The slam-dunk is one of the most exhilarating plays in sports, along with the home run and whenever a horse kicks a field goal. See high-flying hoops action with this GrouponLive deal.<p>
- One G-Pass to a Detroit Pistons basketball game. After the game, G-Pass holders meet at section 119–120 to take a shot on the court
- Where: The Palace of Auburn Hills
- Door time: 6 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
Against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, February 21, at 7:30 p.m.
- $35 for seating in sections 203-205, 211-213, or 218-228 (up to a $62 value)
- $45 for seating in sections 104-110 or 117-123 (up to a $77 value)<p>
Against the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m.
- $38 for seating in sections 203-205, 211-213, or 218-228 (up to a $67 value)
- $49 for seating in sections 104-110 or 117-123 (up to an $87 value)<p>
How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won’t need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app.<p>
The Scouting Report
While many NBA teams seek success playing small-ball, the 2013–2014 Detroit Pistons have placed their emphasis on size and prowess in the paint. The Pistons’ typical starting frontcourt runs 6’9”, 6’10”, and 6’11”, and the approach has paid obvious dividends on the glass, as the team snags 45 rebounds per game, one of the top averages in the Association. Against the Atlanta Hawks, the Pistons face a squad that has excelled at home but struggles to find their touch on the road, where they’ve posted a 9–15 record. On March 5, the Pistons face the Bulls for the third time this year, hoping to break the season series tie without having to ask the vice president to vote on the matter.
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.