TAG: Detroit Pistons

NBA / Jan 28, 2015 / 11:45 am

Stan Van Gundy Says Pistons Hardly Discussed Kevin Love Before Game

J.R. Smith, Kevin Love

It took a combined LeBron James and Kyrie Irving effort to dispatch the Pistons last night, 103-95. The pair scored 26 of Cleveland’s 28 fourth-quarter points, and Irving matched his season-high with 38. Kevin Love struggled again on offense with just seven points on 3-of-11 shooting, and it was clear from Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy he wasn’t a priority when they were scheming before the game. Read More »

NBA / Jan 26, 2015 / 10:45 am

GIF: Kyle Lowry Fools Pistons By Feigning Timeout

Kyle Lowry, Andre Drummond

This isn’t standard, but a layup by Kyle Lowry with a little under four minutes to go in the first quarter in last night’s Raptors-Pistons game only happened after he lulled Detroit into thinking he was about to call a timeout. Lowry’s switch-up has been done before, but it’s still scarce enough to work. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 25, 2015 / 2:45 pm

Brandon Jennings Has Torn Left Achilles; Will Miss Six-To-Nine Months

Brandon Jennings

The Detroit Pistons’ fears have been realized. According to reports, Brandon Jennings suffered a torn left achilles in last night’s loss to the Milwaukee Bucks and will miss the remainder of the season. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 24, 2015 / 11:00 pm

Brandon Jennings Suffers Left Leg Injury; SVG Says It “Doesn’t Look Good” (GIF)

Brandon Jennings

This is hardly what the revitalized Brandon Jennings and Detroit Pistons need to continue their surge in the season’s second half. The lefty point guard suffered a lower left leg injury in his team’s loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, and is reportedly out for the “foreseeable future.” Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 22, 2015 / 9:45 am

Video: Brandon Jennings Sets Career-High With 21 Dimes In Pistons Win

Elfrid Payton, Brandon Jennings

November 9, 2012 was the last time an NBA player recorded 20 or more assists when Rajon Rondo put up a line of 14 points and 20 assists in a loss to Philadelphia. Brandon Jennings is the nest with 21 dimes last night, a career high, but also 24 of his own points in a 128-118 win over the visiting Magic. It was lob city for Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe ate heartily at the rim, too, thanks to Jennings’ career night. Read More »

NBA / Jan 19, 2015 / 1:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Andre Drummond On Fan Interaction, Josh Smith & Detroit’s Chances

Andre Drummond

What a difference three weeks makes.

The Detroit Pistons have won 10 of their last 13 games, emerging as one of the league’s brightest stories after beginning the season as its biggest disappointment. Key to the team’s rise has been the play of third-year big man Andre Drummond, who’s steadily emerging as a devastating interior presence on both ends of the floor.

The 21 year-old star recently took some time from spurring the Pistons’ midseason turnaround to talk with Dime about interacting with fans, the ballyhooed release of Josh Smith, his team’s chances for 2014-2015 and more. Read More »

Smack / Jan 14, 2015 / 6:15 pm

Rockets’ Josh Smith Says He’s Excited For Pistons, Tunes Out Criticism

J.R. Smith, Josh Smith

The streak is over, but the story isn’t. The Detroit Pistons have won nine of the 10 games they’ve played since Stan Van Gundy made the shocking decision to waive Josh Smith just before Christmas. And though you might think an upstanding player dismissed from a team mid-season would harbor ill-will against his former club, the Houston Rockets forward insists he’s happy for Detroit’s run of success since releasing him. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 13, 2015 / 9:30 am

GIF: Brandon Jennings Clinches Win Over Raptors With Last Second Steal

Amir Johnson, Brandon Jennings, Kyle Lowry

Perhaps the biggest surprise in the NBA over the last few weeks has been the dramatic turnaround of the Detroit Pistons. After waiving Josh Smith, the Motown crew went on to win their next seven games in a row. Brandon Jennings, especially, has seen his play ascend to previously unseen heights as last night’s win over the Raptors shows. Read More »

Smack / Jan 7, 2015 / 1:30 pm

Brandon Jennings Says He Would Have Went With DJ Augustin Down Stretch

Andre Drummond, Brandon Jennings, Detroit Pistons

Welcome to NBA bizarro world. After the previously woebegone Detroit Pistons won their sixth straight game by beating the world champion San Antonio Spurs on the road, notorious braggart Brandon Jennings – who hit the game-winning leaner as time expired – said he would have played DJ Augustin over himself down the stretch. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 7, 2015 / 11:15 am

Video: Brandon Jennings’ Game-Winning Floater After Spurs Turn Ball Over

Brandon Jennings

We already showed you the Pistons sealing their win over the Spurs with Stan Van Gundy‘s “f**king wall” defense. But a weird succession played out to get the Pistons in a position to win on the road, and it featured a rare mistake by the Spurs and a clutch Brandon Jennings bank-shot that almost came at the buzzer. Read More »