Pistons down the Warriors 102 – 97 – We’ll call it a winning streak

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Rodney Stuckey and Rip Hamilton started for the Pistons on Sunday night against Golden State at the Palace.  It took 40 hard fought minutes for Detroit to record their second win of the season with a 97-102 win against the run and gun Warriors. Key Points:

  • Kuester had not decided to start Stuckey or Rip until 90 minutes before tip.  Looks like that was the right decision for the team.  Rip led the team with 27 and Stuckey scored 21.
  • Ben Gordon doesn’t have to put up double digits to be productive.  Ben scored 7, with 6 assists, a blocked shot and 2 boards in 25 minutes.
  • Had Steph Curry not gone 3-for-12, Detroit wouldn’t be so happy right now.
  • Attendance: 12813 ….wow.  Haven’t been to a game with less people since the teal days.
  • Detroit 9-for17 from downtown and let me say pretty much all of them came just when the Pistons needed them.
  • Stuckey, who was looking to dish the ball, had a great game with 21 points, 9 assists, 2 steals and a blocked shot.  He could have went from hero to zero when he turned the ball over on what could have been Detroit’s last possession.  Luckily, Curry missed his three to tie the game and send it to overtime.

“It was a scary sequence. I shouldn’t have lost the ball, but he just missed the shot and we got the rebound and Rip hit his two free throws.” Stuckey on the last play

  • Trust me when I tell you that this  Stuckey jam brought the house down.

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Rodney Stuckey


  • Another hustle game for Greg Monroe, who now looks like he’s played his way into the rotation.  Monroe finished with 7 points, 3 boards and a steal in 18 minutes.   Usually good at the line, he went just 1-for-7.

“I relish any opportunity. I’m feeling good that coach trusts me to be in crunch time. I’m just trying to keep that trust and do whatever I can to produce. Anyway I can put in to help this team coming down the stretch, I just try to do those things.”

  • McGrady scored a point with one board and a steal in just 9 minutes.
  • You thought Dick Bavetta looked old on TV…bless that man for still being out there and standing let alone running.
  • Another game that went down to the closing seconds.
  • Great ball distribution,  Detroit had 27 assists on the night.
  • Board war 46 – 46.
  • Haven’t seen Maxiell in forever…another DNP.
  • Daye in foul trouble, scored 9 points with 5 boards in just 16 minutes.
  • Prince with 14 on 5-for-15 shooting.
  • Rip was spectacular, going 10-for-17 for 27 points, 5 boards and a steal.  Everyone was calling for the ball in Rip’s hand towards the end of the game.  I was surprised when I looked at the box score and noticed he turned the ball over 5 times. Stuck to Rip behind the back…sweet.

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  • Rip may have lead the team, and Stuckey may have had a great game too but it was the play of Charlie V with a double-double that was really clutch for Detroit.  Charlie scored 16 with 10 boards, a blocked shot and 2 steals.  He’s really stepped up his game…thankfully.
  • West coast swing starts Tuesday in Portland.
16 Responses to "Pistons down the Warriors 102 – 97 – We’ll call it a winning streak"
  1. Amer-ican Prince says:

    great recap great game

    ball movement was BETTER then perfect 4 or 5 guys touching the ball on a single possession sometimes. Its so good im not even going to talk about the things that annoyed me about tayshaun’s selfishness this game lol i really gotta get over him.

    i knew stuckey was different this game when he drove the lane one possession and instead of chucking it up he kicked it out to ben gordon for a 3 that was awesome. Hope this keeps up cause this kind of basketball is fun to watch

    glad rip found his shot again

    mcgrady may not have a great scoring night but i have to give him the nod to being the one responsible for the increased ball movement this game

  2. napoleon037 says:

    Haven’t seen the full game, but seen the recap — good game though that was a wtf moment with Stuckey losing the ball (and Curry almost nailing the 3)

    stat-wise, it’s all good esp. to Charlie V.

  3. terry says:

    This team would be lethal with Jonas in the mix.

  4. Drew says:

    Stuckey got robbed for assist of the night, but he actually got dunk of the night. I thought the assist was more impressive, but whatev. He could have legitimately been featured in both.

  5. Leftos says:

    Nat, you may want to check the first video. The comment above mentions Stuckey’s jam, the photo shows it, but the video is an Ellis lay-up. I saw the jam on the recap and almost fell off my chair, it would be nice to have it in this post too.

  6. Tom Walch says:

    That was a fun game to watch for sure. CV surprised me with some actual defense. I will remain skeptical until I see that effort every night and against Garnett, Howard, Gasol (either one). His low post game is still too “finessey” (my own made up word) for me. Stuckey looked great, Rip looked like classic Rip (the Fittest Man In The NBA). Monroe is looking better, especially passing. His defense seems to be improving, but there are still some glaring mistakes. His work under the basket is still a little too timid, but his pass to Rip on the fast break was really nice. I am glad I Tivo’ed that game…fun to watch!

  7. Just a little FYI…I realized the site is running VERY slow. I’m troubleshooting it and hopefully my hosting company can resolve the issue ASAP.

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  8. Drew says:

    This site has run A LOT faster since the new look, however. But yeah today running slowly.

  9. Friggins says:

    Always good to get the dubya but I’ll tell ya…basketball is a strange game. We could’ve easily beat the Nets & Thunder and lost to the Bobcats and Warriors.

  10. pistonsfan101 says:

    Trade rumor alert! – http://hangtime.blogs.nba.com/2010/11/08/trade-chatter-still-bubbling/.

    For Monroe’s case, he just needs playing time.. you are obviously going to see him make mistakes but nobody is perfect.. especially a rookie! I think Daye should play SF and Monroe should start at PF.

    • terry says:

      That would be like the worst trade ever.

    • James (Australia) says:

      So tell me why would the Pistons give up one of their best forwards for another Ben Gordon-type guard? If that is how valuable Prince is, I will be disappointed. Sekou Smith forgot to look at how that trade helps the Pistons.

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