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

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  1. round

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    looks like he's out now

    Detroit Pistons Basketball: News, Blogs, Photos, Audio, Schedule & Stats - MLive.com

    Billups has been told by Arnie Kander, Detroit's strength and conditioning coach, that he can't make the hamstring any worse by returning to action now.


    but that is the best part of the article, hopefully being at home stuck can have a great game and let us get it some more rest..... sorry but i'll take a bit of rust, if its against boston we only need to win 1 out of those first 2 games to take control of the series.... so i'll take a bit of rust, and that could be balanced out by a tired (phyically and mentally) boston team.
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    Rufus Henry is a Pistons fan meme from the Det News.

    I believe it was started by Cloudwalker, back when he was known as Cirrus.

    Anthony Goldwire was on the Pistons roster and somehow Rufus became a metaphor for such a player.

    Rufus has had legal trouble, plays craps in the back alleys, hangs out on the street corner, has a wooden leg and an eye patch. He's like a ghetto basketball pirate.

    Hopefully [strike]Cirrus[/strike] Cloudwalker will regale us with more of his legend soon.
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    Chat is open!!!

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    No Billups tonight..can we do it!!! Lets go Pistons!!!!
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    Stuckey to the bench with 2 quick fouls.
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    the game s going to be called tightly until the last quarter. Man,i wanted billups in to help close this series out. Close it out and get some rest!!!! Go Pistons!!!!!!!
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    I think Cloud developed the mythical Rufus Henry character back in the 04/05 season when Joe was auditioning back-up point guards every other week (Horace Jenkins, Smush Parker, etc...).

    We all kinda ran with it and added to the Myth of Rufus.

    DA RUFUS - ON FIRE!!!
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    I noticed that too. Kind of sloppy.
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    GO Detroit!!!! Just a little more:gun1:
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    stuckey getting some great playoff experience in a closeout game.

    rip #1 playoff scorer.

    dice has the desire that's carrying the team.

    cb is looking good in suits and resting his hamstring.

    6 straight ecf.


    8 more games.
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    The refs let them play in the 4th. detroit closed out, but we know orlando didn't lay down. Everyone gets rest!!! Hopefully not rust.
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    LUCKY, LUCKY, LUCKY!!! that is all I can say: narrowly beat team who had 21(!!!) turnovers.

    And we have 6 reliable players: starters+ stuckey.

    They have to play A LOT better in next round
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    Nice win tonight. Now everyone can get rested for the Cavs or Celtics. CB can give his hammy some more rest because we will need him to be 100% pain free if anyway possible.

    Stuckey became more agressive in the second half, Dice came up big especially in the rebounding Dept.

    The Tayshaun block was a thing of beauty, didn't hink that he could ever come up with a more sweeter block than the one he made in Indiana a few years back.

    Our defense was awesome tonight, gave up one or two uncontested threes, besides that, we were pretty much dead on.

    ECF BABY, ECF here we come.
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    Give it up for some serious teamwork! Rip 16-16(!) from the line, Dice hitting from the floor and from the line and getting 6 big offensive boards, Stuckey with 15 pts and 6 assists and NO turnovers...and Tay with another block for the ages. Pistons were missing CB with only 16 assists total and 36% from the floor, but also only THREE turnovers, which might be a playoff record.

    I'm really proud of the way they finished off this series. CB getting hurt was definitely an opportunity for Orlando, but the Pistons still got it done in 5 games.
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    Thanks, Magic for all the help (21 turnovers; 16 of 28 from the line). Pistons win despite shooting 36 percent from the field.

    McDyess was HUGE. Stuckey played very well, too. He took it to the rack. That's why we got him.

    I think Orlando's big problem is two-fold: You can't rely on Howard to make FTs when it counts so you can't chuck it down to him when it's all on the line. Pistons played Hack-a-Howard all night. And you can't rely on Turkoglu to be your go-to guy all the time. Turkoglu is a good player but well below star level. He's not a guy that is going to consistently win you games nor should he be expected to. If Turkoglu is your ace-in-the-hole, you best come up with a different plan.
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    To win without Billups in two games is huge...time to trade him for the # 1 pick :MusicBigGrin:

    Stuckey maturing nicely..

    Rip was quiet in the 4th, but canned the last 6 pts at the FT line to seal the deal!

    Defense held for the first 8 mins of the 4th..Tay another series saving BLOCK!!!!


    Before the game
    Jameer "we will win game 5"
    Lewis "we are a better team"
    After the game
    SVan Gundy "we was robbed"
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    NO Rax...we beat a team in 5 GAMES that we SHOULD HAVE beat IN 5 GAMES!! End of story...no 'barely' to it!
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    Agree there rax...they mssed 12 free throws too. and we yep we barely won, but to do it without Billups means that we would be favored with him playing.
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    McDyess played like a beast and grandmother passed away today
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    I predicted another round correctly. I figured we'd beat these guys in 5. Doing it without Billups the last two was especially sweet. The players and coach all brought it up a notch this series. Congratulations to the Pistons...6 ECF in a row...Detroit Basketball...:gun1:

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