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Pistons vs. Timberwolves: Detroit wins preseason finale with Josh Smith's buzzer-beater

The Pistons won their preseason finale over the Timberwolves thanks to Josh Smith's 3-point basket at the buzzer. The Pistons complete the preseason with a 4-4 record, winning their last two. Their last three games were decided by a total of five points.

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Watch Tom Gores go nuts celebrating buzzer-beater

Come for Josh Smith's buzzer beater, stay for the super excited Tom Gores on-court cameo.

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Cheeks on Smith + Drummond + Moose

Here are his comments, transcribed from Pistons.com:

(On Josh Smith tonight): “I liked his game a lot. He was aggressive on defense. We put him in the post a lot and he made plays to score and he made plays for other people. I think for us to be successful, we got to use him on the block, not necessarily out on the perimeter. But he’s going to get wide open threes because we have other big guys down low. Sometimes he’s going to be out there and the ball finds him. Some he’s going to make, some he’s not going to make. But I liked his game a lot tonight.”

(On the trio of Andre Drummond, Greg Monroe and Josh Smith playing together): “Tonight was an indication of them being pretty good playing together. This is one of the games that they got better at playing together, feeding of each other. Josh (Smith) was in the post a lot. Greg (Monroe) was in the post a lot. Then Andre (Drummond) still played around inside the paint, got offensive rebounds, got things of that nature because of those other two guys. I liked the rhythm that those guys played together with.”

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J-Smoove, Pistons beat T-Wolves with buzzer-beater

Josh Smith's ninth three-pointer in the Pistons' preseason finale was a buzzer beater to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves, 99-98.

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Preseason finale: Pistons vs. Wolves preview

What have we learned and what we haven't so far this preseason?

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