Away Atlanta Hawks Friday April 6 2012

Discussion in 'April 2012' started by roscoe36, Apr 1, 2012.

?

Who wins?

Poll closed Apr 6, 2012.
  1. Detroit

    28.6%
  2. Atlanta

    71.4%
  1. roscoe36

    roscoe36 All-Star Administrator

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2005
    Messages:
    19,888
    Likes Received:
    1,732
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Dagobah
    7:30 PM EST

    TV: FS Detroit / NBA league Pass
    Radio: 97.1 The Ticket
  2. roscoe36

    roscoe36 All-Star Administrator

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2005
    Messages:
    19,888
    Likes Received:
    1,732
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Dagobah
    bump bump
  3. alexa032

    alexa032 Team Captain

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2007
    Messages:
    783
    Likes Received:
    257
    Ha, you call that a play? Lawrence Frank sticking with this lineup expecting anything different - :wedgie:
  4. copper

    copper Bench Warmer

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2006
    Messages:
    832
    Likes Received:
    125
    Location:
    windsor
    well, its nice to finally see the coach on board with tank mode. No more of this tryin to win crap...he isnt even trying to make it look like a effort. Hope the league doesnt see all the minutes Bynum got in this one.
  5. BillLaimbeer

    BillLaimbeer All-Star 4x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2005
    Messages:
    14,100
    Likes Received:
    2,314
    Location:
    Michigan
    You mean the Bynum that was 7 for 12, 15 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 1 blocked shot, and plus 13 in 26 minutes?
  6. copper

    copper Bench Warmer

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2006
    Messages:
    832
    Likes Received:
    125
    Location:
    windsor
    at the expense of Brandon Knight? yes and this plus minus crap is just that....crap. It doesnt tell what that individual does or account for anyone else on the floor. total crap stat.Bynum and Bengo are both wasted space and I couldnt care less about the numbers they put up. Gordon is a 1 trick pony with a broken trick, and Bynum is a undersized bad shot selection 2 guard that doesnt defend as well as he used to and seems to pick and choose when he'll try. This is the same guy that I used to love when he got his first try and went ballz to the wall every second he weas out there on both offense and defense. Now, he seems to have relaxed and I wish we could just give the minutes to daye and get some time for mack. I wondered why GM was pulled in favor of Ben last night and tonight BK was pulled for rarely used Bynum. Is it " bring your seniors to work week"? I thought the point of a youth movement was to play the young players?
  7. BillLaimbeer

    BillLaimbeer All-Star 4x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2005
    Messages:
    14,100
    Likes Received:
    2,314
    Location:
    Michigan
    Whether you like him or not, Bynum had a good game tonight. More often than not, Coach Frank holds guys accountable and rewards players that are doing well.
  8. TaS

    TaS All-Star Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    16,962
    Likes Received:
    2,463
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Chicaaago
    Did anybody watch this one on league pass? For some reason, I couldn't locate it and came to the conclusion that they just cut Det out of the LP rotation. Looks like I saved a few hours of my life.
  9. alexa032

    alexa032 Team Captain

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2007
    Messages:
    783
    Likes Received:
    257
    Bynum typically has statistically 'pretty' games. Doesn't mean he didn't try to make the game the Will Bynum show going 1 on 4 against a set defense. Doesn't mean Jeff Teague didn't leave him standing still like the human traffic cone he was all night on the way to the rim. For a defense-first coach, that needed to be priority 1a and 1b for Frank, but it apparently was less important than riding the so-called hot hand - only Brandon was 5 for 8 with 2 3s today. Greg was hot last night too. I've very rarely disagreed with this coach this year, but the last two games' rotations have been questionable at best. Both Monroe and Knight have gotten hooked pretty damn quick after defensive lapses, hell, even Stuckey has on occasion, but Bynum and Gordon are apparently exempt.
  10. TaS

    TaS All-Star Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    16,962
    Likes Received:
    2,463
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Chicaaago
    Per 36

    Stat: BK/ WB
    Pts: 13.7/ 13.6
    Reb: 3.5/ 3.8
    Ast: 4.0/ 4.0

    Yikes. Very similar.

    The big difference is that WB's efficiency is in the toilet with his low shooting this year.
  11. LA Dre

    LA Dre All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    11,910
    Likes Received:
    1,189
    Location:
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    For those with League Pass outside Michigan, the game was blacked out on the Piston Fox Sports station and was broadcast on NBA TV. This was the only nationally televised game for the Pistons this season, (ESPN cancelled the one scheduled vs the Bucks next week). We had to sit though the Hawks announcers some guy and Dominique. They weren't as bad as some other homers.
  12. Ernie the Slow Adult

    Ernie the Slow Adult All-Star Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2006
    Messages:
    6,280
    Likes Received:
    1,337
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Parts Unknown
    The game was on NBA TV for me. I guess this was their one game in the "limelight".
  13. LA Dre

    LA Dre All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    11,910
    Likes Received:
    1,189
    Location:
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    As far as the game was concerned, the Pistons had two big runs...a 14-4 one in the middle of the second qtr, only to see the Hawks come back close the 2nd qtr on 20-5 run as Jeff Teague was able to slice up the middle continually for either a score or he got the ball in the rim area where one the Hawks bigs was there to grab a rebound and put back.

    The Pistons put together 17-3 run between the end of the 3rd and midway thru the 4th to go up 83-80....and then they died tanked. Nobody went to the hoop but Bynum and there was one slam dunk by Tay, but other than that they took jumpers and let Teague loose again. I guess the coach left Knight out because he was being beaten by Teague in the first half. Monroe was held to 8 and 8....its a shame that Tay and Stuckey would probably beat Monroe in an all Piston dunk contest...:cheeky-smiley-012:
  14. Mogilny

    Mogilny All-Star Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2010
    Messages:
    2,815
    Likes Received:
    974
    The Atlanta announcers were raving about how horrible the Pistons internal D was the whole game. In the second half they went from complaining to laughing at the defensive play by the Piston bigs. I think it was a good move by Frank to stick with the bench guards and give Wallace some run since starting guards couldn't stop Teague at all. As Bill wrote, he holds the players accountable for their game and I believe that helps the young guns more in the long run than a couple of extra minutes in a game where they are getting destroyed. Also, we managed to pull off the L anyway so all good.
    roscoe36 likes this.
  15. max

    max All-Star

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2005
    Messages:
    7,283
    Likes Received:
    287
    Its hard for me to criticize the team when they are giving maximum effort like this game. Watching them it's simply a lack of talent as to why they are not winning games like this.
    linwood and Ernie the Slow Adult like this.
  16. The Panda

    The Panda All-Star Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2012
    Messages:
    1,720
    Likes Received:
    826
    Gender:
    Male
    There definately is a chemistry element to it as well. Its really hard for a 'young team' to put it all together against veterans like the Hawks. Having players like Ben Gordon certainly doesn't help.

    On a side note, Bynum's stats certainly look great but I don't like him on the court as much as Knight.
  17. Ernie the Slow Adult

    Ernie the Slow Adult All-Star Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2006
    Messages:
    6,280
    Likes Received:
    1,337
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Parts Unknown
    If Monroe were half as active on D as he is on offense, the Pistons would probably be a lot better.

    He never stands around when the Pistons have the ball and is beastly going after the ball on the offensive glass. He is the total opposite on D.
  18. BillLaimbeer

    BillLaimbeer All-Star 4x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2005
    Messages:
    14,100
    Likes Received:
    2,314
    Location:
    Michigan
    Generally, if I had to split PG minutes up between the two guys, I would say 48 minutes to Knight and 0 minutes to Bynum. Last night, however, Bynum was doing less worse a job of stopping Teague than Knight.
  19. Susie914

    Susie914 Bench Warmer Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2008
    Messages:
    381
    Likes Received:
    106
    Location:
    Maryland
    This is the first game I have missed all season because I stupidly thought it was on Sat not Fri. I realized my mistake late, and tuned in in the middle of the fourth quarter, way too much will bynum for me, I can just barely hack him, couldn't figure out why he was staying out there so long, and where was George and Greg, and hey, we just might win, then no we didn't. I was waiting for Dominique to say something about his nephew, did he mention anything early?
  20. LA Dre

    LA Dre All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    11,910
    Likes Received:
    1,189
    Location:
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    In the second quarter he mentioned after Damien had sat down that he had helped the Pistons with that run the allowed them to take the brief lead. I didn't hear him say much else about him afterwards as I was watching later on DVR tape, talking on the phone with sound down.

Share This Page