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JUST IN: Blake Griffin OUT against Trail Blazers

Well, this is the last thing that the Detroit Pistons needed against a top Western Conference opponent.

The team announced that team leader Blake Griffin would miss tonight’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers with what was described as “a sore left knee”.

Thon Maker started in his place.

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Dwane Casey has message for 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.

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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.

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.

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Former Piston Kwame Brown arrested

According to a report from TMZ, former Detroit Pistons‘ forward Kwame Brown was arrested on Saturday night for possession of marijuana.

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From TMZ:

That man is ex-NBA player Kwame Brown … who was busted in Georgia with a bunch of marijuana … including pot-infused cookies, tea, and mints.

The 2001 first overall pick was a passenger in his Mercedes-Benz van when it was pulled over by Brunswick PD late Saturday night … when cops say his car REEKED of weed.

Kwame copped to having weed in the car … and told law enforcement he had some in the trunk of the van. Sure enough, cops found a backpack with all the weed treats.

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