Pistons playoff race

Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by Lee356, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. BillLaimbeer

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    I love your spirit. Jimmy Valvano would be proud!!
     
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    Holy crap, I tried to set the bar low this year so I wouldn't look silly again and it looks like the Pistons will fall below what I had them pegged for in wins again.
     
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    It will be the first year in awhile where several people actually underestimated the wins projection..
     
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    Nets have won 5 straight and we are now tied for 6th.

    9. Bucks +4
    8. Clippers +2.5
    6. Pistons 23-44
    6-t. Nets +0
    5. Raptors -4.5

    But I can't really see us getting any [STRIKE]better[/STRIKE] [STRIKE]worse[/STRIKE] more ping pong balls that that.
     
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    With the Nets see what an explosive PG can do for you.... I say lets shoot :gun1:for Kemba:stirthepot:
     
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    I feel the ping pong ball gods will be on our side and we will take Kyrie Irving.
     
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    I thought we had two of those already.:stirthepot:
     
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    Like I said earlier which of the currents guards besides TMac can we dump this summer to make room for Kemba or even Kyrie if we are so lucky to get a top 2 pick...not that Joe picking # 2 has gone that well in the past....
     
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    Appear to be locked into 7, but Clippers have tough schedule to finish. Could be an important game to lose against NJ.

    9. Bucks +4
    8. Clippers +2.5
    7. Pistons 26-49
    6. Nets -3
    5. Kings -5
    4. Raptors -5.5

    Nets
    vMIA
    vMIN
    @DET (b2b)
    vNYK
    @TOR
    vCHA (b2b)
    @CHI

    Pistons
    @BOS
    @WAS
    vNJ (b2b)
    vMIL
    @CHA
    vCLE (b2b)
    @PHI

    Clippers
    vOKC
    @MEM
    @OKC (b2b)
    @DAL
    @HOU (b2b)
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    Let the tanking begin. If we played CV, Wilcox and Maxiel up front with a backcourt of Bynum and Gordon should do it. Plus tell Bynum to shoot as much as he wants just to be sure.
     
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    Rip getting lots of minutes usually has a high correlation with losing.
     
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    I thought TaShaun proved otherwise...
     
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    He tried to, but the only things he ever uses are facts and statistics. It's all a bunch of bull.

    :hoops:
     
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    Actually, if you watched Piston games closely over the last few years, you will notice Rip does not do many things that lead to wins. He does his one thing, run around like a chicken with his head cut off around 3 or 4 screens. He goes on some nice runs shooting, that is for sure. What else does he do?

    Take the Bulls game, for example. The Pistons are making a nice run late in the game. They have the lead cut to 4 points with a minute left and they need a stop. With his man Ronnie Brewer in the corner, Rip is standing in no-man's land watching Derick Rose dribbling the ball. Meanwhile, Brewer cuts for a layup and Rip has no clue what has happened. Game over. Rip's HUGE mistake doesn't show up in the box score or in TaShaun's analysis.

    We teach kids in 4th grade that you always keep your eyes on the ball and your man. It's a very simple principle.
     
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    Good point, as long as Bynum still gets to take over the game in crunch time
     
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    Well, there is the trying to play tough defense thing which leads to fouls which lead to Rip knocking his man down to make his point, then picking up tech 1, then saying something unsavory to get tech 2, then leaving the game to let someone else play. At heart Rip is a humanitarian who wants to let everyone have a chance to get into the game.
     
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    Kings have won 2 in a row, Clippers with 2 solid wins, Nets win, Wizards win 3 straight. All good news for the taynking process. Still most likely to finish 7th or 6th.

    9. Bucks +5
    8. Clippers +4.5
    7. Pistons 26-51
    6. Nets -2
    5. Kings -3
    4. Raptors -5
    = Wizards -5

    Pistons
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    vMIL
    @CHA
    vCLE (b2b)
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    Nets
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    vNYK
    @TOR
    vCHA (b2b)
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    Kings
    @SA (b2b)
    @MEM
    @GSW
    vOKC (b2b)
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    Well, let's see. We'll lose to NJ, Charlotte, Cleveland and Philly. The only winnable game is Milwaukee. I don't see Kings winning more than one either. But, it's quite possible that we'll pass the Nets. If they beat us and win one more game (perhaps Toronto or Charlotte), we're good for 6th.
     
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    Gah, so much for that. Thanks to the meaningless victory over the Nets tonight, we're pretty much locked in to the 7th seed. Oh well. Whatever.
     
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    We did pretty good with the 7th seed last year.

    I don't trust Joe with a high pick. Remember, he was trying to trade for Cousins, and I suspect in 2 years, no one will take Cousins over GM.
     

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