Discussion in 'December 2005 Games' started by mercury, Oct 2, 2005.
Radio: WDFN-AM 1130
Comments on this game?
Tickets go on sale 10/8 and I will get mine then. I hope the real Pistons show up, not the ones that had to go 2 OT's to beat the Clipps last year. They should be at least 12-4 by then and will be in the middle game of a mini 3 game west coast trip then. I should be able to give you full report especially if it is a positive win on 12/12.
I remember that game. I was listening to it on Audio League pass as usual and for some reason the pistons radio side dropped out so i had to listen to the clippers guy. He was de-va-stated...
It will be interesting to see how the clips go. They now have a couple of vets, but not really the kind thats gonna help out the young kids I don't think...
I think I like this Clippers team compared to previous years.
Kaman had an impressive offseason in the summer league
Brand consitently gives all-star performances
Magette is a strong offensive threat that gets to the line often
Sam Cassell is a great candidate for a rebound season (find it hard to believe that a guard can go from his best season as a pro to his worst in one fail swoop without coming back to some middle ground)
Cutino Mobley is an underated offensive presence
Hell, if this was an Eastern Conference team they would have a legitimate shot at the playoffs.
I remember that game too. Ben had a big tip in when we were down by 2 in overtime, and Chauncey hit a big 3 early in one of the overtimes too.
Clippers a new team in LA to beat?
The Clips are 9-0 when they shoot 48% and better. Key to a Pistons win is holding them below 44%; the Pistons need to shoot better than 45%; and control the boards while shutting down Brand's inside game and Cassell's dribble penetration.
The Clips shut down DWade and company tonight so this maybe the Pistons biggest road challenge since the Mavs. I will be there in my "M" jacket and 2004 Pistons Championship cap to cheer the Pistons on, and hopefully I will make the long drive home smiling.
Why did the league give us a day off after the Warriors? We should be fresh. The Clips may have a good season this year but history says next year they degrade.
I hope the Pistons didn't fly back home after GS. Acclimate to Cali. we got Clipps then Jazz.
...Dre we shot 44% at GS and GS shot 40%. A 3 pt. win. Still a little tight for me. But CBill was fresh in the 4th and inserted daggers thanks to CarArr.
LOL. No worries. They didn't fly home.
yeah the team would not be stupid enough to pull that one off.
Well the Clips beat the Suns to retain 1st place in their Div... all of their starters played major minutes with a 6:00 (West coast) game against the Pistons.
Brand = beast
However Sheed's length could bother him
I think Magette will be out with his foot injury... Tayshaun should clean up tomorrow.
Cassell is crafty but C.B. will bully him down low.
Rip has to stay up tight on Mobley
Kaman shoots equally with his right or left hook.
Merc's keys to a victory:
Play at a fast pace to test their legs.
Rip to test their lack interior quickness
Sheed... do your thing down low brother.
They got no answer for Prince at SF.
C.B. back down the mouth
Switch on Cassell's picks.. he's as good as Rip at mid range shots.
Keep Brand off the "O" glass
Don't play off Brand he's really developed a perimiter game.
I'm in LA, and a few of the players and Flip were at the Clippers/Suns game tonight scouting. They even interviewd Flip during a timeout. This is gonna be a tough game to win. Clips are 9-1 at home, and their only loss was to the Pacers in a tight one where Croshere went off for 17 points on 7 shots. Hopefully the Pistons bring the "D" for 48 minutes tonight. No messing around with this team.
I'm really looking forward to this game. The Suns were the hottest team in the league until the Clippers beat them tonight. They are really looking good this year.
Nice NOT to be the one on the Back to back
It's good timing to be catching them the night after they had to chase the Suns all over the court. Of the two games (Suns and Pistons), it is more likely that the Clips looked at the Suns game as the bigger one, since it was a conference game. While they would surely like to win, their weekend is already good. They should naturally let down, especially if the Pistons get off to a quick start.
We should take advantage of the Clippers playing back to back game. In addition, with Magette out, we should have the edge. The Suns has no Stoudamire to stop Brand but we have Sheed who is having a lot of fun the last few games and playing well to stop him as well as playing him in the post and get Brand in foul trouble. We must try not to be outrebound again which seems to be a trend recently. Although we still able to win such games, it may come back to haunt us.
this is going to be a tough game. it's not as big of a deal with the back-to-back imo since the clips are at home and play well there. let's hope the stones pull it out :D
Tay comes home with all his friends and family watching. He should be motivated
If the clips had Maggette It would be a good match-up but the Clips may struggle matching up with him as most SF's normally do.
Sheed Vs Brand is going to be a war inside.
Also feel Cassell is going to struggle with Chauncey
Here's to a good game.
Pistons Fans will be in full force
I make this Piston-Clipper game every year and usually the Pistons fans will out-cheer the home crowd. However with the Clips leading the division and looking like a conference finalist, the home town fans will be out there tonight to motivate their surging team. You should still here enough of us DEETROIT Basketball fans to know that we are in the house!!!
Let's hope that our boys got the one night rest and back-to-back will take a toll on the Magette less Clippers. Sheed is playing his best ball during this stretch as is Brand, so that match up could offset each other. If the rest just play their game we will win, but it will be a toughy.
Be at game tonight!
Be at Staples shouting Deetroit Basketball!
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