No need for Allen Iverson to start this one, Rodney Stuckey did just fine bringing this Pistons team out on the floor. Stuckey got the team going out of the gate and Jason Maxiell’s high flying heroics didn’t hurt. Walter Herrmann capped off the night by scoring 13 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter in the Pistons’ 107-97 win over Milwaukee.
- Rodney Stuckey was big in this one, 12 points with 5 assists, 4 steals and just one turnover. Stuckey starting over Iverson….success. My whole thing with Stuckey playing is that he’s getting Rip the ball where he needs it.
- Rip, still not quite there but not that bad. Hamilton was 4-for-11 on the night with 12 points.
- Kinda nice having Allen Iverson come off the bench and work with the second team.
- Rebounding problem, Detroit lost the battle of the boards 41-47.
- Stuckey’s steal and Alley Oop was Amirzing
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- I had a chance to enjoy the game with The Fluidics, who was nice enough to share his prime seats with me. Best part of the night, the guys behind us who screamed PRACTICE every time Iverson shot the ball.
- Six Pistons in double figures.
- 14 turnovers for each team.
- Didn’t like the fact that Walter Sharpe came into the game in the closing minutes and jacked up two shots on consecutive possessions to get in the books when his teammates were open and Milwaukee was still within 10.
- Best thing Kwame Brown has done as a Piston. Well besides this.
- Jason Maxiell brought the house down all night long. Jason had 6 blocks, 8 boards and 13 points with highlights galore. Jason has truly stepped his game up and it shows the minute he gets on the floor.
- The Jason Maxiell show, second clip was the Play of the Night. Watch how Villanueva wants none of the Maxiell jam.
- Allen Iverson led Detroit with 17 points on 4-for-10 shooting. He really is trying to dish the ball to his teammates and play Detroit’s style. Sometimes I wish he’d just be Allen, but no complaints here.
- A quiet 10 points for Tayshaun who played a bit of the point last night.
- I don’t like Richard Jefferson, he’s always got that pouty look on his face and it was as clear as day when he picked up a technical in the first half.
- NBA.com Highlights of The Game.
- Walter was truly the man, 5-for-6 from downtown for 16 points. He made the Palace erupt into a WAL-TER chant. It was great!
- “He shot the ball so well and he made it so much easier for everybody else,” Iverson said. “He played a hell of a game, especially coming off the bench and not playing as much and coming in and contributing like that. … It says a lot about his preparation.” Via The Detroit Free Press
- I know Tayshaun has been playing great, but Walter is a fantastic backup….utilize him more Michael.
Solid night for Amir, 8 points, 3 boards and 3 blocked shots. That kid couldn’t get a call to save his life.
- Detroit led 62-49 at the half, but the Bucks still remained in the game in the second half.
- Detroit shot 48% on the night. Great shot selection.
- Sheed 3 for 9 on the night for 8 points and 5 boards.
- Two Walters in the game at one time is confusing.
- Dyess jerseys back in the Palace Locker Room Store (Thank Goodness).
- On a funny note, they had an advertisement running on the screen that circles the Palace. It was eyes only, and I could swear it was Dyess….Nope, an advertisement for a Brian McNight show at the Palace. They really do look alike.
- Sunday afternoon game against Portland should be great.