Because basketball games are no longer used to settle land disputes and damages from horse collisions, they’ve become the battleground for deciding which US city will be the first to move to the moon. Catch a nation-changing showdown with this GrouponLive deal to see the Detroit Pistons hit the hardwood at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Choose Between Two Options
- $10 for one ticket for seating in sections 207–209 or 222–224 (up to a $34.75 value, including all fees)
- $25 for one ticket for seating in section 105–108 or 118–122 (up to a $57 value, including all fees)
The Pistons take on the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday, January 29, at 7:30 p.m. Additionally, after the game, Groupon ticket holders meet at section 119–120 to travel down to the court and take a shot.
The Scouting Report
Allowing an average of 96.1 points per game after 40 games, the Pistons stifle opponents with a team that ranks among the NBA's top 10 defenses according to SI.com. Tuesday's game pits them against their Central Division rivals the Bucks. In the team's last three meetings, the Pistons have come away with two hard-fought wins, including a rout in which they won by 16 points.
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.