Adebayo added, Drummond and Harrell off US roster
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Bam Adebayo of the Miami Heat has been added to USA Basketball's national team roster for the FIBA World Cup, while Andre Drummond of the Detroit Pistons and...
Milwaukee Bucks (60-22, first in the Eastern Conference during the regular season) vs. Detroit Pistons (41-41, eighth in the Eastern Conference during the regular season)
Detroit Pistons (41-41, eighth in the Eastern Conference during the regular season) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (60-22, first in the Eastern Conference during the regular season)
Antetokounmpo, Bucks pound Pistons 121-86 in opener
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 24 points and 17 rebounds in just 24 minutes, and the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks showed they were serious about making a playoff run with a 121-86 rout...
Bucks roll past Pistons 121-86 in series opener
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo ran and dunked all over the Pistons until they just shoved him to the ground.
The team with the NBA's best record wanted to show it can make a long...
NBA first-round playoff series capsules
Capsules for the first-round NBA playoff series in the Eastern and Western Conferences:
NEW YORK (AP) — Luke Kennard scored 27 points, Reggie Jackson had 21 and Andre Drummond added 20 points and 18 rebounds as the Detroit Pistons locked up the Eastern Conference's final playoff spot...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Detroit Pistons knew a victory Wednesday night would guarantee them a playoff spot. And, from the opening tip, they left no doubt that was going to happen.
New York takes on Detroit in conference battle
Detroit Pistons (40-41, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. New York Knicks (17-64, 15th in the Eastern Conference)
Pistons beat Grizzlies 100-93 and cling to playoff hopes
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons are still clinging to the final spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs thanks to their biggest second-half comeback in three decades.
Pistons take on the Grizzlies on 4-game skid
Memphis Grizzlies (32-48, 13th in the Western Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (39-41, eighth in the Eastern Conference)
Pistons face the Hornets on 3-game skid
Charlotte Hornets (37-42, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (39-40, eighth in the Eastern Conference)
George and the Thunder face the Pistons
Oklahoma City; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Paul George leads Oklahoma City into a matchup against Detroit. He's second in the league averaging 28.0 points per game.
Detroit plays Indiana, seeks 5th straight home win
Indiana Pacers (46-32, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (39-38, sixth in the Eastern Conference)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis gave the Indiana Pacers exactly what they needed Monday night.
They fought for position, repeatedly challenged Andre Drummond in the...
Pacers take on the Pistons on 3-game losing streak
Detroit Pistons (39-37, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Indiana Pacers (45-32, fifth in the Eastern Conference)
DETROIT (AP) — On the night the Detroit Pistons honored the "Bad Boys", the current roster had to play the same kind of defense that led to championships in 1989 and 1990.
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Detroit takes on Portland, seeks 4th straight home win
Portland Trail Blazers (48-27, third in the Western Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (38-37, sixth in the Eastern Conference)
Denver plays Detroit, looks for 4th straight home win
Detroit Pistons (37-36, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Denver Nuggets (49-23, second in the Western Conference)
Ellington, Drummond lead Pistons past Suns, 118-98
PHOENIX (AP) — The Detroit Pistons turned up the defensive pressure in the second half and turned away the Phoenix Suns.
Wayne Ellington scored 23 points and the Pistons made 17 3-pointers...
Pistons beat Raptors 110-107 to complete season sweep.
DETROIT (AP) — For the second straight season, Dwane Casey has swept the season series between the Detroit Pistons and Toronto Raptors.
After his Raptors went 4-0 against the Pistons in...
Pistons handle LeBron-less Lakers 111-97
DETROIT (AP) — After beating the Lakers while LeBron James sat out, Detroit coach Dwane Casey was asked if he wished his Pistons had been able to face a Los Angeles team that was closer to full...
Nets rout Pistons 103-75 to move into No. 6 spot in East
NEW YORK (AP) — The Nets haven't been to the playoffs in four years. On Monday night, they looked ready to return.
Spencer Dinwiddie scored 19 points and Brooklyn held the Detroit Pistons to...
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons are playing one of the biggest games of their season on Monday in Brooklyn.
That's why they were happy to get Sunday's game out of the way as quickly as...
Griffin helps Pistons knock off Bulls 112-104
CHICAGO (AP) — Blake Griffin had bags of ice on each of his knees, and he soaked his feet in a tub of ice water. Andre Drummond also had bags of ice on each knee.
DETROIT (AP) — All too often this season, the Detroit Pistons' offense has devolved into throwing Blake Griffin the ball and watching whatever happens.
Cavs Love to rest foot, won’t play against Pistons
CLEVELAND (AP) — Star forward Kevin Love will rest his surgically repaired left foot when the Cleveland Cavaliers face the Detroit Pistons.
Drummond, Griffin lead Pistons over Pacers 113-109
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit coach Dwane Casey downplayed the revenge factor after the Pistons beat Indiana.
"This is the way that we have to play, no matter who we play," Casey said.
Pistons reach 7th in East, top reeling Heat 119-96
MIAMI (AP) — If there's been an area of concern for Detroit coach Dwane Casey in this playoff push, it's been the play of the Pistons' second unit.
Pistons survive Blake Griffin’s ejection, top Hawks 125-122
ATLANTA (AP) — The Detroit Pistons were upset to see Blake Griffin ejected — especially when they believed their best player didn't deserve the punishment.
Third-quarter run helps Pistons to 121-112 win over Wizards
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons are enjoying one of their best stretches of the season, and the reason why is no surprise.
Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond are rolling.
Drummond had 32 points and 17 rebounds, and Griffin had 31 points, nine rebounds and nine assists to lift the Pistons to a 121-112 victory over the Washington Wizards on Monday night. Detroit has won four in a row, one shy of its longest winning streak of the season.
Pistons hand Knicks 15th straight loss, 120-103
DETROIT (AP) — It was another relaxing fourth quarter for Blake Griffin.
Andre Drummond had 29 points and 20 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons handed New York its 15th straight loss, beating the Knicks 120-103 on Friday night. The Knicks rallied from a 21-point second-quarter deficit, tying the game in the third. But Detroit avoided a repeat of its collapse last weekend against the Los Angeles Clippers, when the Pistons lost after leading by 25.
Pistons’ lack of flexibility evident in deadline moves
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Ed Stefanski can maintain a sense of humor about the challenges facing the Detroit Pistons.
"I wouldn't be here if things were rosy, is the way I look at it," said Stefanski, a senior executive with the Pistons. "And I tell that in our meetings when people want to say, oh, you know, this and that. I said, 'You guys wouldn't be here if things were good.'"
Griffin scores 29, Pistons hand Knicks 14th straight loss
NEW YORK (AP) — All the roster changes aren't helping the New York Knicks get any wins.
Blake Griffin scored 29 points and Andre Drummond finished with 17 points and 16 rebounds as the Detroit Pistons handed the Knicks their 14th straight loss, 105-92 on Tuesday night.
New York., featuring a starting lineup with three new players, also lost at home for a franchise-record 15th straight game.
Pistons pour it on this time, rout Nuggets 129-103
DETROIT (AP) — For the second straight game, the Detroit Pistons had a big third-quarter lead at home.
This time, they kept pouring it on.
Andre Drummond scored 14 of his season-high 27 points in the third and the Pistons snapped Denver's six-game winning streak, beating the Nuggets 129-103 on Monday night.
Pistons rally to edge short-handed Mavericks 93-89
DETROIT (AP) — Free throws have dogged Andre Drummond throughout his NBA career, so when he stepped to the line with a two-point lead and 3.3 seconds remaining, Detroit's victory was far from certain.
Drummond then calmly made both shots to seal the game for the Pistons.
"Closing it out with a rebound and getting those two free throws — is huge," Drummond said. "Got the win, so that's really good."
Bucks top Pistons 115-105, improve to 13-0 after a loss
DETROIT (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 21 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds to help the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Detroit Pistons 115-105 Tuesday night, keeping the distinction of being the league's only team without two straight losses.
The NBA-leading Bucks improved to 13-0 after losing a game.
Milwaukee's Brook Lopez scored 12 of his 14 points in the first quarter when Antetokounmpo was limited to three points because he sat about half the quarter with two fouls.
Doncic’s 32, Kleber’s D and 3 lift Mavs over Pistons 106-101
DALLAS (AP) — Rookie sensation Luka Doncic's reputation as a scorer keeps growing. So does Maxi Kleber's penchant for blocking shots.
Doncic scored 32 points, Kleber hit a crucial 3-pointer after blocking a shot by Blake Griffin and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Detroit Pistons 106-101 on Friday night.
Pistons’ Drummond set for return from concussion protocol
DALLAS (AP) — A matchup of the NBA's top two rebounders is on with Detroit's Andre Drummond returning against DeAndre Jordan and the Dallas Mavericks after the Pistons big man missed three games while in the concussion protocol.
Drummond took a shot to the nose in a win over Miami a week ago and missed games against Sacramento, Washington and New Orleans. The visit to the Mavericks on Friday night wraps up a three-game trip.
Pistons’ Drummond out versus Kings, in concussion protocol
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond is in concussion protocol a day after taking a shot on his nose.
Drummond was out of the lineup Saturday night against the Sacramento Kings.
He left in the first quarter of Friday night's win over the Miami Heat with what the team called a nasal injury. Drummond was hit in the face by the arm of Miami's James Johnson and it did not appear to be intentional blow.
Pistons hold on without Drummond, beat Heat 98-93
DETROIT (AP) — Dwane Casey wants the Detroit Pistons to react a little better when they hit a rough stretch.
Friday night against Miami was another test.
Blake Griffin had 32 points and 11 rebounds, and the Pistons overcame an early exit by injured Andre Drummond to beat the Heat 98-93. Detroit blew a 16-point lead and scored only 12 in the third quarter, but the Pistons rebounded in the fourth and have won consecutive games for the first time since early December.
Pistons’ Drummond leaves vs. Heat after being hit in face
DETROIT (AP) — Andre Drummond left Detroit's game against Miami on Friday night with a nasal injury after he was hit in the face by an opponent's arm.
James Johnson of the Heat caught Drummond in the face in the first half, and the Detroit big man left after playing only 7:14. Drummond is not expected to return.
Ish Smith, a backup point guard for Detroit, also left because of adductor tightness. Smith was in his third game back after missing 19 because of a right adductor tear.
Griffin scores 30, leads Pistons past Magic 120-115 in OT
DETROIT (AP) — Andre Drummond's bad habits bother Detroit Pistons coach Dwane Casey.
Luckily for Casey and the Pistons, Drummond's good moments can win basketball games.
Drummond put up his version of a triple-double on Wednesday and the Pistons notched a crucial 120-115 overtime victory over the Orlando Magic.
Hield scores 18 as Kings defeat Griffin-less Pistons 112-102
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings won the battle behind the 3-point line and never trailed in a victory against the Blake Griffin-less Detroit Pistons.
Buddy Hield scored 18 points, Willie Cauley-Stein had 14 points and 14 rebounds, and the Kings went 9-of-22 on 3-pointers in a 112-102 victory Thursday night against the Pistons, who came into the game as the NBA's best team at defending 3-point shots.
Lopez has 25, Giannis monster dunk as Bucks beat Pistons
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks started the new year much like the finished the last one.
Antetokounmpo threw down a spectacular one-handed dunk, Brook Lopez continued to show off his long-range shooting prowess and the Bucks cruised past the Detroit Pistons 121-98 on Tuesday night. Milwaukee has won four straight and eight of nine and is an NBA-best 26-10.
The Latest: Jazz rookie Mitchell wins slam dunk contest
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Saturday (all times local):
Rookie Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz put on a show in the slam dunk contest to cap off NBA All-Star Saturday.
Mitchell edged Larry Nance Jr. by two points, sealing his victory with a close approximation of the 360-degree spin dunk that Vince Carter used to win the 2000 contest.