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Second-year Pistons Svi, Brown help get Pistons to OT – ‘I like the steps...

DETROIT – Had this wave of injuries happened to the Pistons a year ago and necessitated the same heavy reliance on Bruce Brown and Svi Mykhailiuk then as now, Saturday’s game with Brooklyn never...

Another lineup, another overtime, another tough loss for the Pistons

FAST BREAKDOWN Three quick observations from Saturday night’s 121-111 overtime loss to the Brooklyn Nets at Little Caesars Arena WE’RE NO. 1 – With Bruce Brown returning and Reggie Jackson sitting – it was predetermined that...

Battered and beleaguered, Pistons run out of gas late in loss to Memphis

DETROIT – In a Pistons intrasquad game, the injured list guys probably would have been betting favorites over the players Dwane Casey wrote into the scorebook for Friday’s matchup with Memphis. Blake Griffin, Andre Drummond,...

The hits keep coming from shorthanded Pistons in loss to Memphis

FAST BREAKDOWN Three quick observations from Friday night’s 125-112 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies at Little Caesars Arena ROLL CALL – In a week where the Pistons got Reggie Jackson back after a 13-week injury absence,...

Rose-Jackson tandem gives Pistons a glimpse of the lineup that might have been

DETROIT – Seven possessions. In a preseason game. Less than five minutes. That’s the sum total the Pistons will wind up getting this season out of the lineup Dwane Casey envisioned closing games when he...

Jackson’s return reminds Pistons of what they’ve missed as they overpower Kings

DETROIT – The Pistons played without three of their five best players in the season’s 45th game, which didn’t make it remarkably different from the 44 that preceded it. But the two who played...

Jackson sharp in his return as Pistons roll past Sacramento without 3 key players

FAST BREAKDOWN Three quick observations from Wednesday night’s 127-106 win over the Sacramento Kings at Little Caesars Arena GIVE AND TAKE – On the night Reggie Jackson returned from a 13-week, 42-game absence, the basketball gods...

Pistons Mailbag – January 22, 2020

The status of Reggie Jackson and Luke Kennard, Derrick Rose’s future and how the Pistons approach the rest of this season – and next – are among the topics of discourse in this week’s...

Insult and injury: Pistons lose at Washington as hot shooting hits the skids

WASHINGTON – A lost tooth, a stubbed toe, a bruised psyche. That’s the updated Pistons injury report, which is where virtually everything begins and ends for them this season. It was Andre Drummond who lost...

The D.C. drought continues: Pistons lost 10th straight at Washington

FAST BREAKDOWN Three quick observations from Monday afternoon’s 106-100 loss to the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena D.C. DROUGHT – If you view Washington as a place where nothing gets done, you just might be...

‘Derrick Rose is an All-Star’ – and by any means necessary, it should happen

ATLANTA – There’s a chance Derrick Rose will be voted as a starter to the All-Star game, though he’d need to make up a half-million votes on Kyrie Irving – two rungs ahead of...

‘It’s a lot of fun’ – Pistons on fire again, score season-high 136 to...

ATLANTA – It says something about how thoroughly the Pistons dominated the home-town Hawks that the loudest roar of the night came midway though the fourth quarter with the Pistons ahead by 32 points....

Rose, bench a powerful 1-2 punch as Pistons blast Hawks for 2nd straight road...

FAST BREAKDOWN Three quick observations from Saturday night’s 136-103 win over the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena DEEP DEPTH – You’d think that injures to three starters – the Pistons remain without Blake Griffin, Luke...

Silver lining: Mykhailiuk cementing himself as a piece of Pistons future

DETROIT – Jayson Tatum, dressed and heading for the exits after the Pistons knocked off Boston, was engaged in the corridor outside the Celtics locker room on Wednesday night by an acquaintance. “Who’s that Mick-HEE-uh-luke?”...

‘He’s changing things around here’ – Pistons fresh ‘Prince’ Sekou stirs things up

DETROIT – While fans go back and forth on social media seeking the perfect nickname to capture the essence of Sekou Doumbouya, within the Pistons locker room the issue is settled. “That’s ‘The Prince,’ ”...

4 20-point scorers, 60 percent shooting spark Pistons to ‘best win’ at Boston

BOSTON – The second half of the season got off to the same smashing start as the first half – a road win over a conference playoff team – but the star of the...

Sekou, Svi set career highs as Pistons sizzle in 13-point win at Boston

FAST BREAKDOWN Three quick observations from Wednesday night’s 116-103 win over the Boston Celtics at TD Garden GARDEN PARTY – Go figure. Against the NBA’s fourth-ranked defense, the Pistons played perhaps their most complete offensive game...

Pistons Mailbag – January 15, 2020

The youth movement, the ramifications of a potential Andre Drummond deal and a look at what’s next for the Pistons in this week’s edition of Pistons Mailbag. Wyso (@detroit_wyso): Should we expect our vets to...

Casey: Right guy for the Pistons then, right guy for the job now

DETROIT – When Tom Gores tabbed Ed Stefanski to run his front office, he cited the importance of maximizing the summer months for player development as his logic in prioritizing the hiring of a...

Young Pistons catch Casey’s eye and ‘earn the right’ to finish OT loss to...

DETROIT – With his chances to field a playoff team precipitously slashed as the Pistons injured list swelled, Dwane Casey is focused on fielding a team that reflects his insistence on honoring a commitment...

Pistons give the kids a shot as OT loss to Pelicans ends season’s first...

FAST BREAKDOWN Three quick observations from Monday night’s 117-110 overtime loss the New Orleans Pelicans at Little Caesars Arena HALFTIME CHECKUP – The season hit the halfway point with Monday night’s overtime loss to New Orleans...

Pistons wait for karma to even up the score after taking one on the...

DETROIT – If you believe in karma, Dwane Casey and the Pistons are overdue to take shipment on a massive batch of good fortune at any minute. The Pistons had Chicago on the ropes after...

Pistons lose Drummond to ejection, play catch up and fall short to Bulls

FAST BREAKDOWN Three quick observations from Saturday night’s 108-99 loss to the Chicago Bulls at Little Caesars Arena TOSSED, LOST – Things were already going poorly for the Pistons when Andre Drummond was ejected early in...

Loss of 3-point shooters hampers Pistons offense in OT loss to Cleveland

DETROIT – If Dwane Casey had his roster available for all 39 games played to date, his top five 3-point shooters by volume would almost certainly include Blake Griffin, Luke Kennard, Reggie Jackson and...

Cleveland flips the script, comes back from double digits to beat Pistons in OT

FAST BREAKDOWN Three quick observations from Thursday night’s 115-112 overtime loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers at Little Caesars Arena SCRIPT, FLIPPED – The Pistons came back from 15 down to win at Cleveland on Tuesday. So...

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