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 from Two Seating Options and Four 7:30 p.m. Games
Against the Nets, Hornets, or Grizzlies
- $25 for one ticket for seating in sections 206–210 or 221–225 (up to a $49 value, including all fees)
- $36 for one ticket for seating in sections 105–109 or 118–122 (up to a $72 value, including all fees)
Choose from the following games:
- Against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, February 6
- Against the New Orleans Hornets on Monday, February 11
- Against the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday, February 19
Against the Atlanta Hawks on Monday, February 25
- $16 for one ticket for seating in sections 206–210 or 221–225 (up to a $39.75 value, including all fees)
- $31 for one ticket for seating in section 105–109 or 118–122 (up to a $62 value, including all fees)
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 95.7 points per game after 42 games, the Pistons stifle opponents with a team that ranks among the NBA's top 10 defenses according to SI.com. Among the upcoming matchups, New Orleans, a Western Conference opponent, makes its second-to-last trip to The Palace as the Hornets before the players re-enter their eggs and transform into the Pelicans.
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.