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Andre Drummond's sore back forced him out of Wednesday's loss to the Nets. The rookie center played just five minutes but managed to block two shots. The rookie warmed up with his teammates after the half, but didn't return. Pistons beat writer Keith Langlois tweeted that he doesn't believe the back injury will be 'a chronic issue." Sore back for Drummond. He will not return tonight. — Keith Langlois (@Keith_Langlois) February 7, 2013 Drummond is out warming up with teammates. Won't return to game, but that's a good sign. They truly don't believe this is a chronic issue. — Keith Langlois (@Keith_Langlois) February 7, 2013

Drummond out 4-6 weeks with vertebra fracture

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Pistons rookie Andre Drummond received unwelcome news Friday. An MRI taken of Drummond's back Thursday revealed a stress fracture of the fifth lumbar vertebra, which means he'll miss 4-6 weeks. "He should get better, he'll heal," Pistons team physician Dr. Ben Paolucci said before Friday's game against San Antonio. "He's...

Calderon, Pistons can't catch Nets

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. The Jose Calderon era with the Pistons has had an inauspicious beginning. It's likely to get better, just not overnight. The Pistons will also need a healthy Andre Drummond and someone else to come to life offensively for it to translate into more victories. Drummond said he fell on his tailbone against the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday. The injury limited...

Andre Drummond out four to six weeks with fractured tailbone

Andre Drummond will miss four to six weeks with a fractured tailbone, the Detroit News reported. The newspaper reported that the rookie center from UCONN suffered a stress fracture of the fifth lumbar vertebra. The Pistons team physician Ben Paolucci told reporters that Drummond won't require surgery and shouldn't suffer any long-lasting issues. Drummond was in the...

Andre Drummond Out 4-6 Weeks With Stress Fracture In Back

Pistons’ rookie, Andre Drummond, will miss 4-6 weeks after it was reported Friday that he suffered a back injury against the Lakers on February 3rd. According to writer, Keith Langlois, Drummond has a stress fracture in the 5th lumbar vertebra and will miss 4-6 weeks. 4 to 6 weeks for Drummond. Stress fracture in 5th lumbar vertebrae — Keith Langlois (@Keith_Langlois...

Drummond expected to miss 4-6 weeks

Detroit rookie Andre Drummond is expected to miss four to six weeks because of a stress fracture in his back. The Pistons announced the injury before Friday night's game against the San Antonio Spurs, who are banged up themselves. Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili are expected to miss the game. The 6-foot-11 Drummond is averaging 7.3 points and 7.5 rebounds this season. He was selected...

World Peace suspended for Pistons altercation

The NBA on Tuesday gave Lakers forward Metta World Peace a one-game suspension for an altercation with Brandon Knight of the Detroit Pistons. With 1:43 left in the second quarter of the Lakers' 98-97 victory Sunday, World Peace and Knight got tangled up while fighting for a rebound. World Peace was called for a flagrant foul after landing what looked to be a subtle uppercut...

World Peace suspended for hitting Knight

NEW YORK (AP) -- Metta World Peace of the Los Angeles Lakers has been suspended one game for hitting the Pistons' Brandon Knight in the face. World Peace grabbed Knight around the neck and struck him in the jaw with the knuckles of his mostly open hand. The incident happened Sunday, with 1:43 left in the first half of the Lakers' 98-97 win over the Pistons. World Peace...

Detroit Pistons fall in tight one at the Palace

The Detroit Pistons hosted the Brooklyn Nets looking to avenge a double overtime loss at Barclays Center in December. Let’s fast forward to the 2nd half. With Detroit leading 46-40 at halftime, Jose Calderon, making his home debut, hit Jason Maxiell for a jumper to make it 52-44 Pistons. Calderon then hit Greg Monroe for [...]

Pistons win but lose

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- You never want to lose and you certainly don't try to lose but the Detroit Pistons are now in a situation where it might be better if they did. The Pistons announced Friday that talented rookie big man, Andre Drummond, is out for the next four to six weeks with a stress fracture in his fifth lumbar vertebra. Drummond, who suffered the injury against the...

J.R. Smith air balled a free throw, and joined a half time scrimmage During Detroit Pistons Game (Videos)

The New York Knicks handled the Detroit Pistons last night 99-85.  J.R. Smith made the boring game interesting with a free throw air ball that his teammates laughed at, and a little scrimmage with kids during half time.  You just never know what you're going to get with this guy, other than 16 points per game.  Videos are below for a good laugh. Check out our...

Pistons can't catch Nets at home

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Brook Lopez had 17 points, and the Brooklyn Nets won at Detroit for the first time since 2006, holding off the Pistons 93-90 on Wednesday night. Will Bynum's tying 3-point attempt from the right corner was short in the final seconds. Joe Johnson scored 16 points for Brooklyn, including two free throws with 8.8 seconds left that made it a three-point...

Game 49 Preview: Brooklyn Nets (28-20) at Detroit Pistons (18-31)

For the first time since the 2001-02 season, this guy (Tayshaun Prince) won't be on the Pistons when the Nets face them. He was dealt to the Grizzlies in the trade that brought Jose Calderon to Detroit and sent Rudy Gay to Toronto   When: 7:30 PM; Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 Where: The Palace of Auburn Hills; Auburn Hills, MI TV: YES Network ...
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