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Vernon Macklin inactive against the tank-tastic Raptors


  • Teams: Toronto Raptors at Detroit Pistons
  • Date: April 22, 2012
  • Time: 6 p.m.
  • Television: Fox Sports Detroit


  • Pistons: 23-40
  • Raptors: 22-41

Probable starters



  • Ben Uzoh
  • Alan Anderson
  • DeMar DeRozan
  • Amir Johnson
  • Aaron Gray

Las Vegas projection

Spread: Pistons -4

Over/under: 187

Score: Pistons win, 95.5-91.5

Read about the Raptors

Raptors Republic (game preview)

Vernon Macklin inactive

David Mayo of MLive:

Ben Wallace is active and Vernon Macklin inactive for the Pistons.


  • Apr 22, 20126:18 pm
    by MrBlockedShot


    Wow, can’t believe that. I hoped to see Macklin playing significant minutes (not garbage time)  these next games but for some reason he’s going to be inactive and minutes are going to be given to Wallace? I mean, Wallace deserves minutes as he’s retiring as an all-time Pistons legend but I can’t understand those minutes came at the expense of the playing time of one of our young prospects. What about Wilkins? Couldn’t he be inactive ? Or maybe it has something to do with Macklin’s health? Wilkins becomes free agent the next season and imho he’s not going to make the team next year. Hope Frank has a logical explanation for this decission…

    • Apr 22, 20127:55 pm
      by RalphHau


      You are indeed a true fan, but sorry to tell you, they “TANKED” three games ago.

      • Apr 23, 20124:58 am
        by MrBlockedShot


        But you mean we can’t tank by playing Macklin a lot of minutes too? I will never understand some coach decissions. We could have tanked and played him a lot, ‘meaningful minutes’ is what he needs. Right now I think we’re going to be lucky if we can pick Tyler Zeller at 9th or 10th…

  • Apr 22, 20126:50 pm
    by tarsier


    C’mon Pistons, you really need this loss.

    • Apr 22, 20127:12 pm
      by RalphHau


      Damn, they are trying, look at the halftime score (34 – 29), how sick is that.  They quit playing three games ago.  I hope these fans got a big brake on their tickets.  Or did they come in free!

      • Apr 22, 20127:17 pm
        by tarsier


        The real question is how much should they have to pay their fans to watch this?

        • Apr 22, 20127:45 pm
          by RalphHau


          Feel sorry for Blaha and Special K trying to do the play by play of this game?

  • Apr 22, 20127:15 pm
    by tarsier


    The teams’ combined splits for this game are atrocious thus far: 31/8/64.

    • Apr 22, 20127:24 pm
      by tarsier


      Pistons are 27/0/60.

  • Apr 22, 20128:19 pm
    by tarsier


    Not looking good. No Toronto player can keep Monroe off the glass.

  • Apr 22, 20128:29 pm
    by tarsier


    Come on Kleiza, you got one more big three in you.

  • Apr 22, 20128:37 pm
    by tarsier


    Well it looks like the Pistons’ nominal pick will be 9th. They just made it much harder for anyone to catch them.

  • Apr 22, 20128:44 pm
    by gmehl


    You can only assume with tonights win that pistons management is content with selecting either Perry Jones III or Sullinger. I know that lottery still has to take place and you never know what will happen but i wont hold it against anyone who wants to pull out their hair. Might be time for Joe to start working the phones on trading down in the draft under the assumption we don’t get lucky.

  • Apr 22, 20128:58 pm
    by Travis


    Well if the lottery is rigged, who deserves the top three the most?

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