Blake Griffin retires after high-flying NBA career that included Rookie of the Year, All-Star honors
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Blake Griffin announced his retirement Tuesday after a 14-year career that included six All-Star selections, Rookie of the Year honors and a dunk contest victory. Griffin said in a social media post that he's thankful for every single moment of his career. He was the No. 1 overall pick by the Los Angeles Clippers out of Oklahoma in 2009. He missed his first season with a knee injury, but rebounded to earn Rookie of the Year honors in 2011, when he won the All-Star Game dunk contest. Alongside Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan, Griffin's high-flying plays rejuvenated the Clippers franchise and earn ..read more
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Pistons plan to hire head of basketball operations after finishing with NBA's worst record again
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The Detroit Pistons are looking for new leadership after finishing with the NBA's worst record for the second straight year. The Pistons announced Monday, a day after finishing the season 14-68, that it will hire a head of basketball operations who will report to team owner Tom Gores. This past season has been incredibly difficult and frustrating for our fans, players and our entire organization, Gores said. "We will continue to invest in our core group of young players and surround them with the right complimentary talent. The Pistons are trying to build around Cade Cunningham, Jalen Duren an ..read more
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Marcus Sasser leads Pistons past Mavericks, with Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving sitting out
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DALLAS (AP) Marcus Sasser scored 24 points in his hometown return, including 13 straight Detroit points during a stretch of the third quarter, and the Pistons beat the Dallas Mavericks playing without Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving 107-89 on Friday night. The Pistons (14-67) led for most of the night against a Mavericks team that had won five consecutive games and 16 of 18 to secure an playoff spot. Chimezie Metu scored 18 points for Detroit, matching a career high with four 3-pointers. Doncic, the NBA scoring leader, was declared out about two hours before tipoff with left ankle soreness. Irvin ..read more
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Chicago beats Detroit, sending Pistons to franchise-record 67th loss
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DETROIT (AP) DeMar DeRozan scored 39 points and the Chicago Bulls sent the Detroit Pistons to their franchise-record 67th loss of the season, 127-105 on Thursday night. Detroit (13-67) broke the franchise mark set by the 1979-80 team. You can learn a lot about players at this time of year, Detroit coach Monty Williams said. I know, for myself, I earned a lot of money (as a player) playing down the stretch and hanging in there. Chicago (38-42) wrapped up home-court advantage in the Eastern Conference play-in game against Atlanta. I'm happy for these guys, Bulls coach Billy Donovan said. This se ..read more
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Joel Embiid scores 37 as 76ers beat Pistons for 6th straight victory
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) Joel Embiid had 37 points and 11 rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers extended their winning streak to six games with a 120-102 win over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night. Buddy Hield scored 18 and Kelly Oubre Jr. added 17 as the 76ers (45-35) continued their push to avoid the Play-In Tournament and stayed in contention for the sixth spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs. I keep my eyes on the other games, but it doesn't matter if we (keep winning), Embiid said. Play-in or not, it doesn't really matter. Embiid added eight assists and played 36 minutes his most in the four ..read more
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Jalen Johnson has 28 points, 14 rebounds, Hawks clinch play-in berth with win over Pistons
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ATLANTA (AP) Jalen Johnson had 28 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists for his first career triple-double and the Atlanta Hawks overcame a 50-point effort by Detroit's Malachi Flynn for a 121-113 win over the Pistons on Wednesday night that clinched a berth in the Eastern Conference play-in tournament. DeAndre Hunter scored 26 points and Dejounte Murray finished with 24 points and 11 assists for the Hawks, who have won six of their last seven games. Flynn, whose previous career high was 27, was 18 for 25 from the floor and 9 for 12 at the line. The 50 points was a franchise record for a reserve ..read more
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Jaren Jackson Jr. scores 40, Grizzlies hang on to beat Pistons
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DETROIT (AP) Jaren Jackson Jr. scored 40 points and the Memphis Grizzlies held on for a 110-108 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Monday night. Cade Cunningham, who finished with 36 points, missed a tying 12-footer as time expired. Jackson went 13 of 23 from the floor and 12 of 14 from the free-throw line. Former Piston Luke Kennard added 19 points for Memphis, which had lost three straight and seven of eight. Detroit has lost nine of 10. Memphis had a 110-108 lead when a loose ball went out of bounds with 1:04 left. The Pistons were given the ball, but Memphis coach Taylor Jenkins challenge ..read more
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Pistons snap 8-game skid, beating Wizards in matchup of the NBA's bottom 2 teams
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WASHINGTON (AP) Cade Cunningham scored 33 points, Jalen Duren had 20 points and 18 rebounds and the Detroit Pistons snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 96-87 victory over the Washington Wizards on Friday night. The Pistons blew a 19-point halftime lead but recovered in the matchup of the NBA's bottom two teams. Washington (14-60) still leads Detroit (13-61) by a game in the standings after the teams completed a split of their four-game season series with the road team winning each game. Corey Kispert scored 23 points for the Wizards, who trailed 59-40 after an abysmal first half but cam ..read more
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Jaylen Brown scores 33 points, NBA-leading Celtics beat Pistons for 8th straight win
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DETROIT (AP) Jaylen Brown scored 33 points and the NBA-leading Boston Celtics won their eighth straight game, beating the short-handed Detroit Pistons 129-102 on Friday night. Boston improved to 56-15 an .800 winning percentage. Detroit is tied with Washington at the bottom of the league at 12-58 44 games behind the Celtics. Peyton Pritchard added 20 points, and Derrick White had 19 points and 11 assists. Jayson Tatum sat out against Detroit to rest an ankle for the second time in five days, also missing a 119-94 home victory Monday night. James Wiseman had a season-high 24 points for Detroit ..read more
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Siakam, Haliburton combine for 45 points as Pacers rout short-handed Pistons
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DETROIT (AP) Pascal Siakam had 25 points and eight rebounds, Tyrese Haliburton added 20 points and nine assists, and the Indiana Pacers routed the short-handed Detroit Pistons 122-103 on Wednesday night. This was a great team performance, Haliburton said. We did a great job of getting out and running in the second half, and we knew that would get our shots to fall. Aaron Nesmith added 14 points as the Pacers swept the four-game season series from the Pistons. Isaiah Jackson, playing 25 miles south of his hometown, had 10 points, 11 rebounds and six assists. Isaiah Jackson should be the poster ..read more
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