Pistons news: Josh Smith has mixed emotions on homecoming in Atlanta

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Pistons followed up their win at home against the New York Knicks by hopping on a plane to Atlanta where they'll take on the Hawks in the back end of a back-to-back on Wednesday night. Not much time between tips, but let's shoot around anyway.

-- If you missed Tuesday night's win, here's a quick run down of what stood out and what not.

-- The Pistons hit two buzzer beaters -- Luigi Datome a three-pointer with 3.2 seconds left in the first half and Rodney Stuckey a fall-back two-pointer to end the third. Stuckey scored 21 off the bench for the Pistons, but my favorite play of his was this sweet dish to Andre Drummond on a pick and roll. Drummond finished with an emphatic slam.

-- Datome got put on a poster (no thanks to Drummond).

-- Speaking of pick and rolls: MORE PLEASE. According to mySynergySports.com, the Pistons took 15 shots out of the pick and roll on Tuesday night and hit nine shots. The pick-and-roll man was 4-for-4.

-- Jesse Eisenberg and that guy from The Hangovers were at the game. Andre Drummond hung out with them afterward, posting Instagram videos:

-- Posting and Toasting throwing up. | Langlois recap. | Detroit News recap. | Freep recap. | MLIVE recap. | PistonPowered recap. | Post-game interviews. | BOX

-- The Pistons are the No. 7 seed in the East on Nov. 20.

-- Wednesday night is a homecoming for Josh Smith, who grew up in Georgia and spent his first nine seasons in the NBA with the Atlanta Hawks. He has mixed emotions [via MLIVE]:

"I'm just happy to be able to go home and see my friends and family," Smith said. "That's the most important thing to me."

He doesn't know what kind of reaction to expect.

"There's probably some people upset that I left and some people that are still Josh Smith fans," he said. "It really doesn't matter to me how I'm perceived. Hopefully, they'll appreciate the body of work that I put in for the nine years I was there. But you never know. You never know at the end of the day."

-- Wages of Wins, like all Pistons fans, wonders, 'Shouldn't the Pistons be better?'


-- Kyle Korver will most likely get one game closer to breaking a former Piston's NBA record on Wednesday night.

-- Paul Millsap is day-to-day with tendinitis.

-- Kobe's practicing for the Lakers.

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