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March 6, 2012 | By Mark Medina
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will continue to wear a mask Wednesday against the Detroit Pistons. But it will feature a black color. Laker fans will largely welcome it because it fits the Black Mamba persona. But the most important questions involves whether it will still enable him to average the 34 points he's scored the past three games while wearing the clear plastic one. Join the chat box to discuss this issue and more. RELATED: Kobe Bryant to wear black mask against Detroit Lakers-Heat get record ABC-TV ratings Five things to watch in Lakers-Pistons matchup  
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February 9, 2014 | By Dan Loumena
The Detroit Pistons fired coach Maurice Cheeks on Sunday, making the former NBA champion the latest casualty in the underwhelming Eastern Conference. The Pistons hired Cheeks last summer when they continued to upgrade their roster with the acquisition of All-Stars Brandon Jennings and Josh Smith, but a 21-29 record -- good for ninth place in the East and only 3-1/2 games out of fifth -- was considered a bad start in a conference where a winning record right now gets a team home-court advantage in a first-round playoff series.
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June 10, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
The Detroit Pistons have hired Maurice Cheeks, according to ESPN, giving the former All-Star point guard his third head coaching job. Cheeks reportedly beat out Nate McMillan, the other co-finalist to succeed Lawrence Frank, who had gone 54-94 in two seasons. Cheeks had been an assistant under Scott Brooks in Oklahoma City the last four seasons and previously was the head coach with Philadelphia and Portland, compiling a 284-286 record that included three first-round playoff appearances in his six full seasons.
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January 19, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Even though the Clippers didn't practice when they arrived here Sunday afternoon, the team announced that three newly injured players would play Monday against the Detroit Pistons. Starting guard J.J. Redick suffered a bruised left knee in the first quarter against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night, but he continued to play and will play against the Pistons. So will starting point guard Darren Collison, who suffered a sprained left big toe in the first half but also kept playing, and key reserve small forward Matt Barnes, who said he suffered a "bad sprain" of his left thumb but didn't stop playing.
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March 15, 2009 | Associated Press
Bill Davidson, the Detroit Pistons' Hall of Fame owner and noted philanthropist, died late Friday at his home in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. He was 86. The cause of death wasn't released, but Davidson had been in poor health in recent years and used a wheelchair. Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in September, Davidson also owned the WNBA's Detroit Shock and Palace Sports & Entertainment, comprising the Palace of Auburn Hills arena and DTE Energy Music Theatre.
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October 28, 1990 | BILL BARNARD, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Detroit Pistons are standing still while going for their third straight championship. A half-dozen teams are making big changes while going for glory in the West. The Denver Nuggets are moving faster than anyone and could be going nowhere except into the record book. The 1990-91 NBA season opens Friday with nearly everyone in the West other than the Los Angeles Lakers hoping for a new era not dominated by one team.
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June 6, 1988 | MIKE DOWNEY
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June 7, 1988 | Scott Ostler
Let's clear up one huge misconception before the National Basketball Assn. finals get under way tonight. The Detroit Pistons are not a dirty team. They play physical basketball. I know this is true because I have heard several knowledgeable NBA insiders say it. All of these knowledgeable NBA insiders happen to be Detroit Pistons, but would they lie? "We are not a dirty team," the Pistons say, over and over, like a third-grade class reciting the multiplication tables.
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June 15, 1988 | CHRIS BAKER, Times Staff Writer
Forward Adrian Dantley of the Detroit Pistons, an ice pack strapped to his left side, squinted into the bright glare of the TV lights as he was cornered by a horde of reporters in the Pistons' locker room. Dantley had a game-high 27 points as the Pistons pounded the Lakers, 111-86, in Game 4 of the National Basketball Assn. Finals Tuesday night at the Silverdome to even the best-of-seven series at two games apiece. "I call A.D.
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November 29, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
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.
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May 2, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
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.
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April 26, 2013 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
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.
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April 18, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
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.
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February 3, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
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.
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January 30, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
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.
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December 17, 2012 | By Broderick Turner, Los Angeles Times
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - The entire left side of Eric Bledsoe's body ached from a fall he took in the fourth quarter of Saturday night's game, leaving the muscular guard admitting that he was "banged up on my whole left side. " Bledsoe had been given advice from Chris Paul to take an ice bath Sunday to ease some of his pain before the Clippers played the Detroit Pistons on Monday night. So, did Bledsoe take the ice bath for his sore left elbow, left side and left hip that forced him to wear a pad during the game?
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