Well this Pistons team didn’t get the memo that unlike their predecessors, they usually come back from the All Star break with a less then stellar performance.  The Pistons all but took a bat to the Timberwolves in one of their 108-85 victory.

Key Points:

  • I lost count after about 5, but this was the most dunk filled night ….ever?  (Blaha counted 12)
  • So many, that the plays of the night were all the Dunks.

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  • This game was dead even at the half at 52.
  • Pistons ran out of the gate as soon as they returned from the locker room and never looked back. They were clearly in command even before the third quarter ended. Detroit was up by 20 when the third was over.
  • Sharing the basketball was an understatement, and it started off that way.  The Pistons with 37 assists on the night.
  • Oh my, Jonas Jerebko kick started the night with point after point for Detroit.  He was one short of tying his career high at 21 on the night.  Why did he miss his career total? The Pistons pulled ahead and he only had to play 20 minutes on the night.  Jonas added 2 steals, 3 boards in one of his best performances of the season.  And that’s saying a lot for the guy who’s been the spark of the season.  Rip to the Swede for the Jam….priceless.

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  • Rip Hamilton, sharing the ball like he was a point guard. Rip finished with 12 points. 7 assist and a steal in 28 minutes.
  • The Pistons were shooting 57% in the first half and the game was tied.  The defense helped that effort once the second half started.
  • Stuckey with 10 points, and 6 assist in 20 minutes.  Nice game for Rodney, who didn’t have to carry the load for once.
  • Ben Gordon with 8 points on 4-for-11 shooting…for a shooter, that’s still not good enough yet.
  • Ben Wallace simply amazes, he put up 8 points (all I think were dunks), with 8 boards 2 blocked shots and a steal.  I don’t know what he did during the break, but he shook the floor with this dunk like he was drinking Hulk juice.

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  • I got my hopes and dreams back for Jason Maxiell and since I have he’s done me right. Jason looks like the guy we know he can be, 10 boards, 6 points and a block that I’m counting that was a bad call in my book. The Baby Eater is back.
  • Charlie Villanueva with 11 points, 6 boards, a blocked shot and 2 assists in 23 minutes. I hate to criticize when we blow out a team (which rarely happens these days) but please Charlie do you really need to take 6 threes?
  • Tay with 11 points, 3 assists, 5 boards and a blocked shot in 31 minutes.  Prince was a +34 for the game.
  • BYNUMITE – Will with a career high 14 assists on the night adding 6 points and a steal. Will still looks like his ankles are bothering him, but he’s still over producing.
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  • We were even treated with a nice windmill jam from Chris Wilcox.
  • Board war won 38-44.
  • Detroit shot 53% on the night.
  • A Daye treat,  Austin with 9 points on 4-for-7 shooting in 7 minutes.
  • Yes this was the Timberwolves, but the way Detroit came out and played really shows you what they can do if they put some heart and effort in for a full 48.
  • Finally a fun game to watch.
  • At Orlando Wednesday.
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12 Responses to Detroit with a Dunktacular win over the Timberwolves

  1. KleenGee says:

    Looks like they might be over their second half blues.

    Jason definitely got a bad call on that block.

    Tomorrow: Big Ben vs. Superman. I can’t wait. GO PISTONS!!!!!!!!!!

  2. The Fluidics says:

    I noticed a lot of the guys jerseys were looking faded around the collars, particularly Max and Jonas, aka guys who have played all season. Jonas’s jersey was so tattered that the “Mr. D” on his collar was completely worn off.

    Nice game tonight. Spurs better not move McDyess at the deadline, I kinda want to see him come home this weekend.

  3. Joshua P says:

    The Swedish Cowboy strikes again! NEW NICKNAME!

  4. rai_from_the_philippines says:

    this was better than the All Star Weekend Slam Dunk Challenge! LOL!

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  6. 3point stunna says:

    josh thats’ not a new nickname mikey v has been calling him that since the begining of the season

  7. 3point stunna says:

    i hope they have a run like that part on major league on of the greatest movies…i just hop the lakers stop joking off that movie

  8. rai_from_the_philippines says:

    @zkranc: the name of the contest was appropriate though, it was a CHALLENGE to watch it through the end. ROFL!!!

  9. The Fan says:

    What an awesome game to watch! The entire team came to play, unselfishness, and a balanced game between everyone. If we can play every game with this kind of effort and balanced attack, and I mean every game. We can hope for a shot at 8th seed.

  10. daddy says:

    thats how we need to play. check out how many assist i thought every did a really great job. will the thrill and maxy sure did prove themselves again. jj is going to be the face of the pistons after ben is gone. ben and rip are working together again nice off the pick and rolls, same with rodney. im glad to see some of the younger guys getting mins as well. i dont think we are going to make a trade but if we do it will be for tay cause jj is just too nice.

  11. Lillian King says:

    i always collect the greatest movies from all decades including the 60′s. i love to watch movies.`.:

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