Heat rally again to win in OT, eliminate top-seeded Bucks
Jimmy Butler scored 42 points and the Miami Heat staged a second straight stunning fourth-quarter rally before winning 128-126 in overtime at Milwaukee in Game 5 to cap an upset of the top-seeded Bucks in their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series.
Horton-Tucker comes up big in OT as Lakers edge Knicks
Talen Horton-Tucker made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 21.1 seconds remaining, and the Los Angeles Lakers improved their hopes of avoiding the play-in tournament and prevented the New York Knicks from clinching a postseason berth with a 101-99 victory.
AP Source: Pistons acquiring Diallo for Mykhailiuk, pick
Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk #19 of the Detroit Pistons drives against Jeff Teague #00 of the Atlanta Hawks. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)DETROIT – The Detroit Pistons have agreed to trade Svi Mykhailiuk and a 2027 second-round draft pick to the Oklahoma City Thunder for guard Hamidou Diallo, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The 22-year-old Diallo is averaging a career-best 11.9 points this season. It's another step in a drastic roster overhaul for Detroit under new general manager Troy Weaver, who was previously an executive for the Thunder. Only one player who appeared in a game for the Pistons last season is still on the roster — 20-year-old Sekou Doumbouya.
Blake Griffin, Detroit Pistons agree to buyout
Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin (23) looks to pass over Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)DETROIT – Blake Griffin's time in Detroit is over, another significant step in a rebuilding process that has the Pistons at the bottom of the Eastern Conference. Griffin, who turns 32 later this month, came to Detroit in a trade during the 2017-18 season. Detroit traded big man Andre Drummond around this time last year, and the team's offseason reshuffling left Griffin as one of the few holdovers. “Blake has been a great representative for our franchise and for the city of Detroit,” Pistons owner Tom Gores said.
Pistons holding out Griffin while resolving his future
Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin (23) looks to pass over Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)DETROIT – The Detroit Pistons plan to keep Blake Griffin out of the lineup while he and the organization work out a decision on his future, a sign the star forward's days with the team could be numbered. Detroit is 8-19 this season, and Griffin has already missed seven games. “I am grateful to the Pistons for understanding what I want to accomplish in my career and for working together on the best path forward," Griffin said. AdWith so many new faces, Griffin has been an afterthought at times, averaging 12.3 points — a career low.
Grant scores 32, Pistons beat Durant-less Nets 122-111
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - DECEMBER 28: Jerami Grant #9 of the Detroit Pistons drives against the Atlanta Hawks during the first half at State Farm Arena on December 28, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)DETROIT – The Brooklyn Nets are dealing with a bit of a challenge while Kevin Durant is sidelined. Jerami Grant equaled a career high with 32 points and the Detroit Pistons took advantage of Durant's absence Tuesday night, beating the Brooklyn Nets 122-111. It was the third straight loss for the Nets, who are without Durant because of coronavirus protocols. Grant also tied his career high with 32 points in the loss to the Lakers.
Once a Knick, always a Knick: Rose back in New York lineup
New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose looks to pass the ball as Miami Heat guard Duncan Robinson (55) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)MIAMI – The first thing Derrick Rose did in his second stint with the New York Knicks was start handing out assists. Rose made his second Knicks debut Tuesday night in Miami, scoring 14 points in 20 minutes in New York's 98-96 loss to the Heat. Rose won the 2011 NBA MVP award, capping his first season under Thibodeau and a 62-20 season for the Bulls. “I think he’s in great shape.
AP source: Knicks to acquire Rose, who rejoins Thibodeau
(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)NEW YORK – Derrick Rose is reuniting with Tom Thibodeau after a trade that brings him back to New York. The Knicks agreed to acquire the former NBA MVP from the Detroit Pistons on Sunday, a person with knowledge of the details said. The Knicks will send Dennis Smith Jr. and a second-round pick to the Pistons, the person told The Associated Press. Once it is, it reunites Rose with Thibodeau, his coach in Chicago when the guard became the youngest MVP in NBA history at 22 in 2011. Rose later spent one season in New York, averaging 18 points in 2016-17, before rejoining Thibodeau again in Minnesota.
Report: Detroit Pistons trade Derrick Rose to Knicks for Dennis Smith Jr., draft pick
Derrick Rose #25 of the Detroit Pistons moves the ball up court in front of Dennis Smith Jr. #4 of the New York Knicks in the second half of an NBA game at Little Caesars Arena on December 13, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. DETROIT – The Detroit Pistons have reportedly traded Derrick Rose to the New York Knicks for Dennis Smith Jr. and a 2021 second-round draft pick. ESPN reported the trade was complete, with Detroit getting a 2021 second-round pick from the Knicks, which was originally owned by Charlotte. Detroit has agreed to trade guard Derrick Rose to New York for Dennis Smith Jr., and a 2021 second-round pick (via Charlotte), sources tell ESPN. AdLast year, Smith played in 34 games for the Knicks, averaging 5.5 points, 2.9 assists and 2.3 rebounds per game on 34.1% shooting.
LeBron takes charge in 2nd OT, Lakers edge Pistons 135-129
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) is defended by Detroit Pistons forward Saddiq Bey (41) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES – LeBron James scored eight of his 33 points in the second overtime, Anthony Davis added 30 points and the Los Angeles Lakers narrowly avenged a loss in Detroit last month with a 135-129 victory over the undermanned Pistons on Saturday night. The Lakers committed a season-high 23 turnovers, blew a 17-point lead and wasted several chances to win in regulation. “There’s so many learning situations for young players and our guys to play against a great team like the Lakers. Lakers: Vogel got a technical foul in the second quarter for arguing about a blocking call on Marc Gasol.
Embiid hits late free throws, 76ers beat Pistons 114-110
(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT – Joel Embiid had 33 points and 14 rebounds, and his two free throws with 7.2 seconds left helped the Philadelphia 76ers seal a 114-110 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night. Ben Simmons added 20 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for the 76ers, and he made a couple big free throws of his own in the final minute. Detroit trailed 110-108 after Jerami Grant made a 3-pointer with 28.5 seconds left, but Simmons calmly made two free throws to push the lead to four. “Especially late game.”Delon Wright's layup made it 112-110, but Embiid closed the game out with his free throws and finished 12 of 17 from the line. “Just having that confidence to knock those free throws down in a close game is big right now," teammate Tobias Harris said.
Pistons come into Miami and roll past reeling Heat, 120-100
Isaiah Stewart of the Detroit Pistons and Precious Achiuwa of the Miami Heat battle for a rebound during the third quarter at American Airlines Arena on January 16, 2021 in Miami, Florida. And last season’s NBA Finals trip for the Miami Heat suddenly seems long ago. It was the biggest margin the Pistons outscored an opponent by in their last 331 quarters, going back to April 9, 2019. “We didn't play to ... the Miami Heat culture that we represent," Adebayo said. “It's part of our new NBA," Pistons coach Dwane Casey said.
Early hole too big for Pistons; Jazz prevail 96-86
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - DECEMBER 28: Jerami Grant #9 of the Detroit Pistons drives against the Atlanta Hawks during the first half at State Farm Arena on December 28, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)DETROIT – Donovan Mitchell scored 13 of his 28 points in a decisive first quarter, and the Utah Jazz held on for a 96-86 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday. Utah scored the game's first nine points and never trailed. The Jazz went on a 17-0 run later in the first, pushing their lead to 20 before the quarter was over. Jerami Grant scored 28 points for the Pistons, who cut the deficit to six late in the third quarter.
Fast start helps Bucks breeze past Pistons 130-115
NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)MILWAUKEE – Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 25 points and Khris Middleton added 23 as the Milwaukee Bucks rolled past the Detroit Pistons 130-115 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory. The Bucks and Pistons faced off in Milwaukee for the second time in three nights. The Bucks (5-3) beat the Pistons 125-115 on Monday and have won their last nine regular-season meetings with Detroit. Pistons rookie Saddiq Bey had 20 points and 10 rebounds while shooting 6 of 10 from 3-point range.
Giannis scores 43 as Bucks beat Pistons 125-115
(AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)MILWAUKEE – Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 43 points and the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Detroit Pistons 125-115 on Monday night to move above the .500 mark for the first time this season. The reigning two-time MVP scored 30 points by halftime, shot 17 of 24 from the floor overall and finished with nine rebounds. Antetokounmpo said he might have gotten a little more room to operate inside because the Bucks (4-3) have shot so well from 3-point range lately. Bucks: Milwaukee didn’t have reserve guards Pat Connaughton or Sam Merrill available. This is the Pistons’ second straight back-to-back set, as they split two home games with Boston on Friday and Sunday.
Grant’s 24 points lead Pistons past Celtics for 1st win
NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)DETROIT – Jeremi Grant scored 24 points and Derrick Rose added 17 as the Detroit Pistons won for the first time this season, beating the Boston Celtics 96-93 on Friday night. Rookie Saddiq Bey added 17 points and seven rebounds for the Pistons, who had lost four straight to start the season. “We just weren't running.”Bey, though, scored 12 points in the quarter to keep the Pistons ahead. The Celtics missed their next seven shots and Rose's layup put the Pistons ahead 94-93 with 1:20 left.
Big run in 4th quarter lifts Warriors over Pistons 116-106
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr holds a court diagram during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT – Stephen Curry scored 31 points and Andrew Wiggins added 27 to lift the Golden State Warriors to a 116-106 victory over the winless Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night. Rookie big man James Wiseman had a dunk and Wiggins followed with a 3-pointer to cap a 12-0 run that put Golden State up 98-89 in the fourth quarter. That put the Warriors up by six and sent several Golden State players spilling from the bench area in excitement. Golden State went on a 17-3 run early in the third, but Detroit stayed close well into the fourth.
Late Pistons rally falls short against Hawks, but some bright spots
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - DECEMBER 28: Josh Jackson #20 of the Detroit Pistons drives against Clint Capela #15 of the Atlanta Hawks during the first half at State Farm Arena on December 28, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)ATLANTA – Trae Young scored 29 points, Bogdan Bogdanovic added 17 and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Detroit Pistons 128-120 in their home opener Monday night. Collins hit two free throws and Young sealed it with four free throws in the final minute. Hawks: Atlanta was short-handed, too, with Danilo Gallinari unable to play because of a left foot contusion. The Hawks announced after the game that Okongwu and Snell have been cleared to progress to live contact workouts.
Pistons to rest Griffin, Rose vs. Hawks, opening minutes for young roster
(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)Pistons fans will likely see more of rookie point guard Killian Hayes on Monday night vs. the Atlanta Hawks as the team rests its two veteran stars. Blake Griffin and Derrick Rose will both sit out Monday’s game after logging heavy minutes in a double-overtime loss against Cleveland on Saturday. Pistons will look a little different tonight with Blake Griffin (injury management) & Derrick Rose (rest) out after heavy minutes in 2OT opener Saturday. — Keith Langlois (@Keith_Langlois) December 28, 2020Griffin played 44 minutes, scoring 26 points, while Rose played 33 minutes, scoring 13 points. In the first two games, Hayes has averaged 20 minutes and five points per game.
Detroit Pistons finalize 15-man roster ahead of regular season
Sekou Doumbouya and Josh Jackson were bright spots for the Detroit Pistons during the 2020 preseason. DETROIT – By our count, the Detroit Pistons have made 27 transactions in the last month, including trades, free agent signings, draft picks and cuts. Derrick Rose #25 of the Detroit Pistons dribbles with the ball against Gary Trent Jr. #2 of the Portland Trail Blazers. Wayne Ellington of the Detroit Pistons looks on while playing the Washington Wizards during the second half at Little Caesars Arena on Feb. 11, 2019 in Detroit. Lee can spend up to 45 days on the Pistons’ roster while also playing in the G League.
Rose, Mykhailiuk spark Pistons to easy win over Hawks
ATLANTA – Derrick Rose had 27 points and nine assists, Svi Mykhailiuk added 25 points in a reserve role, and the Detroit Pistons won their second straight game with an easy 136-103 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night. The Pistons went up 65-45 with 3:42 left before halftime on a pair of free throws by Langston Galloway. TIP-INSPistons: Rose, who went 12 for 17 from the field and played 26 minutes, started his second straight game. ... C Alex Len missed his third straight game with lower back pain. I want to watch football, but I don't want to watch because I don't want to see them win.
Pistons snap three-game losing streak, beat Warriors 111-104
SAN FRANCISCO – Andre Drummond had 14 points and 18 rebounds before fouling out late, Derrick Rose scored 22 points off the bench, and the Detroit Pistons beat the Golden State Warriors 111-104 on Saturday night to snap a three-game losing streak. The Warriors had pulled within 73-68 but Detroit responded with a 9-1 burst and led 83-80 going into the fourth. The Pistons won for just the third time in the last 16 meetings with the Warriors, who visit Motown on March 20 for the second matchup. The Warriors recalled rookie Jordan Poole from the Santa Cruz Warriors after he averaged 26 points during his three-game stint in the G League. Warriors: At Sacramento on Monday having won the last four in the series on the road and 11 of 12.
Detroit Pistons open preseason: 5 way-too-early observations
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - OCTOBER 07: Derrick Rose #25 of the Detroit Pistons shoots a free throw while playing the Orlando Magic during a pre season game at Little Caesars Arena on October 07, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by GregoryThe Detroit Pistons played basketball on Monday. The Pistons opened preseason on Monday night at Little Caesars Arena against the Orlando Magic. Here are some way-too-early observations:Christian Wood deserves a roster spotWood, a free agent pickup from the Pelicans, led the Pistons in points with 19, adding eight rebounds and a block in 19 minutes. Tony Snell is a good fitSnell started the game in the three spot and showed how badly the Pistons needed a swing shooter last year.
Detroit Pistons roster: A look at who's new and who left
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - FEBRUARY 11: Ish Smith #14 of the Detroit Pistons passes away from Trevor Ariza #1 of the Washington Wizards during the second half at Little Caesars Arena on February 11, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. Derrick RoseThe Detroit Pistons reached an agreement with former NBA MVP Derrick Rose, of the Minnesota Timberwolves. This past season Morris averaged 9 points, four rebounds and one assist with the Oklahoma Thunder. Tim FrazierThe Detroit Pistons signed veteran point guard Tim Frazier, from the Milwaukee Bucks. Christian WoodThe Detroit Pistons picked up former New Orleans Pelican Christian Wood off waivers.
Detroit Pistons roster: A look at who's new and who left
During free agency the Pistons picked up Christian Wood, Markieef Morris, Derrick Rose and Tim Frazier. Derrick RoseThe Detroit Pistons reached an agreement with former NBA MVP Derrick Rose, of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Markieef MorrisAs the twin of former Piston Marcus Morris, Markieff Morris brings a great skill set to the Pistons. This past season Morris averaged 9 points, four rebounds and one assist with the Oklahoma Thunder. This is his fifth NBA season.
Former NBA MVP Derrick Rose signs with Pistons
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 07: Derrick Rose #25 of the Minnesota Timberwolves reacts to his three pointer during a 114-110 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by HarryDETROIT - With NBA free agency frenzy beginning the Detroit Pistons reached an agreement with former NBA MVP Derrick Rose of the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to ESPN. The deal is for two years and $15 million for the three-time NBA All Star. Free agent guard Derrick Rose has agreed to a two-year, $15M deal to join the Detroit Pistons, league sources tell ESPN. Rose will be entering his 11th NBA season.
Former NBA MVP Derrick Rose signs with Pistons
DETROIT With NBA free agency frenzy beginning the Detroit Pistons reached an agreement with former NBA MVP Derrick Rose of the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to ESPN. The deal is for two years and $15 million for the three-time NBA All Star. Free agent guard Derrick Rose has agreed to a two-year, $15M deal to join the Detroit Pistons, league sources tell ESPN. The highlight of his time in Minnesota was when he had his first 50 point game this past season. Rose will be entering his 11th NBA season.