The Pistons take on the 39-21 Denver Nuggets at home for the first time since Chauncey Billups was traded from Detroit. Billups acknowledges it will be emotional to play at The Palace for the first time as an ex-Piston, but I can only imagine how he feels one the fans welcome him back.
“It will be fun to get back to that city that I love so dearly, the fans that I love so dearly,” Billups said. Via NBA.com
My guess is there will be a few tears shed in the building.
I’m also hoping for a CHAUNCEY B-B-B-BILLUPS from our good friend Mason.
We have Iverson fans as well as Billups fans and no matter which side of the fence you sit on, there is no denying what Billups meant to this team or it’s fans.
Sorting though one of my first videos I did on N4S, I found this one i titled Chauncey for MVP, I thought you might enjoy it today.
The Good/The Bad and More
- No Carmelo Anthony for Denver – “The Denver Nuggets have suspended Carmelo Anthony for one game for an “in-game transgression” Sunday against Indiana. “There is a code of conduct that we take very seriously, especially from a leader and co-captain,” Rex Chapman, vice president of player personnel, said Monday. “Carmelo knows this and regrets what happened. He is a very competitive person and made a poor decision in the heat of the moment. We look forward to having him back on Thursday and will have no further comment at this time.” Via ESPN
- Pistons fans feeling the loss not more than ever.
- “I’m going to give him a couple of flagrant fouls” Sheed on Chauncey’s return. Via The Detroit Free Press
- Iverson will be back in Detroit on Wednesday.
- Charley Rosen of Fox Sports tells it like it is about Iverson and it isn’t pretty.
- The Basketball Jones on Detroit Basketball.
- “It’s going to be amazing,” Prince said. “I can tell you one thing: It’s going to be a packed house. I’m pretty sure the ovation he’s going to get is one we haven’t seen in a while. People know how we’ve been playing since he’s been gone and the importance that he meant to our ball club.” Via MLive
- Is Dumars Shady?
- Bill Laimbeer…Iverson isn’t a good fit in Detroit.
- The Denver side, over at The Nugg Doctor.
Tip off is at 7:30 at The Palace of Auburn Hill and if you’re headed out, make sure you get there early so you don’t miss a thing. The game will be locally broadcast on FSN PLUS and as always Tim Bryant from FSN was nice enough to send us the channel listings just in case you’re not sure what number your Fox Sports Plus is on. If you can’t watch the game listen live on WDFN 1130 AM or follow the game on NBA.com
I expect it all in the comments.