The Pistons are looking to extend their winning streak to five this afternoon in Auburn Hills. The last time these two teams met Devin Harris spoiled Allen Iverson’s debut with Detroit by dropping a career high 38 on the Pistons. Harris, attempted a season-high 24 free throws, making 20 of them.
“I expect the game to be physical,” said Harris. “They’re a physical team. They’re a good defensive team so I don’t expect to get in the lane as easily as I did in the past.” NY Daily News
Allen Iverson is just fine adjusting to his new role, he’s got bigger goals this time around. A Championship.
“Usually when I have a game and have 15 or even 20 points, I feel like that’s a bad game for me,” Iverson said with a laugh. “It’s a different feeling, but it’s a good feeling. It says a lot about the personnel that we have on this squad.”
“It’s just looking at the bigger picture,” Iverson said. “I’ve had four scoring titles, I’ve scored over 23,000 points, I’ve had 50-point games, a 60-point game.
“I’ve done a lot of things when it comes to scoring the basketball, but I just have a bigger goal, and those things don’t mean much to me like they used to.” Via The Detroit Free Press
The Pistons are going to have to play another one without the help of Rip Hamilton, who will miss another game with a sore groin.
Antonio McDyess on the other hand practiced Tuesday after having X-rays on his sore ribs.
Tip off is at 3:00 P.M. and will be locally broadcast on FSN . If you can’t watch the broadcast, tune into 1130 AM The Fan. Can’t do either, follow the game on NBA.com.
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UPDATE: AMIRZING Early
Amir Johnson starts Detroit off right (video) against the Nets!
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