Miami Feb. 6th, 7:30 PM

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  1. Dlev59

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    Miami Feb. 6th, 7:30 PM

    TV20 Detroit HD, NBA TV


    The lottery bound Heat visit the Palace as the Pistons go for their 6th straight win. The Heat have one 1 game in over a month and are 0-1 in February at the time of this post!
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    hahaha nice picture.

    i haven't been to the palace in awhile but i've got this game and the portland game on friday. it'll be good to watch them live again.
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    I wonder what kind of energy would starters have in this one. Hopefully lots of bench play.
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    Looking forward to a great Hoggcap. Been missing it.

    Toronto outscored the HEAT AT MIAMI 33-12 in the 1st quarter yesterday, so we need to punch them out early. There's no excuse.

    Then , they have the worst bench in the league. So, the Zoo Squad needs to keep em down in the 2nd.

    Its up to the starters to set the standard for this game . I would expect No starter to have to go longer than 30 minutes.

    FINAL: PISTONS 111- HEAT 78
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    I have to agree with you.

    Pistons should also have a lot of fun trouncing their former nemisis. Motivation should not be a problem.
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    Here is what is important for this game:

    Unlike last game, Afflalo is not cut out of the initial sub rotation.

    Unlike last game, Amir is not cut out of the 2nd half rotation.

    We need not one single hint that Flip Saunders is reverting.

    We are on the road to a championship, lets not let Flip put up a roadblock.

    Looking past the Miami game, we have some tough opponents coming up, more excuses for Flip to revert.

    Here is what should be done:

    The next 10 games, Amir, Stuckey, and Afflalo should each get 25 minutes, while Maxy gets 15. And Really, Samb should be getting 5 minutes per game.

    And Herrmann should get 12 minutes per game. Bench Hayes for a spell, it won't hurt him any at all.

    Keep Dyess down under 26 minutes per game. Keep the rest of our starters to under 30 minutes per game.

    Now is always a good time to start. The last five games have been nice. A good start toward playoff preparation. We do not need to get as drastic as I am stating in this post, but it would be a good idea, just to counter Flip's tendencies to find excuses (in his mind only do they make sense) not to play a full 10 man rotation featuring our young players.
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    Be nice to get a 7' shot blocker ready for the Playoffs. Barring any trades to get a tough vet which is highly unlikly Samb could be very usefull in some situations. More mins for Amir would also be nice.
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    I understand why you want players to get certain minutes, however, shouldn`t the game as it is being played determine who gets how many minutes?

    It is impossible to say who should get how many minutes before the game is played. Matchups, foul trouble, injuries all come into play when distributing minutes.
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    Absolutely not.

    The goal is to win in the playoffs. Anything that you let interfere with that is bad.

    You can give an excuse for virtually anything. But not one of them is a valid excuse not to play Maxiell, Amir, Afflalo, and Stuckey in a game. If the matchups are poor (which is highly doubtful) so what, it just gives the young player a growth opportunity. We don't change our starting lineup due to matchups, we adjust who guards who or our defensive schemes. Not playing Amir tonight, extensively, is a bad decision that I hope does not get made.
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    This should be one of the easiest games of the year, right?

    A slumping Miami with no Shaq and no Zo. Is Doleac going to play? Is he still in the league?

    I love games like this. Let Amir run wild.
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    Let me know what they say about the dead man walking.
    Could anyone be crazy enough to give up recruits for Shaq.
    Someone actually suggested Shaq to Detroit. It's all so wrong.
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    That usually means trouble for the Pistons. They seem to thrive when they are supposed to lose.
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    One step forward, 60 steps back.

    Our coach is an effin joke. I just got home and checked the box. Am i missing something or is there a reason Sheed/Rip have played the whole game, and Amir has gotten no minutes??

    AGAINST THE MIAMI HEAT
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    Tough win against a terrible team. Aside from a good end to the 2nd quarter and a strong 3rd quarter, it was a pretty indifferent performance, although the defense and execution were good enough in the clutch to pull it out. Starters all played between 36-38 minutes, although CB only had 32 as Stuckey played a lot...rather poorly, unfortunately, -11 for the game. But CB was +16.
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    Amir got two minutes. Hell, the only subs that played any significant time were Stuck and Maxiell. That's like a "look Joe, I played the kids" move. Just when I thought the guy was making progress, he reverts back to his stupid old habits. Flip was saying only Stuck and Maxiell would get consistent PT every game, and Amir and Afflalo would see "situational" minutes - way to reward hard work and production, Flip. :gun1:
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    Good god, what a crappy win!!!
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    I didn't think it was THAT bad...AA got 11 minutes, probably would have been more if the unit that started the 4th quarter hadn't given away the entire 11 point lead they had after 3.

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