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Pistons Beat A Good Hawks Team

The Pistons beat the Hawks 105-95 on Tuesday night in Auburn Hills. Stan Van Gundy earned his 400th head-coaching victory. His career record is 400-and-253. Reggie Jackson, despite feeling sick to his stomach, had 12 points and 11 assists. Andre Drummond had a double-double with 22 points and 13 rebounds. Spencer Dinwiddie suffered a left ankle sprain early in the second quarter. He did not return. At 29-and-45, the Pistons also equaled their victory total from each of the last two seasons. With just eight games remaining, Detroit is 4 ½ games behind Brooklyn for the eight seed in the East. The Pistons will play in Charlotte tonight. Greg Monroe is not expected to play because of a right knee strain. Read more...

Tigers And Astros Today In Kissimmee

The Tigers and Astros will get together today in Kissimmee. Left-hander Kyle Ryan will get the start for Detroit. On Tuesday, the Pirates beat the Tigers 7-3 in Lakeland. David Price allowed seven runs on eight hits through six innings of work. He threw 85 pitches, 57 for strikes. It was the final Grapefruit League start for Price, who will start on opening day for the Tigers against the Twins. Price said Tuesday that there is nothing new to report regarding his contract negotiations. Last week Price said the two sides have had very basic discussions. Read more...

Sens a 2-1 Shootout Winner At JLA

The Senators beat the Red Wings 2-1 in a shootout last night at Joe Louis Arena. Ottawa scored on three of four shootout attempts against Petr Mrazek. Gustav Nyquist scored the Red Wings' lone regulation goal. Red Wings forward Drew Miller left the game in the first period after being cut in the face by a skate. Miller suffered two cuts around his right eye, but the team announced there was no damage to the eye itself. Pavel Datsyuk, Riley Sheahan and Erik Cole did not play because of various injuries. Datsyuk was a late scratch because of a sore ankle, while Sheahan and Cole are nursing upper-body injuries. The Red Wings are two points ahead of the Bruins for third place in the Atlantic Division. Boston comes to Detroit on Thursday night. Read more...

Pistons Home To ATL Tonight

The Pistons will play the Hawks tonight at the Palace. Detroit is coming off a 109-102 loss in Miami on Sunday, while Atlanta comes to Auburn Hills following Monday's 101-88 home win over the Bucks. Andre Drummond scored a career-best 32 to go with 14 rebounds, and Reggie Jackson added a career-high 31 points for Detroit. Drummond is averaging 21.8 points and 15.8 boards in his last four games. At 28-and-45, the Pistons are 4 ½ games behind the Celtics for the eight seed in the East. Atlanta has clinched its first division title in 22 years and the Eastern Conference's top seed. Read more...

Red Wings And Sens Tonight In Motown

The Red Wings and Senators will drop the puck tonight at Joe Louis Arena. Detroit has won two of their three games against Ottawa this season. The Red Wings are coming off a 5-4 road loss to Islanders on Sunday. Goaltender Jimmy Howard is expected to start against Ottawa after Petr Mrazek allowed four goals before being replaced by Howard in the loss in New York. Detroit forwards Erik Cole and Riley Sheahan are listed as questionable because of upper-body injuries. Detroit is six points ahead of Ottawa for third place in the Atlantic Division. The Red Wings host the Bruins on Thursday, visit the Wild on Saturday and return home to play the Capitals on Sunday. Read more...

Verlander Day-To-Day With Sore Triceps

Justin Verlander won't start on Thursday against the Yankees because of a sore right triceps muscle. It was scheduled to be his final start of the spring. The Tigers' right-hander said he was sore on Monday after throwing lightly on Sunday. Verlander suffered a right triceps cramp during his last start against Toronto on Friday. Verlander, who says he is "day-to-day," remains optimistic that the cramp isn't anything serious. If Verlander cannot make his first scheduled regular season start on April 8th against the Twins, then Anibal Sanchez will. Read more...

MSU Off To The Final Four

Michigan State is heading to the Final Four after a 76-70 overtime win against Louisville on Sunday. Travis Trice scored 17 points for the Spartans, who won for the 12th time in 15 games. Michigan State advances to face Duke on Saturday at 6:09 p.m. It's the ninth Final Four appearance for MSU, and first since 2010, when they lost 52-50 to Butler in the national semifinals. Tom Izzo has led Michigan State to seven Final Fours including the 2000 national championship. Read more...

Pistons Win Streak Ends In Miami

The Heat beat the Pistons 109-102 on Sunday night in Miami. Andre Drummond had 32 points and 14 rebounds, while Reggie Jackson added 31 points and nine assists for Detroit. The Pistons had their four-game winning streak snapped and coach Stan Van Gundy was denied his 400th career win as an NBA head coach. Detroit is 4 ½ games behind Brooklyn for the eight seed in the Eastern Conference. The Pistons will face the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night in Auburn Hills. Read more...

Islanders Chase Mrazek

The Islanders beat the Red Wings 5-4 on Sunday at the Nassau Coliseum. Petr Mrazek was replaced by Jimmy Howard after he allowed four goals on just 11 shots. Howard kicked aside 15 of the 16 shots he faced. Detroit, which scored twice in the opening 1:46, got goals from Tomas Tatar, Pavel Datsyuk, Drew Miller and Niklas Kronwall. The Red Wings, who are 4-8-1 in their past 13, will play host to the Senators on Tuesday night at Joe Louis Arena. Detroit is three points ahead of Boston for third place in the Atlantic Division. Read more...

Michigan State Moves on to Final Four

Michigan State faced off against Louisville in a game that ended up going to overtime to clinch their spot in the NCAA Final Four. This is Michigan States ninth Final Four appearence and their first since 2010. Read more...