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ATLANTA -- Josh Smith tried to downplay his return to Atlanta as much as possible.It's one thing to get drafted by a team and play your first nine seasons as a pro there. It's another to be a native of that same city.Some professional athletes can easily detach themselves from their former city. Not Smith. In his return to Atlanta, he found that once the game started on Wednesday that he could detach himself from the criticism that dogged him during his years here in a poor performance as the Hawks prevailed over Smith's Detroit Pistons, 93-85.Smith seemed relieved after the game that it was over."Yeah, yeah, it's over with," Smith said with an exhausted smile after he totaled 11 points on 5-for-15 shooting and grabbed six rebounds. It's under my belt. We can all move on and focus on everything else that revolves around basketball except for me coming home."Most professional athletes can sell their homes -- if they even owned one in the city in whi...
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ATLANTA (AP) -- Paul Millsap, signed in the offseason to replace Josh Smith, had 19 points to steal the spotlight in Smith's return to Atlanta, leading the Hawks to a 93-85 win over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.
Smith, who signed with Detroit after nine seasons with the Hawks, had 11 points while shooting 5 of 15 from the field.
The Hawks pulled away after leading...
Although he played a key role for Atlanta during its streak of postseason appearances, Josh Smith claims the Hawks made no effort to re-sign him in the offseason.
Smith will likely find some extra motivation Wednesday night when he returns to Philips Arena for the first time since signing with the Detroit Pistons over the summer.
Pistons coach Mo Cheeks said he hasn't had to...
AUBURN HILLS -- Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings are supposed to be the building blocks for the next great Pistons team.
Friday night, they showed that there is a lot of work to do.
Smith was yanked from the starting lineup after missing Thursday's practice, then had his first scoreless game since he was a 19-year-old rookie in 2004.
Jennings dished out 14 assists, but turned...
Tonight will be a homecoming of sorts for one of the newest Detroit Pistons. The prized free agent acquisition of the off-season for the Pistons, Josh Smith returns to his hometown of Atlanta tonight to take on the Hawks, a team that he played the first ten years of his career with. Smith has been […]The post Josh Smith Returns Home to Take on Atlanta Hawks appeared first on The League News.
Andre Drummond of the Detroit Pistons is apparently not liked by someone, and that person took to hacking his Wikipedia page. Check out the snippet of the page’s “Personal” section which we have taken a screenshot of and you will see the hacking.
The snippet reads:
Drummond was born in Mount Vernon, New York. He is currently taking claim on numerous women around North America...
Greg Monroe (Photo credit: Allen Einstein/NBAE/Getty)
With a 92-86 victory Tuesday night, the Pistons beat the Knicks for the first time since March 18, 2011.
Yes, the Knicks are only 3-7 on the season, but this was a huge step in the right direction for the Pistons after losing 5 of their previous 6 games. By looking solely at this game, the Pistons have begun to answer some questions...
The Detroit Pistons fall tonight to the Atlanta Hawks 93-85 from the Phillips Arena.
With the loss the Pistons move to 4-7 on the season while the Hawks climb to 7-5.
Next up for Detroit is a rematch this Friday night with these very same Hawks at 7:30pm ET.
Detroit FG% – 40.2
Atlanta FG% – 50.7
JQ3′s “3 Stars of the Game”
3) Paul Millsap:
(19 PTS, 2 REB and 1 STL))
Following a rough outing in his return to Atlanta, Josh Smith can now turn his focus toward helping the Detroit Pistons rebound from their slow start.
The former Hawk will try to bounce back at home Friday night when the Pistons attempt to salvage a win in the finale of this home-and-home set with Atlanta.
Smith, who signed with Detroit in July after nine seasons with the Hawks...
Former Louisville point guard Peyton Siva made his NBA regular season debut last night for the Detroit Pistons. Siva logged 12-minutes in Detroit’s 92-86 over the New York Knicks. He went scoreless, but did grab two rebounds and handled the ball down the stretch as The Pistons secured their fourth win of the season.
Although he didn’t score a point, Siva was still involved...
Pistons point guard Chauncey Billups has missed three consecutive games due to knee tendinitis. Billups was signed by the Detroit Pistons in the off-season after spending two seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers. Last season, Billups was injury plagued, only appearing in 22 games.
Chauncey Billups in seven games this season has averaged 5.3 points per game, 2.4 rebounds, and 2...
Amar’e Stoudemire, due to a number of reasons that include his lower body injuries, has seen his role with the Knicks almost entirely diminish this season. He’s played in only seven of their 10 games and has seen the floor for just 11.1 minutes per game in those contests.
As he got some run against the Pistons on Tuesday night, though, Stat...
Amar’e Stoudemire showed everyone on Tuesday night why he’s always had a reputation for being a poor defender. During the third quarter of the New York Knicks’ 92-84 loss to the Detroit Pistons, Amar’e got faked out on a pump fake by Josh Smith. He ended up facing the basket waiting for the rebound on […]
Paul Millsap will be out for tonight’s game against the defending champion Miami Heat as he has been battling tendinitis in his right elbow.
Paul Millsap has been a key part of the Hawks early success as they are currently sitting at 6-4, sitting in 2nd place in the Southeast standings behind Miami and are currently the 5th seed in the East.
Millsap has been stellar this season...
It turned into the Rodney Stuckey show Tuesday in more ways than one. He not only ran the Pistons at game’s end but he led the team, something Pistons brass wished happened more often and on a more consistent basis.
It is nights like this where Stuckey is both a joy to watch and frustrating to follow.
He was the best player on the floor during the Pistons 92-86 victory over the...
Rodney Stuckey scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half, and the Detroit Pistons beat the New York Knicks for the first time in the last eight meetings, 92-86 on Tuesday night.
Josh Smith added 19 points for the Pistons, who led 71-63 after three quarters and scored the first seven points of the fourth. New York cut the lead to four in the final minute, but the Knicks could...