The Pistons vs. The Pacers – Let the Season Begin

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The Pistons start the much awaited regular season tonight at The Palace of Auburn Hills against The Indiana Pacers. Now this isn’t your Indiana of old, even though Jeff Foster is still on the roster. Indiana will be without their leading scorer Mike Dunleavy JR. On Detroit’s side, Kwame Brown is expected to be in uniform tonight with a right shoulder strain, while Walter Sharpe’s left knee bruise continues to heal he won’t be. Alex Acker and Cheikh Samb will also start this season in their dress clothes.

I’m as excited as most of you are and will be heading over to The Palace early to see what sort of trouble I can get myself into. For those of you watching the game on TV, FSN will be starting the Piston broadcast off at 6:30 pm with The Pistons Season Preview followed by Pistons insider at 7 pm and the pre-game at 7:30 pm. Tip off is at 8 pm, as always you can listen live on the radio on 1130 AM WDFN The Fan with the live stream at NBA.com.

Remember the new Chat room feature that I will be adding to each game thread, I would love to hear your feedback on it. There is also a link at the top of the page to the Chat Room page.

Here’s to a healthy, winning Pistons 2008-2009 Season!

5 Responses to "The Pistons vs. The Pacers – Let the Season Begin"
  1. ALTAN says:

    MAY THIS SEEASON be the best !!!!

  2. Joe says:

    Tonight should be an interesting game and hopefully an indication of things to come. The pacers aren’t a playoff team, but an underrated one nevertheless. Alot of the time we’ve been found guilty of not taking these kind of games seriously, so I’m looking for Curry to get the boys mentally ready for tonight. I think tonight will tell us alot about Curry, who will determine whether we’re a conference finals team or a championship team. Anything less than a blowout i would class as a failure.

  3. Brittany says:

    Didn’t realize who the Thunder were until looking it up

  4. Richie says:

    Positive: MC’s rotation was delicious. Everyone played under 35 minutes and all but 2 players got at least 13.5 minutes. I loved what I say from Hermann too. Mr. Big Shot is STILL Mr. Big shot. Tayshaun was more agressive.

    Negative: if the Pistons would have lost this one there’d be a lot of people complaining about Rip trying to force his own shot rather than coming of screens ant letting the PG find him. I think he’s at his weakest when he tries to create for himself, and I saw a few too many flashes of that tonight.

    So/so: Rasheed had an off night shooting, but still proved valuable in the post. His presence still makes him capable of slowing down the game when we have a lead and getting “easy” points by finding cutters or getting to the stripe. He also showed us he still has some hops left.

    I’m definately not ready to throw Kwame under a bus yet. I think he’s out to prove some things now and that’s not the best way to play on this team. He’s forced up two early shots as soon as he got the ball, both of which ended badly. The plus side here is that it’s early in the season and MC yanked him early for it- holding him accountable, as promised.

  5. Eric says:

    Well written Richie. I posted this on the forum, but I wanted to comment on the fact that even though our starters were on the floor until the final buzzer sounded, we still managed to keep the minutes light. I am hopeful that Coach Curry will continue with the deep rotations as we go along, because I think it’ll be greatly beneficial to our team in the long run.

    I very much agree with your assessment of Rip. The past 2-3 years he’s done more 1-on-1 stuff, and while it adds a nice dimension to his game, he should only use it as a tool to mix his game up, in the same way that he only shoots the 3-ball now and then to give the defense different looks.

    Good win though, good start.

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