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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.

Detroit Pistons road dominance continues

It is rare for young teams to play better on the road than at home, but in the Detroit Pistons' case it's holding true. The Pistons are coming off two losses at home where they blew a 20-point lead to the Charlotte Bobcats at home...

Brandon Jennings leads big rally past Celtics

This was the classic trap game for the Detroit Pistons. Coming off a road win against the Indiana Pacers, the team didn't start off right against a lesser opponent like the Boston Celtics. The Celtics scored the game's first six points behind Brandon Bass and...

Josh Smith leads Detroit Pistons past NBA’s best

Trying to bounce back from yet another tough loss where they blew yet another fourth quarter lead, the Detroit Pistons entered an arena where they hadn't won since January 29, 2008. The Indiana Pacers also owned the NBA's best record and were unbeaten at...

Detroit Pistons hang on to beat Nets

The Detroit Pistons had lost three straight following a 4-game win streak. Back at home, hosting a Brooklyn Nets team that had won three straight, was the challenge the Pistons faced on Friday night. The game didn't start off pretty for Detroit after Alan Anderson...

Brandon Jennings terrific as Detroit Pistons win 4th straight

The Chicago Bulls have owned the Detroit Pistons in recent years. They had won 19 of the last 20 with the Pistons including a win 10 days ago at the Palace. The United Center has been a house of horrors for the Pistons, Detroit...

Successful return for Brandon Jennings in Detroit Pistons win

Josh Smith didn't have a successful return to Atlanta on November 20 as the Pistons fell to the Hawks. When the Pistons made a trip to the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, they wanted to make sure Brandon Jennings didn't suffer the same fate. Jennings, who...

Detroit Pistons get statement win in Miami

The Detroit Pistons were looking for that statement win. That win that announces that they are here. All seven of their previous wins were against teams with records under .500. They were 0-7 against teams with record over .500. Now they were in Miami...

Andre Drummond has career day in Detroit Pistons win

The Detroit Pistons needed a big day. Coming off depressing losses to the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers will do that to you. The young Philadelphia 76ers proved to be the remedy for Detroit's woes. The Pistons went up 13-2 after an Andre...

Total team effort leads Detroit Pistons to a win

The Detroit Pistons went on the road and defeated the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. They came back to The Palace on Monday night and jumped out all over the Milwaukee Bucks. After playing with so much energy in the second half against Brooklyn, the Pistons...

Detroit Pistons get a win on the road in Brooklyn

The Detroit Pistons came into the Barclays Center on Sunday looking for a big win. The Brooklyn Nets were just looking to quiet critics. Free agent acquisition Josh Smith was benched on Friday's game against the Atlanta Hawks due to the fact that he missed...

Detroit Pistons get a big win over the Knicks

The Detroit Pistons were coming off a disappointing 1-3 road trip and came home to face an opponent who has owned them in the past, the New York Knicks. Spicing up this matchup was the twitter feud between Brandon Jennings and the Knicks' J.R....

Detroit Pistons show encouraging signs in loss to Indiana

The Detroit Pistons matched up with the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night in another early season test. After one quarter, the Pistons trailed 29-14. Now in the past, the Pistons would've folded and Indiana would've won by 20 points. Instead, the Pistons responded with an...

Detroit Pistons hang on to beat Celtics

The Detroit Pistons were coming off a tough 111-108 overtime loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday. A trip home to the Palace, the debut of Brandon Jennings, and the first Motor City Sunday of the season were something the Pistons needed. In the first...

Detroit Pistons game preview-Memphis Grizzlies

The Detroit Pistons are 1-0 after a 113-102 win over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday. Tonight they're in Memphis to take on the Memphis Grizzlies at the FedEx Forum. Last season, the Pistons went 0-15 on the road against the western conference opponents. The last...

Detroit Pistons get Opening Night win over Wizards

The Detroit Pistons are coming off a rough 29-53 season last season and they overhauled the roster over the summer in hopes of becoming a better team. On opening night at The Palace of Auburn Hills, ownership got a front row view of what's...

I would rather have Brandon Jennings than Rajon Rondo

Yeah, that's right. I would rather have Brandon JenningsĀ than Rajon Rondo for the Detroit Pistons. Ever since Jennings was acquired on July 30, there have been plenty of rumors that Jennings will be part of a package to the Boston Celtics for Rondo. Jennings...

Detroit Pistons schedule highlights

On Tuesday, the NBA released the full 2013-14 schedule. Here are some highlights of the Detroit Pistons schedule. Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings will make their Pistons debuts when the season opens up on October 30 from The Palace of Auburn Hills at 7:30. Chauncey...

Detroit Pistons busy offseason continues with acquisition of Brandon Jennings

Detroit Pistons GM Joe Dumars is at it again. Dumars executed a sign-and-trade for Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings. Detroit will send Brandon Knight, Slava Kravtsov, and Khris Middleton to Milwaukee. Jennings will sign a 3-year $24 million deal with the Pistons. Yahoo Sports'...

Detroit Pistons Summer League Recap

The Detroit Pistons finished the 2013 Orlando Pro Summer League at 2-3. We got to see the continued development of Andre Drummond and top pick Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Three guys who stood out to me: 1.) Andre Drummond Drummond was a man amongst boys in Summer League....

Chauncey Billups signs with Detroit Pistons

First the Detroit Pistons brought back Rasheed Wallace to be an assistant on head coach Mo Cheeks' coaching staff, now Detroit Pistons GM Joe Dumars is bringing back another link to their 2004 NBA Championship squad. Early Thursday morning, the Pistons announced that they had...

Detroit Pistons make an international splash

Joe Dumars has made an international splash by signing Italian League MVP Luigi Datome. Datome has verbally agreed to a 2-year $3.75 million contract. All deals cannot be officially signed until July 10. Datome averaged 16.6 points and 5.8 rebounds last season. He shot 47...

Detroit Pistons re-sign Will Bynum

Will "The Thrill" Bynum is coming back to MoTown to throw some more lobs to Andre Drummond and newly acquired Josh Smith. Bynum on Monday verbally agreed to a 2-year $5.75 million deal to remain with the Detroit Pistons. All offers can't be officially signed...

Joey D makes a move for Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons had high expectations coming into the offseason. They had roughly $20 million to spend and they were ready to make a big move. They were talks of the Pistons "master plan" was to sign free agents Andre Iguodala and Josh Smith...

2013 Detroit Pistons Draft Review

The Detroit Pistons had three picks in this year's draft. In an NBA draft full of surprises, they certainly had a surprise at 8th overall. Pistons 8th overall pick: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Georgia University With Michigan guard Trey Burke, Syracuse guard Michael Carter-Williams, and Lehigh guard C.J....

The First Edition of “KC Knows”

Something new here at Detroit Sports Nation, we are adding a Pistons mailbag session called "KC Knows". I will answer questions that fans have about the Detroit Pistons. Question: Who do you think the Pistons will draft? Answer: I think the Pistons will have to go...

Detroit Pistons hire Mo Cheeks as head coach

The Detroit Pistons have found their man. After a six week search in which they brought in Hall of Famer Phil Jackson to help with the coaching search, they hired former Portland Trail Blazers and Philadelphia 76ers head coach Maurice "Mo" Cheeks. ESPN's Mark Stein...

A Pistons preview of the 2013 NBA Draft

The NBA Draft Lottery again has placed the Detroit Pistons at the lower end of the Top 10. However, the NBA gods have been kind to the Pistons in years past. Greg Monroe, Brandon Knight, and Andre Drummond dropped into their laps at 7,...

Lawrence Frank ousted after two seasons

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan-- On Thursday, a day after the Pistons ended another disappointing season, Detroit Pistons GM Joe Dumars announced that coach Lawrence Frank will not be retained for next season, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. The Pistons were 54-94 in his two seasons as...

Detroit Pistons End Season On A Sour Note

BROOKLYN, New York-- The Detroit Pistons matched up on Wednesday night with the Brooklyn Nets in game number 82 on the season. Detroit was looking to win a season high 5th straight game and avoid a season sweep of the Nets. Neither goals happened....

Detroit Pistons end the home slate on a high

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan-- The Detroit Pistons matched up with the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night in the final home game at the Palace. Detroit was looking to tie a season high fourth straight win and win the season series with the Sixers. Greg Monroe got...

Detroit Pistons get 3rd straight win

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan-- The Detroit Pistons and the Charlotte Bobcats matched up at the Palace on Friday night looking to find any positives. Detroit would use a balanced attack to rout the Bobcats. Brandon Knight started out on fire. Knight had eight of Detroit's first...

Detroit Pistons get season sweep of Cavaliers

The Detroit Pistons and the Cleveland Cavaliers matched up at the Quicken Loans Arena on Wednesday night in a game that literally has no effect on the standings. Both teams will finish in the bottom two of the division. That doesn't mean these two...

Detroit Pistons end long losing skid to Bulls

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan-- The Detroit Pistons and the Chicago Bulls matched up at the Palace of Auburn Hills for the final time this season. It was the final chance the Pistons had at the Bulls this season and end a lengthy 18 game losing...

Detroit Pistons drop a tight one in Boston

BOSTON, Massachusetts-- The Detroit Pistons matched up with the Boston Celtics one last time this season. The Pistons won the first two games of the series and were looking for the series sweep. The Celtics were looking to clinch a playoff spot. The Pistons...

Greg Monroe, Jose Calderon lead Detroit Pistons to a win

TORONTO, Ontario-- The Detroit Pistons were coming off a tough loss to the Chicago Bulls the night before and then heard some terrible news before game time tonight. They found out that forward Jason Maxiell has suffered a detached retina and will be done...

Andre Drummond returns, that’s the only positive on this night

The Detroit Pistons were looking to end a lengthy home losing streak. They were hosting the Toronto Raptors and were getting prized rookie Andre Drummond back after he missed 22 games with a back injury. The start was fun, the end? Well, not so...

Detroit Pistons fall for 11th time in 12 games

The Detroit Pistons were coming home hosting a bad Minnesota Timberwolves team after ending a 10 game losing streak in Charlotte on Saturday. They couldn't keep up the winning ways in this one. The day started with encouraging news that Andre Drummond could be back...

Detroit Pistons win behind Charlie Villanueva

The Detroit Pistons were down in the dumps. They were on a 10 game losing streak and were finding a new way to lose every game. The Charlotte Bobcats almost gave them an 11th straight loss. The game started off well for the boys in...

Detroit Pistons lose-shocker

The Detroit Pistons were in Miami. They were on the road, taking on a team on a historic streak, and facing the best player on the planet. Safe to say things didn't go their way. They did get off to a good start. Jose Calderon...

Detroit Pistons lose, is anybody surprised?

The Detroit Pistons came home following a terrible 0-4 western road trip. The Brooklyn Nets were waiting for them. Short handed missing Brandon Knight and Andre Drummond, Jose Calderon only played the first eight minutes due to flu like symptoms. Brooklyn point guard Deron Williams...

Detroit Pistons do something right in loss to Mavericks

Lawrence Frank, take note. This is how you coach a rebuilding basketball team. With Frank dealing with a family issue in New Jersey, Brian Hill was the acting head coach for the second straight game. The Detroit Pistons had lost three straight coming into...

A long night in San Antonio for the Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons were coming into Sam Antonio looking for a sweep of the season series over the team with the best record in the NBA. The Spurs were missing point guard Tony Parker and they didn't miss a beat. It was competitive early as...

Rodney Stuckey misses in the waning moments in loss

The Detroit Pistons were looking for their first win streak in three weeks. They were also looking for their first road win against a Western Conference opponent this season. The New Orleans Hornets had other plans. The game felt eerily similar to the one these...

Brandon Knight scores career high 32 in win

The Detroit Pistons were desperate for a win. They lost their last three games by 32, 18, and 11 respectively. A game against the Washington Wizards was exactly what the doctor ordered. Detroit had won all three games with the Wizards coming into tonight. The...

A short handed Detroit Pistons team is no fun to watch

The Detroit Pistons just finished getting blown out twice by the Indiana Pacers. The Atlanta Hawks were looking to continue the trend against Detroit. The Pistons were still missing the injured Brandon Knight and Andre Drummond, and were also missing dynamo point guard Will...

Detroit Pistons get crushed again by Pacers

The Detroit Pistons came into tonight's rematch with the Indiana Pacers fresh off a 32 point embarrassment the night before in Indianapolis. The rematch wasn't much better. The Pistons were missing starting shooting guard Brandon Knight again due to a right knee hyper extension, and...

Detroit Pistons get crushed in Indianapolis

The Detroit Pistons headed into Indianapolis looking to end a nine game losing streak at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Indiana Pacers were coming off a resounding 125-91 win over the New York Knicks two nights ago. The Pistons were no match. Already missing rookie Andre...

Detroit Pistons get big win entering All-Star break

The Detroit Pistons were looking to move on from a blowout loss to the New Orleans Hornets. The Washington Wizards were on a 4 game win streak over some playoff teams. Jose Calderon scored eight of the Pistons first 10 points, knocking down two 3-pointers,...

Charlie Villanueva beats former team with big shot

The Detroit Pistons were coming off a double-digit win over the team with the best record in the NBA. The Milwaukee Bucks were coming off a long road trip. The two teams colided at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Saturday night for the...

Detroit Pistons beat NBA’s best

  The Detroit Pistons were on a three game slide and still trying to work new acquisition Jose Calderon into the lineup. The San Antonio Spurs were in the middle of their annual "Rodeo Road Trip", were on an 11 game winning streak, and they...

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