Are the Pistons back?

Is it okay to get excited again? Well, you can’t tell for sure, but all signs point to: YES! After beating the Orlando Magic at home the Pistons went to Boston and played their best basketball in months to pull out another win.

If you haven’t seen the game, I’ll sum it up real quick for you.

  • Sheed got a quick technical for being Sheed. You know, when Crawford if doing the officiating, Rasheed always gets a T. Can we just save ourselves some drama and let Joe T him up before the game?
  • Detroit was playing like it was 04 again.
  • If you get the chance to watch a replay of this game, do so. It was a very intense game and both teams played hard (to quote Sheed).
  • Some time through the 2nd quarter Bynum picked apart Starbury and Doc Rivers thought it was a good idea to switch Starbury on Herrmann. Well, Walter walked away with a couple easy turnaround jumpers over Marbury who couldn’t do much but let Herrmann abuse him.
  • Boston started nearly every quarter on a big run and Detroit closed out every quarter on a big run so it was always going back and forth.

I know you are dying for some stats:

  • 6 Pistons scored in double figures (Rip 25, Tay & Sheed 15 each, Herrmann 11, Dice & Stuckey 10 each) and Will Bynum with 9 and Maxiell with another 8.
  • Detroit took care of the ball and played some hard-nosed defense.
Player of the Game

Player of the Game

A thing or two I noticed about Boston:

  • Marbury was outplayed by Will Bynum and Walter Herrmann – Karma is a…4 fouls, 2 turnovers and 0 points. He got 3 assists, tho.
  • Who told Eddie House that he is playing the role of a machine gun when Starbury is taking over PG duty? House is well known for shooting like he won’t ever touch the ball again, but this was ridiculous.
  • Leon Powe is awesome. This guy is an awesome big guy coming off the bench and maybe he will be a decent starter one day as well. Bright future.
  • Big Baby Davis was the Celtics’ 2nd leading scorer and I still don’t know how he did it, but he always scores like crazy against Detroit.
  • Ray Allen left his shooting skills at home. He looked more like Rondo out there with all the bricks.

Why we won:

  • DEFENSE!
  • Three Point Shooting. 50% on 14 shots for Detroit – 14.3% on 14 shots for Boston. Big difference!
  • Richard ‘Rip’ Hamilton! Player of the game! 25 points (on 12 shots and double digit attempts from the stripe), a game-high 9 assists, 6 boards and a game-high +20 +/-. He was the difference tonight. Killing the Celtics while also keeping Ray Allen from scoring. Great all-around performance.
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One Response to “Are the Pistons back?”

  1. First blog I read after wakeup from sleep today!

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