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Sunday Basketball Notes

After a difficult period, Pistons on the way back

Like the economy and the auto industry, the Detroit Pistons are on an upswing, delving into the free agent market to sign Josh Smith and bringing back their talented young core that’s been developing without much notice.

Former UConn center Andre Drummond could become a force in the coming years, and power forward Greg Monroe has a punishing post game. The addition of Smith makes the Pistons a legitimate contender for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference after some difficult times in Motown.

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