Detroit Pistons vs. Memphis Grizzlies - NBA (1/6/22) | Tip-Off. How to Watch
After having their winning streak snapped on Wednesday night, the Detroit Pistons are right back at it on Thursday, as they have a quick turnaround when they take on the Memphis Grizzlies. While Detroit was able to score over 100 points for the third-straight game, they were not able to keep up with the Hornets’ Kelly Oubre Jr.’s 32 points, losing by a rough 140-111 margin. If there is any positive in the defeat, all 11 Pistons that dressed scored points, including Trey Lyles, Cade Cunningham and Josh Jackson who all scored over 15 points. Check out more stories about the Detroit Pistons here on MLiveWhat: NBA BasketballWho: Detroit Pistons (7-29) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (25-14)When: Thursday, January 6Time: 8:00 p.m. ETWhere: FedExForum (Memphis, Tenn.)Channel: Bally Sports DetroitStream: DirecTV StreamCheck out the NBA standings and results on NBA.commlive.com
Pistons down Bucks, snap 16-game losing streak as several players return
Six of the eight players who were in the NBA’s health and safety protocol brought plenty of intensity as the Pistons downed the Milwaukee Bucks 114-106. The 2021 NBA Finals MVP sank all four to cut the 13-point lead the Pistons built to eight. Monday night’s win snapped a 16-game losing streak to Milwaukee and snapped a 65-game streak without consecutive wins. Cunningham and scored 19 points, had four rebounds and seven assists in his return from health and safety protocols. The Pistons head south, where they’ll take on the Charlotte Hornets before facing the Memphis Grizzlies on the second night of a back to back.mlive.com
Pistons Trey Lyles enters health & safety protocols, Cory Joseph, Josh Jackson reportedly join him
Late Saturday night, big man Trey Lyles was added to the NBA’s health and safety protocols. Point guard Cory Joseph and wing Josh Jackson reportedly joined him on Sunday. Since Wednesday, the Pistons have had eight players enter the league’s health and safety protocols. Players available for Sunday night’s game in San Antonio include Diallo, Walton Jr., Stanley, Saddiq Bey, Hamidou Diallo, Luka Garza, Frank Jackson and Jamorko Pickett. If Isaiah Livers is available for the night, the Pistons will have nine players.mlive.com
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Detroit Pistons - NBA (11/2/21) | How to Watch, Start Time
After a hard earned split in their weekend back-to-back, the Detroit Pistons have to get right back on the horse for their toughest opponent yet this season, as they prepare to host the defending NBA Champion Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night. After earning their first win of the season, beating the Orlando Magic, on Saturday night, Detroit took a step back against the talented Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. The Bucks come into Tuesday night after a rather up-and-down start to their championship-defending campaign. Check out more stories about the Detroit Pistons here on MLiveWhat: NBA BasketballWho: Milwaukee Bucks (3-4) vs. Detroit Pistons (1-5)When: Tuesday, November 2Time: 7:00 p.m. ETWhere: Little Caesars Arena (Detroit, Mich.)Channel: Bally Sports DetroitStream: DirecTV StreamCheck out the NBA standings and results on NBA.commlive.com
5 things to watch during Detroit Pistons’ season opener vs. Chicago Bulls
DETROIT -- Fans are back in the stands as the Detroit Pistons open the regular season at Little Caesars Arena on Wednesday night. To kick off the 2021-22 season, the Pistons host the Chicago Bulls (7 p.m., Bally Sports Detroit) as they double down on the their restoration efforts. Related: Chicago Bulls vs. Detroit Pistons - NBA (10/20/21) | How to Watch, Start Time1. But, the Pistons, Hayes and fans would like to see that the 20-year-old is starting to take some steps forward in his development. Then, an ankle injury sidelined him from the first preseason game and concussion kept him from the final two.mlive.com
Josh Jackson’s preseason performance could earn him consistent presence in Pistons’ rotation
DETROIT -- The Detroit Pistons may have had one idea for their regular-season rotation ahead of the start of their training camp. But through four preseason games, wing Josh Jackson has made his case to be a consistent part of the team’s rotation. He’s already averaged two more points per game through this year’s (12.8) four preseason games than he did a season ago (10.8). Jackson’s growth has been apparent since the Pistons opened their preseason at the beginning of the month. Related: Detroit Pistons prioritize teaching in coaching staff turnoverHe credited the difference between last year and this year to the chemistry he has built up with his teammates.mlive.com
Pistons overpowered by Julius Randle, Knicks strong third quarter
The Detroit Pistons got out to a solid start but struggled to withstand the New York Knicks’ defense midway through the third quarter. The Knicks (3-0) took advantage of the Pistons’ changing of the units halfway through the third quarter to cut an eight-point lead to eventually beat Detroit 108-100. Julius Randle capitalized with the Pistons reserves on the court, scoring 16 points in the third quarter. Jerami Grant and the Pistons had largely held Randle at bay, limiting the 2020-21 Most Improved Player to just six points at the half. He accounted for more than half of the Knicks’ points in the third, as they finished the frame on an 18-5 run.mlive.com
Pistons Josh Jackson emerging as leader in crowded wing competition
DETROIT -- One of the biggest questions that have come up over the Detroit Pistons’ offseason is who will be the team’s backup wing in its regular rotation. Guard/forward Josh Jackson is looking to make his case for the role. Between Josh Jackson, Frank Jackson and Hamidou Diallo, the Pistons will get plenty of aggressive offense, as well as defense to help keep their opponents off balance. In the third quarter, Jackson found Diallo on the baseline to open forward Trey Lyles in the corner for a three-pointer to get the Pistons back in control. “Josh has made the right decision, right basketball play, didn’t get too deep and get himself in trouble,” head coach Dwane Casey said.mlive.com
5 things to keep an eye on during the Detroit Pistons preseason
DETROIT -- The Detroit Pistons will kick-off their preseason on Wednesday night when they host the San Antonio Spurs at Little Caesars Arena (7 p.m., Bally Sports Detroit). The Pistons have had a solid competition through camp between Hamidou Diallo, Frank Jackson and Josh Jackson for the backup wing position. The Pistons would get a similar intensity from Josh Jackson, who was the Pistons’ second-leading scorer on the team by the end of last season. Early in training camp, Casey suggested that the team’s second unit would have more experience than its starting five. With this being the first preseason game, the Pistons plan to get a look at everyone available on the training camp roster.mlive.com
Pistons aiming for clearer defined roles, fewer ball handlers this season
Part of that includes a clearer definition of who will handle the ball so that players aren’t stretched too thin. Josh Jackson leaning into “middle child” statusThe 24-year-old is heading into his fifth season in the NBA and on Media Day he likened himself to a middle child. Like his younger teammates, Josh Jackson said he’s not a finished product and there are still areas he can improve. On Friday, Casey mentioned that there is a chance that Josh Jackson and Diallo could see some minutes together. Should that happen, Josh Jackson said that they would bring a lot of energy.mlive.com
Pistons’ Josh Jackson visits Flint, gives out free school supplies
FLINT, MI -- Josh Jackson was dishing out different types of assists in Flint this afternoon. The Detroit Pistons guard spent the day in giving out free school supplies, backpacks, toothbrushes and more to families in need on the north side. The back-to-school event was held from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Bountiful Love Ministry at 3432 Pasadena Avenue. Today’s event was the first of its kind for Jackson’s foundation, The Josh Jackson Foundation, but he plans to organize more. “There’s been so much that has happened in Flint from water, the school system and dealing with the pandemic,” Jones said.mlive.com
Pistons’ Josh Jackson to host back to school event in Flint
FLINT, MI -- Detroit Pistons guard Josh Jackson is hosting a free back to school event to provide school supplies for the Flint community this weekend. From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12 at Bountiful Love Church, Jackson will be joined by Pistons Dancers and mascot Hooper for a panel discussion and family-friendly event with food, music and bounce houses. The church is located at 3432 Pasadena Ave in Flint. The event is sponsored by The Josh Jackson Foundation. Read more on MLive:Genesee County superintendents, parents not surprised by mask mandate for all gradesMott Community College president to teach seminar on the ‘Significance of Black Wall Street’No gun found after report of armed student at Davison High School, police sayMold found and cleaned at Doyle-Ryder Elementary in July, acting superintendent saysmlive.com
Pistons have options to alleviate crowded roster after re-signing Hamidou Diallo
The Detroit Pistons have re-signed Hamidou Diallo, which has left the team with some questions about its roster. When the Pistons overhauled their roster last season they put a premium on players who brought versatility. Players like recently Diallo and Josh Jackson showed that they can split time at both shooting guard and small forward. Last season, Doumbouya had a lot of competition for playing time with both Blake Griffin and Grant playing the bulk of available minutes. Another player the Pistons could have on the trading block may be Josh Jackson, who proved to be one of the team’s better defenders.mlive.com
Detroit Pistons Josh Jackson finding another gear, other takeaways from loss in San Antonio
The Detroit Pistons fell to the San Antonio Spurs 106-91 after a hard-fought game. The Pistons rolled with its younger lineup on Thursday night, with three of its first-round draft picks. Josh Jackson carving out role as go-to guy: The Pistons have rolled out different lineups over the last five games. While 80 is not a magic number, the Pistons average have 86 field goal attempts per game. By comparison, the Spurs average years of experience is three the average age is 23.9.mlive.com
Pistons launch several rallies, fall to Spurs in Game 2 of back-to-back
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Derrick White had 26 points, Jakob Poeltl added 17 points and 11 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Detroit Pistons 106-91 on Thursday night to snap a five-game home losing streak. The Pistons and Spurs were both short-handed Friday with less than a month remaining in the regular season. San Antonio was without DeMar DeRozan, Dejounte Murray and Patty Mills, who were all late scratches to its lineup. Murray and Mills sat out for rest on the second night of a back-to-back and DeRozan missed the game with a bruised right quadricep. San Antonio then went on a 16-2 run over the next five minutes to take a lead they never relinquished.mlive.com
Rookies, young guys continue to impress in win over Cavaliers
The team snapped a four-game losing streak and they did that off of the power of their young guys. When the Cavaliers chipped threatened the Pistons’ chance at the game, Frank Jackson was there to boost them to the finish. Pistons rookie center Isaiah Stewart had two steals in the first five minutes of play and blocked two shots in the first quarter. But the Pistons rookie rarely left Allen the space to set his feet to get his shots off. It’s his third consecutive double-double, which is the longest double-double streak for a Pistons rookie since Feb. 22-26, 2011 (Greg Monroe – four straight).mlive.com
Young core powers Pistons past Cavaliers
The Detroit Pistons’ young core took charge and set the tone early Monday against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The rookie forward scored 18 points in the first quarter to help set the Pistons up with a 23-point lead. The Cavaliers (20-36) came roaring back in the second quarter, outscoring the Pistons 31-25 to cut the deficit to single digits. As Cleveland rallied throughout the third quarter, Jackson turned up the heat and beat the buzzer as the clock expired. By the end of the night, Jackson scored 20 points.mlive.com
Pistons’ young core stifles Thunder surge for season sweep
DETROIT -- The Detroit Pistons may have been shorthanded on Friday night, but it didn’t show. Led by what will make up its young core, the Pistons defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 110-104 at Little Caesars Arena. After building an 11-point lead three minutes into the fourth quarter, the Pistons fell into a lull. The night marked a successful comeback for the Pistons, who were down 15 points in the second quarter. Jackson and Bey combined for 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting in the second quarter, enabling the Pistons to tie the game 56-56 at halftime.mlive.com
Is this the beginning of a Sekou Doumbouya surge and other takeaways from Detroit’s loss in Portland
The Detroit Pistons fell to the Portland Trail Blazers in the penultimate game of their extended road trip. Jackson & Jackson: The Pistons may not have held off the Trail Blazers, but Josh Jackson and Frank Jackson continue to carve out their roles on the team. He’s shooting 49.1 percent from the field and 45.6 percent from three. It was the fifth time this season that the Trail Blazers scored 50-plus points in the paint. Twelve of Kanter’s rebounds were on the offensive end, setting the Trail Blazers up for 24 second-chance points on 10-of-14 shooting.mlive.com
Detroit Pistons, Josh Jackson bounce back, other takeaways from win over Washington Wizards
The Detroit Pistons turned the page and shifted focus as they worked to defeat the Washington Wizards after a lackluster outing the night before. Jackson also helped the Pistons limit the Wizards to just 91 points on 40-of-85 shooting. Heading into the game, the Wizards ranked ninth in the NBA in points, scoring on average 114.5 points per game. Though the Wizards outscored the Pistons inside the paint by two points, the Pistons played solid defense to close off lanes. The Wizards made 49 shot attempts in the paint as the Pistons cut off their options while limiting trips to the line.mlive.com
Josh Jackson awakens as Pistons stifle Wizards
DETROIT -- The Detroit Pistons showed little signs of a team that played and lost the day before. But on Thursday night, the Pistons mustered up some energy to down the Washington Wizards 120-91 at Little Caesars Arena. The Pistons (14-34) had some serious jolts of energy from Josh Jackson, who showed little indication of recent offensive troubles. Jackson ended the night with 31 points on 13-of-21 shooting, including 4-of-7 from three, one of his most efficient games this season. The last time Jackson had such a strong night was when the Pistons beat the Los Angeles Lakers at LCA on Feb. 6.mlive.com
Takeaways: Pistons young players step up to deliver win over Rockets
For the second time this season, the Pistons have a two-game win streak. He was 6-for-6 at the free-throw line and ended the night with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists. He is now 5-of-10 on the season and ended the night with 13 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists. Josh Jackson continues as the second unit’s leader: The Detroit native has carved out a role leading the Pistons bench. He led the Pistons’ reserves in scoring as they outscored the Rockets bench 40-20 and continues to lead the league in bench scoring.mlive.com
Pistons hand Rockets franchise-worst 19th straight loss
Houston Rockets guard Victor Oladipo (7) shoots as Detroit Pistons center Isaiah Stewart (28) defends during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 19, 2021, in Houston. (Troy Taromina/Pool Photo via AP)HOUSTON – Frank Jackson had a season-high 23 points and the Detroit Pistons handed the Houston Rockets their franchise-record 19th straight loss, 113-100 on Friday night. The injury-plagued Rockets were playing just their fourth game of the season where Christian Wood, Victor Oladipo and John Wall were all available. Wall had 21 points and seven assists, Oladipo had 19 points, and Wood 18 points and 11 rebounds. Rockets: Wall was charged with a flagrant foul on a second-quarter collision with Frank Jackson and later received a technical foul for arguing with officials in the third quarter.
Takeaways: A hungry Pistons team puts best energy forward in win over Raptors
For the first time in over 374 days, the Detroit Pistons hosted fans at Little Caesars Arena. So the players welcomed them back with a 116-112 win over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night. On Wednesday night, Grant found himself a little tested as the Raptors put up a fight in the final seconds of the game. With seven seconds on the clock, Grant stepped back and hit a shot to put the Pistons up by five. Detroit has been in a number of close games this season and on Wednesday, Grant showed signs that he could be that closer.mlive.com
Bey’s double-double leads Pistons over slumping Raptors
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 Nic Antaya/Getty Images)DETROIT – Saddiq Bey had 28 points and 12 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons overcame Norman Powell’s 43 points to beat the Toronto Raptors 116-112 on Wednesday night, ending a four-game skid. Bey, who leads all rookies in 3-pointers with 85, was 6 of 10 from behind the arc for Detroit, which had lost 10 of 12. “That young man is already a solid pro and he's just getting started,” Pistons coach Dwane Casey said. TIP-INSRaptors: Toronto hadn't lost six straight games since Dec. 3-12, 2012, Casey's second year coaching the Raptors.
Pistons overcome Norman Powell’s 43-point night, snap four-game skid
The Detroit Pistons completely turned the page Wednesday and took on the Toronto Raptors with energy, plenty of defense and ball movement to get the job done. The Raptors pulled themselves within three points after a layup from Chris Boucher, but that’s when Pistons guard Josh Jackson sent a message. Powell, who ended the night with 43 points and three rebounds, missed the free throw. Plumlee chipped in 10 points and 14 rebounds, while Wright scored 18 points and had 10 rebounds. Heading into the night, the Pistons averaged just 13.1 second-chance points.mlive.com
Murray leads Spurs to bounce-back win over Pistons
San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray passes to forward Keldon Johnson (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Monday, March 15, 2021, in Detroit. DETROIT – Dejounte Murray had 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead a balanced attack as the San Antonio Spurs beat the Detroit Pistons 109-99 on Monday night. “I thought this was a nice bounce-back performance from our guys,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. Tonight was a good night.”Josh Jackson had 15 points for the Pistons, who have lost four straight, while Grant scored 14. The Spurs shot 69.6% in the second quarter to build a 60-50 lead, then pulled away by as many as 14 early in the third quarter.
Cold-shooting Pistons fall to Spurs in return to LCA
Though the Pistons found bursts throughout the night, they struggled to get the sparks going long enough to get back into the game. The Pistons also struggled to get shots to fall from beyond the arc despite more than 20 attempts from long range. It’s the second straight game that the Pistons have shot below 30 percent from three and the 11th time this season. The Pistons also struggled to make up some of the ground at the free-throw line, going 14-of-25. With Ellington sidelined, McGruder made his first start of the night and scored 13 points.mlive.com
Plumlee, Smith Jr. notch triple-doubles, Pistons beat depleted Raptors
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 Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)TAMPA, Fla. – Wayne Ellington scored 25 points and the Detroit Pistons beat the virus-depleted Toronto Raptors 129-105 on Wednesday night to snap a three-game losing streak. The Raptors played without Pascal Siakam, Fred VanVleet and OG Anunoby, three of their top four scorers, and reserves Malachi Flynn and Patrick McCaw because of the NBA's health and safety protocols. Toronto's scheduled Sunday night game against Chicago Bulls also was postponed. Raptors: F Yuta Watanabe got his first NBA start, but did not score.
Pistons developing calluses as rookies cement team’s foundation
Through those games, the Pistons have seen flashes from some of their rookies and young veterans that provide some comfort that the organization is building a solid foundation. But on a deeper look, the Pistons have played plenty of competitive games and have won matchups against some of the top teams in the league. Each loss has been viewed as a learning opportunity and part of solidifying the team’s foundation. While Smith and Lee shined over the last three games, the Pistons have found a solid sharp-shooter in Saddiq Bey. Related: Pistons’ young forwards set to benefit from Blake Griffin’s exitLee and Bey make up just one-half of what Pistons’ general manager Troy Weaver calls the “Core Four.” Point guard Killian Hayes and center Isaiah Stewart make up the remaining half.mlive.com
Takeaways: Pistons’ bench stays hot, but fatigue sets in against Pelicans
After rebounding and splitting two games in Orlando, the Detroit Pistons felt the effects of playing a back-to-back game. Detroit ended its eight-day road trip with a 128-118 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, despite leading for much of the game. The Pistons played three games in four nights and led the Pelicans for solid portion of Wednesday’s game before the trip’s effects showed. For coach Dwane Casey, these back-to-back games and suffering through the losses are all about building calluses for the future. Pistons start hot: Detroit got into an early rhythm thanks to strong play from Saben Lee and Dennis Smith Jr.mlive.com
Saddiq Bey’s rookie-record night lifts shorthanded Pistons over Celtics
The Detroit Pistons traveled to Boston without three of their big men, but rookie forward Saddiq Bey stepped up in a huge way. He is just the fourth Pistons rookie to score 30 or more points in a game in the past 35 years. He made four of his five free-throw attempts and ended the night with 14 points, five rebounds two blocks and one steal. Wright scored 22 points after scoring just six the night before in the Pistons’ loss to the Indiana Pacers. The veteran point guard was another player who proved disruptive to the Celtics and ended the night with one block and one steal.mlive.com
Shorthanded Pistons falter in third quarter in loss to Pacers
Playing without centers Mason Plumlee and Jahlil Okafor Thursday, the Detroit Pistons’ depth was depleted, and so was their margin of error. The game was tied 52-52 at the half, before a third-quarter lull cost the Pistons, as the Pacers outscored them 30-18 to take control. The Pistons made just five of their 28 3-point attempts, while the Pacers shot 45.2 percent (14-of-31) from three. The Pistons did have some big help from Josh Jackson, who ended the night with 18 points, eight rebounds and four assists. With the absence of Plumlee, the Pistons may turn to the second-year forward and Griffin at center for more minutes.mlive.com
Pistons’ offense soars and other takeaways from victory over Nets
The Detroit Pistons are one-third of the way through this 72-game season and are 6-18 after downing the Brooklyn Nets 122-111 Tuesday. It was a much-needed victory by the Pistons, who returned to Little Caesars Arena from a 10-day road trip on which they went 0-4. Saturday’s double-overtime loss to the Los Angeles Lakers reminded the Pistons that when they bring intensity, they can play with anyone. Jerami Grant led the way by scoring a career-high 32 points for the second game in a row and third time this season. On Tuesday, Jackson led the Pistons’ second unit and Casey was impressed with how he has taken up that role.mlive.com
Pistons overcome sluggish third quarter, hold steady in win over Nets
The Detroit Pistons overcame a sluggish second-half start against the Brooklyn Nets to come away with their sixth win of the season. Much of the Pistons’ success came from a strong opening quarter, where they put up a season-high 38 points in the first quarter. The Pistons were also strong defensively limiting both Kyrie Irving and James Harden to seven and eight points respectively. The Nets made a big push in the second quarter, outscoring the Pistons 28-25 as the Pistons seemingly trailed off. He scored 15 points, had three rebounds and like Jackson helped the Pistons limit the Nets to 50 percent shooting overall.mlive.com
Takeaways: Josh Jackson gives a boost as Pistons split season matchups against Lakers
The Lakers, though, held on in the final minutes of play to beat the Pistons 135-129. LeBron James sank two three-pointers in the final minute of play after making just one in the first 289 minutes of play. He had plenty of back up from Josh Jackson and Delon Wright on the offensive side of the ball as the three combined to score 63 percent of the Pistons’ points. The Lakers stretched the lead in the third and by the fourth, though, the Pistons found a rhythm. The Pistons gave up just 18 points but couldn’t keep the Lakers back enough to avoid double overtime.mlive.com
Pistons wrap 10-day road trip with 2OT loss to Lakers
Only James’ brilliance in the second overtime prevented the Lakers from being swept by the 5-18 Pistons, who were playing without Derrick Rose and Blake Griffin on the second night of a back-to-back set. Jackson led the Pistons’ late rally while the Lakers went scoreless in the final 4:06 of regulation. He tied it on a driving layup with 3.1 seconds left, and James missed his own driving layup at the buzzer. The Lakers missed nine consecutive shots and had two turnovers during a nearly six-minute scoreless slump stretching into the first overtime. ... Former Lakers guard Svi Mykhailiuk hit three 3-pointers and scored 11 points in a career-high 39 minutes.mlive.com
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.
Pistons Take Out 76ers 119-104
Delon Wright scored a career-high 28 points and Wayne Ellington had another impressive shooting night for Detroit, leading the Pistons to a 119-104 victory over the Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia 76ers on Monday. Jerami Grant scored 25 points for the Pistons (4-13), who still have the NBA’s worst record but took advantage of Joel Embiid’s absence. He helps our offense flow.”Tobias Harris led Philadelphia with 25 points, but the 76ers (12-6) never made much of a run after the Pistons controlled the early going. This was a very winnable game in my opinion, we just didn’t win the game,” Rivers said. Ben Simmons missed two of the free throws and Harris missed the other, leaving the 76ers still down 99-85.detroit.cbslocal.com
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 can’t overcome slow start in loss to Bucks
DETROIT – The Detroit Pistons got off to slow start on Wednesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks. He ended the night as the Pistons’ second-leading scorer with 18 points, going 6-of-9 overall and 2-of-5 from beyond the arc. The Pistons had some trouble holding onto the ball, which the Bucks capitalized on by scoring 18 points off 11 turnovers. While they were able to take care of it in the second half, the damage from the first was already done. The Pistons cut down on the Bucks’ shots beyond the arc in the second half as they tried to make a comeback before the intermission.mlive.com
Pistons likely to see return of Derrick Rose, Josh Jackson against Suns
On Thursday evening’s NBA injury report, the Pistons listed both Derrick Rose and Josh Jackson as probable. Ahead of the release of the game day designations, Pistons head coach Dwane Casey said that Rose was good to go. Rose practiced with the team on Thursday after leaving Wednesday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks late in the second quarter. Casey shared that Rose bumped knees with Bucks’ forward Giannis Antetokounmpo as the reigning MVP set a screen. So far, Rose has averaged 24 minutes per game and he’s made the most of each of them.mlive.com
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.
Pistons late-game push not enough to overcome Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks
MILWAUKEE (AP) — 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. Jerami Grant and Derrick Rose led the Pistons with 24 points each. The Bucks led 118-110 with just over two minutes left when Doumbouya drove into the lane and had his shot blocked by Antetokounmpo. 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.mlive.com
Pistons finding offensive stride and other takeaways from loss to Celtics
Detroit continued to see how versatile its roster can be when the team lost Josh Jackson as players stepped up to fill the void the 6-8 wing left following a right ankle injury. Here are some takeaways from Sunday’s game:Offense breaks through: The Pistons had a better night of taking care of the ball after committing just 10 turnovers. Coach Dwane Casey said of the offense: “It was because they’re a good defensive team, they have a lot of length. Defense stumbles without Josh Jackson: Seconds into the third quarter, the Pistons lost Jackson due to an ankle injury. The Pistons lost Jackson at the beginning of the third quarter and fell into a defensive and offensive lull.mlive.com
Tatum lifts Celtics past Pistons for weekend split
Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown, right, drives against Detroit Pistons center Mason Plumlee during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)Jayson Tatum hit a fallaway as Blake Griffin stumbled with 2.9 seconds left, then tied up the Detroit veteran on the other end to help the Boston Celtics beat the Pistons 122-120 on Sunday for a weekend split. The Celtics shot a season-best 57%. “It seems like they made every shot, especially Brown,” Pistons coach Dwane Casey said. Mykhailiuk scored eight straight Detroit points, and the Pistons took a 118-117 lead on Mason Plumlee’s free throws with 42.2 seconds left.
Pistons fall to Celtics on Jayson Tatum’s clutch shot
Jayson Tatum sank a 16-foot fadeaway jump shot with 2.9 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, lifting the Boston Celtics to a 122-120 victory over the Detroit Pistons Sunday at Little Caesars Arena. The Pistons (1-5) were seeking their second victory in a row against Boston. Jerami Grant scored 22 points, including a pair of free throws that tied the game with 22 seconds to play, setting up Tatum’s game-winning shot. The Celtics led most of the second half before Svi Mykhailiuk heated up in the fourth quarter. The first half featured 11 lead changes and ended with Boston on top 61-57 after Brown scored the Celtics’ final nine points of the second quarter.mlive.com
Takeaways: Detroit Pistons already tapping into versatile roster
DETROIT -- The Detroit Pistons are going through some growing pains, after dropping to 0-4 Tuesday following a 116-106 loss to the Golden State Warriors at Little Caesars Arena. So, Pistons head coach Dwane Casey said that he and his staff will focus on maintaining the team’s spirit. In those two games, he proved he can play a big factor in giving the Pistons second-chance points. Nine of his 15 rebounds were on the offensive end and Detroit picked up 34 second-chance points between the two games. Through four games, Jackson is averaging 17.2 points, six rebounds, two assists and one steal.mlive.com
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.
Josh Jackson carving out his place with Detroit Pistons
When the team signed Josh Jackson during the shortened offseason, it recognized that it was getting some power on defense, as well as versatility. The Pistons face the Cleveland Cavaliers Saturday in their home opener at Little Caesars Arena (7 p.m., Fox Sports Detroit). In the Pistons’ four exhibition games, Jackson averaged 10.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists. With a strong preseason and solid opening night, Jackson is already showing why the Pistons signed him. “Every team I come in on, I just try to find something that I can do well for the team,” Jackson said.mlive.com
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.
Five takeaways from Detroit Pistons preseason
The Detroit Pistons wrapped up the preseason Saturday with a 99-96 loss to the Washington Wizards and finished 2-2. Here are five takeaways from the Pistons’ preseason:Offense will be an issueThe Pistons averaged only 94 points per game in their exhibitions, which tied for last in the NBA, shot 41 percent (26th) and were turnover-prone (21.5 per game). Defense looks improvedDon’t read too much into preseason results, especially against the Knicks and Wizards, a pair of non-playoff teams. He did not log a lot of minutes in the preseason (15 per game) but averaged 9.3 points (shooting 62 percent) and 3.5 rebounds. A career 30-percent 3-point shooter, he converted on 50 percent of shots from distance in the preseason (9-of-18).mlive.com
Pistons encouraged by Josh Jackson’s 3-point shooting, ball-handling
The Detroit Pistons are encouraged to see improvement in two areas of Josh Jackson’s game – 3-point shooting and ball-handling. Jackson led the Pistons with 17 points off the bench in Thursday’s 97-86 preseason victory over the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena. “Sometimes guys get labeled in certain areas and Josh, unfortunately, is one of those kids that got labeled as an athlete, a cutter,” Pistons coach Dwane Casey said. “Neither one of them had big scoring nights but I thought we got a lot done with our defense,” Casey said. I’ve always said the offense will come eventually.”More:Pistons sorting out one backcourt spot in preseasonIsaiah Stewart inspired by documentaries on Bad Boys, Goin’ to Work Pistonsmlive.com
Fan-less games another adjustment in Pistons’ 2020-21 season
Like the Detroit Lions and Detroit Tigers, the hometown basketball team will embark on its 2020-21 season without fans in attendance, at least at the start. For the Detroit Pistons, playing games in an empty Little Caesars Arena is not ideal. While the number of fans attending Pistons games has been low in recent years, they do create energy that the team feeds off. Both Casey and small forward Josh Jackson pointed out that it would make the transition to the league easier for the young players. He saw young players like Denver’s Jamal Murray and Miami’s Tyler Herro and more coming into their own.mlive.com
Who’s actually on the Detroit Pistons’ roster right now? Live updated list here
On Dec. 1, the Pistons signed Sirvydis to a three-year contract. Killian Hayes -- 2020 first-round draft pick (No. 7 overall)Isaiah Stewart -- 2020 first-round draft pick (No. 16 overall)Saddiq Bey -- 2020 first-round draft pick (No. Delon Wright -- Acquired in 2020 trade with Oklahoma City Thunder Pistons sent Trevor Ariza to Oklahoma CityNOTE: Saben Lee, the team’s 2020 second-round draft pick (No.
5 things to watch for in Detroit Pistons preseason
Here are five things to watch for from the Pistons in the preseason:How will Killian Hayes handle the starting point guard spot? Being surrounded by other ball-handers, like Blake Griffin, Jerami Grant and, if he starts at shooting guard, Delon Wright, should take some pressure off. Who will emerge as the starting shooting guard? Grant will have a better opportunity to show his scoring potential in Detroit than he did on a strong Denver team. More:Svi Mykhailiuk’s 3-point shooting more vital to new-look PistonsMany rotation questions yet to be answered for Pistonsmlive.com
Detroit native Josh Jackson has ‘nowhere to go but up’ with Pistons
DETROIT -- Josh Jackson does not want to dwell on his path through the NBA. His focus is making the most of the opportunity that’s in front of him right now with the Detroit Pistons. The 23-year-old Detroit native has had some hiccups along the way, but he believes that he’s been moving in the right direction. In his two seasons with the Suns, he averaged 12.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1 steal per game. “I’m from the Detroit area and grew up a Pistons fan, grew up going to Pistons games all my life, really around the time where they were really, really good.mlive.com
Top 10 state championship performances from Ann Arbor-area football players in last 30 years
ANN ARBOR – Only four high school football teams from the Ann Arbor area in the past 30 years have competed for a state championship. MLive has highlighted 10 players who had standout individual showings during their state championship games spanning the past three decades. Without further ado, here are the Top 10 most memorable state championship performances from Ann Arbor-area football players. Neff’s 10 receptions are the most by an Ann Arbor area player in a state title game in the past 30 years. --MORE:Top 30 Michigan high school football state finals performances over the last 30 years25 greatest football players of all time from the Ann Arbor areaPresenting the 25 greatest high school sports records in Ann Arbor-area historymlive.com
What they’re saying nationally about the Pistons after first day of NBA free agency
Ahead of the free agency period, the Pistons did not extend qualifying offers to Jordan Bone and Thon Maker. Before the Pistons cut Dedmon, many analysts and reporters questioned the team’s approach to free agency. At the time of Plumlee’s and Okafor’s signings, Detroit had five centers under contract. Here’s what they’re saying about the Pistons after the first day of free agency. Trevor Ariza to Oklahoma City Thunder in 3-team trade with Detroit Pistons, Dallas Mavericks (ESPN)Grading Every 2020 NBA Free-Agency Signing (Bleacher Report)Trade grades: Who wins the Mavs-Thunder-Pistons deal?mlive.com
Troy Weaver’s whirlwind of activity provides Pistons more promise for future
The Detroit Pistons team Troy Weaver inherited might have improved a bit on last season’s 20-46 record and 13th place finish in the Eastern Conference with a few tweaks, better health, and a little luck. The Pistons will look much different when their season begins on or shortly after Dec. 22. Only four players remain from last season – Blake Griffin, Derrick Rose, Svi Mykhailiuk and Sekou Doumbouya. Being a mid-to-late lottery team for an extended period gets you nowhere, as the Pistons have seen for some time. But they are much more relevant and have a more promising future following Weaver’s whirlwind of activity.mlive.com
Here are 27 moves (trades, draft picks, free agents) Detroit Pistons have made in last month
Troy Weaver has made a flurry of trades, draft picks and free agent signings in his first offseason as Detroit Pistons general manager. Nov. 18: Houston draft pick tradeBefore the start of the draft, the Pistons acquired the No. 16 overall pick and guaranteed the return draft pick will either be worse than No. Nov. 18: Sold 2021 second-round pickWeaver sold a second-round pick to the Rockets for $4.6 million. 19 overall pick, Dzanan Musa, Jaylen Hands, Rodney McGruder, Toronto’s 2021 second-round pick, cash considerations8.
Pistons reportedly finalizing deal with Detroit native Josh Jackson
The Detroit Pistons have made a number of moves in the last three days. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Pistons are finalizing a deal with Detroit native Josh Jackson. The 23-year-old was drafted fourth overall in 2017 by the Phoenix Suns, before being traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in 2019. In the G League, Jackson was more explosive. According to The Detroit News, Jackson’s deal with the Pistons is for two years.mlive.com
Cook's 4 TDs help Vikings knock off Packers 28-22
Green Bay had the ball at Minnesota's 41-yard line with 12 seconds and no timeouts left, but D.J. Each of the Vikings’ first four possessions ended with Cook touchdowns. Green Bay went a 2-point conversion got within 28-22 when replays determined the ball crossed the goal line on Jamaal Williams’ inside run. Green Bay got the ball back and reached Minnesota’s 41-yard line with 12 seconds and no timeouts left, but D.J. Four times in the second half, Green Bay reached Vikings territory without scoring.
AP Source: Pac-12 Commissioner meets with player group
Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott met with representatives from the #WeAreUnited college player group, with much of the discussion focused on the conferences health and safety protocols. The players have demanded the Pac-12 address a list of concerns about COVID-19 protocols, racial injustice in college sports and economic rights for college athletes. Players around the country are already opting out of the coming season, with some saying goodbye to college football for good. Maryland coach Mike Locksley announced six players, including starting quarterback Josh Jackson and two starting offensive linemen, were opting out. ___Follow Ralph D. Russo at https://twitter.com/ralphDrussoAP and listen at http://www.westwoodonepodcasts.com/pods/ap-top-25-college-football-podcast/___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
Maryland football vs. Indiana: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
4 Ohio State, Nebraska and Michigan State during the second half of the schedule, Maryland might have its best opportunity to pick up a win at home against Indiana. On the defensive side, linebacker Reakwon Jones scored the first touchdown of the game last week on a fumble recovery and leads Indiana in tackles with 30. The Terrapins' defensive deficiencies are reflected through allowing a Big Ten-worst 279.7 passing yards per game. Maryland's Keandre Jones is tied for fourth in the Big Ten with 5.5 sacks and tied for fifth with nine tackles for loss. PREDICTION: Indiana 38, Maryland 24More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Maryland football vs. Purdue: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
Josh Jackson #17 of the Maryland Terrapins throws a pass in the second quarter against the Temple Owls at Lincoln Financial Field on September 14, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. - Maryland looks to build off its blowout win in Week 6 when it visits a depleted Purdue squad on Saturday. The Terrapins, who climbed into the Top 25 after a 2-0 start, bounced back from disappointing losses to Temple (20-17) and No. The Terrapins have forced at least one turnover in 17 straight games, which is the third-longest active streak in the nation. PREDICTION: Maryland 28, Purdue 24More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Maryland football vs. Rutgers: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
The Terps hope to settle the ship Saturday when they visit Rutgers in Big Ten action. LINE: Maryland -13.5In its first three games, Maryland rolled over Howard 79-0 and crushed a ranked Syracuse foe, 63-20, before absorbing a close loss to Temple. In his last two games, Jackson has thrown 59 passes and has not completed a pass longer than 22 yards. Sitkowski was 2-of-16 for eight yards with four interceptions in last season's 34-7 loss to Maryland. PREDICTION: Maryland 49, Rutgers 10More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Penn State football vs. Maryland: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
Head coach James Franklin of the Penn State Nittany Lions reacts against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the second half at Beaver Stadium on September 14, 2019 in State College, Pennsylvania. LINE: Penn State -6.5A primetime visit to Maryland, where most classes are being cancelled Friday and fans will be arriving for a "blackout" at Capital One Field, could test James Franklin's crew. Penn State has taken four straight meetings, including wins in the last two years by a combined 104-6. Penn State is 5-for-5 on field goals - including two more than 50 yards - while the Terrapins have missed their only try. PREDICTION: Penn State 28, Maryland 21More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Maryland football vs. Temple: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
The 25th-ranked Terrapins visit Temple on Saturday with junior transfer quarterback Josh Jackson looking to post a third straight strong performance. LINE: Maryland -7.5Jackson has thrown for 541 yards and seven touchdowns, while his buddies in the backfield have accounted for 11 rushing TDs so far. In all, Maryland has scored 142 points in its first two games -- the third-highest total by any FBS team since 1936. ABOUT MARYLAND (2-0)The Terps have different leaders in rushing attempts (Tayon Fleet-Davis, 27), rushing yards (Jake Funk, 173) and rushing TDs (Anthony McFarland Jr., four). PREDICTION: Maryland 27, Temple 23More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Maryland football vs. Syracuse: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
LINE: Maryland -1.5The Terps outgained Howard 623-68, allowing just four total first downs in a dominant defensive effort. ABOUT MARYLAND (1-0)The Terps had to be thrilled with Jackson, who became the first Maryland player to throw four touchdowns in his first start since 1975. Neal also was the Orange's leading receiver with three grabs for 54 yards in Week 1. Maryland rushed the ball 48 times in the opener, totaling 317 yards and five scores. PREDICTION: Syracuse 39, Maryland 33More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Maryland football vs. Howard: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
Anthony McFarland #5 of the Maryland Terrapins runs against the Michigan State Spartans during the first half at Capital One Field on November 3, 2018 in College Park, Maryland. - Maryland looks to put a tumultuous season in the rearview mirror when it kicks off the 2019 campaign at home against FCS outfit Howard on Saturday. LINE: Maryland -31"We're all aware of the things that have taken place here, but this 2019 team will be defined in the present," Locksley told reporters. The Terrapins ranked fourth nationally in red zone offense (93.5 percent) last season. PREDICTION: Maryland 42, Howard 13More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.