Found February 12, 2013 on
Our buddy @WorldofIsaac ventured to the Palace of Auburn Hills last night for the Pistons-Hornets game and snapped this shot of the massive crowd that turned out to watch New Orleans win, 105-86. The announced attendance was 10,177. The place holds 22,000.
As you can see, there are four upper deck sections without a single customer. Sure, we’re talking about the 20 win Pistons and the Hornets with just 18 wins. The Pistons are 28th in attendance (avg. 14,000/game), only trailing the Hornets and Kings.
A floor view:
Tipsters tell us Brent Musburger had a helluva finish to last night’s Kansas-Kansas State game, saying about the Jayhawks’ Ben McLemore, “What a night for that young man; he’s only 20, so we won’t be inviting him out with us tonight.”
While the Pope gives up on life, Musburger, 73, just keeps getting stronger by the game.
In case you didn’t realize yesterday, pitchers and catchers officially reported on Monday.
Finally, last night on Raw:
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The Detroit Pistons are a bit shorthanded up front with Andre Drummond sidelined for upwards of a month by a back injury, and GM Joe Dumars has made a concerted effort to free up salary for a run at free agents next summer.
Neither of those factors, however, left the Pistons interested in San Antonio forward DeJuan Blair. From ESPN’s Chris Broussard:
SA offered D Blair to Detroit...
The Detroit Pistons knew that they were not going to compete for a championship this year and that the playoffs were most likely not in the picture either, so this year was designated to develop their promising young talent. Greg Monroe may be the most underrated player in the NBA and is one of the most skilled offensive big men in the game and has continued to develop and Andre...
For those who have been fortune enough to either play with or help coach Jose Calderon during 7-year NBA career, the one word you often hear used should not come as a shock: professional.
Regardless if he was running the show in Toronto, fending off annual trade rumors and now even during his early days in Detroit, Calderon remains a true pro since being traded to the Pistons...
Andre Drummond, the Pistons’ rookie who has shown flashes of outright brilliance and dominance, is getting quite the unique treatment for his injured back. Drummond is expected to miss 4-6 weeks due to the injury, but he can still be seen at Pistons shootarounds . . . playing the bongos. That is not a typo. When asked why he was playing the bongos, Drummond replied, “This is...
Just weeks after completing a deal that landed Jose Calderon from the Memphis Grizzlies, the Pistons may not be finished reshaping their roster.
According to ESPN’s Chris Broussard, the Spurs recently talked to the Pistons and Raptors regarding a trade involving 23-year-old forward DeJuan Blair.
SA offered D Blair to Detroit but nothing. Hear Boston, Miami, Portland could have...
Will Bynum has an expiring contract, which could make him easier for the Pistons to trade.
At this point no one is claiming that the Pistons are a good team but you’d at least expect more of an effort against one of the NBA’s worst.
Monday night the Pistons put up a pathetic performance en route to a 105-86 blowout loss at the hands of the New Orleans Hornets.
Their shooting from the field was horrific going to just 29 of 18 for just 35.8 percent while the absence...
As Andre Drummond recovers from a back injury suffered last week, he will be replaced by Andrew Nicholson in the upcoming Rising Stars Game during the NBA's ALl-Star weekend. Drummond is expected to miss a month due to the injury, so it has opened the door for Nicholson to shine.According to Kurt Helin of ProBasketball Talk, Nicholson has been selected as Drummond's replacement...
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Ryan Anderson scored 31 points in 31 minutes to lead the New Orleans Hornets to a 105-86 win over the Detroit Pistons at the Palace on Monday night.
Detroit was coming off back-to-back wins over the weekend, but true to the Pistons’ form in this roller-coaster season, they fell flat with a chance to really generate some momentum. Greg Monroe had 17 points and 11 boards, while Rodney...