Pistons fall flat on national TV, lose to Heat, 107-89

With a big opportunity to extend their lead over the Chicago Bulls for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, the Detroit Pistons missed their chance , falling to the Miami Heat on TNT tonight, 107-89. It wasn’t a pretty game for the Pistons, as Marcus Morris and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope combined to shoot 1-13 on … Read more

Wizards defeat Pistons, spoil Harris’ debut

Friday night’s match-up with the Washington Wizards was the first game after the All-Star break for the Detroit Pistons, and the rust was evident. After outscoring the Pistons (27-28) by 14 in the first quarter, the Wizards (25-28) never relinquished the lead, ultimately winning the contest, 98-86. For Detroit, the one positive to take out … Read more

Thank you, Brandon Jennings

Though he only played two and a half seasons for the Detroit Pistons, Brandon Jennings had some memorable moments during his time in the Motor City. From his game-winner against the San Antonio Spurs… Brandon Jennings hits a shot at the buzzer to defeat the Spurs: https://t.co/NXWVFilGjw — Sportsmanias (@Sportsmanias) January 7, 2015 To his … Read more

Pistons trade Brandon Jennings, Ersan Ilyasova to Orlando for Tobias Harris

According to ESPN’s Chris Broussard, the Detroit Pistons have traded Brandon Jennings and Ersan Illyasova to the Orlando Magic for Tobias Harris. Source: Orlando trades Tobias Harris to Detroit for Brandon Jennings @ Ersan Ilyasova — Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) February 16, 2016 Harris, who is a small forward, is 23-years-old and was averaging 13.7 points, … Read more

Recounting Chauncey’s winding path to the Motor City

Players come around every now and then that you just want on your team regardless of what they bring to the court, whether it be their offensive ability, defensive mentality, leadership qualities, etc. For Chauncey Billups, selected third overall by the Boston Celtics in the 1997 NBA Draft, it just happened to take a few … Read more

Jennings finds groove as Pistons cruise past Magic 115-89

It’s a work in progress, but we’re getting there. In just his third game since returning from a ruptured Achilles tendon, Brandon Jennings scored 17 points and delivered six assists off the bench in a lopsided 115-89 Pistons victory over the Orlando Magic on Monday. “It felt good,” Jennings said. “It was a long 12 months, … Read more

Russell Westbrook scores 48, hits game-tying half court buzzer-beater

And here we thought the Pistons and Bulls had the Game of the Night on lock.

While most of the basketball faction here at DSN was locked in to the Pistons’ impressive overtime victory over Chicago, the rest of the basketball world was treated not only to the Game of the Night, but also an early season nominee for Game of the Year between the Orlando Magic and Oklahoma City Thunder.

We’ll cut to the good stuff.

First, with under 10 seconds remaining of a tie ball game, Magic guard Victor Oladipo stepped back and drilled a go-ahead 3-pointer. With no time-outs remaining, Thunder guard Russell Westbrook was forced to go the length of the court, or at least half of it, where he uncorked a 44-foot game-tying, overtime-inducing buzzer-beater.

But the heroics were just getting started.

Moments later, near the conclusion of the first overtime, it was the Magic who trailed by three. This time, it was Oladipo’s turn to answer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QunYXq9ucs

The Thunder eventually emerged as 139-136 winners in double overtime, with Westbrook’s 48-point tally combining with teammate Kevin Durant’s 43 for a whopping 91 points between them.

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