November 29, 2013 |
The Lakers (8-8) are to finish a three-game road trip on Friday against the Detroit Pistons (6-9). The Pistons gave the Lakers some early trouble before the Lakers pulled away with a big second half in a meeting on Nov. 17 at Staples Center. Detroit has true size in center Andre Drummond, forward-center Greg Monroe and power forward Josh Smith, but the Pistons' guards aren't especially efficient and the team lacks depth. Key matchup Drummond had 14 points and 13 rebounds against the Lakers in their first meeting.
May 2, 2013 |
While the fans at Staples Center ended the season chanting "We want Phil," it appears the Lakers and Phil Jackson are nowhere near a reunion. Jackson has agreed to "serve in an advisory capacity" with the Detroit Pistons as owner Tom Gores searches for a new head coach, according to Keith Langlois of NBA.com . “Phil Jackson is a friend and one of the best minds in the business,” Gores said. “We are thrilled to have him as an advisor as we make some very important decisions for this franchise.
April 26, 2013 |
Christina Aguilera recently closed escrow on a mansion in gated Mulholland Estates, buying the Westside home of Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores and his wife, Holly , for $10 million. The Mediterranean, custom built in 1992, features a family room with exposed beams, a paneled library, two bars, five fireplaces, a screening room, six bedrooms, nine bathrooms and 11,107 square feet of living space. A saltwater swimming pool with spa, a bathhouse and a gazebo also sit on the more than three-quarters of an acre of grounds.
April 18, 2013 |
It hasn't been a good day for NBA coaches. First, Cleveland fired Byron Scott. Then, Doug Collins stepped down as coach of Philadelphia. Now comes word that the Detroit Pistons have fired Lawrence Frank. “We thank Lawrence for his hard work and dedication, but we feel it is in the best interest of the franchise to make a change at this time,” team President Joe Dumars said. “Decisions like this are never easy and we wish Lawrence well in the future.” Frank went 54-94 in two seasons with Detroit, including 29-53 last season.
February 3, 2013 |
Lakers 98, Pistons 97 (final) The Lakers almost blew an 18-point lead but hung on to beat the Detroit Pistons on Sunday at the Palace in Auburn Hills, Mich. Pistons big man Andre Drummond couldn't quite handle Kyle Singler's alley-oop pass at the rim on an inbounds play with 1.2 seconds left, allowing the Lakers to escape after fumbling another comfortable edge. Steve Nash missed two free throws with 2.7 seconds left after Earl Clark missed two free throws with 16.8 seconds left, giving the Pistons chances to steal a victory.
January 30, 2013 |
Forward Tayshaun Prince, who has played his entire 11-year career with the Detroit Pistons, is headed to the Memphis Grizzlies in a three-team trade that will send forward Rudy Gay to the Toronto Raptors and point guard Jose Calderon to the Pistons, according to multiple reports citing unnamed sources. The reports appear to be accurate since all the players whose teams had games tonight were listed as inactive. The three-team deal includes swingman Austin Daye going from Detroit to Memphis, forward Ed Davis going from Toronto to Memphis and center Hamed Haddadi going from Memphis to Toronto.