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Bynum’s 26 pts in the 4th too much for Bobcats

Posted in NBA, Photoshop, YouTube with tags , , , , , , , , on April 6, 2009 by dunkonu

32 points – 7 assists – 4 rebounds – 1 steal – 1 turnover – in 26 minutes.

26 points in the 4th quarter! Sounds like a nice day at the office for Dwayne Wade or LeBron James, right? Well, tonight it was Will Bynum, the Pistons back-up point guard. If you don’t know who I’m talking about, read this.

This game was big, obviously. Detroit and Charlotte were fighting for a playoff spot and I’m very happy the Pistons managed to win this game even tho we needed a big contribution by Will Bynum off the bench after Rip Hamilton got ejected after the 3rd quarter.

Now Detroit is 3 games ahead of Charlotte and there are only 5 games left. That should be good enough if you ask me.

Career-high 32 points (26 in the 4th)

Career-high 32 points (26 in the 4th)

  • Will Bynum is obviously the story of the game. 32 points in 26 minutes, 26 of those points coming in the 4th quarter – setting a Pistons record for most points in the 4th, previously held by Isiah Thomas with 24 points vs the Lakers back in 1988. He carried us through the 4th! He either scored himself or dished out the assist. Bynum scored 26 of Detroit’s 32 4th quarter points and assisted on 4 of those points.
  • Almost forgot to mention it: Bynum also set a new career-high in points in this game. Congrats!
  • The Pistons starting backcourt combined for 21 points, 13 from Rip who got tossed before the 4th quarter and 8 by Stuckey who played less than a minute in the 4th, because Bynum was killing them.
  • Tayshaun Prince was solid, playing through the injury he suffered in the game vs the 76ers the day before.
  • Rasheed Wallace made some important plays in this one, including a crazy shot clock beating turnaround 3-pointer. He finished the game with 12 points, 6 boards, 6 assists, 3 steals and 1 block. Roscoe, doing it all!
  • Arron Afflalo scored 12 points on perfect shooting (4/4) and 3/3 from those came from downtown.
  • Next stop: New York Knicks on Wednesday!

Rasheed Wallace – more important than ever?

Posted in NBA, YouTube with tags , , , , , , , on December 15, 2008 by dunkonu

Have you seen the Detroit Pistons play against the Charlotte Bobcats yesterday? No? Here is a quick recap:

Detroit lead the game by 22 entering the 4th quarter, but the reserves weren’t able to keep the lead and it was a one point game with about a minute to go. Sheed bailed the Pistons out with a nice three pointer and got them the 4 point win. If the game would have gone a minute or two longer, there is no way the Pistons would have won.

(For a longer recap, click here.)

I don’t know where to start. Coach Curry had to bring the starters back in – he did, but he left Allen Iverson on the bench. Is that a good decision? A.I. scored 20 on 13 shots earlier and was pretty hot, but I guess Curry had his reasons. Maybe we wanted to prevent his team from handing the ball to A.I. and watch him go to work. I guess Iverson isn’t too happy about this, but we’ll see.

The real problem is the Pistons bench. I like them, I really do. I’m a big fan of Rodney Stuckey, Maxiell, Johnson…I love to root for Herrmann and Kwame Brown. Now that McDyess is back, they are even better…so, why can’t they keep up a lead? Why do the Pistons tend to lose the 2nd quarter by a big margin (the 2nd unit starts the 2nd quarter)…what is wrong?

Sheed hit that 3 pointer, but what if he would have missed it? Thank god he didn’t, the Pistons already have an identity crisis and a lose like this would have killed them for good. Wallace hit a few big shots this year for the Pistons and he will have to in the next couple of months to take the Pistons into the playoffs. He is playing his best basketball stats-wise since 2005 and he does a great job mentoring the young big men on the Pistons’ roster.

Is he the guy who holds the Pistons together now that Billups is gone? Of course I can’t say for sure, but to me it looks like the Pistons would fall apart without him on the court and probably off the court as well.

Let’s hope that the Pistons learn how to play decent basketball for a whole 48 minutes.

Here is a little reward for everybody who read this whole thing. A video of Rasheed Wallace showing us the Pistons Practice Facility – Sheed the Tour Guide.

Is this guy kidding when he says “there is no logical reason why he would call Rodney Curtis“? Stuckey looks like 50 Cent (real name: Curtis Jackson). C’mon, this one was easy.