Yes, that was a bad call when James ran Prince over. But you know, calls get called wrong. That hardly cost us the game. I see several people are claiming Herrmann defended Bron well. Forget that. The team defended him well. Herrmann stayed right up on him and several Pistons were watching his back preventing a drive. You know I am going to diss Herrmann, so I might as well get that over: Look at the 2nd quarter where we hit a bunch of buckets. And Cleveland responded every time, with ease. Study that bit of film, and tell me why Cleveland was scoring so easily. Might it be anything to do with Herrmann not being able to catch up to any of the plays? (The answer is yes.) To be fair, we did have a decent defensive stretch with him in the game in the 2nd half, as Cleveland was using a slower pace, not leaving Herrmann behind. Also, Cleveland was often seen ignoring Herrmann completely, and the Pistons were seen not passing the ball to him. OK, so Sheed made it back for one game. Suspended for the next one cause he decided he could not stop arguing a call that was done with already. Not that it helped having Sheed back. Sheed back. Amir does not play. Add a player. Lose a player coaches decision. Worse, we added a third center, and by coach's choice, lost a power forward, leaving us with just one. You want to argue we played good enough D? Good enough D is when you win. Sheed did nail a few triples in the first half. Kwame had one of his better games of the year on offense. Yes, we did have some post play, from Kwame. Dyess and Sheed don't do that. AI is back, playing 3rd string point guard apparently. My opinion, go back to starting AI and Rip. Have Bynum, Stuckey, and Afflalo start the 2nd half. AI gave us a bit of a scoring boost in the 4th quarter, getting us ahead for a brief moment. We started out the game out - rebounding them 17-3, I believe. From there though, it was probably even or Cleveland's advantage. They seem to be missing Ben. Bron was held in check for much of the game. Tay and Rip both did a lot of good work defending him, and the team did a great job of backing up whoever was on him. Rip shot horrible. Dyess? Pansy outside shot game. And this against a team sorely lacking in inside D with Ben out. Shame on him. Of course, Sheed was no better, but he did hit those 3 triples. No excuse, but at least he gave us that nice spurt of scoring. Stuckey had a nice drive here and there. But again, Bynum outplayed him, also getting some drives to go plus nailing an outside shot here and there. Bynum did mess up with that bad pass late. Who knows, maybe Curry would have let Bynum finish the game if that pass had not happened. AI and Rip were in for a moment after that, but Curry took AI out in favor of Stuck. Now, that I don't see. AI had been providing some scoring, and Curry did not put AI in until the start of the 4th so he had plenty in the tank. Kwame made a nice strong move to the basket from the right to put us up 15-7. After that, we kept the lead at 8 or 9 most of the rest of the 1st half. But lost the lead in the last 3 minutes. It did not help that some of this time we went without a power forward. (and so could not get back in transition.) Tay seemed to do quite well in the 1st half on O. Seemed to be very tired in the 2nd half. He desperately needs a quality backup. Kwame and Dyess started. I am sure they will start the next game. Don't know if Sheed will continue to come off the bench. But you know, is anyone keeping track of how well we are doing since Dyess began starting?