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Backcourt Shines As Pistons Down Rockets, 114-101, In Josh Smith’s Return

D.J. Augustin and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope both scored 28 points as the Detroit Pistons held off former teammate Josh Smith and the Houston Rockets 114-101 on Saturday night.

97.1 The Ticket–01/31/2015

OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 21:  Josh Smith #5 of the Houston Rockets stands on the court during their game against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on January 21, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Josh Smith Booed By Detroit Fans In Palace Return

Smith says he has no hard feelings toward the Pistons and was glad to see their hard work pay off when they won seven straight games immediately after waiving him.

97.1 The Ticket–01/31/2015

Brandon Jennings #7 of the Detroit Pistons stands on the court. (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jennings Seriously Injured In Pistons’ 101-86 Loss To Bucks

The Pistons said Jennings would undergo further evaluation after the guard needed help getting to the locker room.

97.1 The Ticket–01/25/2015

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 19: Andre Drummond #0 of the Detroit Pistons tips off against the Atlanta Hawks on January 19, 2015 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Pistons Stay Close, But Hawks Pull Away For 93-82 MLK Day Victory

Greg Monroe led Detroit with 16 points and 20 rebounds. Andre Drummond added 13 points and 18 rebounds, but made only 3-of-12 free throws.

97.1 The Ticket–01/19/2015

AUBURN HILLS, MI - JANUARY 17:  Kyle Singler #25 of the Detroit Pistons shoots the ball against the Philadelphia 76ers during the game on January 17, 2015 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Singler Leads Surging Pistons To 107-89 Win Over 76ers

Singler shot 6-of-8 on 3-pointers and Monroe finished with 12 points and 13 rebounds as the Pistons won for the ninth time in 11 games and improved to 6-15 at home.

97.1 The Ticket–01/17/2015

SACRAMENTO, CA - December 13: Andre Drummond #0 of the Detroit Pistons during the game against the Sacramento Kings on December 13, 2014 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images

Not Only Is Drummond The Pistons’ Future, He’s The Here And Now

Many called Drummond gifted, but not motivated; that he lacked a “motor.” Fitting enough, Drummond seems to be finding his motor in the Motor City.

97.1 The Ticket–01/17/2015

INDIANAPOLIS, IN -  JANUARY 16: Andre Drummond #0 of the Detroit Pistons looks for the rebound against Ian Mahinmi #28 of the Indiana Pacers during the game on January 16, 2015 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Drummond’s Putback Lifts Pistons Over Pacers, 98-96

Jennings took the inbounds pass and held for the last second shot. He drove to the bucket and missed the layup, but Drummond was there for the tip-in with 0.3 seconds to go.

97.1 The Ticket–01/16/2015

TORONTO, CANADA - January 12: Brandon Jennings #7 of the Detroit Pistons goes up for a shot against the Toronto Raptors on January 12, 2015 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jennings Helps Pistons Knock Off Raptors, 114-111

Brandon Jennings had 34 points and 10 assists, and the Detroit Pistons won for the ninth time in 10 games, beating the Toronto Raptors.

97.1 The Ticket–01/12/2015

DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 10: Brandon Jennings #7 of the Detroit Pistons looks to move the ball against the Brooklyn Nets during the game on January 10, 2015 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jennings, Monroe Lead Pistons Past Nets, 98-93

Detroit, which has won eight of nine since releasing Josh Smith, also got 16 points and 17 rebounds from Greg Monroe and 14 points and nine boards from Andre Drummond.

97.1 The Ticket–01/10/2015

DALLAS, TX - JANUARY 07:  Stan Van Gundy of the Detroit Pistons talks to his team during play against the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center on January 7, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Pistons, Fans Embrace ‘Form A Wall’ Rally Cry [PHOTOS]

The Pistons beat the Spurs on an amazing last-second running shot by Brandon Jennings, but a profane catchphrase keyed by Van Gundy will remain the lasting image.

97.1 The Ticket–01/10/2015

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