notes, quotes & rumors
Ersan Ilyasova, Marcus Morris and Adonis Thomas all left Saturday's scrimmage with various injuries, forcing head coach Stan Van Gundy to cut the Pistons' open-to-the-public practice at The Palace of Auburn Hills short:
"It was either end the scrimmage with 36 seconds or I had to play," Van Gundy said. "We decided to go with ending the scrimmage. But I'll tell you, my stance is really good. I just don't know if I can move out of it."

MBA Newsflash, April 8, 2017
The Naughty Koalas are the champions of the 2016/17 MBA fantasy season after a series clinching 155.5-167.0 FP victory in GAME 6. Koalas' Blake Griffin scored a game high 37 FP and had help from James Harden's 33 FP to overcome a solid effort from the visiting Tigers. After a lottery appearance last season, coach Mads and the Koalas bounced back to capture their third title in four seasons and eigth championship overall: MBA Playoffs Results
MBA Newsflash, April 4, 2017
MBA Finals GAME 5
The Naughty Koalas claimed GAME 5 of the 2017 MBA Finals to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. Blake Griffin scored 44 FP including 36 pts on 12 for 15 shooting and Nikola Jokic added 41 FP from a triple double to put the game well out of reach for the Tigers as the score ended 168.0-116.0 FP. The Finals series now shifts back to Wagga Wagga for GAME 6 and GAME 7 if needed: MBA Playoffs Results
MBA Newsflash, March 31, 2017
MBA Finals GAME 4
The 2017 MBA Finals series is tied at 2-2 following a close GAME 4 win by the Tigers, who needed home court advantage modifier to edge out the Koalas 159.5-165.0 FP. Tigers' John Wall and Karl-Anthony Towns each scored 41 FP to even the series: MBA Playoffs Results
MBA Newsflash, March 28, 2017
MBA Finals Game 3
Tigers fought back in GAME 3 of the 2017 MBA Finals, returning to the home court of Lyseng Hallen to reduce to Koalas' series to 2-1. Tigers' John Wall scored a game high 44 FP including 37 pts and 11 ast with a helping hand from Klay Thompson's 13.5 bench FP. Best Koala player was James Harden with a team high 26 FP: MBA Playoffs Results
MBA Newsflash, March 25, 2017
MBA Finals GAME 1 and 2
The Naughty Koalas have taken a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven 2017 MBA Finals, winning GAMES 1 and 2 in Wagga Wagga against the visiting Tigers. Koalas' James Harden has been leading the way for the home team with a triple double for 40 FP in GAME 1 and a game high 48 FP in GAME 2. The Tigers have had trouble scoring fantasy points in the Finals series thus far, but will look to bounce back when the series shifts to H°jbjerg for the upcoming games: MBA Playoffs Results
MBA Newsflash, March 18, 2017
2017 MBA Playoffs GAME 5
Coach Jesper and the Tigers will enter the 2017 MBA Finals after winning the deciding GAME 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals 124.5-118.0 FP against the RimRockers. The Tigers completed a comeback after intially going down 0-2 in the best-of-five series. Karl-Anthony Towns and John Wall each scored 26 FP for the Tigers who also got 14.5 bench FP from Marc Gasol. The RimRockers got 26 FP from Anthony Davis and 18.0 bench FP from Mike Conley Jr. but lost the series.
MBA Newsflash, March 14, 2017
2017 MBA Playoffs GAME 2, 3 and 4
The Naughty Koalas secured a return to the MBA Finals after sweeping Jacob's Basketball Hold 3-0 in the Western Conference Finals. The Koalas caught fire in GAME 2 outscoring visitors JBH 102-191 FP and completed the sweep with an away win of 156.5-139.0 FP in GAME 3. In the Eastern Conference Finals, the RimRockers first took a commanding 2-0 lead with a 127-167.5 home victory in GAME 2 only to see the Tigers stage a comeback in GAME 3 and 4 to tie the series at 2-2. The Tigers held home court with a GAME 3 win of 111.0-171.0 FP and securing a GAME 4 thriller with a score of 162.0-171.5 FP. The series completes with a deciding GAME 5: MBA Playoffs Results
MBA Newsflash, March 3, 2017
2017 MBA Playoffs GAME 1
Home teams triumphed in the first round of the 2017 MBA Fantasy Playoffs. In the Eastern Conference Finals GAME 1, RimRockers defeated challengers Tigers 136.0-156.0 FP. Anthony Davis scored a game high 43 FP including 33 pts and 14 rbs and had help from Dwight Howard with 28 FP and Mike Conley Jr.'s 14.5 bench FP. Tigers' Marc Gasol had a team best 34 FP in the loss. GAME 1 of the Western Conference Finals ended with a low-scoring Naughty Koalas 113.5-130.5 FP win. Nikola Jokic had 39 FP from a triple-double of 19 pts, 16 rbs and 10 ast to lead the home team Koalas, who made 16 of 34 three-pointers. Jacob's Basketball Hold had 40 FP from Russell Westbrook including 43 pts, 11 ast and 10 rebs but suffered a deciding in-game injury to Kevin Durant (-2 FP).
Mar. 02, 2017 Avery Bradley released by Tigers
Feb. 26, 2017 Tigers release George Hill
Feb. 24, 2017 WEEK 20, RimRockers at Ole┤s Overlords 128.0-87.5
Feb. 24, 2017 WEEK 20, Thisted Tigers Basketball at Meaty Ogres 131.0-161.0
Feb. 24, 2017 WEEK 20, Yavapai Swashbucklers at Jacob┤s Basketball Hold 106.5-150.0
Feb. 24, 2017 WEEK 20, HungerDunkers at Naughty Koalas 158.5-132.5
Feb. 23, 2017 RimRockers bring back Randolph
Feb. 23, 2017 Dunn returns, Chandler waived
Feb. 18, 2017 Kris Dunn waived by Swashbucklers
Feb. 16, 2017 WEEK 19, Meaty Ogres at Ole┤s Overlords 141.5-119.5
Feb. 16, 2017 WEEK 19, Thisted Tigers Basketball at RimRockers 158.0-81.0
Feb. 16, 2017 WEEK 19, Yavapai Swashbucklers at HungerDunkers 126.0-162.0
Feb. 16, 2017 WEEK 19, Jacob┤s Basketball Hold at Naughty Koalas 154.0-166.0
Feb. 14, 2017 Koalas sign Mason Plumlee
Feb. 12, 2017 SB re-sign Jusuf Nurkic, waive Capela
Feb. 11, 2017 Undrafted rookie Thon Maker signed
Feb. 09, 2017 WEEK 18, Ole┤s Overlords at RimRockers 136.0-133.5
Feb. 09, 2017 WEEK 18, Meaty Ogres at Thisted Tigers Basketball 96.0-174.0
Feb. 09, 2017 WEEK 18, Jacob┤s Basketball Hold at Yavapai Swashbucklers 163.0-153.5
Feb. 09, 2017 WEEK 18, Naughty Koalas at HungerDunkers 153.5-167.0
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