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Detroit Pistons and Michigan Wolverines basketball beat writer along with being the host of the radio show "Gettin Buckets". Basketball fanatic who spends most of my spare time looking at stats and watching YouTube highlights. Follow me on twitter @gettinbuckets91.

Pistons earn scrappy win over Trail Blazers

The Detroit Pistons bounced back a night after turning the ball over 25 times in a loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. Tonight against the Portland Trail Blazers, the Pistons turned the ball over only 11 times. Part of that was due to Rodney Stuckey returning to the starting lineup after missing the last game with …

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Pistons rally falls short against Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies got everything they wamted at the Palace on Friday night. They were capitalizing on 25 Pistons turnovers and making big plays off those turnovers. Scoring 32 pounts off those turnovers. “One-third of their points came off tuenovers,” Detroit coach Lawrence Frank said. “Those are backbreaking. Those are crippling.”  But in a short six minute …

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Pistons host Grizzlies

The struggling Detroit Pistons(3-12) head home after losing both games on a two game road trip. A visit from the fast-starting Memphis Grizzlies(7-6) may not be what the team needs right now. During their four game winning streak the Grizzlies are averaging 54.8 points and shooting 56.3 percent in the first half. While the Grizzlies are holding …

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Patience Pistons fans it will all be over soon

To all the Detroit Pistons fans HAVE SOME PATIENCE! The present state of the Pistons is they’re rebuilding towards success. They have nice nucleus of Greg Monroe, Brandon Knight, Jonas Jerebko, and Austin Daye. They have some veterans to help along the way. Tayshaun Prince, signed to a 4-year extension who’s numbers have dropped across …

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Patience Pistons fans it will all be over soon

To all the Detroit Pistons fans HAVE SOME PATIENCE! The present state of the Pistons is they’re rebuilding towards success. They have nice nucleus of Greg Monroe, Brandon Knight, Jonas Jerebko, and Austin Daye. They have some veterans to help along the way. Tayshaun Prince, signed to a 4-year extension who’s numbers have dropped across …

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Pistons let lead slip away in Minneapolis

In the past if shots weren’t falling for the Minnesota Timberwolves, they would have no chance at winning. Coach Rick Adelman has slowly but surely has turned this team into a defensive unit. It helped in their comeback against the hapless Detroit Pistons. Kevin Love had 20 points and grabbed 17 rebounds while Anthony Tolliver …

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Pistons can’t get off the ground in Houston

The Houston Rockets were playing their fourth game in five nights. Center Samuel Dalembert was exhausted and he had to draw on his vteran experience. He scored 14 points and 12 rebounds. “At some point, there’s back and forth, you start to get a little fatigued a little bit,” said Dalembert. “And then you say, ‘Hey.’ …

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Pistons head to Houston looking to bounce back

The Houston Rockets(6-7) are starting to find thier offensive rhythm. The Detroit Pistons(3-10) are still looking for a way to solve their abysmal offense. The two teams clash at the Toyota Center on Tuesday night. The surging Rockets are looking for their fourth straight win. After averaging 94.2 points while losing seven of their first …

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Pistons fall apart in second half, lose to Warriors

One night after coach Mark Jackson called his team’s performance unacceptable, the Golden State Warriors came out and gave a good bounce-back effort. The Warriors trailed 48-44 at the half but scored 55 points in the second half and held the Detroit Pistons to 43. “We defended, we didn’t make any excuses, and we didn’t …

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Pistons come home to host Warriors

  The Detroit Pistons(3-9) are coming off their first road win of the season which ended their six game losing skid. They now head home to host the Golden State Warrios(3-8). In their last game, a road win in Charlotte against the Bobcats, the Pistons dominated the glass and the paint. They outrebounded Charlotte 46-34 …

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Young guys lead Pistons to victory, end losing streak

  The Detroit Pistons turned to their youngsters to end their losing streak. Third year man Jonas Jerebko tied a career high with 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds, second year man Greg Monroe had 19 points and nine rebounds, rookie Brandon Knight had 13 points and a career high 10 rebounds. It was Knight’s first …

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Pistons head to Charlotte on Friday the 13th

The Detroit Pistons(2-9) and the Charlotte Bobcats(2-9) are two contrasting teams. One team can’t score the other can’t get stops. The former is a Pistons team averaging a 2nd to league worst 83.7 points–just a shade better than Washington’s league worst 83.6. A visit to the Bobcats could be just what the Pistons need as …

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Pistons give valiant effort, fall to Bucks

  The Detroit Pistons were trying. No really they were. Greg Monroe was on point all night scoring a career high 32 points and 16 rebounds. One shy of matching his career high, “I just took what they gave me,” said Monroe, “I was just able to knock down some open jump shots and get …

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Pistons head to Milwaukee looking to end lengthy losing streak

The Detroit Pistons are struggling. Struggling would be an understatement actually. The Pistons are losing by an average of 20.0 points during their 5 game skid and on the season are 0-4 on the road this season. In their last game, a 100-86 defeat to the Dallas Mavericks, the Pistons never led. Giving up runs …

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Floundering Pistons fall to Mavs, losing streak continues

The Detroit Pistons continue to struggle. Detroit fell behind early and never could recover. Dirk Nowitzki had 18 points and seven rebounds for Dallas while Shawn Marion had 14, Vince Carter had 11 points and 5 assists, and Ian Mahinmi had 10. The Mavericks started off on a 19-4 run before the Pistons cut the …

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Pistons head to The Palace to host the Defending Champs

  Dirk Nowitzki, mired in a shooting slump, leads the NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks to The Palace to take on the struggling Detroit Pistons. The Mavs look to send the Pistons to their fifth consecutive loss on Tuesday night. Nowitzki is averaging 12.0 points and shooting 38.0 percent over his last three games. Dallas however …

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Pistons hang tough but fall apart in fourth quarter

  The Detroit Pistons were looking to end a three game losing streak and a 12 game losing streak to the Chicago Bulls. Niether of those things happened. Carlos Boozer had a game high 23 points and eight rebounds while Derrick Rose has 22 points and eight assists–six in the first quarter as the Bulls …

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Pistons head to Chicago to face Rose, Bulls

The Chicago Bulls had their six-game winning streak snapped in their last game, a loss to the Atlanta Hawks. A visit from the offensively-challenged Detroit Pistons should get them back on track. The Bulls(7-2) are looking to stay unbeaten at home and looking for a 13th consecutive victory over the Pistons. The Bulls rank among …

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Should Joe Dumars be fired?

Joe Dumars has made a lot of great moves as GM of the Detroit Pistons. In the beginning the fomer Piston guard, who’s number four hangs from the rafters, made some pretty surprising moves. First he traded Grant Hill for a 6’9″ undersized center by the name of Ben Wallace. People crticized Dumars for trading a …

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Pistons 80 Knicks 103

Coming home after a rough night in the “City of Brotherly Love” the Detroit Pistons were looking for a little home cooking. With Ben Gordon returning it looked like a good night for the Pistons. The Pistons were moving the ball efficeintly and were within 1 after the first quarter.  Then the Mike Bibby show …

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Ben Wallace: proving the doubters wrong

“Who’s Ben Wallace?”, my friend asked me when the Pistons traded Grant Hill to Orlando for Wallace. I went straight to the computer and told him this, “He’s 6’9″ from Virginia Union. He’s played for the Bullets, Wizards, and Magic. I don’t know how good he’s going to do.” In the summer of 2000 the …

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Detroit Pistons vs. New York Knicks game preview

The Detroit Pistons are coming home after a disappointing trip to Philadelphia where they lost 96-73. They were missing starting guards Rodney Stuckey and Ben Gordon, with a sore groin and personal reasons respectively. Detroit shot 36 percent from the field including missing all 10 of their 3-pointers. “When the dam exploded, it really exploded,” …

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Pistons 73 76ers 96

On the road in Philly playing in a racous enviornment and going up against a good Philadelphia 76ers team the Detroit Pistons fell flat. Playing short-handed already without Ben Gordon(personal reasons) and Rodney Stuckey(groin) and Brandon Knight and Austin Daye suffering minor injuries in the game the 76ers took the momentum of their home opener and …

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Detroit Pistons vs. Philadelphis 76ers Game Preview 1/6/12

The Detroit Pistons are coming off a tough 99-83 loss at home against the Chicago Bulls where the Pistons shot 40.9 percent from the field and are averaging the NBA’s third-worst scoring average at 86.8 points. First year coach Lawrence Frank’s team failed to win its third straight game. “I’m not questioning effort,” said Frank, …

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Rodney Stuckey

Ever since Rodney Stuckey was drafted with the 15th pick in the 2007 NBA Draft he has been viewed as the Detroit Pistons’ future star and PG. They traded Chauncey Billups to the Denver Nuggets for Allen Iverson in 2008 just to make Stuckey the starter. Stuckey had a strong rookie season after missing the 27 …

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