vs Indiana Pacers Wednesday February 16 7:30 pm

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  1. roscoe36

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    Detroit Pistons vs Indiana Pacers

    Wednesday February 16

    7:30 pm

    Local TV: FS Detroit

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    Radio: 97.1 FM The Ticket








    Chat is open!!!!

    http://www.pistonsforum.com/playoff-chat/

    :)
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    Will will win this one.
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    This is a "might win game"
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    A win tonight would be tragic since it comes right before the All-Star break. It would stink to lose momentum immediately after establishing a one-game win streak, plus having 2 wins in the last 6 games.
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    Indiana, sitting on the 8th seed is 7-3 in their last 10...

    The 76ers, at the 7th seed is 6-4 in their last 10 games...

    The Pistons have gone 3-7 in their last ten games.


    Two teams are heading in the right direction as all-star time approaches.

    The third team is the Detroit Pistons.

    Pacers win 99-92...
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    Looks like the Miami Heat had a little switch of their own last night.

    I've realized that you have to have a good defense in order to have a switch. You can't really force offense, but just trying harder usually works for a talented defensive team.

    That must be why the Big Ben Pistons were known for it.
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    "When racing hard times, look at life through the windshield, not the rear view mirror" - Charlie "MVP" Villanueva.

    Go Pistons! B3lieve!
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    In the pre-game interview Big Ben said "we're a much better team than our records suggests. Our problem is that we just need to stop fighting each other and take it out on our opponents."

    More proof that the lockerroom is a mess.
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    Decent start to the game, up 20-11. Granger is passive so far, but Hibbert is aggressive to keep Pacers in the game. Monroe is hustling really good. Stuckey also seems to be finishing better. We keep posting up Stuckey or having him cut to the basket to receive passes from TMac/Prince since he's being guarded by the shorter Pacer guards. Working great so far. Not bad coaching to start the game.

    Daye just got in for BBen. Let's see if the subs can sustain the start.
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    Tay going one-on-one at the end of regulation was pure stupidity.
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    up 10 when the starters came in with @ 4 minutes to go in the game if memory serves me correctly. The offense crawls to a stand still and BG hands the ball over twice with rookie mistakes and our momentum that the subs had is gone. The bench was runnin and gunnin and looking very comfortable with one another, alot of "trust me Ill be there" passes and catches. Tay played with fire early and was looking like the Tay weve all seen and wish he would always play like. Unfortunately he always regresses back to isolation back down Tay late in games, possibly due to fatigue? or old habit. Stuck was doin his thing all night, and I love the reckless abandon he plays with, I know alot of the posters here hate his head down attack at all costs attitude, but he is rounding into a solid 2guard and is showing the willingness to set up his teammates if they are gonna get open and run with him. Theres a reason Monroe and Wilcox are always the ones getting the dishes from bynum, Tmac and stuckey...its because they move without the ball and roll off the screens to the hole. It must make the guards happy to have some teammates making themselves open instead of them trying to post up and work the clock down.
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    Pistons blow a 10 pt lead with less than 5 mins left in the game and could not close it out in regulation.
    A productive OT ended the 4 game slide and they were able to gain a game on the Pacers who hold the last playoff spot in the east.

    There were a couple of nifty passes under the bucket by both Stuckey and Gordon as Pistons logged 26 assists (7 by Bynum and 6 by Stuckey) and shot almost 52% from the floor and had at least 10 dunks. I saw Wilcox get about three of those as he scored 12 pts to spark the Pistons in the second qtr.

    Except for the 4 turnovers, Gordon led the bench with 16 pts as he hit his first four shots. Tay was even more spectacular, especially in the first qtr as he hit his first 7 shots before cooling off, but still led the way with 25 pts.

    Glad my LP broadband was working as this was great game to watch even though it got to close for comfort with the Pacers forcing OT in the last few seconds of regulation.

    Wonder if this was the last game of a couple of Pistons who could be moved over the weekend..
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    Very fun game to watch, with a lot of Pistons doing a lot of scoring when needed. Tay had it going, moving with the ball well and getting shots up high and over the outstretched arms of the defense, or making fairly long fade-a-ways. What he was not doing - shooting 3 pointers he can't make. Indeed, that was the theme of this game - get away from the 3 point shots and go inside. And while we gave up way too many inside points to Indiana in this one, we got about as many as we gave up - with 10 dunks as someone mentioned.

    Bynum had a good assist game, but was overplayed a bit. Probably should not have been playing the end of regulation. I know TMAC looked like he might have got injured - but Stuckey was available. And it was a backcourt of Stuckey at point, and Ben Gordon at shooting gaurd, that won it in overtime. (So again, if that is what you win with - why not use it to keep that 10 point lead in the first place?)

    Also, fortunately, our offense was clicking in the 2nd quarter, because too much of it we were letting them use two taller guards to overmatch Bynum and Gordon. We have got to break that pair up - the same pair by the way that gave up the 10 point lead at the end of regulation.

    Lots of Pistons made double figures. Monroe on a lot of good feeds near the basket and off rebounds, Gordon mostly jumpshooting, Stuckey mostly driving in, TMAC equally at the basket and outside shots, and Wilcox with all at the basket scores.

    Our defense varied from pourous to ok. We got lots of points off steals. Hibbert got his, despite a lot of good D being played against him - just some talent there. Granger was on fire too - but we had the rest of their team pretty well contained save the mismatch their guards had on us in the 2nd quarter.

    We were totally robbed on the last call of regulation. Tay was clearly fouled - 3 times in less than 2 seconds, but the refs swallowed their whistles. Yeah, there is some truth to letting the last play get decided without the refs - but these fouls were all blatant - a total crimewave of non-calls.

    Indiana did have to come up with that banked in last second triple on a broken play to get the game tied up in regulation.

    Our starters did not come in for the end of regulation - only 3 did, Big Ben, Tay, and Monroe. Bynum and Gordon stayed out there. Bynum made one of the boneheadedist plays of the season, going against several defenders, running no time off the clock - when thats really all we had to do to preserve the win in regulation. He ended up getting up in the air with nowhere to go and basically handed them the ball. But I believe Bynum caused the steal in the first place so I will give him that.

    An OT win over the team we have to catch for the 8th spot. Pretty important game, and Kuester in the end actually played to win by putting Stuckey and Gordon in the backcourt in OT. Just wished he cared to win more often.

    Bout all I can think of at the moment.

    Oh, and Stuckey did very well posting up their short point guard in this game.
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    Lee, I am surprised that you continue to insist that Tay is not a very good three point shooter. He came into the league known for the long ball and hit many a three, as I recall, in that championship run.

    If you are implying that he is no longer a good three point shooter, that is another story. He has always been misused by the Pistons. The Pistons have always pushed his post up game and his point forward play both of which have never really succeeded in crunch time.

    Tay would have been more effective, in my opinion, if he had been developed, as he came out of Kentucky, as a long ball specialist. The other aspects of his game would have added depth to his skill level.

    When he joins another team, especially if it is a good team, I suspect that he will be asked to re-united with his long ball.
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    As the season wears on, and Tay wears down, his 3 point shot goes by the way side. If you limit Tay's minutes enough, his 3 point shooting will stay sharp enough - but he ain't no Daye. Daye is smoothe out there in 3 point land. (not that shooting a bunch of 3 pointers wins you much games anyway - going inside wins games.)
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    Forgot to mention Daye was instrumental in shoring up the perimeter D in the 4th quarter. We kind of zoned it up a bit with Daye stationed out on the ball. This was great for hiding the little guys from their taller guards. Hey, it worked for a while at least. It is possible that the biggest reason things broke down for us to end regulation - Daye was sat down, and Tay could not produce what Daye could as far as perimeter D.
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    very true, daye was playing long on the perimeter. he used his length well almost all night ( nice for a change) he had some nice tip rebounds and played post defense on hibbert as well.
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    Yes, really fun thing to watch, especially the continuing Prince audition for the league at large. I think he really wants out. Nice game though - 11 boards, couple of assists, only one turnover.

    Nice game, other than shooting from Stuckey too. I thought he played well enough to get the call in overtime. Good job from Ben Wallace in the overtime on Hibbert and a nice sub for Monroe to match up.

    Good ol' Wilcox.

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