Another game, another way to lose in embarrassing fashion. The best player on the floor, Blake Griffin, had his way with the Pistons early and often. Even when the Pistons decided to foul him hard, it wasn’t enough. I believe during the last podcast that Natalie and I discussed the worst losses of the season and well, I think we spoke to soon.. or at least I did.
Embarrassing…lackadasical…half assed…etc… The Pistons got beat by a team who had not yet won a road game. The Pistons got beat by the Clippers 109-89.
- Ok so let me get this straight – Ben Gordon plays 18 minutes against the Raptors and 22 minutes against the Hawks before playing 31 against the Clippers last night. If you’re not blaming the Coach at this point, you can hop on the bandwagon with me. Hey Kuester, nice rotations you have in place.
- Hey Rodney Stuckey, you don’t have a good enough jumpshot to shoot your way (2-11 from the field) out of a cold slump. Pass the ball.
- All of the starters were horrible last night.
- Brian Cook, possibly the worst “power forward” in the NBA, scored 12 points and had 7 rebounds for the Clippers.
Interim Head CoachAssistant Coach Brian Hill received a technical foul, his 2nd of the season.
- Charlie Villanueva was the only Piston to show up last night – and he tried to lay what lumber he could on Blake Griffin, but we know how good Griffin is and we know how poor Charlie’s defense is.
- If the Wizards can find someone to take Gilbert Arenas and his awful contract , why can’t Dumars find anyone to take Richard Hamilton? (Please don’t tell me Arenas is better than Hamilton at this point in his career. Arenas is extremely overrated right now)
- I don’t know about you, but I don’t believe that Ben Gordon would’ve signed here last offseason if he knew he was going to play 27 minutes a night for a team where he’s the best shooter. $10.8 million dollars this season for a guy who goes from playing 18 minutes to 31 minutes over the course of 3 games.
- Blake Griffin had 24 points (on several dunks and a highlight reel worthy 360 degree layup) and 17 rebounds.
- 16,000 fans attended the game last night – the Michigan economy is too bad to make Pistons’ fans have to pay to see this team give half assed effort… If I went to the game, I’d demand a refund on the grounds of the NBA is supposed to be entertainment, and I was not entertained.
- DaJuan Summers broke a sweat in an actual game situation! Summers played 7 minutes and had 2 points.
Ugh. The Pistons are now 8-19 with a 6-7 record at home. C’monnnnnnnnnnnnnn lottery balls!