1. Football Picks Survivor is done for 2014. Congrats to billlaimbeer from The Pistons Forum

At Minnesota April 1, 8:00 PM

Discussion in 'April 2008' started by Dlev59, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. Dlev59

    Dlev59 Bench Warmer Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2006
    Messages:
    2,632
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Laurel, Maryland
    At Minnesota April 1, 8:00 PM

    TV20 Detroit HD, NBALP

    The Pistons will travel to Minny to face the lottery-bound T-Wolves in a meaningless game for both teams. This is the kind of game that Detroit will probably chill, the "Zoo Crew" should see plenty of action in this one.
     
  2. Ozarkruffrider

    Ozarkruffrider First Round Draft Pick

    Joined:
    May 7, 2006
    Messages:
    949
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Missouri
    This is an April Fools joke, isn't it?
     
  3. LA Dre

    LA Dre All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    13,162
    Likes Received:
    2,087
    Location:
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    The term meaningless game should not be taken lightly IMO. Although the #2 seed is secured in the east, there is still a possibility that when the Pistons beat the Celtics in the ECF, homecourt adv in the finals is still up for grabs. Currently the Pistons are 1.5 games ahead of the Hornets and Spurs and 2.5 ahead of the Lakers.

    I know we can beat all three teams, but I would feel more comfortable if the those first two games and the last two if needed, were at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Especially vs the Lakers and Spurs where we lost game 7 in 1988 and 2005 to these two teams on their home courts...:sssh:

    So just don't show up, go there to win.....That means the starters have to play well enough for the bench to come in and finish the job!!
     
  4. Slippy

    Slippy All-Star Administrator Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2005
    Messages:
    4,444
    Likes Received:
    896
    Location:
    Oakland, CA
    win with just the bench:stirthepot:
     
  5. Ernie the Slow Adult

    Ernie the Slow Adult All-Star Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2006
    Messages:
    6,695
    Likes Received:
    1,657
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Parts Unknown
    Don't they have the tie breaker against NO & SA as well?
     
  6. LA Dre

    LA Dre All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    13,162
    Likes Received:
    2,087
    Location:
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Yup, they did sweep both the Spurs and Hornets so if they finish with the same records we got them, but the Spurs winners of six straight are playing to win every game......we got Sheed, Billups and Rip who might be just waiting for the playoffs:stirthepot: :sssh:
     
  7. Dlev59

    Dlev59 Bench Warmer Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2006
    Messages:
    2,632
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Laurel, Maryland
    Didn`t really think about homecourt in the Finals, and I bet the Pistons aren`t thinking about it either!

    They better take it as the old saying goes, "one game at at time"!

    I just don`t see the urgency of them coming out against a team like the T-Wolves with the mindset of winning for homecourt advantage in The Finals.

    Hopefully, I`m wrong.
     
  8. raxrets

    raxrets Team Captain

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2006
    Messages:
    2,569
    Likes Received:
    176
    Location:
    tartu
    sheed probably tries some his fools day tricks, but get T'd in fools day would be strange:)
     
  9. PistonFanInCavsTown

    PistonFanInCavsTown First Round Draft Pick

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2007
    Messages:
    124
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Cleveland, OH
    If they come out and play with the intensity they had against the Cavs on Saturday night, then it should be a short night for the starters.
     
  10. LA Dre

    LA Dre All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    13,162
    Likes Received:
    2,087
    Location:
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA

    You mean his left handed three point attempt or pulling down one of the t-wolves shorts when they are at the free throw line:nerd2:
     
  11. TaS

    TaS All-Star Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    17,839
    Likes Received:
    3,250
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Chicaaago
    It wouldn't be a bad idea to regularly give 1 starter the night off going forward.

    Benefits:
    It reduces the chance for injury
    Gives the bench more PT
    Contingency planning, incase an injury occurs, we can practice with 4 starter + replacement lineups.

    Against Minny, we could sit Tay.
     
  12. BillLaimbeer

    BillLaimbeer All-Star 4x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2005
    Messages:
    16,212
    Likes Received:
    4,166
    Location:
    Michigan

    Tay has played in 403 consecutive games, second longest active streak only to Andre Miller. I don't see a problem with a couple of light (20 minutes) games, but why break the streak?
     
  13. TheeTFD

    TheeTFD All-Star

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    10,040
    Likes Received:
    671
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Los Lunas, NM
    7.9 DR, unless we play a West Coast team next. Seems next game has a lot to do with how the Pistons play.
    They could blow this big time.
     
  14. raxrets

    raxrets Team Captain

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2006
    Messages:
    2,569
    Likes Received:
    176
    Location:
    tartu
    rip either wont play or plays very little, tay has to play cuz dixon is still injured and AA can't replace injured rip and dixon alone.
     
  15. round

    round All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2007
    Messages:
    2,745
    Likes Received:
    424
    Location:
    Michigan/Glasgow
    /sarcasm

    but he' our best player and we are so much better with him on the floor compared to our starters.... we should just let him play 48 mins a game.

    /sarcasm off
     
  16. TaS

    TaS All-Star Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    17,839
    Likes Received:
    3,250
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Chicaaago
    Oh yeah, I forgot about the streak.
     
  17. mikhail1973

    mikhail1973 All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2007
    Messages:
    10,424
    Likes Received:
    880
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Kiev - Farmington Hills, MI - Santa Clara, CA
    Don't necessarily need to sit starters, just let them go hard for 20/min a game, that should be sufficient enough.
     
  18. Lee356

    Lee356 All-Star

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2005
    Messages:
    4,524
    Likes Received:
    651
    Location:
    Flint
    He should break it just to set a good tone for what should be the priority for the team, winning championships. Personal streaks are worthless if they create a block to what is important, like Tay getting some rest. I tell you what, if Tay can guarantee we are going to win it all this year, and back it up, sure, let him continue the streak. Or else have him rest a few games. (For the first time in several years.)
     
  19. Dlev59

    Dlev59 Bench Warmer Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2006
    Messages:
    2,632
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Laurel, Maryland
    Can we stop the freakin rest rant!!!

    Is this a pro basketball team or a rec team of men that need walkers and oxygen tanks................

    My goodness!!!!!!!!!!
     
  20. linwood

    linwood All-Star

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2005
    Messages:
    4,478
    Likes Received:
    1,519
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Cosigned.
     

Share This Page