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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.