Discussion in 'March 2009' started by Dlev59, Mar 19, 2009.
WALT IS A PIMP!
Sharpe is undefeated as a Piston.
LEEE, U had to luv that game!
What was that?
I didn't quite hear you...
I start wondering wether the Pistons roster has some hidden gems that only wait to break out with given playing time. Sharpe, Bynum and even Brown have been putting up at least solid numbers if given enough minutes.
Maybe this roster is way better than used.
Bynum was very impressive.
Amir looked like someone who hadn't played in awhile which is probably b/c he hasn't played in awhile. I can't believe Curry put him in there at the end.
Tayshaun was good on both sides
Dyess' behind the back pass was great LOL
AA's defense was great. Offense wasn't there tonight. But he did have 5 assists.
And now a random rant on Hermann. Warning so fans of his can skip it.
Hermann is Jarvis Hayes. He's a streaky shooter who gets hot once ever 40 games, and can't guard anyone. He gets minutes regardless of his play and never seems to get pulled when he's terrible.
Props to him for getting hot in the 4th, but these are the type of games that make Curry go nuts with his PT, and think of him as an integral rotation player until 2010.
Dunleavy is an idiot for not going to Al Thornton.
When i think about Hermann in the PO's and the SF's that we will face, i have an early adverse reaction. I'm not opposed to him playing. I think there are situations he's very useful. His ability to space the floor can be crucial. However, it would be alot easier if Curry knew how to differentiate between said situations.
And for anyone that cares, the BOS/SAS is game is pretty good.
It's always been IMO.
That was enjoyable. I can't believe the Clips beat us this year when we were at full strength.
Was nice to see a PG in total control of the game for us. Made it seem like we were going to score on every possession.
Stats galore. Career high for Bynum in minutes and points (assists?). Career high for Tay in assists, amazing since he had a b-list cast of supporting actors. McDyess was monstrous again with 24 and 17.
Beyond that, you had Kwame Brown demanding the ball in the post and drawing double teams. A 3 from AA and 3 3's from Walter pretty much took it from a close game to a blowout.
Bynum is pretty much unguardable one on one and he's pretty tough to stop even with 2 on the perimeter. Ugly free throws though for a little guy.
Amir with 2 fouls in 1 minute.
That's 96 fouls per 48 minutes.
Do you want me to repeat myself? LOL
This is like when Jarvis Hayes use to score 15 and everybody was so impressed with his offensive prowess naming him the answer to our SF problem.
Say i told you so when he actually has more than 3 good games for the entire season. =)
what a grim day for herrmann haters and amir lovers
Sharpe had 2 pts in 36 seconds that's like 70 points in 36 minutes.
it looks like a test pattern for the french porn channel!
Maybe they should end the Amir Johnson experiment and go with Sharpe.
Very impressive win - they played like a team. Bynum shows no signs of slowing down or being figured out. Maybe there is a possibility that he could be the future PG. Kwame Brown had another solid game. It really gets me how he could have been helping us all along.
Hopefully Dyess can save some of these games for the playoffs.
Hey ...at least NOW we are playing our bench. I didnt WATCH one second of this game. i was at HOOters watching March madness...
If U did waste a Friday Night on this game?
Shame on your wretched soul and meet me at Pistonaholics seminar July 3 in Ft wayne.
<p>Just nine players dressed for us. Sharpe only played the last minute, made an impressive reverse driving in from the right. Amir played little. Basically, we used a 7 man rotation, Bynum, Afflalo, Tay, Dyess, Kwame started and Maxiell and Herrmann were the bench. I think Bynum played the whole game.</p>
<p>The Clips don't do defense. For all the stats Kaman and Camby put up, they absolutely are not very good players. Considering defense is part of the game, and they do none of that, they just are not very good.</p>
<p>Bynum scored a ton. Nobody guarding the basket, why not. Kwame looked all world, as nobody bothered him around the basket. Herrmann was left open and hit some triples, three of them, in the 4th, plus scored twice besides. Like someone said, gee, Curry is now going to believe Herrmann can play, since he scored some. But the Clips will not be facing us in the playoffs. The teams that make the playoffs will have something in common - they play defense.</p>
<p>Afflalo made just one shot, but did a lot of decent ball handling and played good D.</p>
<p>Bynum played good D, got some assists to go with those points.</p>
<p>Tay scored an impressive double double in points and rebounds.</p>
<p>Dyess had a monster game shooting outside, mostly uncontested shots. (He did hit a contested fade too.) And 17 boards.</p>
<p>You know when someone is playing good defense. Up all over the opposing player, making him miss a shot or not even take one. Over and over, you see Pistons do this. Like Bynum. Afflalo. Prince. JMAX. Amir. Never from Herrmann. Pay attention. He does nothing on D.</p>
<p>Despite how bad the Clips are, we fell behind them in the 1st half. It was an even game. Herrmann came in. No defense. Curry decided to pair up Amir and JMAX, a pairing that never works. I'm thinking - where does this guy come up with this stuff. Does he sit and think what would be the worst possible rotations I could possibly throw out there tonight?</p>
<p>Anyway, we fell behind, but caught back up and passed them in the 3rd quarter.</p>
<p>It looked like we might lose the lead with Herrmann in, but hey, he then proceeded to hit all those shots. Open or not, he still canned them.</p>
<p>Note, it was announced that Stuck would dress, but not start, but soon they changed that to Stuckey not dressing for the game.</p>
<p>Can't really think of much more to say about the game. A win is a win. Just that much less a chance of us falling out of the playoffs in favor of Charlotte who is gaining fast on us. (Assuming Chicago passes us soon.)</p>
isn't it like 160 pts/48 minutes?
Kwame needs a slashing type guard who is always a threat to at least pull two men toward the slasher. Which was what killed the Clips, especially in the latter part of the second half.
Another player that needs this PG motion is Boozer. You need a whole different approach about offensive patterns and away from what is marginal (at best) now.
The Clips are an embarrassing team.
Look, you're a language teaching dude, and I make webpages. No one will think twice about the fact that I am abacus challenged.
Any offense he gives is a plus. I just like his defense - with steals, and rebounds.
Good to see the Clippers. The Pistons needed it. Bynum did his thing. Is he for real? We will find out. The Clippers are very poor defensively as Lee noted. Bynum along with Tay and Dyss were the story. Tay and Dyss--nothing new--they usually put up numbers. Our core of the last few years are underrated players. They are very good indeed.
Pistons were down at the half. Not one three ball made at that time. The Clippers shot 50% for the half. Affalo and JMax may have had one basket between them. Inconsistent offense from too many players on the squad and the defense is not there--for the whole half--not just when Hermann is in the game.
The Pistons opened up the offense in the second half. Good. Surprisingly easy win. The Clippers stars may be overrated or is it their system?
Young big watch: Brown, Maxiel and Amir a combined 54 minutes with 6 boards. That will not get it done. Brown has actually showed some life lately. But how does he fit in? He is not a strong rebounder nor a good scorer.
Hermann hit his shots but that has only been about the third time this year. A shooter has to do that at least every third game. Haven't seen that yet.
Amir Johnson was a -8 for the game. He is like a value meal. For one small minute he'll get you 2 dumb fouls.
The only other minus player for the game was Max at -1.
Kwame looked like he got into Sheed's stash going at the refs pretty good.
I hope Sheed and Rip can get healthy. I just want to see what it can look like.
It's funny how much better Bynum can finish at the rim than any of the other Piston guards.
Bynum is a professional basketball player. This is his career. Whatever his limitations, he wasn't drafted and handed millions, or a season pass on the Roundball team plane.
He's had to learn and work on his craft to continue getting contracts, staying healthy, in shape, out of trouble. There is much less drama outside the NBA, where guys can't afford to get into shootings outside clubs, because they aren't set for life with a guaranteed contract.
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