Perfect Start, not so Perfect Finish

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When the Pistons started the game hitting their first 11 shots you would have thought it was going to be one of those games at the Palace.  The Bucks had other ideas.  The Milwaukee bench outscored the Pistons bench 53-16 to a 91-85 victory at the Palace.

Key Points:

  • I know everyone is pointing at the Pistons bench for the loss, but do you realize they only took 18 Shots.
  • Tayshaun Prince is racking up minutes (42), and his defense is starting to creep back.  Prince with 12 points, 8 boards and 3 blocked shots.
  • Ben Wallace pretty much contained Andrew Bogut by himself, while grabbing 12 boards, with a block, a steal and 3 points.
  • Jonas Jerebko with 12 points on 6-for-7 shooting, 2 steals a blocked shot and 4 boards.  His game is maturing by the day.  Did anyone catch the guys with the sign that said Swedish Eagle?
  • Rip Hamilton with a game high 29 points on 9-for-20 shooting with 3 assists, 3 boards and a steal.  It was a vintage Rip night.
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  • Charlie V never really got a chance this season to torch his former team.  Charlie with 2 points, 4 boards in 18 minutes.  His foul trouble and the turnovers, probably was the reason for the minutes.  I just hope he shakes off whatever is ailing him soon.

“Coming off that bench, we’ve got to play better,” Bynum said. “We had an eight- or 10-point lead when we got in in the first half. There’s no way we can play like that when the first team plays as well as they did in the first quarter. We’ve got to keep it going and I don’t think we did that tonight.” Via

  • An odd game for Rodney Stuckey, he scored 13 on 5-for-10 shooting, but for some reason he looked uncomfortable out there to me.  Could it have possibly been because he was trying to keep up with the lightning quick Jennings?  He did turn the ball over 5 times.
  • 1-for-6 from downtown.
  • Maxiell with a vintage putback.

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  • We really could have pulled it out in the last minutes of the game, but John Salmons, who is truly a Pistons killer no matter where he plays had the clutch three to put the Pistons away.
  • I will never watch a Josh Hartnet movie again….Ilyasova with 16 points and 12 boards off the bench for the Bucks.
  • Nice to see Stack still has it, he got us through some tough times here in the D.
  • Just a frustrating game altogether…we were shooting lights out in the first half and losing.
  • Let Austin Play!
  • Board war lost 37-40.
  • Gordon….1-for-6.  Is it the injury or is it what we were afraid of when the Pistons acquired him?  Rip and BG together on one team?
  • I’m shaking this one off because I’m excited to see Antonio tomorrow evening at the Palace.  Ice4Dyess

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16 Responses to "Perfect Start, not so Perfect Finish"
  1. ric says:

    are we (pistons) out of the playoffs?

  2. Hlmk says:

    unless a miracle happens, because the pistons are almost 10 games behind the charlotte bobcats right now, but there is 28 games left. Nevertheless the pistons prolly arent making the playoffs this year

  3. edt says:

    you need more than 40 wins to make the playoffs, if detroit wins every single game of our last 19 games from here on out we finish 38-44.

    there is 0 percent chance to make it. 8th place will probably go to charlotte with a record of 43-39

    detroit will end up this year with a record of 28 wins and 54 losses, 5th place from last, ahead of golden state, minnesota, new jersey and indiana

    maybe if we play hard we can get to 30 wins and finish ahead of sacramento and the new york nicks too

  4. The Fan says:

    I don’t think Stuckey cared about keeping up with Jennings 1 – whatever he was. Our bench lost the game for us.

  5. junior says:

    i think we need to bring jj off the bench for the hustle and points he brings, yes his POINTS. hes scoring more then cv31 and plays better d, and actually moves without the ball. that would give them the x factor off the bench instead of the all jump shot bench. also i beleive cv31 was playing way better d when he was playing with big ben as a starter. i dont like to say this becuase jj earned the starting job, but we gotta do something different. GO PISTONS

  6. junior says:

    and let daye play!!!!

  7. Diogenes says:

    Does anyone know why Chris McCosky is not covering the Pistons any more?

  8. #1 pistons fan says:

    WHY NO TRADES??????????

  9. Got put on the Red Wings beat instead because the News thought they were more important than the Pistons.

  10. Buzz Killington says:

    That FSN Detroit commercial is a joke!

  11. junior says:

    nat u fixed the rreplies? sweet

  12. Diogenes says:

    That’s a huge mistake – that guy spent years covering the Pistons -very short sighted move.

  13. Mark says:


    The Guys with the SWEDISH EAGLE sign are my brother and his best friend.

    GO Jerebko

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