pope will play in Rising Stars game

Even after Brandon Jennings' injury, the Detroit Pistons will have at least one representative at All-Star weekend. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was selected to play in the Rising Stars game to be played Feb. 13 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Under the game's new rules, Caldwell-Pope will join other American rookies and sophomores, including former Michigan star Trey Burke, on Team...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Fo’ with the Foes: Detroit Pistons

This edition of “Fo’ with the Foes” – Philadunkia’s advanced scouting series which with the help of an accomplished journalist from around the NBA beat or blog world, previews key upcoming 76ers games – features tonight’s opponent, the Detroit Pistons who have lost three straight; 4 of their last 5 and are now searching for an identity after losing Brandon Jennings...
Via Philadunkia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Drummond ‘Believer’ Caricature Art

Just as the Detroit Pistons started to climb out of the hole from the Josh Smith era. Floor general Brandon Jenning went down for the year with a torn achilles. Despite the two huge setbacks, Andre Drummond and crew still believe they can make the playoffs and that idea doesn’t seem so crazy anymore. Art by Muideen Ogunmola aka Blocknation. The post Andre Drummond ‘Believer’...
Via Hooped Up
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyrie and LeBron Enough for Seventh Straight Win: Pistons vs Cavs Behind The Box Score

Detroit Pistons (17-29) 95 Cleveland Cavaliers (26-20) 103Box Score Seven heaven. Kyrie Irving and LeBron James were enough offense together to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 103-95 win on the road against the pesky Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night. Irving finished with 38, including 16 in the fourth quarter, and James collected 32 points of his own, with 10 in the final period...
Via Waiting For Next Year
4 days ago  |  Discuss

West Bloomfield, MI teen using Twitter to lure Andre Drummond to prom

A West Bloomfield teenager is using the power of Twitter to lure Pistons center Andre Drummond into coming to her senior prom with her.  We have seen this song and dance dozens of times before, but not this close to home. Raquel Smith, a senior at West Bloomfield High School, reached out to Drummond via direct message and asked how many retweets it would take for him to go with...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Jennings’ injury could mean dark days in Detroit

Life in the sun came to an abrupt halt in Detroit over the weekend as it watched star guard Brandon Jennings go down with a season-ending Achilles tendon injury. Brandon Jennings, the star point guard of the surging Detroit Pistons, was right in the middle of exorcising every last Josh Smith demon in the Palace, when disaster struck, as Jennings tore his achilles and will miss...
Via The Lottery Mafia
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Should They Trade For Trey Burke?

(Source: Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images North America) Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… With Brandon Jennings injured for the season with a torn achilles, the Detroit Pistons who are trying to make the playoffs will have to find a starting point guard. D.J. Augustin is an excellent sixth man, but as I saw with Chicago (I live there), he isn’t a starting point guard...
Via HoopStuff
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons likely to fill empty roster spot with third point guard

The Detroit Pistons know it's going to be tough to replace everything that Brandon Jennings brings to the table. But D.J. Augustin came pretty close Sunday night, when he moved into the starting lineup in Toronto and scored a career-high 35 points in 37 minutes of Detroit's 114-110 loss. "He handled the minutes fine and played well offensively," coacg Stan Van Gundy said after...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Jennings out with season-ending Achilles tear

This past week, the Detroit Pistons saw their playoff hopes crushed before their eyes as their leading scorer went down with a season ending Achilles tear.  Brandon Jennings was leading the team in points and assists when he went down late in the third quarter of Saturday’s 101-86 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.  Jennings was averaging 19.8 points per game since the release of Josh...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons’ Brandon Jennings tweets that he’s out 6-9 months

Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings left Saturday’s 101-86 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks after he made incidental contact with ex-Piston Brandon Knight and then fell to the floor, clutching at his left foot and ankle. Vincent Goodwill of The Detroit News confirmed Sunday that Jennings tore his Achilles. Jennings himself revealed a timeline for his return on his Twitter...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Jennings to miss 6-9 months with Achilles injury

Detroit Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings is going to be out 6 to 9 months with a torn Achilles tendon in his left foot that he suffered in Saturday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks. We didn’t know for sure until an MRI revealed the tear Sunday morning, but Jennings also took to Twitter to let people know the diagnosis. 6/9months. — BRANDON JENNINGS (@BrandonJennings...
Via Crossover Chronicles
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Jennings suffers horrific Achilles injury

Well this isn’t good for the Pistons or Brandon Jennings. Piston point guard Brandon Jennings suffered an Achilles injury tonight against the Bucks which saw him hit the floor and tumble in pain. The injury happened in the third quarter as he was defending the in-bound pass. The video below shows him clutching his left Achilles heel as team trainers rush to his aid. This will...
Via Crossover Chronicles
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Jennings ‘out for the foreseeable future’ with leg injury

Detroit Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings was injured in Saturday’s 101-86 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. Jennings made incidental contact with ex-Piston Brandon Knight and then fell to the floor, clutching at his left foot and ankle. Jennings was helped to the locker room, bearing no weight on his foot. “It doesn’t look good,” Stan Van Gundy said after the game....
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons Execute Nastiest Alley-Oop You Will See All Year

The Pistons were able to execute the nastiest alley-ooo dunk you will see all season.
Via Gamedayr
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy isn’t building a Magic 2.0 team

The Detroit Pistons are 11-3 since waiving Josh Smith on December 22. We all knew Smith wasn’t a good fit in Mo-town, but seriously? Personally, I like to say I told you so to anyone and everyone who thought it was a good idea for the Pistons to sign Smith in the first place. He’s a career 27 percent shooter from behind the arc. He shot 26 percent last year and took 265 triples...
Via Crossover Chronicles
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons recall Spencer Dinwiddie, Luigi Datome from D-League

  The Detroit Pistons have recalled guard Spencer Dinwiddie and forward Luigi Datome from the team's NBA Development League affiliate in Grand Rapids. Dinwiddie, drafted 38th overall in the 2014 NBA Draft, has appeared in eight games for the Pistons this season, averaging 3.0 points and 12.4 minutes per game. Datome is in his second season with Detroit. He's averaged 2.6 points...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

SMU, former Pistons coach Larry Brown sells PA mansion (PHOTOS)

Former Pistons head basketball coach Larry Brown sold his Pennsylvania for $4.02 million last month, two years after listing it for $7.85 million.  Woah. The 10,802-square-foot shack on over four acres of land has its own name – Linden Hall.  The house has seven bedrooms, eight full bathrooms and three half-baths.  It’s alright. Brown is the only head coach to have won...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Drummond tips in last-second game winner vs Pacers (Video / GIF)

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond stepped up in the clutch to tip in the last-second game winner in Friday night's game against Indiana.With the game tied at 96, Brandon Jennings wound down the clock on the last Pistons offensive position and missed the layup, but Drummond was in the right place at the right time to win the game.Drummond finished with 16 points and 16 rebounds...
Via Holdout Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy's F-bomb in huddle caught on TV (Video)

Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy dropped an F-bomb that was caught on television while setting up his defense in a huddle during the final second of Tuesday night's upset win over San Antonio.The Pistons had a 105-104 lead with under a second left, and the Spurs would have the chance for one final shot. Van Gundy had a simple plan for defense:"We just form a f---ing wall...
Via Holdout Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Stan Van Gundy F-bomb makes it onto TV

Stan Van Gundy proved on Tuesday night that the best way to reach NBA players is by cussing. Okay, that’s not really the lesson we learned, but it’s still a funny thought to ponder. TV cameras were filming Van Gundy as the coach spoke with his Pistons players prior to the last play in Detroit’s...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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