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Pistons sign 17-year NBA veteran with Joe Johnson

The Detroit Pistons have signed 38-year-old swingman Joe Johnson. The 17-year NBA veteran did not play in the league last season. He was recently named MVP of the BIG3 3-on-3 basketball league.

Pistons returned to playoffs but still have a way to go

After being swept by the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round, the Detroit Pistons hope this playoff appearance was just a start. The Pistons made the playoffs for only the second time in the last 10 seasons, but after four losses to the Bucks, Detroit has now dropped an NBA-record 14 straight postseason games. The Pistons haven’t won one since 2008.

NBA playoffs: Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 41, leads Bucks to sweep of Detroit

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 41 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat Detroit 127-104 on Monday night, completing a four-game sweep of the Pistons and advancing to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2001. Also Monday, Utah defeated Houston to avoid a sweep, closing to within 3-1 in their first-round series.

Pistons say Blake Griffin still day to day with troublesome knee

Detroit Pistons coach Dwane Casey says star forward Blake Griffin is still day to day heading into the postseason. Detroit opens its series at top-seeded Milwaukee on Sunday night. Griffin, who has been dealing with a troublesome left knee, did not play in the regular-season finale Wednesday when Detroit wrapped up a playoff spot by winning at New York.

Pistons have decisions to make in post-Stan Van Gundy era

Stan Van Gundy’s ouster leaves the Detroit Pistons without a coach and with a leadership void in the front office. If healthy, the Pistons may have the talent to reach the playoffs next season, but the franchise’s long-term strategy is the more pressing question at the moment.

NBA Capsules: LeBron, Nance power Cavaliers past Pistons 112-90

LeBron James scored 31 points before taking a seat on the bench, Larry Nance Jr. reached career highs with 22 points and 15 rebounds in his first start for Cleveland, and the Cavaliers closed a disappointing five-game homestand on a positive note with a 112-90 win Monday night over the Detroit Pistons, who haven’t won on the road in nearly two months.

Kevin Love breaks hand in Cavaliers’ 125-114 loss to Detroit

Andre Drummond had 21 points and 22 rebounds, and the short-handed Detroit Pistons beat Cleveland 125-114 after the Cavaliers lost Kevin Love to a potentially season-altering hand injury. Love exited in the first quarter with a broken left hand, and the Pistons took advantage of his absence, snapping an eight-game losing streak despite a roster that was depleted by their blockbuster trade for Blake Griffin.

Analysis: Blake Griffin trade to Pistons shows NBA’s current direction

The East is open for business. The West is closed until further notice. There’s the takeaway from the deal where Blake Griffin got sent from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Detroit Pistons , and it may be a theme for the next week or so until the NBA trading deadline. The Pistons see opportunity to contend in the Eastern Conference, while the Clippers know the Western Conference is out of their reach and a full reboot is needed.