vs Boston Celtics Wednesday January 20 7:30 pm

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  1. jzchen

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    What a GREAT GAME! Managed to watch the Max BLOCK on Sheed 'live' on some feed which brings back memories of Max's BLOCK on Chandler years ago. STRAIGHT UP CLEAN BLOCK! WOW!

    Did not see the BEN BLOCK 'live'. If anyone wanna see both the blocks, here it is Celtics vs. Pistons - NBA Videos and Highlights

    Rip with 8 turnovers. He almost turn it over again towards the end. But got some help from the refs which eventually gave Rip 2 FTs to finish the CELTS off. Rivers went over and argue with the ref over that call, if I was not mistaken.

    Anyway, GOOD WIN. That's the way you start your 6 game homestand.
  2. Ernie the Slow Adult

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    The Pistons let one slip away last night.

    Who knew Charlie V could jump? I almost choked on my dinner when he blocked Rondo. 1 out of 41 ain't bad.

    Stuckey actually used a hesitation dribble in the 3rd Q to score +1 over Rondo. Nice to see.

    I like the JJ/Daye rotation at the 3.

    If the Pistons traded for Big Baby he and Stuckey could form the most blocked pick & roll combo in league history.

    Rip's 1st Q brought back memories of Q2 of the '08 ECF.
  3. Ernie the Slow Adult

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    I know not trying and flipping the switch is the sole domain of that jerk Sheed, but when you read this quote and contrast how he played last night versus the rest of the season doesn't it make you wonder about 'ol 31?
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    For the several hundredth time, I am again over Rip. There were one or two plays last night when he really fought to get open - ran at full speed side to side, around screen after screen, and knocked down a few shots. Unfortunately, that's the way he used to run every play, not three per game. And I am so tired of the look-at-me techs. If he got mad and just reacted I'd be fine, but he picks them up deliberately, and always hurts the team.

    Baby Moses.
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    In his defense, CV has not been 100% for many games this year.
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    Rip engages defenders, makes them sweat. He is the only guard in Pistons roster capable of that . Not stuckey, not Iron Will, not Bengo.

    In short - Rip is the only player in Pistons roster who by opponents is worth of doubleteaming.


    And unlikely to Stuckey Rip reads the game well - very rarely he tries to force, usually passes when possible. that's why even struggling Rip hands out more assists than Stuckey in spite of the fact that Rip does not have ball so many times at his hands as Stuckey has.
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    Are you talking about Rip Hamilton? Gets double-teamed? Reads the game well? I haven't seen it.
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    Looks like Sheed brought "the switch" to Boston:

    “Our guys are frustrated right now, but I told them that we have to do something about this,” Boston coach Doc Rivers said. “I think we think that we’re a better team than we really are, and we’re trying to win games on cruise control.”
    Wallace agreed.
    “We’re not that team that can turn it on and off,” Wallace said. “Sometimes we think just because we’re the Celtics and we go into a team’s building that they’re going to back down. We’re a good team on paper, but other teams get up for us as a measuring stick.”
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    Sure, three or four possessions a game. I don't anybody double-teaming Rip.
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    I have seen Stuckey draw doubles.
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    The thing is, Sheed needs a switch because he doesn't have his old energy level. I think that is half of what his tantrum are about... trying to fire himself up to get energy.

    Having him come off the bench for Bos is a perfect role for him right now. Once KG gets back, they are fine. But without him, they are similar to the 2009 Pistons.
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    true. But opponents do not have to pay for it. Stuceky usually tries to bully his way towards basket and that is all.


    I'm not talking classical 2Xteaming, because of Rip is not iso player. What I meant was that containing Rip needs helluva work from opponents and Rip draws opponets who have to fight through the screens plus his initial defender. Lob passes to cutting bigs are the result.

    of course, his game reading is not top 5 PG level but he reads it well.
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    I have seen Bengo draw as much attention moving without the ball as Rip.
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    Agree. Bengo, in his Chicago days, drew all of the defensive pressure. Part of the main reason DRose had such a hard time getting started this year. Bengo is a better shooter than Rip, Rip moves better without the ball.
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    I , WHO LAUGHED FIRST,LAUGHED LAST!!!!!!!!!!! :pound::pound::pound:
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    tAY, REMEMBER ME SAYING THAT FOR 2 YEARS? Bring Sheed off the bench-he would have loved it!

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