So much for that five game winning streak the Pistons were hoping for. The Washington Wizards came into the Palace and blew out the Pistons 98-77, on what you could call one of the least inspiring performances all year by the team.
I wasn’t at this one, (thankfully) nor was I paying much attention to the game after the Pistons started poorly. You know it was one of those days that the game is on, but you’re doing other things and listing for something enthusiastic coming from George Blaha so you can glance at the television. Well the only thing I heard most of the night was, “JaVale McGee dunk,” “there goes another JaVale McGee dunk,” “Special K , now that was another impressive JaVail McGee.”
JaVale McGee, who attended Birmingham Detroit Country Day and is originally from Flint, was all but unstoppable for the Wizards. He had eight dunks, scored 22 points and was a defensive menace, grabbing 10 of his 11 rebounds on defense.
It went on and on.
Nick Young also scored 22, and John Wall had 15 assists tying his career best, and all nine of his points in the third quarter.
The Pistons did however get my attention when the tied the game at the half 45-45 at the half, and then took a 60-59 lead in the third after a Monroe layup. But then John Wall took over and they looked like they would have been happier eating a Happy Meal than playing an NBA game on their home court.
It was bad.
Bless Greg Monroe for doing what he could, leading the Pistons with 27 points and 6 boards.
It’s disappointing to watch, especially after the way they have been playing. You win the games your are supposed to win.
This game showed one thing that most of us already know, this team needs SIZE. And for those of you paying attention and counting the days…another step towards the possibility of having Anthony Davis in red, blue and white.