The sport of basketball has held a firm place among North America's most beloved pastimes ever since it spun off from the popular breakfast spread NBA Jam. Spread your friends across a row of seats with today's Groupon for a ticket package to see the Detroit Pistons play against the Toronto Raptors on March 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Choose from the following options:
- For $30, you get two upper-level tickets ($40 each) and two post-game shots ($25 each).
- For $60, you get two lower-level tickets ($45 each), two Groupon T-shirts ($20 each), and two post-game shots ($25 each).
- For $200, you get two lower-level tickets ($125 each), two exclusive Club 53 access passes ($50 each), two Groupon T-shirts ($20 each), and two post-game shots ($25 each).
The Detroit Pistons, led by second-year coach John Kuester, dribble, dunk, and double-double inside The Palace of Auburn Hills. This year's squad of sharpshooters is healthy and ready to thrill crowds by making nets swish and shoes squeak. Leading scorer and youngish point guard Rodney Stuckey commands an offense rounded out by veteran shooting guards Richard Hamilton and Ben Gordon, while center Ben Wallace, who returned to the team last season after taking time off to teach children how to weld airplane propellers, defends the rim. When the sporting action temporarily ceases, the team rolls out a halftime show with a professional drum line and two dance teams who dazzle spectators with tightly choreographed interpretations of radio hits.
Once a signal flare indicates the end of the game, all Groupon ticketholders get to step out onto the court and take a shot from anywhere on the court—giving you a chance to impress the spirit of Pistons star Joe Dumars. To truly live the high life, upgrade to a lower-level seat and rock a Groupon T-shirt. The highest package also scores you access passes to Club 53, a network of eight of the Palace's largest luxury private suites connected by a posh lounge populated by couches and a private bar.
- A great bunch of regular hard working guys out together by one of the intelligent minds in the NBA. – K J., Yelp, 3/18/08
Although their name fondly alludes to Michigan's proudest industry, the Detroit Pistons rolled off the assembly line in a different state entirely—Indiana. Automobile-part mogul Fred Zollner founded the team as the Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons, joining the young National Basketball League in 1941. Under Fred's direction, the Pistons immediately found success on the court, winning back-to-back NBL titles in 1944 and 1945 and amassing 166 wins in just nine seasons.
As the sport grew, so too did the team. In need of a bigger audience, the Pistons left Fort Wayne for the Motor City, where they continue to challenge Eastern Conference opponents in the NBA. Throughout the years, the team has claimed three NBA championships—most recently in 2004—produced hall of fame players, and earned the record for the highest-scoring game in NBA history—a 186–184 triple-overtime win over the Denver Nuggets in which both teams accidentally scored touchdowns for a whole quarter.
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