Sports: Pistons Lose 2nd Straight Out West
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's game-high 27 points was not enough for the Detroit Pistons as they fall to the Phoenix Suns 107-100.
After holding a nine-point lead after the first quarter, the Suns second string pushed them ahead at the half and never looked back.
Andre Drummond had another solid night for the Pistons (4-4), scoring 18 points and grabbing 14 boards. Marcus Morris added 16 points and Jon Leuer scored 11 off the bench.
Six players scored in double figures for the Suns (3-5), led by Eric Bledsoe's 21 points.
The Pistons continue their four-game road trip Friday in San Antonio against the Spurs. Tip-off is at 8:30pm.
Detroit Red Wings
Coming off of a 3-2 shootout road win against the Philadelphia Flyers, the Detroit Red Wings return home tonight to face-off with the Vancouver Canucks.
The Red Wings' victory put them above the .500 mark at 7-6-1 on the season. With 15 points it puts them in a third place tie with the Tampa Bay Lightning for Atlantic Division, eight points behind the division-leading Montreal Canadiens.
The Canucks have lost nine of their last 10 games, but earned a 5-3 victory over the New York Rangers Tuesday on the road.
Face-off at The Joe is at 7:30pm tonight.
Little Caesers Arena Costing More?
Officials in Detroit are getting a more clear idea of how much a new downtown arena is starting to cost.
The Detroit News is reporting that the new Little Caesars Arena has moved from a $105 million cost to over $700 million.
The Detroit Downtown Development Authority stated that taxpayers will have to pay for the extra costs. The increase is based on specific pricing for materials, permits, design refinements, subcontractors and other costs. Olympia Development of Michigan, part of the Olympia Entertainment group that owns the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings and their current home, Joe Louis Arena, will pay for the extra costs.
Even though Olympia Development is in charge of the construction of the new arena, the city's Downtown Development Authority will own the facility once completed.
Western Michigan Broncos
The Western Michigan Broncos, ranked 14th in the nation in football, return home for their final two regular season games. The 10-0 Broncos will have their longest break of the season after Tuesday's 37-21 victory over the Kent State Golden Flashes.
Their next game will also be their final game against a team out of the Mid-American Conference's East Division as they battle the Buffalo Bulls. The only thing the Broncos are waiting for is when they are playing. Currently, the game will either take place at Noon or 3:30pm on November 19th. Western is waiting on possible television coverage of the game that will determine the game time.
Tickets for the game are still available!
High School Sports
The Michigan High School Athletic Association's volleyball playoffs continue tonight with Regional Final action for two area squads.
The defending champions in Class C, the Bronson Vikings, will look to knock off the Kalamazoo Christian Comets tonight in their Regional Final at Lawton. The match begins at 7pm. The winner advances to the State Quarterfinals against Laingsburg or Kent City at Portage Central on Tuesday, November 15th.
In Class D, the Athens Indians will make their way to Bellevue for their Regional Final tonight against the 2nd-ranked Mendon Hornets. Mendon eliminated perennial power St. Philip on Tuesday to make it into the final. Tonight's final is at 7pm, with the winner battling Plymouth Christian or Lansing Christian November 15th at Climax-Scotts.