The Close Out
The Close Out breaks down Pistons' game film every week so hardcore Pistons fans can learn more about the common sets, plays and actions that Detroit runs on a regular basis. We also highlight odd plays and keep track of emerging trends.
We take a look at how best to use Blake Griffin moving forward checking out film from his season so far
The results have been mixed, but there’s reason for optimism.
The Close Out: A closer look at Killian Hayes, Mason Plumlee and Josh Jackson in Detroit’s wild week 1
Matt Way attempts to make sense of the Pistons’ bizarre start to the season.
The Pistons own the best rebounder on the planet - it’s time to build off that.
Rounding out the trends that defined a doomed Pistons’ season.
Visiting the why and how of the Pistons’ 43 losses.
Reviewing the handful of noteworthy on-court accomplishments of the Detroit Pistons.
Detroit will finish below .500 for the ninth time in the past ten seasons.
The Pistons are now 6-1 since Jackson rejoined the team.
Detroit goes 3-1 last week but the postseason remains the longest of long-shots.
Detroit goes 0-3, and drifts further into Detroit sports apathy.
Detroit is all in on the Griffin-Drummond duo, and have no choice but to play to their strengths.
A 1-3 record last week puts the Pistons four games back of Miami for the final playoff spot.
Griffin’s fingerprint is already stamped on every Pistons’ possession, but it’s just the start.
Detroit snaps eight game losing streak and goes 3-0 after acquiring Blake Griffin.
Detroit is a little bit past the halfway mark on the season and we’re here to fill you in on the details.
Two heartbreaking defeats could’ve been avoided had the Pistons zigged when they should’ve zagged.
Avery Bradley returned this week from a groin injury but his jump shot didn’t make the trip.
Detroit—already down Avery Bradley—lost Reggie Jackson this week but borderline journeymen are saving the day (season?).
Taking a closer look into Tolliver’s defense against Kristaps Porzingis.
The Pistons are streaking again. After dropping seven straight, they’ve won three in a row.
It was a rough week for the Pistons, but they’re still playing quality ball.
Avery Bradley is hailed as one of the best defenders at his position, but two ugly aspects of his defensive game keep coming up
Blowouts happen, but this one hurt for one particular reason.
The label "point-center" is being thrown around and I don’t like it.