The Pistons are in New York to take on the (30-48) Knicks. Don’t let the Knicks record deceive you, they always seem to play their best against Detroit winning the last two games they have faced the Pistons. Detroit, who has lost seven of nine on the road know just how important each remaining game in the season it.
“We’re running out of time,” Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey said. “Each game that we play is crucial for us.” Via MLive
“We’re still trying to win that championship, even though most people don’t think that we can. But we still believe that we can. For the last few (years), everyone said, ‘Oh, oh, Pistons, Pistons, Pistons,’” Wallace said in a mock plaintive tone. “But even then, honestly, for the last few they counted us out. They never said we won’t be there and this and that, but we’ve always been there. So now we definitely have to prove to it, that we will be there.”
“I think our swagger will come with the playoffs. We have a lot of veterans on here who we’ve all went deep into the playoffs for the last so-and-so years. So I think we’ll definitely get our swagger back once we get that rolling and get into the playoffs; that whole playoff atmosphere, playoff mystique then – we’re good.” Via The Detroit Free Press
Not a Guaransheed, but a little confidence never hurt anyone.
Positive thoughts about a not so positive season always helps.
The Good/Bad and More
- If Philadelphia wins at Charlotte Tuesday, the Pistons could lock up a playoff spot with a win against the Knicks. (Thanks Shawn) Philly lost
- New York has lost eight of its last 10 at Madison Square Garden.
- The Knicks haven’t won a season series with Detroit since 2000-01.
- Don’t think you were the only one who thought about Will Bynum starting.
- Rodney Stuckey making progress.
- Today the Pistons will begin selling individual first round playoff tickets. Two thousand of those seats will go for $12 per game. The “cheap seats” are only available at the Palace Box office.
Tip off is at 7:30 and will be locally brodcast on FSN. If you can’t watch you can listen locally at WDFN 1130 AM or follow the game through your computer at NBA.com.