Man, what a late finish for a non- West coast game. Late start for ESPN and then a 2OT. I am tired. Here is what I saw. One, Stuckey looked horrid most of the game. He started getting his offense together late. His defense - nowhere as good as Bynum. Afflalo shot well, handled the ball well, and played fine defense along with a career high 22 points. 2nd game with 4 made threes. Tay. Covered well by Artest, got outplayed in this one. Missed a ton of shots. Kwame. Lots of rebounds, including a whole lot of good work on the O boards. His defense on Ming was good to start, but the Pistons never forced Ming to pass the ball away - thus never forced him to even think about doing something besides shooting. Sorry, no way you never double team a post player when he is killing you. You got to do things to throw his rythm off. We did throw a couple of brief fakey double teams at him but we never stuck with one, trying to force a pass. Hey, I have seen the Pistons in past seasons do great at double teaming the ball and then rotating well when the the opponent tries to pass the ball to an open shooter. It can be done. We could not even try this a few times? Non-sense. Dyess. Made some shots. Worked at least a bit inside. Another wasted 20 rebound game. Worst thing - he played an absolute ton of minutes - especially if you include the day before. Horrible coaching, under any circumstances, to play Antonio McDyess these kinds of minutes. He was worthless toward the end of the game. JMAX. Nothing great. Amir. Played a bit. Curry found a flaw in his defense and never put him back in the game. Of course, we lost the game partially because Dyess was worn completely out. Curry is clueless. He will not improve the play of Amir except by playing Amir. Herrmann. He was negative in his first half stint. He was put in several offensive plays later, and may have ended up positive for the gmae. He missed the potential game winning shot at the end of regulation. A shot, as many point out, was not needed - we only needed a two point shot to win the game. Or even just a foul and one free throw. Bynum. Pretty good. Good D. Scored quite a bit. Did he get out of control here and there? Its expected for a guy just learning the point guard position. Lack of assists, by both Bynum and Stuck? You know, we could maybe use some better plays. The only thing we had going as far as plays was Afflalo hitting his shots off of screens. More plays are needed. This team still looks like its in its first couple of weeks in the season. Herrmann did not play all that much. Amir barely any. So really, we just used a 7 man rotation, Starting Kwame and Dyess, Tay, Afflalo, and Stuck. Bynum and JMAX were the only two subs who got many minutes. So how did that go, with so few subs? Stuckey got enough rest. Afflalo got enough rest. Kwame got enough rest. Dyess and Tay, way, way, way overplayed - especially for the 2nd of a back to back. And they were already overplayed in regulation. Well, we are no longer a .500 team, falling one game under. We may not make the playoffs. Curry seems to still have other agendas besides winning - and has no ability to coach - not even to do the real simple stuff like spell his players once in a while - even if they are creaking with old age. The effort was there. (Stuckey being the huge exception to that for much of the game. PS, can someone tell him he is suppose to have a hand up when guarding a perimeter shooter?) Over 20 offensive boards on a lot of hustle. Of course, a lot of that hustle was from a young player in Kwame Brown who has not been overplayed this season. Go figure. No AI. They mentioned AI is going for more tests yet this Friday, and that he is still experiencing back pain. No imminent return. Rip and Sheed are still sitting out game to game. Sharpe did not play.