Last season, one of the true surprises in the NBA turned out to be none other than the Detroit Pistons. Anchored by breakout star Andre Drummond, they put together quality wins and established a foundation for future success. Guided by head coach Stan Van Gundy, the Pistons are hoping that the future is now. Drummond returns for a fourth season and he’s got a little more help this time: Detroit acquired Danny Granger, Marcus Morris and Steve Blake to add offensive punch to their already-imposing defense. With another wide-open Eastern Conference shaping up once again this season, there’s no doubt that Motor City is in position to make noise in 2015-16. Detroit Pistons tickets are on sale now for Pistons home games at the Palace of Auburn Hills—score yours today!
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4/7/15 - With a game against Indiana – who is in the scramble for the final playoff spot in the East – coming, the Detroit Pistons will have an opportunity to play spoiler later in the week. The Pistons are 6-4 in their last 10 games, having won their last time out.
3/31/15 - The last time the Detroit Pistons had missed the playoffs for six consecutive seasons, the presidents were Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan in his first term; and disco music had risen and fallen, to be replaced by new-wave synth-pop. Yes, it’s been that long – a six year stretch in the late Seventies to the early Eighties – since the Pistons have been out of the playoffs for as many seasons as now.
3/24/15 - What had looked like a season of hope and promise has turned into a long slog towards mediocrity for the Detroit Pistons, who are at the moment the coldest team in the NBA. The Pistons have lost eight straight games and fallen into last place in the Central Division, seven games in back of Indiana.
3/16/15 - The Detroit Pistons' loss to the Jazz brings their losing strength to ten games. The team has one of the worst records in the league this season. They will also miss Greg Monroe, who will sit out their next game due to a right knee sprain that occurred during practice on Monday night. It marks the first practice injury to one of the Pistons players all season. Monroe is expected to be back soon, possibly even for Wednesday's game against Philadelphia. This game marks only the second of Monroe's career to be missed due to injury. With just 16 games left in the regular season, the Pistons are seven games off from seeing the playoffs. They will be looking to finally start to turn around the season when they face the Memphis Grizzlies on March 17. Tickets remain on sale, starting at $2.
3/10/15 - Not two or three weeks ago, the Detroit Pistons were still in the conversation for the (admittedly weak) Eastern Conference playoffs, within shouting distance of the top eight teams. Now, having dropped six straight and seven of their last 10, an extension of the season is looking more and more unlikely for the Pistons.
3/3/15 - While other teams are staying in the hunt for the playoffs which start next month, the Detroit Pistons find themselves falling back. The Pistons have dropped their last three in a row to fall to the Central Division cellar, as well as into 12th place overall in the conference, a half game back of Boston and 2 ½ games behind eighth-place Brooklyn.
2/24/15 - One of six teams within 2 ½ games of each other in the crowed middle of the Eastern Conference, the Detroit Pistons are one of three teams just a game out of the eighth seed in the East, currently held by Brooklyn. The Pistons are tied with division rival Indiana and just percentage points ahead of Charlotte.
2/18/15 - With three wins and three losses in the month of February, the Detroit Pistons have held on tight while still remaining in contention for an Eastern Conference playoff spot. The Pistons are tied for 11th in the East with division rival Indiana, just two games behind Charlotte and Miami, who hold the last two seeds in the East.
2/10/15 - The Detroit Pistons are marking time in February so far, alternating wins with losses over their last four games. The Pistons are still somewhat in the hunt for the postseason, standing tied for 10th place in the East, tied with Boston and 2 ½ games behind Charlotte and Miami, who are tied for seventh.
2/3/15 - Even with a record of 18-30, the Detroit Pistons are not far behind for a chance to go to the playoffs. The Pistons are currently in 10th place in the East, just three games out of the eighth seed (held by charlotte) and 3 ½ games out of seventh place (held by Miami).
1/27/15 - With five wins and five losses in their last 10 games, the Detroit Pistons are managing to stay ahead of struggling Indiana in the Central Division. The Pistons have dropped their last two games, both on the road, at division rival Milwaukee and Atlantic leaders Toronto.
1/13/15 - The Detroit Pistons at the moment are the only team in the Central Division with a winning streak. The Pistons, having won their last two, are threatening to overhaul beleaguered Indiana, sitting just a half game back of the Pacers for fourth place in the division.
1/6/15 - Who’s got the longest current winning streak in the Central Division? Why, it’s the Detroit Pistons, winners of their last five. The Pistons had dropped their four previous to the streak starting at home against struggling Indiana.
12/9/14 - How bad has it gotten for the Detroit Pistons? Well, among their 12 straight losses – currently the longest in the NBA at the moment – the Pistons dropped a contest to Philadelphia, record- and otherwise the worst team in the league…ouch.
12/2/14 - With just three wins in the month of November, the Detroit Pistons find themselves falling further and further behind in the Central Division. The Pistons have not been victorious since an overtime win over Oklahoma City (then without Kevin Durant) on Nov. 14.
11/11/14 - If the Detroit Pistons are to have any hope as to moving up among the teams of the NBA, they will definitely need to work on their offensive output. Their total points per game average of 91.9 is just 29th out of 30 teams so far this season.
11/4/14 - They’re in what could easily be considered the toughest division in the NBA. Which means that the Detroit Pistons will need to find some way to increase their offensive output, currently last in the league overall with a points per game average of 86.2.
10/28/14 - Coming off of a disappointing 2013-2014 season, the Detroit Pistons home opener against the Brooklyn Nets still left fans hungry for a win. While the team got off to a good start in the first and second quarters, they fell behind during the last half of the game, eventually losing to the Nets 102-90.
Head coach Stan Van Grundy accepted the majority of the blame for the team’s loss, saying he didn’t do a good job of managing his players, leaving fatigued players on the floor for too long.
The biggest bright spot of the night came at halftime, when Kid Rock lit up the Palace of Auburn Hills with a dazzling show of lights, lasers, over 100 performers and a local children’s choir. Following a brief rest on Monday, the Detroit Pistons return to face the New York Knicks on Wednesday night. Tickets are still available, beginning as low as $4 each.
8/26/14 - The Detroit Pistons 2014-2015 schedule just released, and the 82-game slate is overflowing with must-attend matches! The Pistons will open their season on the road at Denver (Oct. 29), followed by the home opener against Brooklyn on Nov. 1. Detroit will host LeBron James and the Cavaliers on Jan. 27 and Feb. 24, while Derrick Rose and the Bulls visit Feb. 20 and Mar. 21, with the NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs appearing at The Palace on Feb. 11. After an eventful offseason, with new head coach Steven Van Gundy at the helm, this team is set up for big success. See what Andrew Drummond and Co. can do with Detroit Pistons tickets today!
Despite having the tools to reach the playoffs, the Detroit Pistons had a down season, characterized by coaching woes and discord on the court. The offseason acquisitions of Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings were the cherry on top of a strong big man combination of Andrew Drummond and Greg Monroe, but the Pistons missed the postseason by a longshot. Can they reach their preseason expectations and score a berth in the East? The Detroit franchise was on the hunt for leadership in the 2014 offseason and, boy, they sure found some!
Don’t miss newcomers Caron Butler, Jodie Meeks, DJ Augustin, whose presence will add depth, three-point shooting and leadership. Perhaps even more hopeful is the replacement of Joe Dumars and John Loyer with Steven Van Gundy as new head coach and President of Basketball Operations. Buy your Detroit Pistons now before this team blows up! ESPN predicted Drummond to be the best center in the NBA this season, so beat the bandwagoners with Pistons tickets from Razorgator today!
4/17/14 - The Detroit Pistons did not end 2013-14 on a high note, dropping their last four in a row including a season-ending 112-111 loss on the road to the #2 team in the league, Oklahoma City. Despite having all their double-digit scorers all with 20 points or more, it wasn’t enough to earn the victory for the Pistons. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was the Pistons’ high scorer, tossing in 30 points in the losing cause along with six rebounds. Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe each added 22 points; Drummond’s 13 rebounds gave him a double-double for the night, while Monroe added nine assists and eight boards. Kyle Singler was the remaining double-figure scorer with 20 points. The Pistons’ bench accounted for just 11 points among three players, and the Pistons as a team were out-rebounded 49-41.
4/11/14 - After a pair of wins, the Detroit Pistons fell to Central Division mates Cleveland, 122-100, on April 9 at Quicken Loans Arena. The Pistons got 17 point performances from starter Brandon Jennings (along with seven assists) and backup Jonas Jerebko as high scorers for the team on the night; center Andre Drummond rung up a double-double of 14 rebounds and 11 points, while Rodney Stuckey and Greg Monroe each chipped in 15 points. Monroe also pulled down seven boards and collected three steals. Off the court, the team is set on April 15 to outline its plans for their affiliation with next season’s Grand Rapids D-league entry. The press conference will be held in Grand Rapids at the DeltaPlex Arena.
4/4/14 - The Detroit Pistons have lost four of their last five contests, including not only a loss to Central Division champs Indiana, but also the ill-fated squad on the receiving end of the Philadelphia 76ers’ streak-breaker – the Sixers had lost an NBA record-tying 26 straight games before hammering the Pistons, 123-98 on March 29. The lone win in the last five contests for the Pistons was a close 116-111 victory over bottom-dwelling Milwaukee on March 31. In the last game, a 101-94 fall to the Pacers, the Pistons were led by Josh Smith’s 24 points, while a pair of Pistons – Greg Monroe (17 pts/16 reb) and Andre Drummond (13 pts/14 reb) – collected double-doubles on the night. The Pistons bench was responsible for just 18 points; 16 of the 18 were provided by Rodney Stuckey.
3/27/14 - Squandering a 24 point, eight rebound, six assist, three blocked-shot performance from Josh Smith, the Detroit Pistons were unable to contain visiting Cleveland, falling 97-96 on a last second drive by Cleveland’s Dion Waiters. Kyle Singler added 18 points, while Brandon Jennings tossed in 17 points in the losing effort by Detroit; center Andre Drummond was high rebounder for the Pistons. Off the court, the Pistons announced that they would be affiliating with a new NBA Development League team coming to Grand Rapids, Mich., next season. MLive notes that the Pistons will become the third Detroit pro team to affiliate with a Grand Rapids-based team; the Detroit Red Wings’ top minor league team is the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League, while the Detroit Tigers baseball team’s Class A farm club is the West Michigan Whitecaps.
3/20/14 - With their most recent loss – their third straight – to Denver by a 118-109 count on March 19, the Detroit Pistons have fallen to 6 ½ games behind eighth-place Atlanta in the Eastern Conference, and to 11th place in the overall conference standings. Compared to a broad, balanced effort from Denver in which seven players had at least 10 points, the Pistons could only manage just five players in double figures. Greg Monroe was the Pistons’ top scorer with 22 points, also contributing five rebounds, four steals, three assists and a block; fellow starter Rodney Stuckey had 18 points, while Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 10 boards, and Will Bynum dished out 10 assists, both players coming off the bench.
3/13/14 - What a difference a short distance makes. Despite five scorers with double digit point totals, the Detroit Pistons dropped a 101-87 decision to the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Center on March 12. The loss to Toronto followed a solid 10 point, 99-89 win at home over Sacramento the night before. While Greg Monroe had a double-double for the Pistons, combining 13 points and 10 rebounds along with a couple of steals and a block, Brandon Jennings contributed a team high 24 points to the Pistons’ effort. Andre Drummond nearly had a double-double of his own, with 16 points and nine assists.
3/7/14 - Even though they are just outside the top eight in the Eastern Conference, the Detroit Pistons are still struggling to keep up, having lost four of their last five and eight of their last 10. The Pistons have not been able to string together more than a pair of wins since a three game streak in early February. Most recently, they found themselves on the receiving end of a 105-94 blitz by division mates Chicago, in which Joakim Noah recorded a triple-double. Even so, Greg Monroe had a strong game for Detroit, scoring 27 points, pulling down seven rebounds, dishing out five assists, and getting a pair of steals as well.
2/28/14 - Detroit continues to struggle to keep pace with the Eastern Conference playoff contenders. Losers of four out of their last five, they most recently dropped a contest to Western contenders San Antonio, 120-110, despite having six players score in double figures. Forward Josh Smith led the Pistons’ offense with 24 points, six rebounds, five assists and a pair of steals; while center Andre Drummond did his best on defense to keep the Pistons in the game, recording 17 rebounds, three steals and a pair of blocked shots to go along with his 16 point offensive contribution.
2/21/14 - Despite having six players score in double figures, the Detroit Pistons were unable to subdue Charlotte on the road, falling 116-98 in Charlotte. Guard Brandon Jennings led the Pistons scoring with 20 points, including four of eight from beyond the three point arc. Greg Monroe led Detroit’s rebounding effort with seven, and contributed a pair of blocked shots as well on the defensive end. Off the court, it was reported that veteran guard Chauncey Billups would have meniscus surgery and is expected to return before the end of the season.
2/10/14 - Despite defeating Denver over the weekend, the Detroit Pistons made news by firing head coach Maurice Cheeks after just 50 games. Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars said in an official release, “This was a difficult decision for the (team) to make but we needed to make a change.” The Pistons are currently 21-29 but just a half game behind Charlotte for the last Eastern Conference playoff slot. A number of names have emerged as possible replacements, including current assistant John Loyer; and Lionel Hollins, who interviewed for the Pistons head position in the summer of 2013.
2/3/14 - Could “Dee-troit Basketball” be active at the trade deadline later this month? The Pistons, currently a half game out of the eighth seed behind Charlotte in the East despite being eight games under .500, are considering their options. Team president Joe Dumars is in the last year of his contract and is feeling some heat, according to a report in the Detroit Free Press. And while the loudest whispers concern Pistons forward Greg Monroe, other speculation is that Monroe will stay put. Probably the biggest need the Pistons have to fill is long range shooting, as they stand last in the league in three-pointers.
As a result of some major moves this off-season, the Detroit Pistons were picked to be the most improved team in the league. The new look of the Pistons roster, has fans intrigued. Prices for Detroit Pistons tickets are up 158% since last year, an average ticket price increase of $95. However, Pistons tickets are still under the league average of $168 and for Detroit sports fans that's a great deal. Last season, Detroit had the sixth cheapest ticket in the NBA averaging $60.
Under new coach Maurice Cheeks, the Pistons may be poised to challenge for their first playoff berth since 2008-09. This offseason, the team improved with the additions of athletic forward Josh Smith, scoring point guard Brandon Jennings, and former Pistons’ NBA Finals MVP Chauncey Billups. Detroit should also benefit from the maturation of young, promising frontcourt players Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond. The two most expensive games at The Palace of Auburn Hills this season come on 12/8 and 3/28 against the defending champion Heat.
3/8/2013 - If the Detroit Pistons can keep their young core intact there may be big things in the future. Second year guard Brandon Knight continues to develop and third year big man Greg Monroe looks like an All Star caliber player already. Adding Jose Calderon from the Toronto Raptors helps with depth, and there have been positive contributions of first year players Kyle Singler and Andre Drummond. Now the Pistons have a young group of players to build on and some solid role players in the mix. Combined with relatively new ownership, Detroit's future appears bright and they look to be heading in the right direction.
Searches for Detroit Pistons tickets have slowly declined since the teams 2004 NBA Finals win against the Los Angeles Lakers. 2013 was the first year that searches were higher than year prior. If the Pistons can develop their young roster into a Championship team, interest in the team should continue to increase.
Pistons basketball tickets have dropped significantly in price following the start of the NHL season after the lockout. In fact, among NBA teams that share a City with an NHL team, the Detroit Pistons saw the greatest decrease in ticket price following the January 6 end to the NHL lockout, declining 41%. If you're wondering, Detroit Red Wings tickets are more expensive than Detroit Pistons tickets.
The most expensive Division matchup at The Palace of Auburn Hills this season will be against the Chicago Bulls. The cheapest Divisional game at home will be played against the Cleveland Cavs. Cheap Pistons tickets are available the entire season with prices starting at $10 a seat or less for every game except the one against the New York Knicks.