Sounds like somebody’s got a case of the Mondays, doesn’t it?
It usually doesn’t turn out well for the Pistons or their fans on Monday mornings when Detroit plays on Sunday. Detroit added to their Sunday loss total last night after their 107-97 loss to the Suns at The Palace, despite great play by Allen Iverson and Rip Hamilton, who have been the talk of the team since Rip took on his new role as sixth man.
- Steve Nash had more assists (21) than the Detroit Pistons had as a team (19).
- Seems as though plenty of Pistons fans were vocal at the Palace last night. They made sure they let Amare know they wanted to see him in a Pistons uniform.
- Amare on possibly playing in Detroit: “It would be phenomenal. I think the fans here have been probably the top fans in the world since I’ve been in the NBA. They’re always cheering their team on and every time we come here, their always loud and rowdy, so it would be fun to play here.” Via MLive
- Don Shane talks to Amare (Video)
- This team has become a turnover machine. Remember when Chauncey was in charge? The Pistons had 14 turnovers last night, with most leading to easy Phoenix buckets.
- Kwame Brown started the game to take some heat off Rasheed by guarding Shaq. He even had a sweet putback dunk in the opening minute. Eight boards and 4 points in 18 minutes isn’t bad but the 3 turnovers killed his stat line.
- AI scored 25 in 41 minutes on the floor going 8-for-22. That’s the AI of old, he scores a ton but usually needs a lot of shots to do it in. I’m fine with it as long as the Pistons win. He added 7 assists, 4 steals and 3 boards. And a pretty sweet floater over Shaq.
- Rodney Stuckey seems out of place since Rip started to heat up. He played 29 minutes and scored 8 with an assist, 3 boards and a blocked shot.
- This is NOT a typo……The Suns scored 66 points in the Paint! I will say no more. Oh I lied, one more thing… 31 fast break points!!
- NBA.com Highlights of the Game.
- Now I thought it was just me who noticed the bias during the ESPN broadcast, but it seems I’m not the only one who took note of it. This little snippet from the ESPN crew took shots at the Pistons players, the fans (spoiled), the city and then had the nerve throw the Lions in there. Kick a city when they’re down why don’t you?
- Oh and every shot the Pistons missed was wayyyyyyyyyy off, as explained to us by the ESPN crew after every Piston miss.
- Double-double for Rasheed Wallace with 16 points and 10 boards, who added 4 steals and a blocked shot. He’s looking good lately, but how long he will be able to keep this up with the time he’s getting on court is another thing.
- Antonio McDyess is the hardest working Piston period. Double digit rebounds night in and night out. Ice 4 Dyess is truly an understatement.
- This is one of the most ridiculous assists I have seen in a long time. Allen Iverson cross court bounce pass through the legs of Grant Hill to Rip for the layup.
Video Courtesy of The NBA, The Detroit Pistons and ESPN
- The Pistons went on a 21-9 run and were within four, 76-72. The wheels fell off the bus soon after. It seems like it happens all too often anymore. Detroit has a chance to win and then they crumble. The game was tied 9 times and the lead changed hands 13 times.
- The Pistons are now 1-9 on Sundays.
- Quiet night for Tayshaun who scored 11 points with 4 assists and just one board.
- Herrmann sighting…he played 24 seconds late in the game for his three point shooting.
- Richard Hamilton led the Pistons off the bench with 27 points in 31 minutes on the floor. Rip looks comfortable and seems to be playing his best basketball alongside Allen Iverson.
- Amir and Maxiell didn’t see much time during Sunday’s loss.
- Board war won 45-41.
- Arron Afflalo 0-for-6.
- I know many of you are frustrated right now but they really have a chance to pull things together. It’s not like they don’t have the talent to do it.
- Adding to the Trade Rumors – Tayshaun in Phoenix? “The fast-sinking Raptors are looking to shake things up and have talked to the Suns about trading Amare Stoudemire. But unless they decide to part with Chris Bosh, chances are slim that Raptors president Bryan Colangelo will get the All-Star power forward he drafted out of high school in 2002 when he was Phoenix’s top basketball executive. Bosh has missed the last two games with a sprained knee and his future in Toronto, beyond 2010 – when he becomes a free agent – is up in the air. So Toronto might be forced to get something for him. Detroit has been linked to Bosh in 2010, so it’s entirely possible that the Pistons will try to make it a three-way deal. Detroit’s Tayshaun Prince is being mentioned as one of the primary players who would end up with the Suns.” Via New York Daily News
- Back to back games on Tuesday and Wednesday before the All Star break with Chicago and Atlanta.
- Mocking Anderson Varejao is just what we need today.