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  1. Dlev59

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    ECF Game 5 Celtics/Pistons Wed. May 28th, 8:30 PM

    TV - ESPN

    With the series deadlocked at 2-2
    the pivotal game 5 will be played in Boston.

    Which Piston team will take the floor?

    Which Celtic team will take the floor?

    Can Dyess continue his tear?

    Are Bostons` Big Three tired?

    So many questions will be answered on Wednesday night..........
     
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    Pistons take this one. They need to shed the "switch" label. They go out and with 100% effort, make the Celtics call them DADDY. Pistons 88-85 over the Celtics...
     
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    How many points will the refs score?
     
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    Mostly just tip-ins for the Refs...
     
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    They're gonna slump. They're tired. Unless the rotation flip made last game worked on all levels.... I want to, but... I dont think so, sadly.
     
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    Lets remember one thing here? Flip has never won game 11 in the playoffs and has two opportunies to do it on Wednesday and Friday. The problem is, we can't afford to wait until Friday to get a victory # 11. It has to be done tomorrow or we will in the same position we were in the last two years down 3-2 and possibly losing in game six. The only difference is we will be at home and we don't want to get closed out a home.....:messer::gettinghanged:..

    We know the Celtics will get all the calls that Stern has already paid for in advance, so the Pistons will just need counter it by staying aggressive to the hoop and running in fresh bodies while the old Big three gets winded.
     
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    game 5 on the road.
    If they keep it close it means they've figured out the Celts and can do them in 7.
    If they lose by 6 or more. I don't think they can win a game 7 there.
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    Dre I hope you voted "Oh He!! yes"
     
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    As long as we once again hold the best team in the NBA to a record low number of FG's, I think that we can possibly pull it out at the end if the ball bounces our way. I'm 49% confident.
     
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    I like that, thats a good question. When the Pistons have a bad game its the switch and lack of effort. When Boston has a bad game its because they had a bad game.

    Simple fact is the Celtics have not proven anything yet.

    Its a big game, no doubt about that. Ironic thing is that neither team has ever been further than a game 5 win if you consider the Pistons as they now post-Ben Wallace/LB.

    Thing is though, the 3-pt shooting has been off for both teams so someone is bound to heat up and I hope its us. Not that either team lives from the 3 but making your normal amount of 3's is a difference of around 10-15 extra points.

    Last game the Pistons outplayed the C's in every way possible so I do like our chances going into this. Only dark cloud is how will CB play?

    Also Flip did Sneak AA into the last game, I missed it think I stepped out for a smoke at that time but he did play so the good luck charm still holds true.
     
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    Did anyone happen to see how energetic Amir looked in that 2 minutes of garbage time? He closed out on a jumpshot and came back for the rebound.

    That stallion is ready to run. Figure out a way to get him and AA into the game with Stuckey and those three will reek havoc on the big three. I think they are starting to feel the amount of games they have played big minutes in. They look slow and tired.

    Just ten minutes of the young guns while the Celts are a step slow could be enough to get us over the hump.
     
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    In the words of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, "Dream, dream, dream, dream, dream."
     
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    Flip cannot get win number 11. That is an interesting observation. Flip's last 4 playoff runs:

    2004: 10-8
    2006: 10-8
    2007: 10-6
    2008: 10-5

    Flip is simply stuck on 10. What can be done to overcome this hurdle?
     
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    Play the bench and run them into the ground!!!!!
     
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    Spellcheck, DooRag and Jackie Chan should be enough to get Flip win #11.
     
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    Let's hope he doesn't have a similar problem with the number eleven.
     
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    Flip shouldn't play safe tonight on the road.

    Go for broke!!
     
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    this is the game of the year!!

    and i have to miss the first half :( ugh

    GO PISTONS
     
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    Tonight's game to me is all about heart and desire. Who is ready to take control of this series. I don't see this as a wall that Flip must negotiate through. I believe the Piston's switch is on and they will win. In all honesty, I worry more about game six, and the home court letdown...
     
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    Well if we don't win tonight, then the pressure will be on to get # 11 on Friday.. Do we have all the fans show up with Isaiah Thomas jerseys with # 11 on them and parade in front of Flip[​IMG]

    Maybe we suit up Zeke in place of Billups as he looks in shape....oops no longer under contract or on the roster:MusicBigGrin:

    Seriously though,they need to get off to a good start and close out all quarters on a positive note. Also put in your good luck charm AA as they won every game where he made a token appearance. :sssh:
     

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