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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 …


UPDATED: Mon., April 22, 2019, 10:35 p.m.

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 …


UPDATED: Sun., April 14, 2019, 9:21 p.m.

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks pound Pistons 121-86 in playoff opener

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 …


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, …


NBA Capsules: Blake Griffin scores 44 points against former team

Blake Griffin scored 44 points in his return to Staples Center for the first time against his old team and the Detroit Pistons beat the Los Angeles Clippers 109-104 on …



Pistons land ex-Raptors coach Dwane Casey with five-year deal

Dwane Casey lost his job in Toronto because the Raptors wanted to advance further in the playoffs.


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 …


Stan Van Gundy won’t return to Pistons as coach or team president

After four seasons of mostly mediocre results, the Detroit Pistons are moving on without Stan Van Gundy. He won’t return as president of basketball operations and he isn’t staying on …


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 10:36 p.m.

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, …


NBA capsules: Blake Griffin gets double-double in Pistons debut

Blake Griffin had 24 points and 10 rebounds in his debut for Detroit, and the Pistons edged the Memphis Grizzlies 104-102 on Thursday night in Detroit.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 8:52 p.m.

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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 9:18 p.m.

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 …


AP Source: Pistons finalizing deal to acquire Blake Griffin

The Detroit Pistons were finalizing a trade Monday night to acquire star forward Blake Griffin from the Los Angeles Clippers, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.


UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 9:38 a.m.

Pistons’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope gets probation in March traffic stop

Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has been sentenced to a year of probation in connection with a March traffic stop in suburban Detroit. The Detroit Free Press reports Caldwell-Pope learned his …


Detroit Pistons unveil updated logo

The Detroit Pistons have unveiled an updated logo in advance of their move downtown next season. It’s similar to a logo the team used from 1979-96, with the team’s name …


NBA roundup: Pistons rout Cavaliers 106-90 while LeBron James rests

Tobias Harris scored 21 points to help the Detroit Pistons snap a five-game losing streak by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 106-90 on Monday night while LeBron James sat out resting.


Detroit Pistons announce plans to move downtown next season

The Detroit Pistons are ready to move downtown – into what is already being billed as one of the most unique sports neighborhoods in the nation. The Pistons formally announced …


Ben Wallace looks forward to jersey retirement with Pistons

The Detroit Pistons are honoring one of their recent stars when they host defending champion Golden State on Saturday night.


Baynes joins Pistons

Aron Baynes had to delay his official introduction with the Detroit Pistons. The news conference was initially set for Saturday, but was rescheduled for Sunday because Baynes had some sort …


Smith embracing ‘new beginning’ in Houston

HOUSTON – Josh Smith has been a nice addition to the contending Houston Rockets and simply ignores those who credit Detroit’s recent success to his release. After all, the Rockets …


Trial for former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez expected to last 6-10 weeks

Hearing The murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is expected to take 6 to 10 weeks, prosecutors in Fall River, Massachusetts, said Monday. Hernandez was …


In Brief: Arbitrator rules Saints’ Graham a TE

NFL: The New Orleans Saints’ Jimmy Graham and the NFL Players Association were dealt a setback Wednesday when an arbitrator ruled that he can only be considered a tight end …


Pistons hire Stan Van Gundy as coach, president

The Detroit Pistons are counting on Stan Van Gundy to bring some stability to a struggling franchise. They’re certainly giving him plenty of authority. The Pistons officially announced Van Gundy’s …


Pistons fire Cheeks

The Detroit Pistons fired coach Maurice Cheeks on Sunday after less than a year as coach, with the Pistons languishing well below .500 despite offseason moves aimed at putting the …


Zusi, Altidore lead U.S. over Jamaica

Soccer: Graham Zusi and Jozy Altidore scored second-half goals in Kansas City, Kan., to give the United States a 2-0 victory over Jamaica and clinch first place for the Americans …


Pistons’ Rodney Stuckey breaks thumb

Detroit Pistons’ Rodney Stuckey broke a bone in his right thumb after catching it in a car door. The Pistons said Thursday that Stuckey, injured Wednesday, will have surgery today …


Celtics edge Clippers; move to 4-0 without Rondo

NBA: Paul Pierce scored 22 points and Boston held off a late comeback to beat visiting Los Angeles 106-104 and improve to 4-0 since losing Rajon Rondo for the season …


Pargo’s NBA career on upswing while Daye’s founders

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – In the span of 48 hours, a pair of former Gonzaga Bulldogs came through Orlando, one riding the wave of a career performance, the other …


Blanchette: Stuckey strives to drive Pistons

Draft night seems to bring Rodney Stuckey full circle every year. Aside from the Portland Trail Blazers’ instantly regrettable druthers – Greg Oden over Kevin Durant – Stuckey was possibly …