The Detroit Pistons are in the midst of an extremely tight playoff race, with the final three playoff spots in the Eastern Conference up for grabs by five different teams, including the Brooklyn Nets, Orlando Magic, and Miami Heat.
Star forward Blake Griffin has missed the past two games with knee soreness, and did not participate in Tuesday’s practice session according to The Athletic. He will likely be a game-time decision for Wednesday’s tilt against the Indiana Pacers at Little Caesars Arena.
Blake Griffin (knee) and Luke Kennard (foot) are day-to-day, per Casey. Neither participated in practice today.
— James Edwards III (@JLEdwardsIII) April 2, 2019
Additionally, Luke Kennard didn’t participate in practice and is also listed as day to day.
Must see: Isiah Thomas’ halftime speech
During halftime of the Detroit Pistons matchup against the Portland Trail Blazers at Little Caesars Arena, the team honored the back to back 1989 and 1990 championship winning teams!
Some #Pistons royalty at halftime.
— Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) March 31, 2019
Check out what legend Isiah Thomas had to say.
— Detroit Sports Media (@TheDSportsMedia) March 31, 2019
Here is the ceremony in it’s entirety, including Isiah’s speech.
— NBA (@NBA) March 31, 2019
How cool is that??
Dwane Casey has message for Tom Izzo haters
On Thursday, the Michigan State Spartans defeated Bradley 76-65 to advance to the NCAA Tournament Round of 32.
But the Spartans win was not the news that stole the headlines over the next couple of days.
Instead, everybody and their brother showed the video and wrote about a couple of incidents which involved MSU head coach Tom Izzo yelling and getting in freshman Aaron Henry‘s face.
Some destroyed Izzo for his actions while most defended him, pointing out how much he loves his players and that this is something he has done for many years.
On Saturday, Detroit Pistons‘ head coach Dwane Casey was asked about Izzo’s coaching style and he had a message for anyone criticizing the Spartans’ coach for getting on his players.
#Pistons coach Dwane Casey to those criticizing MSU coach Tom Izzo: "I don’t know any coach worth is salt – whether he does it in the locker room or on the court – that doesn’t get on players. They’re making a lot to do about nothing."
— Vince_Ells56 (@Vincent_Ellis56) March 24, 2019
As a Michigan fan who absolutely loves John Beilein and his coaching style, I almost equally love Tom Izzo and how he coaches his teams.
Keep it up, Tom.