The Pistons did it up big again, this time the victim was The Washington Bullets. Detroit flew into the Nation’s Capitol on a nine game winning streak and flew out with their streak in double digits. The Wizards kept up with the Pistons in the first quarter, but just as they have been doing, Detroit they kept the pedal to the metal until The Wizards had no room to breathe. Another big win for the Pistons, the final score 106-93.
- Congrats go out to Richard Hamilton who is now the 10th all time leading scorer in Detroit Pistons history passing Gene Shue, and should become number 9 in a matter of games. Rip led the Pistons with 20 points, 9 assists and 7 boards. The hot, hot Hamilton was dangerously close to a triple double.
- Jarvis Hayes had one of the best come back home games that I have ever witnessed from a Piston. Hayes was knocking down shots with ease enroute to his 12 points in 14 minutes on 4-for-6 shooting. The most impressive part was his three treys that were all dagger like.
- Maybe a Bullets fan can explain to me why Antawan Jamison and Caron Butler played 43 and 45 minutes respectively, when the game was clearly out of hand early in the fourth?
We have our answer from Jake the Snake of Bullets Forever. It’s probably for the same reason that Gilbert was playing nearly 40 minutes a game coming off injury (and likely causing his re-injury). Which is to say that I have not the slightest clue why they played that long.
- Nick Young looks like he will be a nice NBA player, but oh how happy I am that Joe Dumars chose Rodney Stuckey at 15.
- A fiery Sheed was angry early and wanted to prove a point. That he did with his 16 points, 8 boards , 2 blocks. He like Hayes had 3 timely three pointers.
- Jason Maxiell was a man possessed, he put up rock solid 15 points on 5-for-7 shooting with 7 boards in 25 minutes. This ridiculous jam from The Putback KING is how he finished off the third quarter for the Pistons.
- I have never mentioned this before, but I think about it all the time. We all know Rasheed is “old school” and the old fashioned ace bandage he’s had wrapped around his knee for the better part of a month just cements that fact. I mean I know they have new and improved knee braces and sleeves, but Sheed just loves rocking everything classic. He’s pure vintage.
- The game was tied 18 times with 18 lead changes.
- The Pistons shot 48.7% from the floor.
- McDyess and Sheed were both 2 boards short of double-doubles.
- Seven Pistons in double figures.
- Andray Blatche flagrant foul on Jarvis: Not cool. He went down so hard I felt it from my living room.
- Hamilton has led Detroit in scoring each of its past six games.
- Detroit shot 50% from beyond the arc.
- NBA.com Highlights of The Game.
- Amirzing dunk on a fast break from a Stuckey steal, picked up by Brezec to Herrmann then Amir for the jam.
- Sheed picked up his sixth tech of the season.
- Sammy Mejia is tearing up the D League and was named the D League’s player of the week. In three games, Mejia averaged 31.7 points, 7.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists while shooting 57.1 from the field. Glad to see him doing well.
- The Pistons led by double digits throughout the second half.
- Saunders was named the Eastern Conference’s coach of the month for December.
- The Piston went on a 10-0 run that began at the end of the second quarter and topped off with two back to back 3-pointers by Chauncey Billups to start the third. Mr. Big Shot finished with 16 points, 2 assists and a blocked shot. Most importantly he looked like he was having a blast on court.
- The Pistons led by as much as 20.
- Herrmann is a self proclaimed gangsta.
- Pistons bench outscored the Wizards bench 33 to 8….. It’s so DEEEEEP, life jackets need to be ready at all times.
- Lindsey Hunter stayed home for this mini road trip.
- Friday in Toronto and Saturday at home for The Celtics. Take a look at the January schedule…it’s rough.