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How fitting is it that the Detroit Pistons begin their 2012-13 regular season campaign on Halloween night after a few seasons of grotesque results?
After winning it all in 2004 and making several trips to the Eastern Conference Finals, things haven’t gone smoothly for Detroit and president of basketball operations Joe Dumars. With longtime owner Bill Davidson passing away a couple year’s ago and an unstable ownership situation Dumars’ hands were relatively tied in terms of what could be done money wise to bring in better players and find that success he had in the 2000′s. However, Dumars isn’t entirely off the hook given the horrible contracts he offered to point guard Ben Gordon and forward Charlie Villanueva.
Fortunately though heading into this season Dumars was able to find a taker in Charlotte for Gordon while Villanueva remains simply because no one around the league is desperate or dumb enough to take on such an awful contract.
However, once you get by some of these shortcomi...
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The Detroit Pistons and Houston Rockets opened up their seasons in Detroit on Wednesday night. The game was to feature a halftime show with a fog machine. Right after a timeout in the second period with 58 seconds remaining in the half, the faulty fog machine turned on and couldn’t be turned off by staff.Looks like the Pistons are going to be getting more viewers for reasons other...
It is that time of the year again. Time to hang up the cleats and mitts and get ready for Detroit’s favorite hoops team. We, of course, are talking about the Detroit Pistons. Before the season tips off on Wednesday … Continue reading →
Now that the baseball season is over and the hockey season has yet to start, it's time to turn our attention to the young Detroit Pistons.
The Pistons host Jeremy Lin and the Houston Rockets in the home opener on Halloween night, and Pistons fans are wondering whether their team is going to be scary or offer up some treats.
Most likely, it'll be a little of both.
The Detroit Pistons wrapped up their preseason last week with an impressive win over Atlanta.
Now, the slate is wiped clean.
Detroit hosts the Houston Rockets in Wednesday night's season opener, which the Pistons hope will be the start of a season that returns them to relevance in the Eastern Conference. Detroit started 4-20 in last year's lockout-shortened season but went...
Greg Monroe will be eligible for a contract extension next summer with the Pistons.
Opening day games for the NBA don’t always go as planned and on Wednesday night the fog machine which is supposed to be used for halftime entertainment in Detroit was the cause of a slight delay. The Pistons hosted the new-look Houston Rockets on Halloween night and late in the second quarter there was a malfunction with a fog machine which caused a slight delay in the game. Weird...
Finishing games is something this young Pistons team will have to grasp after blowing a second half 11 point lead en route to a 105-96 loss to the Houston Rockets opening night from The Palace.
The Pistons will also need to learn how to limit the open looks beyond the arc.
Recently acquired James Harden was 4 for 10 beyond three-point range to finish the night with 37 points and...
The Detroit Pistons took an 81-72 lead into the fourth quarter and looked set to score a win over Houston. The Rockets had other ideas, though. Continue reading →