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  1. fwoompf

    fwoompf First Round Draft Pick

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    No complaints, although the officiating made it a frustrating game to watch. I'm slightly worried about Stuckey but give it time I suppose.
     
  2. KGREG

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    I'm very worried about Stuckey. He has Deer in the headlights syndrome.
     
  3. mikhail1973

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    I am not worried about Stuckey.
     
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    Ain't worried about Stuckey too; watched Minny-Bos game, honestly I haven't seen so frightened faces as were minny rookies in decisive moments. It's not easy to be noob.
     
  5. mikhail1973

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    Minny had rookies, but Boston had refs in their pocket. On that final inbound pass Pierce almost tore off a shirt from Minny player. And that 5-second call came rather quickly.
     
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    Way too much. We were up double digits most of the game and the starters used most of the minutes. Why? I mean, is this really some kind of Big Game? Everytime there is a game against some remotely GOOD team and any really GOOD teams, we get this starters-playing-practically-48 thing. I can't believe how conservative (read scared) Flip's playing time decisions are.

    Besides, our bench has to learn how to play quality opposition not just bad teams, right?
     
  7. mikhail1973

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    I didn't think the bench did that badly in the 2nd. And starters were getting visibly winded. Flip needs to get a reality check.
     
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    NBA hates the Pistons.

    Alert the presses, y'all
     
  9. raxrets

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    Calm down, aurora, you just can't get everything you want. Bench needs a break: seems that situation is for them owerhelming, just too many new things. I hope that all-star break help them to sort some things out.Learning is step by step process.
     
  10. NYPistonFan729

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    Someone had money on this game..........how much you wannt bet it was the refs.
     
  11. buddahfan

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    Our starters played too much because the officials took our 2nd unit out of the game.

    :hoops:
     
  12. lpgrl26

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    He should have stuck to the rotation he used in the 1st half. The difference in energy was night and day when the bench came in early. It seems the starters even play harder when they know they're getting an early break.
     
  13. mikhail1973

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    Where was it overwhelming? They held their own very well in the 2nd quarter.
     
  14. The Palace Artest

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    I'm using the Stern until we get a good one of Ron.

    I personally like this one

    I believe every bench player accumulated at least 2 or 3 fouls. Jarvis got 3 in 2:37. They had to be taken out.
     
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    If Flipper had played the bench much more the officials would have fouled them all out.

    Does anyone think that the NBA wants to see our second unit run up the score on Howard? How would that look?


    :hoops:
     
  16. mikhail1973

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    At least that would actually be interesting to watch.
     
  17. lpgrl26

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    QFT.

    Amir fouling is much more entertaing than Tayshaun.
     
  18. raxrets

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    Since I didn't see this game, I do not know but struggling Stuckey, Max and Hayes make things usually worse. Therefore I offered that the may need a "timeout". Maybe staff hoped that Stuckey can learn on the fly...Seems that he can't.
     
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    Stuckey is struggling, Max looked fine, Hayes did not play. They need to get minutes to learn.
     
  20. LA Dre

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    A few issues with this win. First of all agree that the refs knew that this was on ESPN and wanted to be the stars too. Must be mid season performance appraisal time or something as they stopped the game to many times....I mean a road team gets 39 FTA???If they had made 10 of the 14 that they missed, they could have darn near won the game...

    Second what is up with Flip? he puts out his youth near the end of the 2nd qtr and they extend the lead, but brings the starters back midway through the second and the magic Trim the lead. AJ was spectacular in his 8+ mins grabbing four boards and 3 blocks...did he go home at halftime??

    In the 3rd the Pistons extended the lead to 27 but the starters get complacent and "TIRED" as all other than foul plagued Sheed play almost the whole qtr. Flip flips out again and forgets that these guys are human and need a blow. I know we can't count on the two in slump guys "Stuckey and Hayes", but Max and Amir and Afflalo were playing decent enough to come in midway thru the 3rd and get more minutes.

    Also what's with the Pistons...get a big lead and coast the rest of the way>?? the LB lead Pistons never did that...at least not the first season. Thank goodness for that big first qtr...reminds me of the Spurs game.... I know Sheed fouled out tonight, but 13 points in the first qtr and 2 in the 3rd. Talking about being unselfish... Rip scored 32 pts, dished out 8 assists and grabbed 8 boards...two of those laying down on his backside :)
     

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