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It took a clap of thunder to get the Pistons going during a 116-111 victory over the Bucks Monday night at The Palace.
That thunder came from small forward Josh Smith, who threw down a thunderous, teeth chattering, crowd pleasing and momentum shifting dunk and free throw with 3:53 remaining that gave the Pistons a 102-98 lead and turned Smith from OK player into a Zeus. That dunk electrified a small Palace crowd announced at 13,062 and turned Smith into Mr. Perfect. He could do no wrong after that three-point play.
“It was a momentum shift for us to be able to come out and play the way we are capable of playing,” Smith said.
After bringing down the thunder Smith hit three big jumpers, grabbed a rebound, turned up his defense and set the pace for the Pistons (27-47), who ended a three-game losing streak. Smith finished with 26 points, and three assists while shooting 11-for-19 from the floor.
But he was not a one man show. Greg Monroe led all scorers with a season-high 28 points ...
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That is a clear flop — and one that got the call, which is why guys do this.
It was a close game, there were three minutes left and the Pistons were up four, when Brandon Jennings had missed a floater and the Bucks’ Jeff Adrien grabbed the board and came down, Jennings was close to him, got brushed, and then fell to the ground.
The referees called a foul on Adrien. By the way...
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John Loyer suggested the playing rotation could change some in April as official playoff elimination draws near for the Detroit Pistons. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Jonas Jerebko have regained their status in the rotation, while some of the younger players, such as rookies Peyton Siva and Tony Mitchell, and Italian sharpshooter Gigi Datome, await their chances.
Charles Barkley, moonlighting as a college basketball “analyst” on CBS during the tournament, weighed in Sunday on whether he thinks Tom Izzo will leave East Lansing for the soon-to-be-open Pistons head coaching job. The Pistons currently sit at 26-47, five and a half games back of the eighth playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, with a roster that is in complete shambles....
Jonas Jerebko discussed his future with the Detroit Pistons, and the forward is unsure about whether he will exercise the player option on the final season of his contract for 2014-15.
"I don't know," Jerebko said. "Eight more games. Eight more games.
"Everything is going to play a part of my decision but I'm not thinking about that right now. We'll...
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It takes a special type of bad for a team to lose by 30 points to a squad that hasn’t won in two months, but the Pistons rose — or lowered themselves — to the occasion in ending the Philadelphia 76ers’ national nightmare.
Now, one has to wonder if this past weekend was the start of a different kind of nightmare for the Pistons, one that will have a segment of fans happy...
Peyton Siva and Josh Harrellson are now teammates on the Detroit Pistons. Prior to the Cats and the Cards tilt on Friday night, they made a little wager. The Cats won, so Peyton Siva lost. Here is the result.
Brandon Jennings has been fined $5,000 by the NBA for violating the league's anti-flopping rules for the second time this season.
The incident occurred with 3:01 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Detroit Pistons' 116-111 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) Greg Monroe had 28 points and 14 rebounds and the Detroit Pistons ended a three-game skid with a 116-111 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Greg Monroe had 28 points and 14 rebounds and the Detroit Pistons ended a three-game skid with a 116-111 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night.
Josh Smith scored eight of his 26 points during a 12-0 fourth-quarter run that wiped out a 98-92 Bucks lead and gave the Pistons the lead for good. His 3-pointer with 1:11 to go and a subsequent dunk put...