The Pistons take on the 16-48 Memphis Grizzlies in an early afternoon game at The Palace of Auburn Hills. An early Sunday game shouldn’t play a big factor in the outcome of this game, although the fact that the team is down two key players in Allen Iverson and Rasheed Wallace may, especially since the Pistons’ last two games went to overtime.
The good news is not only do the Pistons look like the team we are accustomed to, they are starting to feel like it.
“Some games we do feel like the old Pistons,” forward Antonio McDyess said. “We’ve got each other’s backs, playing free and having fun. For a while it’s been that way, since we’ve had Rip in the lineup.”
McDyess wants Hamilton to keep his starting job even when Iverson returns.
“We’ve got to keep it the way it is,” he said. “We’ve only lost (two) games with him in the lineup. He’s been sharing the ball like a point guard, which is not his strength, and really scoring, also. With the energy he brings, it’s like we have more confidence in ourselves now.” Via NBA.com
Meanwhile Richard Hamilton is putting up monster numbers since his return to the starting lineup averaging 24.9 points and 7.6 assists.
The Good/Bad and More
- The Grizzlies haven’t beaten the Pistons since a 101-79 home victory Jan. 6, 2005.
- The Grizzlies have lost four straight and 12 of 13.
- Darko can’t even get time on the Grizzlies although he did put up a double-double on Wednesday for them.
Tip off 1:00 PM at the Palace of Auburn Hills and will be broadcast locally on FSN Detroit. If you can’t watch the broadcast you can listen live on 1130 AM WDFN or follow the game audio or watch the live stats over at NBA.com.
A moment of silence for Mr. Davidson at The Palace he built.