5 Things for Feb 25; Pistons stumble to Golden State Warriors
1. The Pistons' fanbase is getting close to reaching the awkward position of wanting its team to lose. With a 104-96 loss to Golden State last night they have dropped five of six games and are quickly fading out of playoff contention. They are now four games back of the eighth and final playoff in the east.
This was a one-point game with four minutes to go, but the Warriors ended the game on a 9-2 run as the Pistons missed their last eight shots. Stephen Curry led Golden State with 19 points, nine assists, and eight rebounds.
June's NBA draft is widely regarded as having its best talent in the past ten years. Detroit's pick is top eight protected, which means they keep the pick if they land picks 1-8. If their pick is nine or later, they must give it up to the Charlotte Bobcats. The more they lose, the better chance they have of keeping their draft pick and grabbing a potential franchise changer.
2. The Michigan State women's basketball team continues to play really well, beating Minnesota 75-61. Freshman Tori Jankoska led MSU with 21 points. The team has now won seven of their last eight games and is a half-game back of Penn State in the Big 10.
3. High school girl's basketball districts got underway last night. There were not a ton of upsets in the area. Haslett beat East Lansing, Charlotte topped Parma Western, and Grand Ledge beat Jackson. Holt topped Mason in a matchup of two of the better teams from the area. Here is the Lansing State Journal's scoreboard from last night.
5. Major League Baseball agreed on a rule change yesterday. The Associated Press reports that home plate collisions will be banned. However, an exception will be made when the catcher has the ball and is blocking the runner's path. The rule is designed to prevent baserunners from unnecessarily running over catchers.
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