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Who benefitted from winning/losing this game more?

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  1. alexa032

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    No Bucks thread? (If you feel so inclined, feel free to move this post, Roscoe. :smile:)

    Pretty good game today, despite the loss. The Bucks look much better with Monta in the backcourt, more scoring punch, and frees up Jennings from having to score all the time.

    Brandon got his second consecutive 20 point game with 25 to go with 8 dimes. He was the only Piston guard who looked to have the speed to keep up with both Jennings and Ellis, but ended up on the short end of the defensive stick when Lawrence Frank got a tanking epiphany and decided to play him together with Bynum and BG - at the 3, in the fourth. :crossed: Horrible, just horrible. He did lead the team in FGA, but he was efficient today, unlike a certain skinny veteran last night.

    Greg had a good game as well, netting himself 16 points and 10 boards, his 28th(?) double double of the season. Efficient as always as well. He also got another backcourt steal + dunk in transition today. He's had a number of those of late. I thought Frank kept him on the bench a little too long though, especially when the offense started stagnating with the Pistons only down by 12 with a chance to come back. They were able to cut the deficit with him back in, but too little, too late, especially with Gooden on fire.

    Tayshaun must've heard about the taynking opportunity with NJ and Toronto netting some unexpected wins against Philly and Boston, because he was awful from start to finish, ignoring wide open teammates and just plain stunk the joint up like Vince Carter's bad breath. He made it onto the highlight reel with his only FG for the night, but he was a ball stopping juggernaut today. His defense wasn't up to par either.

    Rodney couldn't catch a break with Violet Palmer's whistle today. He scored 7 on 50% shooting, but he had 5 turnovers and only 1 assist. He doesn't look 100% either, and should probably be shut down to get healthy, but he's probably going to continue to play despite clearly not having his usual mobility - bad idea, imo. Only played 16 minutes.

    Bynum...he's still a ball hog, but he played better than Rodney did today. Should he have been kept on the floor at the expense of rebounding and defense? No, probably not, especially since Brandon was playing well and was doing a good job running the offense. Wilkins was awful on offense, but his D was ok for the most part, and him being in instead wouldn't have made such an undersized lineup. I especially hated him playing with that lineup at the end of the game which meant 6'3 Knight ended up having to guard the taller, stronger Delfino at the 3. That was some epic small ball right there.

    JJ played pretty badly. Sure, he hustled and rebounded the ball well, but he took some crappy shots out there, and also got beaten up pretty good on D.

    Max played ok. Nothing special, but not godawful either. He got burned a lot when Gooden and co. started stepping out and shooting jumpers though.

    Wilkins - awful on offense, ok on defense. Wish he'd learn to pass on the break.

    Big Ben was solid as always; the offense wasn't as good with him in, but that was to be expected.

    Fun game, despite the ugly loss. The effort was clearly there, the Bucks just played better. Can't really ask for much more than that right now, and I'm happy that Greg and Brandon had good games, the second in a row for both. They also look to be developing more and more chemistry with each other, which is important.
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    Tonight Bucs-Pistons game was the one that was taken off the ESPN schedule...the Pistons only scheduled game on that network announced at the beginning of the season....It was replaced by the Suns-Rockets which was more entertaining, so the bosses got it right......but Chubby Checker hoping for a resurgence in his career missed out on a chance to be seen twisting on national TV..:greenapple:
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    This was an odd game. At some points the Pistons and Bucks looked to be comparable in their level of play. Then the Bucks would get going and looked much, much quicker and athaletic.

    Weren't both Udoh and Sanders in the same draft as Monroe? I wouldn't trade him for both those guys, but I liked seeing them out spring everyone for defensive boards.

    Nice line for Knight. I knew he was scoring, but did not pick up on the other things he was doing out there.
  5. lapiston

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    Looks like the Pistons are "stuck" with the 8th or 9th pick despite the loss. A few wins here and there playing Ben in the 4th quarter to stabilize the defense won a few games. Those wins may prove costly at draft time. One or two spots can make all the difference some years.

    The team will start to win--as early as next year-- and you want the best core going forward at that point. The Pistons have been a poor team for 3 years and the highest pick they have secured is the 7th pick. Once you start winning, if you can't leapfrog the middle of the pack, you will be stuck in mediocrity. That is why I am disappointed at the pending draft placing.

    That the Pistons somehow got Monroe and Knight out of poor draft position the last two years is very lucky. You need to be a poor team AND tank to get that type of talent. So be it.

    The biggest positives this year: Monroe moving forward; Knight showing signs of being a talent: the Pistons have a coach.

    Good signs: Stuckey has found an offensive game. He still needs defense, consistency and the intangible of being able to win. Maxiel is now a decent second team player but not a starter. Gordon can score if all he does is shoot (how do you use him?.

    The draft pick will have to shore up the lack of another big and or a perimeter scorer--probably from the small forward position. Then, the pieces that don't fit, ( and there seem to be many) will have to be moved and the free agent market addressed the year after next. I don't think the Pistons will be drafting in the top ten again for awhile after this year.

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