Oct 23rd, 2013 - Sports News
(AP)— Greg Monroe scored 18 points and the Detroit Pistons beat the Washington Wizards 99-96 in a preseason game Tuesday night.
The Pistons led 65-43 after making seven 3-pointers in the first half but the Wizards gradually trimmed the lead and tied the game at 83 midway through the fourth quarter on Kevin Seraphin's turnaround jumper.
Kyle Singler and Chauncey Billups hit consecutive 3s as the Pistons took the lead for good. Washington's Glen Rice missed a 3-point heave as the buzzer sounded.
Bradley Beal had 17 points and Seraphin added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Wizards, who lost their third straight preseason game.
The Pistons, who lost forward Charlie Villanueva at halftime to a sore back, got 14 points from Singler, 13 from Will Bynum and 13 rebounds from Andre Drummond.
If all goes according to plan, the Detroit Pistons could be one of the most fun teams to watch in the NBA this season, and that would be quite a departure from the last few dreary years.
But there's a lot of pressure on this group too. After four straight seasons without a playoff berth, this proud franchise needs a boost from a number of new faces.
Josh Smith signed with Detroit as a free agent, and the Pistons also brought popular guard Chauncey Billups back after he spent the last five years elsewhere. Detroit also traded for a new point guard, acquiring Brandon Jennings from Milwaukee.
Detroit Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva left Tuesday night's preseason game against the Washington Wizards with a sore back. The team said he would not return.
Villanueva, beginning his eighth NBA season, did not score in 3 minutes in the first half.
He averaged 6.8 points and 3.5 rebounds in 69 games last season.
Dec 13th, 2013 - Local News
BARRYTON, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a 72-year-old man and his 78-year-old wife are dead after the vehicle they were riding in swerved off a Michigan roadway and went down a steep embankment.
Dec 12th, 2013 - Local News
An elderly Kalamazoo area woman died in a house fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon. Crews were called to the condo fire along Greenleaf Blvd in the afternoon but it wasn't until 9 p.m. that offi...
Dec 13th, 2013 - State News
Michigan lawmakers in Lansing were busy Thursday passing laws and making decisions before the end of the year.
They voted to let local governments allow or prohibit medical marijuana dispensaries i...
Dec 12th, 2013 - State News
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Michigan Legislature has passed a law banning almost all abortion coverage from health insurance plans unless an additional policy is bought.
Dec 13th, 2013 - National News
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan budget deal is heading to the Senate after receiving overwhelming approval from the House yesterday.
The package would ease the harshest effects of automatic spendi...
Dec 12th, 2013 - National News
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are rallying behind a modest budget pact that promises to bring a temporary halt to budget brinkmanship in Washington and ease automatic budget cuts that would ot...
Dec 13th, 2013 - International News
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The South African government says the time allotted may not allow all the people in line to file past the casket of anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela.
The body is l...
Dec 12th, 2013 - International News
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has defended his government's promotion of conservative values, chiding the West for treating "good and evil" equally.
Russia has faced Western crit...
Dec 13th, 2013 - Sports News
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Martin St. Louis scored in the sixth round of the shootout, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 on Thursday night.
St. Louis netted the lone shootout goa...
Dec 12th, 2013 - Sports News
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ryan Anderson shook off an unusually poor shooting night from long range, hitting two clutch 3-pointers in overtime that carried the New Orleans Pelicans to a 111-106 victory over...
Nov 7th, 2013 - Health News
DETROIT (AP) — More than half of child booster seats that went on sale this year earned a top rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The institute, which is funded by insurers, r...
Sep 30th, 2013 - Health News
CHICAGO (AP) — The government's latest infant bed-sharing numbers are out leaving health officials concerned.
The percentage of babies sleeping with parents or another child more than doubled...