2nd Round Game 1 - Chicago May 5 7pm

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  1. lapiston

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    Championship level play.

    We caught glimpses of the Piston defense only here and there in the regular season. We certainly did not play the Bulls like this during the regular season. Murray, Hunter, really the whole team had their hands on balls. We stayed with the shooters making them drive into traffic. They would throw the ball away or to Ben.

    Encouraging too was the play of Maxiel. He brought a dimension that the Bulls could not match. Dyss is back to hitting the jumpers as he doesn't have to shoot it over taller centers. We seem to be a deeper team than they are.

    The rebounding should be there all series. We are simply a taller team.

    Only one game. We must keep the petal to the metal.
     
  2. Nemo

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    Sheed played huge..........Loved the rebounding of Prince...........Mcdyss played very well..............Glad Maxeil got time, HE"S HUNGRY.........
    :) :) :) :) :)
     
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    Hey now! LOL

    I have a DVD player too. For some reason i picked the stupid VCR.
     
  4. max

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    I think some of that may be 4 games against Miami. Miami was not pressuring them like the Pistons were. Notice the expressions on the Bulls, how surprised they were. Especially Gordan, he did not have a clue at times.

    I have no doubt that the Bulls will make adjustments and play better, but so will the Pistons.
     
  5. mercury

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    This is damn impressive.... gotta give HQ some props
     
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    Wow, the homer virus is contagious
     
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  8. professor

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    like everyone's said, the defense looked phenomenal tonight. i'd add that some of the bulls' problems on offense stemmed from the defense they (esp. the guards, esp gordon) had to play. we are a much tougher team to defend than miami. it's a lot harder to get into a flow on offense when you're getting run around and schooled on the other end.

    besides the weak-ish 3rd quarter (which felt to me more like the bulls' sloppiness was infectious than anything else), the only blemish was c-webb, who never looked to me like he was in it on offense (i was sort of too excited by the beat down to really notice how he did on the boards or on defense, but i will say i was happy that someone had to guard him -- not to disrespect Ben, who showed his value, particularly on a couple of plays when chauncey got to the hope and then crapped his pants cause ben was waiting for him).

    i assume the rest of the series will be tougher than this one, but we are definitely the better squad and we ought to prevail. i know that last year has got us all a bit nervous about how this will unfold and there's always the possibility of a lapse in focus or of chicago adjustments that flip sr. is unable to match. so there's nothing to say except that this was as good a start as anyone could have hoped for.

    on to game 2.
     
  9. roscoe36

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    I thought Tay played great considering he was the 3rd or 4th option all night.

    Tay was +25, Deng -19. Tay scored 5 less points, but did make 3 more assists (which had to be worth at least 6 points).

    Nothing wrong with being a homer.

    PopcornMachine's GameFlow - Chicago @ Detroit

    Btw, I just rewatched a Billups trey, and Tay screened for him, and Kevin Harlan said, "Prince the screen, and Jordan (Gordon) goes under it."

    Funny how some responses get stuck in our craw.
     
  10. Dumars4Ever

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    Didn't Harlan also refer to Lindsey as Dumars at one point? Someone get that man a scouting report. :laugh: Next it'll be Dave Bing going to the hole past Norm Van Lier.
     
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    Coach Vitale better play his bench in game 2.... :gun1:


    Thats all I'm sayin' :yellowprison:
     
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    The brashness of the Brahma:

    (From detnews.com)
    Wallace also had to deal with his protégé, Maxiell, scoring six straight points on him in the second quarter.
    “Myself and Ben are kind of the same player,” Maxiell said. “If you put a body on him, it's got to affect him. I beat up Ben a little bit, it's only the first game. It's going to be a long series.”
     
  13. OLD SKOOL HQ

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    That VCR comment was uncalled for. Shame on u, Dr. :sssh: As far as T-Mac goes, I was cracking up. I could hear Journey's "LOnesome Loser" in the background. One day , he will learn to keep his mouth shut! He can join my forever LL club:

    Damon Jones
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    That comment was brought to you by the sponsors of the "Evil Sarcastic Twit that lives in my butt CompanY". They apologize and have been placed on 90 day unpaid leave.:)
     
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    Hey Lee,
    has somebody been sandbagging? Like maybe the
    PISTONS !
    Snuff Film
    enough said.
     
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    Top these Skoo.
    Barry Sanders around end for 85 yards.
    Barry Sanders stopping on a dime and getting 2 Bears change.
    Billy Sims going 80 yards with a bomb against Dallas.
    All catches by Charlie Sanders
    Interception return for a TD by Lem Barney against GBay.
    Mickey Tetalltons [sp] wheel house
    Cecil Fielders wheel house.
    Zeke running in place against somebody.
    Dumars with 10 bombs
    All Bob Probert fights
    Hate 7 min. 2 assists in Pistons snuff film
     
  18. 16 Mile

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    Great game. The rebound and reverse dunk by Delfino had everyone screaming at my place. Sweeeet.

    Only complaint, and only worry, there was no reason for Tay and Rip to play the minutes they did in a blowout. If Rip is playing 40 min in a blowout, does he play 48 if it's close? What really worried me is how tired Rip looked at the end of the 2nd, and Flip kept him in the game until 3 minutes left. That's insane that Rip played the first 21 minutes of the game without a break.
     
  19. Dumars4Ever

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    Hopefully Rip won't play that much in every game, but if I remember right from the second quarter, he was helping to spark the big run that happened when Lindsey and Delfino were also in, as the Pistons increased their lead from 6 to 16. Rip was probably supposed to cycle out at some point in there, but with the big blitz happening, Flip decided to stick with that lineup. At least I hope that was the logic behind it. Certainly it worked in that game.
     
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    Flip had his team prepared better than Skiles during the layoff... now we have to see who makes the better short term adjustments....
    Lindsey play was almost PGesque... driving and dishing on at least two occasions (6 assist?).... still when he gets that wreckless head of steam toward the hoop... well :behindsof
     

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