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Obama, NBA Stars Play Hoops for Troops

'Wounded warriors' watch; reporters boxed out

(Newser) - President Obama played basketball today with a constellation of NBA stars and a ringer from the national champion UConn women's team. Service members injured in action and participants in the White House mentoring program watched, but the press pool waited outside, the Washington Post reports. Retired stars Magic Johnson and... More »

Pistons Trade For Iverson, Send Billups to Denver

Forward McDyess also leaves as Detroit gambles on oft-unhappy scorer

(Newser) - The Detroit Pistons have agreed to acquire guard Allen Iverson from the Denver Nuggets in exchange for guard Chauncey Billups and forward Antonio McDyess, the Detroit Free Press reports. The 33-year-old Iverson, a former league MVP with a reputation as a malcontent, hasn’t helped Denver get deep into the... More »

Pistons Head Home 'All-Square'

Detroit beats Boston on the road to tie series

(Newser) - The Detroit Pistons proved that a visiting team can win in Boston. Now they can reach the NBA finals without having to do it again. Richard Hamilton nailed 25 points, and the Pistons beat the Celtics 103-97 last night, tying the Eastern Conference finals at one game apiece and seizing... More »

Billups Scores 28 as Pistons Edge Magic

Guard 10-for-10 from the line as Detroit takes 2-0 series lead

(Newser) - The Detroit Pistons took advantage of what seemed to be a little help from the scorer's table and went on beat the Orlando Magic. Chauncey Billups scored 28 points, three on a disputed shot at the end of the third quarter, and Detroit got past Orlando for a 100-93 win... More »

Pistons Rout Magic in Game 1 of 2nd Round

Billups scores 19 as Detroit pulls away in second half

(Newser) - Hedo Turkoglu's uncontested dunk early in the second half gave the Orlando Magic their first lead. Less than a minute later, the Detroit Pistons took over. Chauncey Billups had 19 points, seven assists and played a key role in the decisive run of the game, leading Detroit to a 91-72... More »

Hamilton, Billups, Wallace Nearly Beat 76ers Alone

Detroit cruises to 98-81 win, 3-2 series lead

(Newser) - The Motor City's Big Three outscored Philadelphia's entire team when it mattered. Chauncey Billups scored 21 points, Richard Hamilton had 20 and Rasheed Wallace added 19 to lift the Pistons to a 98-81 victory over the 76ers on Tuesday night and a 3-2 lead in the first-round series. More »

Pistons' 'Zoo Squad' Leads Detroit Over Raptors

Rodney Stuckey scores 18 in win

(Newser) - Jason Maxiell and Rodney Stuckey combined for 18 fourth-quarter points as the Detroit Pistons beat the Toronto Raptors 91-84 today. The loss drops Toronto (40-40) into a tie with Philadelphia for the Eastern Conference's sixth seed with two games left, although the Raptors have the tiebreaker. The sixth seed will... More »

Iguodala Leads 76ers Over Pistons

Swingman fills out stat sheet for Philly in 101-94 victory

(Newser) - Andre Iguodala scored 25 points, hitting a season-high four 3-pointers, and the Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Detroit Pistons 101-94 on Wednesday night. Samuel Dalembert added 20 points and 13 rebounds for Philadelphia, Willie Green scored 15 and Lou Williams had 12 points and 7 assists off the bench. Iguodala also... More »

Rip Hamilton Returns to Lead Pistons By Cavs

James has off night, but Cleveland still clinches playoff spot

(Newser) - Richard Hamilton is back and that makes the already tough Detroit Pistons that much tougher. Hamilton scored 14 points and the Pistons cruised to an 85-71 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight, reports the Associated Press. The Cavaliers still managed to clinch a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference when... More »

Ford, Bosh Lead Raptors Past Pistons

Boone has big game for Nets, Crawford lifts Knicks in overtime

(Newser) - TJ Ford celebrated his return to the starting lineup with 13 points and nine assists to help the Toronto Raptors beat the the Detroit Pistons 89-82 last night, reports the Associated Press. Chris Bosh also had 28 points as the Raptors won for just the fourth time in 15 games.... More »

Billups, Pistons Set Down Suns in Overtime

Phoenix sees seven-game winning streak go by the boards

(Newser) - Detroit scored the last six points in overtime, including a three-point play by Chauncey Billups, as the Pistons defeated Phoenix, 110-105, snapping the Suns' seven-game winning streak. Billups had nine of his 32 points in the extra session and helped pick up the slack for the ailing Richard Hamilton, who... More »

Pistons Vault Bulls Into Playoffs

Chicago can't clinch season sweep despite, or maybe due to, 'Sheed's absence

(Newser) - Detroit became the second NBA team to clinch a playoff spot last night, defeating Chicago 116-109 despite missing Rasheed Wallace, reports the Detroit Free Press. The Bulls were gunning for a sweep of the four-game season series, but the Pistons muscled their way to a 42-28 rebounding advantage. Chauncy Billups... More »

Celts Stake Claim as East's Best

Boston pulls away late to clinch playoff spot, gain ground over rival Detroit in 90-78 win

(Newser) - The Celtics became the first NBA team this season to clinch a playoff spot and gained a tiebreaker against their closest rivals—all in a 90-78 win over the Pistons. Detroit went down 17-3 early, clawed their way back to 78-77 after a Richard Hamilton three following a technical foul... More »

Pistons Roar Back to Beat Sonics

Bobcats top T-Wolves, Grizzlies keep sliding with loss to Bulls

(Newser) - The Sonics couldn't maintain their early excellence last night, ultimately losing  to Detroit, 100-97. After shooting 82 percent in the first quarter, and accumulating a 13-point lead, Seattle's level of play dropped dramatically as Detroit, led by Tayshaun Prince and Chauncey Billups, took the lead with a dominating fourth quarter... More »

Red-Hot Pistons Outlast Nuggets

All Detroit starters in double digits in 98-93 victory

(Newser) - Though the Nuggets put up more resistance than the Pistons may have expected, Detroit still had enough horsepower to win the 98-83 contest, the Free Press reports. Three Pistons scored 20 points and every starter hit double digits to make Allen Iverson and Carmelo Anthony's combined 51 points appear moot.... More »

Billups, Pistons Embarrass Shaq, Suns

Detroit shoots 52% from field, shuts down the Suns' new big man

(Newser) - Shaquille O'Neal's time in Phoenix hasn't elicited the desired results yet, unless losing 116-86 to Eastern Conference power Detroit is what the Suns had in mind when trading for the big man. The Pistons had scoring balance with six players in double figures and were dominant from midway through the... More »

Pistons Put It All Together to End Loss Streak

Billups' 21 points lead rout of helpless Milwaukee

(Newser) - The Milwaukee Bucks were just what the Detroit Pistons needed to fix their two-game losing streak last night, reports the Associated Press. Chauncey Billups made sure the bleeding stopped with 21 points and 12 assists in a 127-100 rout. The Pistons had stumbled after going into the All-Star break with... More »

Detroit Brings Broom to Atlanta

'Sheed carries team early, Billups takes over late in 94-90 win

(Newser) - The Pistons swept their four-game series with Atlanta, winning a close 94-90 game on the strength of Chauncey Billups's fourth-quarter performance. After missing all eight floor attempts in the first three quarters, Billups scored 12 in the final frame, including 10 straight Detroit points to turn a three-point deficit inside-out. More »

Pistons Blaze Past Portland

Detroit reserves get many minutes of action in blowout win

(Newser) - Chauncey Billups got Detroit out of the gate quickly with 17 points in the first quarter as the Pistons won their seventh straight, 91-82 over Portland, reports the Detroit News.  And since the game wasn't as close as the final score indicated, Pistons coach Flip Saunders was able to... More »

Pistons Put Brakes on Skid in Philly 86-78

Cavaliers shame Wizards, Mavericks stay perfect against Bobcats

(Newser) - It wasn't pretty, but Detroit halted a three-game losing streak with a gritty win against youthful Philadelphia. Each team managed only four points in the first eight minutes of the fourth quarter, with Sixers swingman Andre Iguodala bricking two easy looks. Detroit's vaunted starting backcourt had 40 points in the... More »

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