The Pistons get their first win of the Season

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Detroit started the game off strong, jetting off to a 22 point first half lead.  But the broken record of what has been their season thus far nearly gave this one away, letting the Bobcats right back into the game in the third quarter.  The victory ended a 0-5 start of the season and hopefully calmed whatever tension that has built up in the locker room.

Key Points:

  • Rodney Stuckey did not play.  We really won’t ever know what went on behind the scenes (as it should be) but I’m happy with the decision by Kuester to take matters in his own hands.  Stuckey did not comment about the situation and in fact told media member before the game,

“Why are you following me around, I ain’t got nothing to say.”

  • I can think of plenty of times in the past few season where Pistons players have had attitude issues and haven’t had to suffer any consequences.
  • Tracey McGrady was the Pistons starting PG and did one heck of a job taking the reins and setting the tempo for a 32-15 first quarter lead.  This is the best he’s looked in a Pistons uni this season, playing out of position and over his 15 minute limitation.  T-Mac scored 10 points with 3 boards, 2 assists and 2 steals in 23 minutes.  Nice to see him recovering.

“Whatever coach wants me to do,  I’m willing to do whatever this team needs, and tonight they needed me to be the point.”

  • Vintage T-Mac

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  • Is it going too far if we start throwing confetti? I was going to make the site rain confetti, because that’s how I felt after finally getting the W, but then I came to my senses.
  • What was not cool,  letting the Bobcats right back into the game.  Charlotte cut the lead to three twice with less than two minutes in the game.
  • Will Bynum played his second game of the season coming off the bench for the Pistons.  Will played 22 minutes with 6 points, 2 boards, 2 assists and a steal.
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  • Tayshaun Prince looked totally different Friday night. With Prince, body language always tells the story. Tay scored 14 on 7-for-17 shooting, with 2 assists, and 4 boards. He said after the game that fans at the Palace were booing the team. Not cool…sure they aren’t doing well, but to get on a team who’s trying to win is really not what a true fan does. If you’re not happy with the way the team is playing or their record, why bother showing up at the game. You may feel different, but that’s just how I feel.
  • Huge buzzer beater to end the third quarter for Charlie V…right when the Pistons needed it.

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  • Charlie finished with 10 points on 3-for-6 shooting (5 of which were 3 pointers), with 6 boards, an assist and a blocked shot.
  • DNP for Jason Maxiell.
  • Detroit lost the war of the boards 31-38.
  • Newsflash – I still can’t stand Stephen Jackson.
  • Charlotte with 22 turnovers and 9-for-20 from beyond the arc.
  • Thankfully Detroit made their free throws, going 26-for 27 from the line.
  • Austin Daye looked like the player from the pre-season. 3-for-6 shooting for 8 points, 2 boards, and a steal in 17 minutes.
  • HUGE rebound in the closing minute for Greg Monroe who’s playing well and racking up boards. In close to 20 minutes on the floor he scored 9 with 6 boards and a blocked shot. LET HIM PLAY more.
  • I’m absolutely fine letting Ben Gordon start the next 76 games.
  • Rip Hamilton off the bench – 2-for-7 from the floor for 16 points, 3 boards and assist in 27 minutes. A perfect 11-for-11 from the line.
  • The team looked like they were playing as a team all night long. Good ball movement…some suspect shot selection late in the game.
  • Ben Gordon again led the team in points with 20 on 7-for-16 shooting with 3 boards, 3 steals, and an assist.
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  • Can they make it 2 against Golden State Sunday evening at the Palace?
8 Responses to "The Pistons get their first win of the Season"
  1. Steve says:

    “Why are you following me around, I ain’t have nothing to say.”

    I can’t resist… Rodney does realize he said that he actually has something to say, right?

  2. Amer-ican Prince says:

    tracy mcgrady reminded me what having a pass first point guard feels like, i enjoyed it.

    i love jmax but to be honest he really is not all that good on the block with his decisions so sitting him was probably a good idea.

    in the mist of the GREAT ball movement throughout the game there were two black spots, tayshaun was overtly selfish at times trying to pad his stats, same with rip.

    Tay used to be my favorite, now even when he makes a shot its usually such a selfish move i get mad when i see him shoot, i want him traded just cause he annoys me now. AND because he’s a whiny little baby who is so quick to blame to other people he cant see the small things he does to hurt this team every game

    • Agree…great ball movement. Wonder if that was ONE of the issues with Stuckey.

      • Amer-ican Prince says:

        yeah i dont see why we cant put tracy at the point instead of the 3 same thing i think the heat should do with lebron. Magic johnson was a huge point guard thats one of the reasons he was able to see over the defenses and make those passes

  3. terry says:

    When Tay is aggressive Pistons usually win. He is one of the most unselfish players in the league sometimes too unselfish. The coach has been riding him to be more aggressive on offense and sometimes you got to call your own number. I don’t know about whiny, pissed off maybe, and why not his team was 0-5 and just begging for someone to step up and be a leader and at times he seems to be the only one willing to do the little intangible things to help this team win. Not to mention the horrible fair weather fans we have in Detroit, so quick to turn their backs on you and trash you when you’re struggling, who walk out on you with a 1:40 to go in a game because you’re down by 4 points. I’d be a little pissed off too. Kuester showed he had some real stones benching Stuck, he had to get control of this team , and what better way than to bench your starting point guard for doing something so immature as sulk on the bench when the coach calls your number. I think that will help Stuck way more than hurt him. Let’s go Pistons.

  4. Keith (Australia) says:

    Hard fought victory well done boys.

    Still don’t quite get why Q insists on playing small ball in the fourth.
    Monroe impressing needs to get the ball in the post when he establishes position.
    Gordon living up to his contract.
    CV still scared of anything inside the 3 point line.
    Great to have Bynum back – he has the fire.
    T-Mac the old man looking good.

    Hopefully we can build on this win.
    Go Stones!

  5. James (Australia) says:

    Yeah, Aldrich. I really want to join the bandwagon Celtic fans who disappeared for 20 years through the ’90s and ’00s until they bought a title in ’08. I really want to join fans who can’t even spell ‘losers’ correctly.

    True fans stick by their team through good years and bad years. But I really don’t know why I am bothering talking to you about true fans since it is obvious that you are clueless when it comes to how to support a team.

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