Pistons Vs Nuggets ~ November 23rd, 2005

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  1. Superstarov

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    Pistons Vs Nuggets

    November 23rd, 2005 ~ 7:30pm
    The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI
    TV: Local Only Radio: WDFN

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    [table=250][tr=alt2][td]Record:[/td][td]7 - 5 (.583)[/td][/tr][tr=alt1][td]Standings:[/td][td]First, Northwest[/td][/tr][tr=alt2][td]At Home:[/td][td]5 - 1[/td][/tr][tr=alt1][td]At Road:[/td][td]2 - 4[/td][/tr][tr=alt2][td]Streak:[/td][td]W 4[/td][/tr][/table]​
     
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  3. himat

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    Detroit defense starts today

    truly i have not seen the pistons defense yet, sure the offense looks a hell of a lot better but the pistons for the last 4 or 5 games only turned up there defense in the 3rd and 4th quarters (phoenix, portland, boston, and dallas). if the pistons keep this flip offense and play there defense they'll be great. yes the pistons beat phoenix, portland, and boston, but that kind of play won't always work as shown in the dallas game. the way the piston players are reacting especially tayshaun prince i am expectiong us to shutdown the nuggets today. i have seen so many quotes from tay about how the pistons are expecting too much help and that everyone needs to play harder D on there man. today i think it will be Tayshaun who leads us to victory by shutting down Melo than the rest of the pistons will get back to there d. Player of the game: Tayshaun Prince 15 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, and keeping melo to 9 points mainly of free-throws. I want to see some Deeeetroit basketball today! who's with me.
     
  4. Darth Tater

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    I think you may be right about Detroit turning up the heat on defense. I was thinking the same thing but I don't know how fast they can turn it on & off.

    Anyhow, I hope it happens because I am playing against Carmello & Camby in our fantasy league and they are not being kind to me so far.
     
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    The Nugs like to work inside... they are last in the association at 3 pointers @ 19 %... we should force them to shoot outside.
    They attempt at least 4 lobs per game so we have to watch this closely.
    Kmart may be back tonight.
    Anytime Elson is in the game we can sag off him (he can't shoot)
    Melo is in better condition this year... he likes to force contact and go for the and ones.
    If they don't put Camby on Sheed then the Nugs have no answer for him... if they do go for this match up then Sheed can draw their shot blocker/rebounder out of the paint.
    Nugs coming off a game last night we should play up tempo from the start.
    Rip should have a big game tonight.
     
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    So they talk about bringing the D in the early part of the game. Let's hope they do.

    I thought that Darko could have had some good match ups in previous games. I don't know about this game.
     
  7. Basketfish

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    I say the Pistons get serious tonight Det. 94 Den. 85.:)

    Go Pistons!!!!!
     
  8. crastinator

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    count me in! I want to see some good defensive play tonight. I hope they make good on all the issues Tayshaun has been talking about the last few days.
     
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    if the pistons don't make a conscious effort to attack the boards camby will eat us alive. thats not such a bad thing for my fantasy team, but in the non-fantasy world we need to REBOUND!

    back at home now, time to remember what our bread and butter is. allow only 1 shot, and get in their face.

    pistons to flush these nuggets down the toilet and out of the building 98-90
     
  10. basketbills

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    The Nuggets don't scare me as much in the post Rodney White era. When RW was with the team no lead against them was safe because at any time he could come in and light it up.

    Last November 11th they whipped us 117-109.Rodney went off for 13 points and Boykins chipped in 32 and Melo helped out with 34.

    http://basketballreference.com/teams/boxscore.htm?yr=2004&b=20041111&tm=Den

    I'm picking the exact reverse score for this game, a year later....without White the Nuggets fall 117-109 and we still don't see true Piston's defense.
     
  11. Abe Froemen

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    nugs

    Nugs are good oh wait this is not a Pauly Shore encino man forum:doh:
    If the pistons come out and establish the defensive tone early we should roll.
    Miller is no match for Billups, Johnson barley plays so who else do the nuggets have that can keep up with Rip city nobody our guards should dominate this 1 Pistons 104 nugs 87
     
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    First Quarter microcap

    Pistons up 28-23 at the end of the first. The offense is much, much better than last year. The defense is much, much worse than last year.

    Looks to me like the Pistons are relying a little too much on their athleticism and not solid rotations or positioning.

    Tayshaun has done a decent job on Carmelo, but as is his M.O., when Tay's defending, he's usually not getting very involved in the offense.

    Subs in the first were Evans for Tay, Dice for Sheed and at the end of the quarter, Arroyo for Billups.

    Denver looks decent, outworking the Pistons on the boards. Miller was relatively quiet, Camby is playing quite well, his jumper has come a long way.

    K-mart didn't start but gave Ben a nice hard foul in the paint. He also had a monster putback on a missed layup. Again, the Pistons are not controlling the paint very well.


    OOOOOOOOOO start of the second, primo matchup. Earl Watson vs. Arroyo. Stay tuned.
     
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    Halftime, Pistons 60, Denver 43.

    Basically an offensive explosion when Dice/Evans/Arroyo were matched up with a small Denver bench. Starters came back and played even. 60 points is great. Really great. But still no defense on dribble penetration and the Pistons seem to either 1) not be trying to rotate or 2) have no idea what the rotation should be.

    This will be a blowout unless Denver can muster a big 3rd quarter to get it close.
     
  14. BillLaimbeer

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    Good stuff from the bench so far:
    McDyess: 7 pts (2-4), 3 reb, 2 ass, 2 stl
    Evans: 8 pts (4-5), 3 reb, 1 ass, 2 stl
    Arroyo: 4 pts (2-3), 1 reb

    Maybe we'll see a little Delfino and Darko in the 4th.
     
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    Melo

    Carmelo Anthony is such a punk on defense. Every time he is challanged he backs out of the play. He dosen't go hard unless the ball is in his hands. WHAT A PUNK!!
     
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    Maybe...

    we should wear these red jerseys more often.
     
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    Arroyo

    Only 8 minutes played through three quarters. He has to play more IMO - and not just in blowout minutes. Mahorn (on the radio) talked about how many assists the Pistons have tonight. A bunch.
     
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    Are my eyes deceiving me?

    Ben is 7 of 8 from the free-throw line? Holy smokes. :rockon:
     
  19. BillLaimbeer

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    7 Pistons in double-figures already.
     
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    Team Assists

    Pistons have 33 assists (on 38 FG) already with 8:30 left in the game.

    The NBA record is 53, by the way (Milwaukee vs Detroit, 1978).

    The LA Lakers averaged 31.4 assists per game back in 1985.

    Scott Skiles once had 30 assists in one game (1990).
     

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