Discussion in 'January 2012' started by roscoe36, Jan 7, 2012.
7:30 PM EST
TV: FS Detroit PLUS / NBA league Pass
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket
This may officially set an NBA low attendance record. During the first Lions playoff game in more than a decade?
Never thought of that.
Knicks win by 5............
Maybe they could show the Lions game on the Jumbotron during the game? I'm taking the Pistons in this one because I'm guessing the Knicks played last night.
I think Jonas is our Amar'e Stopper. Pistons by 4 Knicks by 16.
Amar'e Stoudemire's official quote on his webpage is: "Everything that rises must converge" Is that true?
When I was 18 years old and had 18 white castles and 6 beers..............yea, it seems true.
It is if you exclude the things that diverge.
Pistons, Lions, Red Wings all playing on the same day at the same time. The Tigers are off today.
Tiger players need to show up to the Pistons game for support since their other city/sports mates are in action on the road
this game will be on our next championship DVD as a example of how bad it was before we turned it around
Most embarrassing loss, by far. Seriously. Good first quarter again, ugly, ugly second, again. Beaten on the boards, beaten in transition, just everywhere. Can't say I'm surprised, sadly. The team looks like the one that lost the first three games of the season again.
Why, exactly, is Mike D'Antoni keeping Amare in there? They're up 30! Just ridiculous. And the guy's acting like a big douche on the floor.
put in macklin and cv
BG with 10000000000 turnovers. Started well, started turning the ball over in the 2nd which keyed NY's big run and just kept going downhill from there. Big Ben is still awesome. He's getting up there in age, but he's the best role model this team has in terms of playing hard no matter what.
Stubborness. The belief that if you chose to do something, it must be right, and no amount of facts shall get in your way of continuing to believe the same. JJ is not a power forward. Coach has misidentified him as one, and it is causing a multiplicity of problems on this team.
In the last two games, combined, JJ is about minus 50, both games being the most negative. Fine player. But a fine player in no way capable of doing the job he has been given, that of being an NBA starting power forward.
Other stuff. Play Daye, not Ben Gordon. Neither can handle the ball much, but Daye gives you so many more dimensions. Sure, Ben Gordon has made more shots so far this season, but scoring ain't everything. I believe you give Daye the chance, his shot will come around just fine, and many aspects of his game will shine far and above what Gordon can do. Like adding seriously to your interior defense as needed. Being a tall, active, lengthy guy out on the perimeter. Posing mismatches against the other team in height. Daye is the future of this team, not Gordon. Lets invest in the future.
Another observation. Wilkins is not the worst guy on defense, and he has been making enough of his shots. But overall, I see him as a very average player. Someone who makes a fine player as a reserve off the deep end of the bench.
Well, not much has changed. Here is another possible rotation we could use. Almost exactly like the last one I posted.
Start: Knight, Daye, JJ, Ben Wallace, Monroe
Bench: Stuckey, (Knight or Daye), Tay, JMAX, Macklin
3 other guys dressed: Gordon, Wilkins, Bynum
In street clothes: CV
I forgot to expound on some of the problems JJ causes. Most should be obvious, some I have mentioned before. One, no interior defense when he is in at that position, none whatsoever. Two, since you have to send in people to help him, our exterior defense breaks down. On offense, the other team does not respect him at all as a power forward, and can send an extra guy out to cause havic with our ball handlers. The biggest, most obvious result in the world - the other team goes literally on a feeding frenzy, going inside at will, knowing they are totally unopposed.
How many fans were at the Palace tonight? I could not tell based on the low camera angles. How many there in the luxury boxes were watching the Lions on the tube? or in the seats were watching the Lions on their smart phones?
Inside the numbers>>>
Before tonights game, the Pistons were last in the league scoring, (84.9 pg), 22nd in assists, 24th fg%, but second in FT shooting %, which means Big Ben and Max aren't going to the line, but as good as the team shooting FT, they are getting there less than 15 times per game.
On the defensive side they are 27th in rebounding and 30th in blocks
With stats like this, you can understand why they are struggling..
Apparently Rick Mahorn was doing the radio broadcast and still couldn't watch the game:
Bynum and Knight had 12 rebounds with Ben and Monroe getting 8..........
Sounds like Franks needs to make a couple of "tweaks."
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