Pistons/Magic 2nd round game 1, May 3 7:30PM

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  1. st8ofmind

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    Turkgulou (or HTF you spell it) is the key, he's been getting to the rack on Tay at will all season as Tay has to get way out on him to take away the 3.

    We need to keep Howard out of the paint, not double and make him score over Theo/Dyess/Sheed from 6 to 10' away.

    I PERSONALLY would use the hell out of Amir on Lewis/Cook he's long and can stay with them.

    C$ needs to not pick up the cheap charges he's been getting the last couple years when he works in the post on smaller G's.

    Take away the 3, take away the kick out 3, there aren't a ton of guys you fear off the bounce on this team.
     
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    If Flip has a feel for his team; he will give Amir and AA a chance to show what they can do early in this series.

    Give Theo this series off too. We will need him against Perkins and Big Baby in the next one.
     
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    Huh? Give Theo this series off? Theo was brought in specifically to play D and give some fouls against good big men, and Howard is the best in the league. This is the ideal situation to use him.
     
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    You are probably right.
     
  5. BallDon'tLie

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    If I were Flip [STRIKE]I'd twitch a lot[/STRIKE], I'd park Lindsey in street clothes for this one and dress Walt Herrmann. Hunter and Spell-check give you essentially the SAME thing and Walter might be useful against Lewis and TurkeyGlue. Flip also needs to summon the intelligence to utilize Amir to guard these guys as well!

    The TNT guys were talking about how the Pistons don't match up well with the Magic. I think the Pistons match up quite well!
     
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    Walter should be in (for Jarvis) to guard Turkoglu and maybe Dixon for Hunter to participate (eventually) in scoring contest.
     
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    Alot of this was predicated on Dougs opinion that Lewis being guarded by our PF or C.

    I personally think Prince should check him. We'll see.
     
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    Couldn't agree more.
     
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    Can Hedu or Lewis handle Max in the post? Will Howard have to help out? Will Rasheed get some open looks off a Max double team? Can Max actually pass the ball out of the post?
     
  10. BallDon'tLie

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    I agree with this as well. ...I admit, I forgot about Hayes!
    I AM a little worried about hurting Arvis' feelings though. After all, according to McConduit; he's "feeling blue".
    :pout:
     
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    I agree with this even more than the other guys do.
     
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    His feelings were hurt last night and he drained 2 threes. So maybe he plays better sad. Think how Samb feels. He doesn't talk to anyone, doesn't play, and all he recently lost his incisors.
     
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    howard is not shaq... he has good FT percentage
     
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    Are you guys suggesting possibly starting Hermann at the 4 spot? Interesting idea. He does match Orlando's athleticism at the 4 better than our other options. But didn't Avery Johnson take some heat last year for trying to match his opponents strength?

    If you're talking about Tay's backup for this series, I think you have give AA a shot. It's going to be very important that we distrupt their offensive production from the 3 and 4 spots. I agree that Hermann could be useful in this role as well - I just think that AA can do a better job of keeping his man from attacking the paint.
     
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    I agree infiniti! ...so there!
     
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    No he doesn't. Howard is a career 60% FT shooter. He shot 59% this season, and 57% in their first round win over Toronto.
     
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    I agree infiniti + infiniti.

    How did Lewis fare in the first round and who was guarding him?
     
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    I would be incredibly surprised if Hayes was in a suit for this series.

    In reality, Herrmann will be again, as will Dixon and Samb.
     
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    This is true. Arvis can foul a heck of alot better then Walter could ever dream of and that's what he has been good for.

    I say; Give Walter a Chance this series. Let's see if he can give us a few minutes if necessary.
     
  20. BallDon'tLie

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    ...sigh.

    Yeah, I guess you're right Tay.
    It would be nice to actually maximize the available talent on the Pistons roster and respond/take advantage of match-ups for a change.
     

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