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WHOA! Andre Drummond nearly loses his mind after hard foul

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The Detroit Pistons were able to continue rolling Wednesday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves, winning their 10th in their past 12 games and remaining in the sixth playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. But the victory wasn’t without fireworks, courtesy of Andre Drummond and the Timberwolves’ Taj Gibson.

While trying to box out Drummond, Gibson landed an elbow right to Drummond’s neck that sent the big man flying to the floor. Almost immediately after, an extremely heated Drummond leaped up and tried to get at Gibson. Drummond had to be restrained by several teammates, an official and a security officer, while Gibson was also restrained by his teammates.

The officials then reviewed the play and assessed a Flagrant-2 foul to Gibson and ejected him; Gibson then jogged to the Timberwolves locker room. While that was happening, Timberwolves coach Ryan Saunders was given a technical foul for arguing the call.

Afterwards, Gibson said he wasn’t intentionally trying to hurt Drummond, and was just trying to play tough defense.

“I was just trying to box him out,” Gibson said, via Chris Hine of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “I wasn’t purposefully trying to hurt him. At first, I didn’t know he got up. He just came at me.

“I was going to try to help him up, but then his energy, I just didn’t like how his energy was after I tried to box him out.”

“It’s part of the game,” Drummond said, via the Detroit Free Press’ Vince Ellis. “My reaction speaks for itself. I tried to play through it. Can’t do anything about it.”

Drummond finished the game with 31 points and 15 rebounds, including a triple at the end of the first quarter.

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BREAKING: Pistons’ forward Blake Griffin’s Game 2 status revealed

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In Game 1, the Detroit Pistons were without their best player Blake Griffin and they were blown out by the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.

Well, if the Pistons want to steal a game in Milwaukee before heading back to Detroit, they will have to do so without Griffin as he has been ruled OUT for Wednesday night’s game.

Nation, do the Pistons even stand a chance tonight? What is your score prediction?

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Casey: Griffin trying to convince medical staff he can play

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The report that Detroit Pistons fans were dreading came out this morning – star forward Blake Griffin is likely to miss the entire first round of the playoffs against the Milwaukee Bucks. Of course, that comes on the heels of a Game 1 blowout loss to the Bucks in which the team was thoroughly embarrassed in nearly every facet.

Despite this, according to Pistons writer Keith Langlois, Griffin still wants to be out on the floor despite a nagging knee injury.

“If it was my decision, I would’ve played,” Griffin told ESPN after Game 1.

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Things went from bad to worse for the Detroit Pistons.

Already overwhelmed by the relentless attack of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Eric Bledsoe, center Andre Drummond took out his frustration on Giannis Antetokounmpo, shoving the Greek Freak to the floor as he was going for a layup.

Drummond was hit with a flagrant-2 foul and thrown from the game. Additionally, the inactive Blake Griffin was given a technical for arguing the call.

Pistons beat writer Rod Beard had this observation:

Ouch.

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It was an ugly scene at Little Caesars Arena during the first half of Tuesday night’s game between the Detroit Pistons and Memphis Grizzlies. The fact that Memphis was missing eight regulars from their lineup didn’t stop the players on the floor from building a staggering 22 point lead over Detroit, leading to a chorus of boos from the fans in attendance.

However, the Pistons were able to mount a comeback for a dramatic 100-93 victory to inch closer to the Eastern Conference’s playoff spot. Pistons center Andre Drummond had himself a good second half, with a renewed effort on the defensive end.

“I made a decision to start trapping in the second half,” Drummond explained. “I told (assistant) coach Sweeney – ‘I think we need to blitz them and make them speed up the game a little…..we made them play our game, we made them pick the pace up and they weren’t ready for it.”

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LOOK: Pistons’ Andre Drummond gets bent out of shape following tweet by Fox 2 reporter

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NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons were easily handled on Sunday by the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. This does not come as much of a surprise as the Pistons were without their best player, Blake Griffin, and they were playing against a Bucks team that led the entire NBA in wins.

Late in the game Pistons’ center Andre Drummond was ejected after shoving Giannis Antetokounmpo and being assessed a Flagrant 2 foul.

When Drummond was asked about how tough it was not to be able to finish the game because of his Flagrant 2, he replied, “I got to shower early.”

As you can see from above Jennifer Hammond of Fox 2 tweeted out Drummond’s comment, which she has every right to do. (In fact, it is part of her job)

Well, when Drummond caught wind of Hammond tweeting out WHAT HE SAID, he was clearly offended.

“See you Wednesday, Jennifer… have the same energy. I’ve been good to you my whole career and you want to turn the knife when we as a team is having a rough night! All good, @DetroitPistons we aren’t dead it’s only game one, let’s turn things around on Wednesday!”

Jennifer Hammond is a class act and she has always been a class act. If Andre Drummond does not want his comments to be reported, then he needs to refrain from saying them. Or at least, choose his words wisely.

 

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