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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 Take 3-1 Lead on Magic

Hamilton scores 32 and Price adds 17

(Newser) - Richard Hamilton scored 32 points and Hedo Turkoglu missed a layup with time running out as the Detroit Pistons beat the Orlando Magic 90-89 tonight to take a 3-1 lead in their Eastern Conference series. Tayshaun Prince scored 17 for Detroit, including an 11-foot runner for the go-ahead basket with... 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 »

Prince, Wallace Help Pistons Even Series

Dominating second half halts 76ers' early momentum

(Newser) - The Pistons squashed the chatter about heading home with a series deficit. Tayshaun Prince scored 23 points and made all but one shot from the field, and Detroit played with a purpose and dominated the second half to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 93-84 on Sunday night, tying the best-of-seven Eastern... More »

Pistons Even Series With Game 2 Rout

Philly can't rally this time as Detroit rolls, 105-88

(Newser) - Rasheed Wallace had another good game against the Philadelphia 76ers. Unlike the series opener, a few Detroit Pistons starters helped him out. Wallace scored 11 of his 16 points in the first quarter and Detroit went on to beat Philadelphia 105-88 in Game 2 on Wednesday night to even the... More »

Introducing ... Coach 'Sheed?

Wallace might be even better on the bench than the floor

(Newser) - Detroit's Rasheed Wallace is a great basketball player, but he could become an even better coach, writes Eric Adelson in ESPN the Magazine. He may collect more than his share of technical fouls, says Pistons coach Flip Saunders, but he "has all the makings of a great coach. He... More »

76ers Stun Pistons in Game One

Andre Miller scores 20 for Philly

(Newser) - Andre Miller scored 20 points while Willie Green had a career playoff-high 17 to help the Philadelphia 76ers stun the Detroit Pistons 90-86 Sunday in Game 1 of their first-round series. The Eastern Conference's second-seeded team was expected beat the seventh-seeded Sixers by double digits and did lead by 15... More »

Pistons Win 4th Straight, Beat Desperate Nets

Detroit about to clinch No. 2 seed in East; NJ on verge of elimination

(Newser) - Antonio McDyess scored 19 points, Rasheed Wallace added 17 points and eight rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons beat the New Jersey Nets, 106-87, tonight for their fourth straight victory. Both teams played without a key starter as Richard Hamilton (hip) sat out for Detroit, while Vince Carter (ankle) was sidelined... More »

Sixers Surprise Pistons

Beat Detroit 83-82 despite scoreless final two minutes

(Newser) - In a game which saw the lead see-saw back and forth from opening play to the crucial final moments, the Sixers outlasted Detroit last night, winning 83-82. Philly, bolstered by Andre Iguodala's 22 points, barely hung on, failing to score in the final two and half minutes of regulation after... 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 »

Spurs Edge Bucks in 8th Straight Win

Pistons leave Clippers reeling in 103-73 loss, despite Kaman's return

(Newser) - Two Michael Redd free throws stood between the Bucks and a tie game with the Spurs, but after missing the first one, Redd had to aim wide on the second and hope his teammates could tip the ball in. But Andrew Bogut's attempt failed, and San Antonio left town with... 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 »

Elbowed to Head, Carter Responds

Unselfish Raptors, hot-starting Pistons leash Wolves, Cats

(Newser) - Things looked bad for the Nets when Vince Carter took an elbow to the face early in the second quarter, then shakily left the court; however, Carter returned to score 25 points (29 total) and key a 21-0 run that put away the Mavericks for good, 101-82. Dallas star Dirk... 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 »

Payback for the Pistons

Detroit avenges blowout loss to Dallas, 90-67

(Newser) - Detroit avenged a brutal loss at Dallas with a 90-67 blowout at home of the hurting Mavericks, who were missing two key guards. Pistons center Rasheed Wallace applied brutal pressure on Dallas's Dirk Nowitzki, who ended up with a decidedly un-Dirk-like 3-for-18 day from the field. Josh Howard also shot... More »

Pistons Have Need for 'Sheed, Shed Pacers

Kidd, New Jersey end losing streak; Miami starts a new one

(Newser) - Rasheed Wallace's play on both ends spurred the Pistons to a 110-104 win over a sharp-shooting Pacers team; he had 24 points, 10 boards, and a key block with half a minute remaining to protect the Detroit lead. With Jermaine O'Neal out due to injury, Indiana hit 12 of 24... More »

Rip-less Pistons Flip Magic

Detroit cuts a swath through Florida, wins 9th straight Orlando matchup 116-92

(Newser) - Even without top scorer Rip Hamilton, the Pistons easily outshot the Magic last night on their way to the most decisive decision yet in Detroit's nine-game win streak against Orlando. The 116-92 score represents double-digit contributions from four Pistons starters and two bench players, and 58% shooting from the field,... More »

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