The game: BOS is the big brother letting the little brother DET think they have a chance to win. Last year you could tell from the C's multitude of fist pumps and chest reveals that they were into the game and too the Pistons seriously. There were no such acts last night. (At least that I saw. I was ill last night and had triple vision by the end of the game so I might have seen some stuff that didn't happen and vice versa.) The Pistons need a goon paint protector. BOS got too many straight waltzes down the paint with no one to challenge the shots. Like the P's in 04-05 the C's are just bigger everywhere. DET got the types of shots for Dyess (in particular) & Sheed that I look for but they were not hitting. Dyess & Tay were shooting knucklers. Couldn't you see some of these woes coming though after they chased the MN win? Favorite play of the game: Stuckey was slowly walking the ball up court. Rip literally stood still in the back court for a 2 count after Stuckey passed him. They barely crossed half court in time and Stuckey continued walking the ball up to the elbow prompting Mark Jackson to say something like, 'Do they know there's a shot clock? Here they are with 10 seconds left on the clock and they haven't even started their set.' The team: DET doesn't have any shooters at the 1,2 or 3 that any team needs to worry about. This is chicken & egg with the movement their wings do not generate with their penetration from opposition defenses. BOS got way more easy shots from their ability to do this to DET with Pierce and Rondo. Is DET the only team in the L that doesn't screen out for their shooters? The Pistons look like they didn't even realize this was legal based on the way they reacted on D last night. How long before they realize that the "hunt & peck" method to find the hot guard at the start of the game kills them? The only way Kwame was going to work was if they started the year with him and took the lumps along the way hoping he improved. There is no way it was going to work playing him every 3-6 games.