Sexton scores 27, leads Cavaliers past Pistons 126-119
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers squeaked by without Kevin Love.
The Detroit Pistons, playing without Blake Griffin, weren't as fortunate.
Pistons resting Blake Griffin vs. Cavs for playoff push
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Detroit Pistons will rest star forward Blake Griffin for at least one game this week to keep him as fresh as possible for their final postseason push.
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...
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.
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons may be peaking at the right time, winning nine of 11 games to surge in the standings, and would probably feel confident about their chances if they match up with...
DETROIT (AP) — Blake Griffin scored 14 of his 27 points in the first quarter and the Detroit Pistons finished with plays at both ends of the court to beat the Toronto Raptors 112-107 in overtime...
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.
Griffin enjoying resurgence a year after trade to Pistons
DETROIT (AP) — Blake Griffin doesn't need to jump over any cars to be a hit in the Motor City.
A year after arriving in Detroit with his career at a crossroads, a more earthbound Griffin is doing all he can to shake the Pistons out of their decade-long malaise.
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.'"
Detroit Pistons shuffle roster, but no blockbuster yet
DETROIT (AP) — Last season, the Detroit Pistons acquired Blake Griffin in a blockbuster deal shortly before the trade deadline.
So far, their moves this time around have been a lot more mild.
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.
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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.
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.
Griffin scores 37, Pistons hold off Pelicans 98-94
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Blake Griffin got Detroit off to a hot start, but the Pistons still had to scratch out a victory in the final seconds over the Anthony Davis-less Pelicans.
Wizards’ defense steps up in 101-87 victory over Pistons
WASHINGTON (AP) — Exchanging their freewheeling ways for an improved defensive showing, the Washington Wizards looked like an entirely different team in their first game back from London.
The Wizards turned in their best defensive performance of the season on Monday in beating the Detroit Pistons 101-87. Even though Blake Griffin put up a game-high 29 points, Detroit's scoring output was the lowest by a Washington opponent this year.
Hield beats buzzer, lifts Kings to 103-101 win over Pistons
DETROIT (AP) — Buddy Hield beat the buzzer with a winning shot for the first time in his NBA career.
Hield made an off-balance, fadeaway 3-pointer just before time expired and scored 35 points in the Sacramento Kings' 103-101 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night.
"I'm blessed to say I got one in the NBA at the highest level," he said. "It's a fun. As a kid, you always dream of hitting one of those type of shots. It's something I'll cherish for the rest of my life.
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.
Griffin has 44 points in return against Clippers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Griffin kept his emotions to himself in his return to Staples Center for the first time against his old team.
After scoring 44 points in the Detroit Pistons' 109-104 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, he allowed himself a trip down memory lane.
"The best thing to be a part of is something that is bigger than yourself and that is what that was," he said in a crowded hallway outside the Pistons' locker room. "I don't look at what I did."
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.
Jazz rally past Pistons, then hold on late for 110-105 win
DETROIT (AP) — Donovan Mitchell was having a quiet game offensively when he was pulled less than three minutes into the third quarter.
"I wasn't doing enough on either end," the Utah star said.
That changed in a hurry. Mitchell would eventually return and score 24 of his 26 points in the second half, and the Jazz outlasted the Detroit Pistons 110-105 on Saturday night. Utah rallied from an 18-point, second-quarter deficit.
Griffin has 26 points, leads Pistons past Grizzlies 101-94
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — In the closing minutes of a four-game trip, the Detroit Pistons had enough energy to end the journey on a good note.
With a 13-0 run in the fourth quarter, the Pistons built a double-digit lead and snapped their three-game losing streak with a 101-94 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.
Griffin, Drummond help Pistons pull away from Wizards 106-95
DETROIT (AP) — There's no trophy for beating a slumping team like the Washington Wizards in late December.
For Blake Griffin and the Detroit Pistons, though, Wednesday night's victory felt like a big deal.
After losing nine of 11, the Pistons went on a 23-2 run to start the second half and held on to beat Washington 106-95.
Griffin misses late FTs, Hawks beat Pistons 98-95
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons thought they had the right big guy on the line.
With 23 seconds left and trailing the Atlanta Hawks by a point, it was Blake Griffin with two free throws instead of Andre Drummond, one of the worst free-throw shooters in league history.
Griffin missed both shots, and the Hawks held on for a 98-95 victory Sunday.
"I have to be better than that," he said. "We fought back to give ourselves a chance to win the game, and I missed the shots."
Griffin, Bullock lead Pistons past Timberwolves in OT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Trailing by 14 to start the fourth quarter, the Detroit Pistons got rolling on 3-pointers. However, their shortest shot of the night might have been the most important.
Blake Griffin scored 34 points and Reggie Bullock added a career-high 33 as the Pistons beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 129-123 in overtime on Wednesday night.
Giannis has 32 and 12 as Bucks hold off Pistons 107-104
DETROIT (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 32 points and 12 rebounds, and the Milwaukee Bucks held on for a 107-104 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Monday night when Blake Griffin missed a last-second 3-pointer.
Griffin actually missed two 3s in the final 14 seconds. The Detroit star already had a triple-double after three quarters, but it was a quiet fourth for him. Griffin finished with 19 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, but he also had 10 turnovers.
Bucks hold on late for 107-104 win over Pistons
DETROIT (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo was called for two quick fouls, and with 9:02 remaining in the first quarter, he went to the bench.
When he returned, there was still plenty of time for the Milwaukee star to make an impact.
"No matter how many fouls I have, I've got to be aggressive. If I get the third one, I get the third one," Antetokounmpo said. "Whenever I stop being aggressive, I don't make plays."
Pistons end Boston’s 8-game run, beat Celtics 113-104
DETROIT (AP) — Jayson Tatum leaped toward the basket and Andre Drummond met him there, blocking the Boston forward's attempt at a one-handed dunk.
It was a fitting conclusion to an impressive second half of defense by the Detroit Pistons.
"I was thinking to myself as I was running. I'm like, if he gets this dunk, it's going to ignite their entire team," Drummond said. "I have to do something."
Pistons end Boston’s 8-game run, beat Celtics 113-104
DETROIT (AP) — Blake Griffin scored 27 points and Andre Drummond added 19 points and 20 rebounds to help the Detroit Pistons beat Boston 113-104 on Saturday night, snapping the Celtics' eight-game winning streak.
Detroit also ended its own six-game skid with a solid 48-minute effort. The Pistons took control with a 13-0 run in the third quarter and played well at the start of the fourth as well.
Holiday scores 37 points, Pelicans beat slumping Pistons
DETROIT (AP) — Alvin Gentry knew he needed Anthony Davis.
The New Orleans Pelicans coach didn't get his star at 100 percent. It was still enough.
Davis left with a right hip injury after a first-quarter collision with Detroit Pistons star Blake Griffin and missed the rest of the first half.
Anthony Davis leaves with hip injury, returns in 3rd quarter
DETROIT (AP) — All-Star center Anthony Davis was pulled from the New Orleans Pelicans' game Sunday against the Detroit Pistons with a right hip injury but returned in the second half.
The Pelicans announced after the first quarter that his return was questionable, but Davis checked back into the game during the third quarter.
Butler, 76ers rally without Embiid, beat Pistons 117-111
DETROIT (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers gave their standout center a night off, fell behind by 15 points on the road — and then came back to beat the Detroit Pistons anyway.
"This was our best win of the year under those circumstances," coach Brett Brown said.
Griffin, Drummond lead Pistons over Curry, Warriors 111-102
DETROIT (AP) — Golden State got Stephen Curry back on Saturday night.
Even that wasn't enough for the Warriors against Detroit's Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond.
Griffin scored 26 points and Drummond added 16 points and 19 rebounds as the Pistons extended their winning streak to five games with a 111-102 victory over the Warriors.
"That's obviously a great win," Griffin said. "You could tell by the crowd and the atmosphere tonight that we were facing a big team, and we protected our home floor."
Drummond, Griffin lead Pistons to 107-88 rout of Bulls
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons had every reason to look past Friday night's game against the Chicago Bulls.
The Bulls were coming in with a 4-17 record, having lost four in a row, and Detroit was to host the Golden State Warriors one night later. To make that matchup even more distracting, the Warriors expected Stephen Curry to return to the lineup on Saturday.
Griffin scores 30, Pistons beat Knicks 115-108
DETROIT (AP) — There's plenty of mediocrity in the Eastern Conference this season, and the Detroit Pistons are taking advantage.
Blake Griffin scored 30 points and Stanley Johnson added 21 to lift the Pistons to a 115-108 victory over the New York Knicks on Tuesday night.
Reggie Jackson contributed 21 points for Detroit. The Pistons held New York to 40 percent shooting from the field and led throughout the final three quarters.
Pistons pull away in 4th to beat Suns 118-107
DETROIT (AP) — Dwane Casey is a little perplexed by his team's performance in afternoon games.
"We've got to drink some coffee in the morning, wake up a little bit earlier," the Detroit coach said. "Wake up a little bit earlier, have a 6 o'clock-in-the-morning shootaround, something to get us going."
Jackson scores 22, leads Pistons past Rockets 116-111 in OT
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit has a new Big Three: Andre Drummond, Blake Griffin and Reggie Jackson.
The Pistons' trio played major roles in Detroit's 116-111 overtime victory over the Houston Rockets on Friday night as they combined for 73 points and 33 rebounds.
They also got some help from little-known rookie Bruce Brown.