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Pistons vs. Nets: Complete coverage

Detroit looks to avenge December's double-overtime heartbreaker against Brooklyn. Can Jose Calderon and a healthy Andre Drummond lead the way to victory?

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Drummond's tailbone still hurts

Andre Drummond was limited to just five minutes in last night's 93-90 loss to the Brooklyn Nets after aggravating his back injury while taking a charge from Andray Blatche. After the game, he clarified to reporters the exact nature of his injury, saying it was his the left side of his tailbone that hurts. Here's video of his comments, courtesy of Dave Pemberton of the Oakland Press:

This is the second straight game that Drummond attempted to play until to leave with pain. After Monday's game, he blamed the lingering injury on hotel beds, but now it sounds a bit more serious. Lawrence Frank on why Drummond even got into Wednesday's game, via David Mayo:

"We thought he was good enough to go, he thought he was good enough to go, and then once you've seen him on the court, you see him labor out there," Pistons coach Lawrence Frank said.

As disconcerting as it is for fans seeing him sidelined, the young big man still doesn't yet seem overly concerned, even sounding confident that he'll still participate in the Rising Stars Challenge during All-Star weekend. We'll see about that; I wouldn't be surprised if the training staff recommends he sits that out, let alone accept a possible invite to the Slam Dunk Contest. (So much for #LetDreDunk.)

Stay tuned.


Pistons can't finish, Nets finish Palace skid

The Brooklyn Nets ended their 10-game road losing streak at The Palace on Wednesday night, battling from behind for most of the game to ultimately finish what the Pistons couldn't, 93-90. Andre Drummond played only five minutes due to a bum back.


Drummond leaves game with back issues

Andre Drummond played five minutes in the second quarter against the Brooklyn Nets before leaving, as his nagging back injury wouldn't let him play at his usual effectiveness. The Pistons called a timeout and coach Lawrence Frank and strength and conditioning coach immediately had a long conversation with Drummond about how he was feeling.

He was immediately subbed out and and looked dejected on the bench. Drummond played only eight minutes on Monday against the New York Knicks as he complained of a sore back.

Fox Sports Detroit announced that Drummond would be out for the rest of the game shortly after he was subbed out.


Pistons vs. Nets: Official Game Thread

Here is your official game thread for tonight's matchup between the Detroit Pistons and Brooklyn Nets.


Andre Drummond 'good to go'

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