The Detroit Pistons just dropped below .500 basketball with their seventh straight loss, 91-103 to The Miami Heat. With the loss Detroit fell into a tie for sixth in the East with Philadelphia, and needs to win in New Orleans today to avoid matching the franchise’s longest skid since 1995.
- Should we look past the Teal Era and dub this the Black and Blue Era?
- The Pistons’ seven game skid is their longest losing streak since 2002-03.
- If this quote by Allen Iverson doesn’t speak for a ton of what Pistons fans have been complaining about all season I don’t know what does. “We don’t have any consistency of how we are going to play night in and night out. We play different ways. We have to find an identity for ourselves on how we are going to play every night and stick to it. We have to live and die with it.” It’s actually quite funny to hear Iverson complain about playing defense when, well he’s know not to play any. “We can’t stop nobody,” he accurately pointed out. “The way we played, we would have to shoot 60 percent to have a chance to win a basketball game. Everybody looks at our offense, but I thought we scored enough to win. We can’t get stops consistently and we can’t get stops when we need them. It seemed like they scored every time down the court.” Via NBA.com
- At least they scored 42 paint points….right?
- It ultimately was a cold third quarter in which Detroit was outscored 17-28 that did them in.
- This is not your Detroit Pistons team.
- You could see the frustration on the players’ faces throughout the game.
- Allen Iverson led Detroit with 22 points on 8-for-18 shooting with 2 steals, a rebound and 2 assists. Can’t forget the pretty layup that was the play of the game.
- You know Rodney Stuckey is struggling when Kwame Brown has 2 more assists than he does. Stuckey had 8 points, 0 assists, 0 rebounds, and 2 turnovers. Is it a wall or is it the system?
- Antonio McDyess once again played his heart out for a team that truly looks like it has given up. Dyess kept Detroit in the ballgame putting up 17 on 8-for-10 shooting.
- The Pistons shot 12% from downtown.
- Missing in action….Rasheed Wallace. Can’t win when Sheed puts up 6 points and 6 boards. Detroit needs him to dominate when they struggle.
- Rip wasn’t around either, just 9 points on 4-11 shooting.
- Tayshaun Prince came close to a triple – double with 18 points, 9 boards and 8 assists. Is Tay doing Rodney’s job better than he is?
- Keep Curry, put Iverson in check?
- A Walter sighting, whom Curry vows to utilize. Kwame Brown saw some action too.
- FSN Highlights by Quarter.
- Outrebounded by 10.
- Raise your hand if you wanted to see Detroit at least try to play zone when they were in trouble. I guess he will try anything because I can remember not so long ago that he didn’t want to play zone D at ALL.
- To make things worse, how obnoxious is Wade’s band-aid which reads FLASH with a lightning bolt on it? I don’t care who you are, a display like that is ridiculous. Can you see Antonio with a face band-aid with dice on it? Yes he’s a great player, but get over yourself.
- Matt Watson – The Pistons are Tumbling Into Oblivion.
- Think twice before you put all the blame on Allen Iverson.
- Tonight in NO will be tough. A back to back on a seven game slide facing Chris Paul.