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...
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...
Pistons earn final playoff spot in East with win over Knicks
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.
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.
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)
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.
Murray saves Nuggets from collapse in 95-92 win over Pistons
DENVER (AP) — On a positive note, Jamal Murray came through in the clutch for the Denver Nuggets.
On a negative one, Murray needed to come through in the clutch after they nearly squandered...
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...
James won’t play in Lakers’ matchup with Pistons
DETROIT (AP) — LeBron James will miss Friday night's game for the Los Angeles Lakers at Detroit.
The Lakers, who have fallen well off the pace in the Western Conference playoff race, have...
Griffin scores 28, Pistons top Bulls for 5th straight win
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.
Blake Griffin scores 27, Pistons top Raptors 112-107 in OT
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...
Kennard scores 26, Pistons punish Love-less Cavs 129-93
CLEVELAND (AP) — Due to an arena-wide computer glitch, there were still several seconds remaining on the scoreboard clock when the officials signaled the game was over.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
Pistons stun Raptors 106-104 in Casey’s return to Toronto
TORONTO (AP) — Dwane Casey's return to Toronto delivered drama right up until the final second.
Reggie Bullock made the winning shot as time expired and the Detroit Pistons rallied from a 19-point deficit to beat the Raptors 106-104 on Wednesday night, giving Casey an emotional victory over his former team.
"I felt good for the players," Casey said. "We were 19 down and didn't give up, didn't stop scrapping, didn't give in."
Griffin has career-best 50 points in Pistons’ win over 76ers
DETROIT (AP) — Blake Griffin scored a career-high 50 points and had the game-winner after he was fouled on a driving layup with 1.8 seconds left as Detroit topped Philadelphia 133-132 in a wild overtime thriller on Tuesday night.
JJ Redick's four-point play with 5.6 seconds left in overtime set up Griffin's dramatics, while Joel Embiid, who had 33 points and 11 rebounds, missed a potential game-winner at the buzzer.
Pistons hope for improvement with new coach, similar roster
DETROIT (AP) — Once the Detroit Pistons traded for Blake Griffin last season, their roster was largely set for the foreseeable future.
When that deal wasn't enough to push the Pistons into the playoffs, they made the easiest changes they could in the offseason, hiring a new coach and overhauling the front office.
Pistons hope Jackson will be ready for opener
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have a new coach — and the usual amount of optimism that accompanies such a big change.
What they really could use this season is a healthy point guard.
Casey says Pistons have plenty of talent in place
DETROIT (AP) — Dwane Casey looks at the roster of the Detroit Pistons and sees a core of players capable of a lot more than the team accomplished last season.
A healthy Reggie Jackson would lift Pistons’ fortunes
Last season, it was just before the regular season started that the Pistons found out about Reggie Jackson's tendinitis in his knee and thumb. This season, the news of his severe ankle sprain was a belated lump of coal on the day after Christmas.
The Pistons' promising 19-14 start cratered into a 12-25 stretch that essentially dented their playoff chances for the second straight season.
Van Gundy’s future uncertain after Pistons miss playoffs
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons can certainly attest to how long the NBA season is.
For two months, they looked like a team on the rise in the Eastern Conference during a 19-14 start that included victories at Golden State, Minnesota, Oklahoma City and Boston. Then an ankle injury to point guard Reggie Jackson derailed Detroit's season, and even a bold trade for Blake Griffin wasn't enough to push the Pistons to the playoffs.
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For the second straight season, the Pistons are out of the playoffs, thinking of what could have been, with a 39-43 record, four games behind the Washington Wizards for the No. 8 spot. Again, they were saddled with injuries to some of their key players and find themselves with more questions than answers about their path forward.
Wojo: Uncertainty only thing that binds Pistons
Detroit — By record and by reasoning, Stan Van Gundy probably should be fired. The Pistons have veered direction multiple times in his four seasons, missed the playoffs three times and now tote a flawed roster with a top-heavy, inflexible payroll.
Jackson scores 24 as Pistons beat Mavericks 113-106 in OT
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons are just playing for pride in the final days of the NBA season.
They've been eliminated from the playoffs — and haven't even won a postseason game in 10 years — and they traded away their first-round pick for Blake Griffin.
Reggie Jackson, howver, found a reason to step up against the Dallas Mavericks.
Jackson scored 12 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and overtime as the Pistons beat the Mavericks 113-106 Friday night.
Pistons power past Mavericks in OT, shooting for .500
Detroit — Even though the chase for the playoffs is over, the Pistons are still playing for something. There's a chance to get to .500 this season, if they win the rest of their games remaining in the regular season.
It's a goal coach Stan Van Gundy and the players acknowledged in practice in the past couple days — and it's showing on the court.
Niyo: Pistons didn’t tank, but 76ers prove it works
Detroit – On one side, you had The Process.
On the other, you had something else entirely. Something that was a bit more difficult to process, as the Philadelphia 76ers finally extinguished the Detroit Pistons' flickering playoff hopes Wednesday night with a 115-108 victory at Little Caesars Arena.
The reality hit home once it was over, even though everyone had seen this coming for weeks, if not months.
New York — In his eight NBA seasons, Pistons guard Ish Smith has been around the block a few times: 10 different teams, with various short stints, from the Houston Rockets to the New Orleans Pelicans.
He's played for Golden State, before they were this championship version of the Warriors and he was with the Sixers for two separate stints during the cellar-dwelling time of "The Process" rebuild.