Pistons/Magic 2nd Round Game 5, May 13th, 7:00 PM

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  1. roscoe36

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    Holy Cow. I can't believe that I didn't recognize Rufus. :o
     
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    To be fair Roscoe, his wooden leg isn't visible in this photo.
     
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    Inactivating Arvis hasn't really been suggested, but I think it's an inspired idea. Arvis does not bring what is needed. I agree, sit him. The other guys bring so much more.
     
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    Of course its more of a side issue with Amir playing. Who knows though, maybe last game he would have blocked a shot or did something to add on 2 extra points so it would not have been a last sec shot that won it.

    Much bigger issue is how Stucky and Hunter play if Billups cannot go. We know motivation will not be a problem with Jameer's gurantee, thats about as stupid as it gets right there. Lets see, we are playing a team that tends to relax with they are up in a series so lets pick this time to brag about how we are the better team.

    Pistons 102 Magic 78 ( with or without Billups)
     
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    The legend lives on.

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    am I only one who do not get rufus-jokes here?
     
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    Probably not. It's a real old joke.
     
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    Defense is definately still an issue IMO. Sans that 3rd quarter they were scoring at will, and have been shooting almost 50% from three. And i agree about staying in front of Nelson. No one (who has played anyway) has hows that ability.
     
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    I don't know either.
     
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    Now that Celtics /Cavs series is tied, There will be at least two more games between those teams. First is Wednesday night and second is Friday night. If Pistons win this game, they have a long rest. resting and waiting for other series is something Pistons have not done in last few years.

    Go Pistons
     
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    CB probably will not play.

    Start Stuckey, but alternate him quickly with Dixon with a devil mix-match with Tay at point....geesh, did I really say that! The key for Dixon, is to understand the movement flow and counter-balance RIP...15-20 footers all night. Rip and Dixon are the best two players who need little room to get their shots. At 6-7, Rip has the better ability to get closer, but Dixon will spread those wings, especially the free-floater Lewis. This is one of the keys: to take Lewis out toward the 20 ft. line and away from rebounding.

    Dixon has big time confidence when it matters. If he gets hot, then Flip has the easiest job of coaching that night. And Dixon can finish!
     
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    Good ideas P99 but Lenz can handle DooDo and Nelson.
     
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    Pistons need to finish them off. I forgot how much i disliked Van Gundy. I really don't want to hear him say anything else, unless it's an exit interview.
     
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    Totally. Let's not be short sighted here. If he's not 100% then it gives the other team a bull's eye to aim for, Chauncey's mobility. Besides I really think we should be able to end this series and beat Orlando in our house tonight. And if not, well we'll have to play more game(s). Yeah it would be nice to get some rest, but on the other hand what if we re-injure Chauncey AND lose the game. That's the worst case scenario.

    Arnie should decide. Chauncey should not decide. Flip should not decide. And Arnie should decide that the healing priority is more important in the long run for this team's professed goals....A CHAMPIONSHIP.

    We don't reallly want Chauncey struggling with his hamstring against Rajon Rondo, do we? No we need him to be tip-top shape.

    P.S. Those bright red X's across the top of my screen are SMOKIN' HOT!!!!
     
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    Thats the one statement i have seen nothing in reference too... we have all heard about him working to get ready, and everybody here keeps saying sit him out so he doesn't reinjure it....

    But I have yet to see from the team or Billiups that there is any risk of reinjury.... did anybody notice it?
     
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    For sure not.
     
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