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MUST SEE: Dave Bing’s awesome video introduction

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Before Game 1 of the Detroit Pistons’ Eastern Conference Quarter Finals matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks, former Detroit Pistons player and mayor of Detroit Dave Bing gave an awesome video introduction. Check it out:

Does that get you going or what?

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Thon Maker on how to defense Giannis Antetokounmpo

Thon Maker knows a thing or two about Giannis Antetokounmpo.

The former Bucks forward was traded to the Pistons in February in a 3-team deal that saw Stanley Johnson sent to New Orleans and Nikola Mirotic to the Bucks. Naturally, it will be a new experience for the 7’1, 221 lb Maker facing his former teammate in a playoff series.

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“It’s not a one-man effort, you got to have the whole team locked in,” Maker said. “He commands a lot. He sees the double-team, picks that apart. He’s a high IQ player, so you’re not going over there thinking you’re going to guard him one-on-one, and strategically, you got to know what you got to do as a team.”

Assistant coach Sean Sweeney, now with Detroit, was a former assistant with Milwaukee. Maker recalled the practices that he’d be matched up against Antetokounmpo.

“Sweeney tried to make us kill each other,” Maker said. “Most every time it was on reads, off of jabs, a little bit in transition, but most of the times it was a stationary-type thing. Either I deny you get a catch, or you deny I get a catch.

“I’ll be on him, but it’s a team effort. You can’t let your egos get the best of you and say, ‘I know how to do it, I’m going to take him.’ You got to be smart with it. Coaching staff watch millions of clips. They know tendencies. You got to take advice from them and teammates as well, who’ve been through guarding him.”

The Bucks swept the Pistons in all four games they played in the regular season. According to head coach Dwane Casey, limiting turnovers against the Bucks would go a long way in reversing those fortunes.

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BREAKING : Blake Griffin’s Game 4 status revealed

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If the Detroit Pistons want to have any chance of winning a game against the Milwaukee Bucks, they will need another big game from Blake Griffin.

According to reports, Griffin has been upgraded to probable for Game 4.

Nation, will the Pistons get a win or will their season end on Monday?

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Blake Griffin has message for Pistons’ fans who were booing Andre Drummond

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If you happened to tune in for Saturday’s Eastern Conference Playoff game between the Detroit Pistons and the Milwaukee Bucks, you were probably hoping to see max effort from the home team.

Though it can be tough to judge whether or not a player is giving his all, it was pretty obvious that Andre Drummond was giving less than 100% on the defensive side of the ball, especially in the first half.

At halftime, former Pistons’ legend Chauncey Billups called out Drummond for his lack of effort.

WATCH: Chauncey Billups rips Pistons’ Andre Drummond for being lazy

During the game, many Pistons’ fans in attendance could be heard booing Drummond and making comments about his lack of effort.

Following the game, Pistons’ forward Blake Griffin, who had 27 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists, had a message for the fans who were booing Drummond.

Nation, does Griffin have a point or is this just a case of a teammate standing up for a teammate regardless of the true story?

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Detroit Pistons match NBA record in Game 3 loss to Bucks

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The Detroit Pistons are one loss away from setting an NBA record they would rather not have.

With their loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night at Little Caesars Arena, the Pistons have now dropped 13-straight playoff games, tying the New York Knicks for the longest playoff losing streak in NBA history.

Game 4 will be at Little Caesars Arena on Monday at 8 p.m. ET.

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