Ejected and Dejected – Pistons fall in Houston

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Tracy McGrady retruns to Houston

Add another loss to the Pistons record and put another check by Rip Hamilton’s name for Technical Temper Tantrum Ejections.  The Rockets handed the Pistons their 15th loss of the season behind the hot hand of Luis Scola’s game high 35 points, 21 coming in the second half.

Key Points:

  • The Pistons have lost 5 straight away from home and 15 of the last 18 in Houston.
  • Charlie Villanueva missed the game for personal reasons.
  • Rip – a call doesn’t go your way….get over it.  To top it off the call didn’t go against Rip, but McGrady. Another double technical, and a trip to the locker room for Rip.  I don’t care if it’s the worst call in the word, nobody cares.  The season just started and he’s has been ejected 3 times.  At this point it looks like he either doesn’t care or he’s doing on purpose.
  • I would like Luis Scola’s hair and jump shot for Christmas Santa.
  • Rodney Stuckey led the way with 18 point, 5 assists, a steal and 6 turnovers in 32 minutes on the floor.
  • Tayshaun Prince a -26 on the night.  Ten points on 5-for-12 shooting with 8 boards and a blocked shot in 33 minutes.
  • T-Mac really heard the boo’s from the Houston crowd.  T-Mac put up 11 points, with 3 boards and 3 assists.
  • Play more Daye…with Charlie V out, Austin got time on the floor and responded with 12 points on 4-6 shooting in just 18 minutes.
Austin Daye

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  • Detroit held a 43-34 advantage with 5:54 left in the second quarter before the Rockets closed the first half on a 20-2 run. Great…
  • Kuester complaining about whistles post game.

Kuester “We have to work through things and the mental toughness must come through. We had some guys step up their games. Rip (Hamilton) knows what he has to do and he must adjust his game to the whistle. We didn’t do a good job of keeping Houston away from the basket. We turned the ball over too often in the second quarter.”

  • With Rip tossed, Bynum finally saw some time.  A whole 3 minutes 40 seconds.
  • Ben Gordon still slumping 3-11 shooting for 9 points.  See ya Rip…ride the bench and let Ben get going again.  Doesn’t matter anyway.  You get ejected when you start.
  • Detroit got within one late in the fourth, and when Houston stepped on the gas the Pistons tires just seemed to deflate.  It was as if they just gave up with about 7 minutes left.
  • Kevin Martin got the foul line 15 times.

Highlights via NBA.com

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  • This is when you miss Sheed, Detroit had no one to stop Scola, or anyone big who has the hot hand for that matter.
  • Greg Monroe with another solid night for the Pistons. Monroe scored 7 points, pulled down three rebounds, and stole the ball twice in a little less than 25 minutes on the court.
  • 24 points in the paint to the Rockets 34.
  • The Hornets tonight (WED), The Timberwolves Friday and Toronto Saturday.  Good luck boys.
10 Responses to "Ejected and Dejected – Pistons fall in Houston"
  1. BSS says:

    Since everyone’s playing the “If I were Joe D, I’d do this…” game, I might as well too. This is, of course not taking into factor contracts, the selling of the team or anything reasonable like that.

    Pretty simple – ship out Rip, Stuckey, Maxiell, CV, Wilcox and do what you can to get a REAL PG and a big or 2. Give Tay the option to go or stay – he’s been our MVP and is such a heady player. Keep everyone else to allow our young players to gain playing experience behind a couple veteran leaders instead of playing a bunch of 10 year guys ahead all of the 1-4 year players. Seems the best way to develop a young core to me. Look at OKC – good draft picks at various positions that got a ton of experience early in their careers. Now they’re a top team with chemistry and still have a majority of their careers ahead of them.

    Something’s gotta give. Just my 2¢.

  2. daddy says:

    i think rips doing it on purpose you know if you run your trap you will get ejected. everyone has their opinions on trades but i dont think joe can do anything right now since the team is still in the works of being sold. ahhhh this team really frustrates me and a lot of that goes with the coaching. i dont understand it hope we can atleast compete in games from now on cause this is pathetic

  3. AK says:

    Need 4 a New Team

  4. mobius909 says:

    how much you wanna bet Rip goes to Denver. Too bad they don’t have anyone we want or they’re willing to give up.

  5. mobius909 says:

    the good news is, t-mac looked sharp. why isn’t he playing more???

  6. J.G says:

    Why cant we play the pick and roll with monroe?

    Rip needs to go. This dude has in freefall and is hardly showing any interest. Someone tell this guy to quit jacking up 3’s.
    I hope we get chauncey billups back, if and when carmelo leaves

    In dire need of a leader

  7. The Fluidics says:

    Yeah, been tired of Rip for a couple of years now, he’s got a piss poor attitude, and a big mouth. Even on those little clips they play at the game where you get to know the players, Rip acts like an ass and tries to be a bad boy or clown prince. I’d actually be fine with him being released and eating his contract, they aren’t winning anyways. Right now I just want to be sure he doesn’t rub off on his younger teammates.

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