Rod Beard | The Detroit News The NBA doesn’t always come easy. For a very few elite players, it’s almost a seamless transition from playing college ball to playing as a pro. Even experienced college players often have issues with adjusting to the speed of the game and the level of play. For Pistons rookie
Omari Sankofa II | Detroit Free Press Show Caption Hide Caption Detroit Pistons’ Derrick Rose: Early season losses are on me Detroit Pistons guard Derrick Rose speaks to the media on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020 (warning: some language used may be inappropriate for some audiences). Detroit Pistons, Detroit Free Press To an extent, Derrick Rose
Rod Beard | The Detroit News The Detroit Pistons finished Tuesday’s game vs. Golden State without two of their starters, after Blake Griffin and rookie Killian Hayes suffered injuries. Griffin was placed in the NBA’s concussion protocol after taking an elbow to the jaw from Golden State Warriors rookie James Wiseman, who was going for
If there’s anything a decidedly divided America can agree upon, it’s wishing good riddance to 2020. The only fly in the ointment is that turning the page to 2021 and leaving the rest to chance doesn’t necessarily guarantee an uptick in fortunes.
Omari Sankofa II | Detroit Free Press Show Caption Hide Caption Dwane Casey: Pistons have to keep plugging, keep together Detroit Pistons coach Dwane Casey reacts following the 116-106 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Dec. 29, 2020. Detroit Pistons Four games in, things are going according to plan for the Detroit Pistons. The
Tony Paul | The Detroit News Every July in a tiny village in upstate New York, the living history of baseball is on full display. It’s long been tradition for living members of the Baseball Hall of Fame to return to Cooperstown for the annual induction weekend, and, health permitting, almost all of them do.
Omari Sankofa II | Detroit Free Press Show Caption Hide Caption Detroit Pistons’ Jerami Grant: ‘We’re right there at the end of games’ Jerami Grant answers questions after his 27 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 blocks in loss to Warriors, praises Isaiah Stewart, Dec. 29, 2020. Detroit Pistons During the first two quarters
Kirkland Crawford | Detroit Free Press Tom Wilson, a fixture in sports and entertainment in southeast Michigan for four decades, announced he will retire from Ilitch Companies at the end of the year. The Detroit native’s legacy includes having a huge hand building two sports arenas in metro Detroit, the Palace of Auburn Hills and Little
Tony Paul | The Detroit News Tom Wilson, a sports and entertainment executive in Metro Detroit for more than four decades who oversaw the design and construction of The Palace of Auburn Hills and later helped make Little Caesars Arena an anchor of downtown Detroit, announced Wednesday he will retire from Olympia Entertainment, effective Thursday.
The Cavaliers received approval from the Ohio Department of Health to increase their crowd capacity for home games at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, writes Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com. As Fedor details, the franchise will now be able to host 1,944 fans per game, which is the equivalent of 10% of the arena’s capacity. Ohio regulations currently
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Omari Sankofa II | Detroit Free Press Show Caption Hide Caption Top 10 NBA title contenders for 2021: Who they added, who they lost Free Press’ Pistons editor Marlowe Alter looks at 10 NBA title contenders for the 2021 season, examining who they added and lost in the offseason. Marlowe Alter, Detroit Free Press The
Shawn Windsor | Detroit Free Press Show Caption Hide Caption Detroit Pistons’ Jerami Grant: ‘We’re right there at the end of games’ Jerami Grant answers questions after his 27 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 blocks in loss to Warriors, praises Isaiah Stewart, Dec. 29, 2020. Detroit Pistons Jerami Grant joined the Detroit Pistons
Midway through the fourth quarter, the Pistons trailing by nine in the season’s fourth game after suffering stinging losses in each of the first three, Dwane Casey sent rookie Isaiah Stewart – 24 hours off of his NBA debut – into the game for Mason Plumlee.
Rod Beard | The Detroit News Detroit — With three losses to open the season, the Pistons were on the verge of digging themselves a huge hole to start the season. An 0-4 start would be their worst since the 2012-13 season, when they opened with eight straight losses. The count is still going. BOX
Rod Beard | The Detroit News Detroit — The Pistons lost their fourth straight game, 116-106, to the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night. Beyond the skid to start the season, they lost two starters to injury and struggled in shooting the ball, hitting only 38% from the field, though they improved to 37% (13-of-35)
Rod Beard | The Detroit News Detroit — Pistons forward Blake Griffin left Tuesday’s game against the Golden State Warriors after taking an elbow to the jaw in the second quarter. In the third quarter, he was removed from the game and placed in concussion protocol. Griffin absorbed the blow from Warriors center James Wiseman
Three quick observations from Tuesday night’s 116-106 loss to the Golden State Warriors at Little Caesars Arena A BAD TURN – The Pistons looked set up for their first win after three wrenching losses to open the season. Derrick Rose, bumping along with a 1 of 12 shooting line to his night, made his first…