This is starting to get a little tiring to write… after a third quarter of total domination by the Pistons they managed to once again blow a 15 point lead and the game to the Chicago Bulls. This 107-102 loss to the Bulls is is a textbook example of everything that has been going wrong with the Pistons all season long.
- How much more can Pistons fans take? From the comments in the game thread and in the chat room, not much.
- Too much talent to play the way this team is, period. We expect losses, but it’s as if they are playing a game of NBA2K9 and think they can just hit restart when the game isn’t going their way (and yes I admit to doing that).
- Blame whomever you want, we have a coach who’s clearly in over his head, players that look lost, a system that doesn’t work, an unwillingness to change that system that doesn’t work, a defense that looks brilliant at times and then on the next play looks like a disaster… and to top it off when they can’t score they don’t make an effort to get the ball in the paint for easy buckets! We could go on and on.
- Think Joe is on the phone right now?
- 15 down with 8:09 to play…was it Chicago or did the Pistons hand the game to the Bulls? Me…silver platter.
- Sheed utterly dominating, knocking down shots over everyone, and the Pistons stop going to him.
- 95 Points off the Bench for Richard Hamilton in the last three games for the Pistons.
- Rip led Detroit off the bench, but his 30 point game performance was all for nothing.
- Is Curry actually calling a play in the last seconds of the game when Detroit has the ball down three? Rip to the hole for the dish to Dyess is ok if it works, and if Rip doesn’t waste most of the clock. Perfect ending to the storm.
- Richard Hamilton Highlights.
- 15 careless turnovers.
- And why the home whites in Chicago?
- As for those of you who wanted to hear Curry’s post game comments, they were nothing life-altering. He just looks like a deer in headlights who has no idea what to say. Kind of like when you break your mom’s favorite vase and have to own up to it. You stand there dumbfounded for a moment trying to grasp for words.
- And what happened to the Defense in the fourth quarter? Nocioni was blowing by Tay like he was invisible.
- The only enjoyable part of the game…..Anytime Joakim Noah can be made to look like a fool by anyone other than himself can always put a big smile on my face. Tayshaun blocked the grin off Noah’s face.
Video Courtesy of The NBA, The Detroit Pistons and FSN
- Hustle buzzer beater by Antonio McDyess. All heart all the time.
- Funny, you can partly blame me for this one….I was writing up the recap as the game was going while the Pistons were domination and had a confident title to the post. Things change in the fourth quarter, I should know that and I’m sorry.
- Travis Atkinson a Pistons fan and member of Team N4S who was at the game last night in Chicago “Tonight’s game was the perfect storm of problems and mistakes. There’s nothing worse than letting the home team back into a game after dominating them for 40 minutes. I think we actually played better without Iverson and it would have been nice to finish it out. There was a good Detroit contingency there, and we had fun, but man what a bummer. I have little respect for Bulls fans as well, they pulled out the cliche “Detroit sucks” chants at the end of the game.”
- Get Well Mr. Kerr.
- “I couldn’t explain this if I tried,” the Pistons’ Tayshaun Prince said. Via NBA.com
- NBA.com Highlights of The Game.
- Really Sheed, that’s the shot you take? Really? Do we need to get you a Flava Flav clock for time management? Regardless, Sheed put up a double-double with 20 and 10 and was truly on his game.
- No lead is safe, ever.
- At least Curry did the smart thing by starting Afflalo in AI’s place.
- The Pistons looked pretty good without AI, but in all honestly who do they have that they can go to when they really need a bucket?
- To us this was a mess, to the Bulls it was a signature win.
- Tonight at the Palace against a better Atlanta Hawks team should be interesting.
- Thanks from our friendly Bulls blogger : “Natalie, Pistons wore the whites because the Bulls were wearing their reds for ‘Red’ Kerr. And for you, a random ‘Sheed anecdote I noticed at the game: Him and Scottie Pippen (who was there for the tribute to Red) embracing and yucking it up, no doubt reminiscing over TrailBlazer days of yore.”