Did Chicago play bad or were the Pistons too good?

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  1. mikhail1973

    mikhail1973 All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion

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    I'll agree with that. The Bulls played bad.

    Because of the Pistons!

    :gun1: :gun1:
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    I'd say that both teams played hard.
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    mikhail1973 All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion

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    I'll drink to that.
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    Detroit pushed Chicago on its heels and never let up. They have to seize the initiative if they want to win some games. I think FLip's got another wrinkle to throw in there.
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    Last year with a 2-0 lead we could have asked the same question. Did the Pistons play that good or were the Cavs that bad?

    We know how quickly a series can change...Detroit News May 18, 2006


    I won't believe the Pistons are that good until we prove it in game 3.
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    I won't believe the Pistons are that good until we prove it in game 3.[/quote]
    I respect your right to remain skeptical, but this year has a totally different feel from last year. I can't pretend to get inside the players heads but this team shows all the signs that everyone is pulling in the same direction. The team seems to have bought into Flip's system and the fact that it is working so well is its own positive reinforcement.

    Game three on the road is always tough, the home team wants to preserve their manhood in front of their crowd, but I see the Pistons sweeping. I believe Webber when he says that he and Dyess are that desperate. I am especially encouraged by the stories of Rasheed Wallace taking the lead in practice, in fact it is the best news I have heard in the playoffs. I have always thought that for the Pistons to have a shot at winning it all, Rasheed would have to step up and lead at playoff time.
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    mikhail1973 All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion

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    You've got it, Roscoe.
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    When Skiles said we don't match up well with the Pistons it was with good reason... they rely on getting opponents to cough the ball up so they can get out and run... we have several players with handles that can help break the pressure (Delfino, Prince, Murray, Rip, CB... even CWebb)... we're not just a predictable team that you can double on the guy bringing it up (ie. the Heat).
    This is further magnifyed with multiple players that can stick the outside shot... better spacing = less T.O.'s & more room to get inside.
    I still think there is more opportunity to take advantage of their overagressiveness.... why not go with more lobs & backdoors when they jump the play?
    FINALLY, they have recognized that C.B. can post up any PG (barring B.D.& Kidd)... most effecient post player on the team.... sandbagging?
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    They front the post except for Ben. Skiles allows Ben to play behind his man, making him a valuable "eraser" for any lob passes.

    The Bulls aren't a bad team, they just seem to be in over their heads against one of the two most experienced teams in the playoffs.

    It's important not to overlook what Flip and Skiles have said about making shots. It's much easier to establish a press or half court defense off an inbounds pass. Transition will kill anyone.
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    The Pistons are playing as efficient as I've ever seen them. And the Bulls don't have one matchup that they dominate, let alone win, offense or defense. Orlando had Dwight, Cleveland Lebron, SA Duncan, Phoenix a la carte. The Bulls have no one that can cause a mismatch, we have several, and the result is a thorough can of whuppbutt.
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    I'd say it is a little bit of both...the pistons played better defense than they had all year...but the bulls have played worse than they prolly have all year
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    I like the Tigers chances of winning 10 in a row better than the Pistons chances of winning 8 in a row.

    :hoops:
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    Better check the Tiger's score tonight................
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    Well, there goes Pistons' sweep. :hoops:
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    I can't believe Bulls are favored by 3 for Thursday.
    95 - 90 Pistons
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    For us to lose three things have to happen. Several Piston players have off nights. Several Chicago players step it up. The refs decide to give Chicago the benefit....................Pistons win 96-90. :) :) :) :)

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