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Smith, Stuckey Lead Pistons Past Wizards, 104-98

Josh Smith overcame a slow start to score 22 points and Rodney Stuckey added 20 as the Detroit Pistons beat the Washington Wizards 104-98 on Saturday night.

97.1 The Ticket–01/18/2014

NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 11: Josh Smith #6 of the Detroit Pistons goes up for the ball against the New Orleans Pelicans during an NBA game on December 11, 2013 at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

Pistons’ Smith Upset With Benching Over Perceived Lack Of Effort

There’s a little bit of controversy building in Detroit, where coach Maurice Cheeks and star forward Josh Smith have had several disagreements this year.

97.1 The Ticket–12/30/2013

BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 18: Brandon Jennings #7 of the Detroit Pistons drives to the basket against Avery Bradley #0 of the Boston Celtics on December 18, 2013 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jennings Carries Pistons Past Celtics 107-106

Brandon Jennings scored 28 points, making a key 3-pointer with 46.7 seconds left, and matched his season high with 14 assists Wednesday night and the Detroit Pistons held on for a 107-106 win over the Boston Celtics.

97.1 The Ticket–12/18/2013

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors shoots against Josh Smith #6 and Andre Drummond #0 of the Detroit Pistons on November 12, 2013 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Pistons Bench $54 Million Man Josh Smith In Loss To Golden State

Smith has started all seven games this season and averages 15.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists.

CBS Detroit–11/13/2013

8 Apr 2000: Catcher Brad Ausmus #12 of the Detroit Tigers kneels behind the plate during the game against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. The Orioles defeated the Tigers 2-1. Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Stoney’s Six Pack 11-4-13

If you believe everything you read from baseball people, the Tigers hiring of Brad Ausmus is a great move.

97.1 The Ticket–11/04/2013

AUBURN HILLS, MI - OCTOBER 10:  Tom Gores, the Detroit Pistons owner, is seen during the game between the Detroit Pistons of the Toronto Raptors on October 10, 2012 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, 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 2012 NBAE (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Pistons Owner Tom Gores Rushes Court After Preseason Buzzer Beater [VIDEO]

Gores told reporters weeks ago that they would be seeing much more of him this season, and he certainly stayed true to that promise Thursday.

CBS Detroit–10/25/2013

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NBA General Managers Choose Pistons As Team That Will Show Most Improvement In 2013

Detroit Pistons’ general manager Joe Dumars made a splash this summer, adding Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings to a young lineup, and the league has taken notice.

CBS Detroit–10/22/2013

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Detroit Pistons Celebrate 25 Years At The Palace Of Auburn Hills

The Detroit Pistons celebrate 25 years at the Palace of Auburn Hills this season, and the team’s commercial for the upcoming year pays tribute to the franchise’s history.

97.1 The Ticket–08/02/2013

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Josh Smith And The Future Of The Detroit Pistons

But is it death or the chance at rebirth? Read the entire story HERE.

97.1 The Ticket–07/16/2013

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 26:  Josh Smith #5 of the Atlanta Hawks poses for a photo after the game against the Detroit Pistons on December 26, 2012 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.  Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Josh Smith Addresses ‘Lazy’ Play, Says ‘We’re A Playoff Team Right Now’

On his reputation for sometimes “lazy play,” Smith said, “Basketball is a game of imperfection.”

97.1 The Ticket–07/11/2013

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