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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Brandon Knight scored 20 points as the Detroit Pistons won their third straight game, a 103-97 decision over the Sacramento Kings at The Palace on Tuesday night. Greg Monroe, who recorded his first career triple-double at Sacramento in November, supplied 18 points and 11 rebounds for Detroit (12-22). Will Bynum added 15 points for the Pistons, who survived a late Kings rally to win for the fifth time in six games. DeMarcus Cousins, coming off his first career triple-double against Boston on Sunday, led the Kings with 21 points and 14 rebounds. Sacramento (11-20) fell to 1-13 on the road while losing the opener of a stretch of four road games in five nights. Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva was ejected for knocking Kings guard Isaiah Thomas to the floor with four seconds remaining in the first half. Thomas, who was struck in the head while driving to the basket, jumped up and attempted to go after Villanueva but was not penalized. The officials determin...
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A recent suspension fueled speculation that the Kings would consider trading DeMarcus Cousins, but the team's GM says that won't happen.
Charlie Villanueva fouled a driving Isaiah Thomas hard and sent Thomas sprawling to the floor. The foul let to some brief shoving and Villanueva's ejection, but no one was hurt. The foul is not likely to lead to a suspension for Villanueva which is good news for the Detroit Pistons. Watch the video and you be the judge if he should have been ejected. Villanueva provides...
The Detroit Pistons beat the Sacramento Kings 103-97 yesterday. Long time veteran Charlie Villanueva was tossed from the game after a flagrant foul on Isaiah Thomas. If you ask me it looked like a normal foul other than the fact that Thomas went to the ground and got back up like he wanted to fight. Villanueva looked to be going after the ball and only made contact to Thomas...
Greg Monroe had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons held off the Sacramento Kings 103-97 on Tuesday night for their first three-game winning streak of the season.
Sacramento cut a 16-point fourth-quarter deficit to one, and Detroit led 100-97 when Austin Daye made a 3-pointer with the shot clock running down with 11.5 seconds left.
Detroit has won five of six, in...
Isaiah Thomas on if being airborne on the play made it worse:
“No it was just the fact that it was a dirty play and he’s a dirty player,” Thomas said. “It is what it is. He got kicked out of the game so it wasn’t nothing big. A lot of guys do stuff like that knowing you can’t really fight in this league so it’s all right.”
On if he tried to throw a punch as it looked...
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Austin Daye endured a miserable shooting slump throughout last season and a 21-game benching this season. Given a chance to play regularly again, Daye has looked like a different player. Daye had a season-high 13 points, including a clinching 3-pointer with 11.5 seconds remaining, as the Detroit Pistons won their third straight game 103-97 over the Sacramento...
Kurt Helin had a good update on the ongoing DaMarcus Cousins situation over at NBC Sports. A few interesting things from the article; first, that Kings GM Geoff Petrie flat out said that Cousins was not on the trading block.
You can put that one to rest. He’s not going anywhere. You can lay that to rest. Some of that stuff lives in its own reality.
While this is what a lot of...
The sad part about this whole clip? This might have been the most effort Charlie Villanueva has ever produced during his stint with the Pistons. This is the same guy who had the nerve to call out Garnett to the public about his trash talking. At least Garnett doesn't commit flagrant twos by decking a little guy to the floor. No attempt at the ball or anything.
On a side...
The Celtics need a big man. But so do a bunch of other teams, so acquiring one could be problematic.
Enter DeMarcus Cousins.
The beleaguered Kings forward has been ticking people off recently, but his talent level is undeniable. And according to Kentucky Sports Radio, the Celtics are one of the teams looking to acquire Cousins.
The C’s, Mavericks, Magic and Bobcats are reportedly...
The Sacramento Kings announced Monday that guard Tyreke Evans is getting a second opinion on his sore left knee. He is visiting Dr. Steve Lombardo in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Evans did not travel with the team on its current four-game road trip, which starts Tuesday against the Detroit Pistons. Evans is scoring 15.1 points per game with 4.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 18 games...
In the grand "That NBA Lottery Pick" highlight vault, let's mark this clip from Wednesday night's Cleveland Cavaliers/Sacramento Kings game as a "right place, right time" moment.Nearing the three minute mark of the fourth quarter, Kings center DeMarcus Cousins came up with a steal of Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving and appeared to have an easy lay-up.That...
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Sacramento Kings are each anxiously awaiting the return of a key player. Sacramento has done a better job of weathering the storm in the meantime.
Cleveland, which has lost eight of 10, hopes a Wednesday night home game against Sacramento - one of the NBA's worst road teams - will help stop its latest slide.
The Cavaliers own the league's second...