The Magic Stun The Pistons Late

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Detroit Pistons vs Orlando Magic

Just when it looked like the #Pistons were going to get their second win of the season, the Magic did something ridiculous.  Orlando scored 48 points in the final 15 minutes of the game to win 110-106.

Key Points:

  • Clearly there was a defensive breakdown late in the game.  Something has to change in Detroit’s defensive strategy, you certainly can’t let a team like the Magic, who have an anemic offense score like that on you in so little time.  It was even more surprising after the great defensively played game Detroit put up against the Sixers.
  • Great games from both Tayshaun Prince and Greg Monroe who combined for 21 third quarter points.
  • Play 48 Minutes neon sign should take up an entire wall of the Pistons locker room.
  • Detroit  has been outscored 102-63 in their three home games this season, squandering leads to lose each time.

Angry Cartoon Lawrence FrankLawrence Frank: “I guess we need these lessons to remind us what it’s going to take to win, you score 106 points, shoot 53 percent from the field and lose the game. What is evident is that when you don’t defend, you’re going to lose, in the fourth quarter, everything is played harder, tougher, more intense and smarter. It’s evident what we need to do. We just have to continue to work at it and get better at it.”

 

  • The smaller team won the war of the boards, Orlando outrebounded Detroit 44-30.
  • One of the better performances from Tayshaun Prince, who I called out as a Dud this season.  I hope he makes me eat my words.  Price scored 18 with three assists and three boards, doing a great job defensivly on our old friend Arron Afflalo.
  • Highlights via NBA.com

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  • Andre is improving every game. I know we want to see a lot of him, but I’m happy to let him take it slow and learn. Drummond put up 10 points, with three boards and two blocked shots. Check out his block and put-back in the highlights, he’s going to be a monster.
  • I’ll take a double-double from Brandon Knight every night. Brandon with 10 points, 12 assists and 4 boards away from a triple-double. I’m GuaranSheeding that he’s going to put up a triple very soon.
  • Kyle Singler finished his second NBA start with 14 points on 5-for-10 shooting, with two boards, an assist and a steal.

Kyle Singler - Pistons vs Magic

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  • Rodney Stuckey off the bench with nine points on 4-for-7 shooing with an assist and a board. Let’s give Rodney the benefit of the doubt, but he was a -19 while Singler was a +17 while on the floor.
  • Congrats to Corey Maggette who grabbed his 4,000th board Friday night. Maggette may be the surprise of the season. We thought he was just a throw in to get rid of Ben Gordon, but it looks like he’ll be a real asset to the team. Corey put up seven points in 14 minutes.
  • Greg Monroe led the Pistons with 23 points on 9-for-12 shooting, with seven boards and an assist. He really is putting this team on his shoulders this season.
  • Jason Maxiell with 11 points, five boards, two steals and a blocked shot in 31 minutes. I’m fine with Max in the starting lineup.
  • PS, I still can’t stand J.J. Redick.
  • Thirteen lead changes in this one, while being tied 14 times.
  • The Magic, averaging 88 points per game, scored 66 in the second half.
  • 64 points in the paint for Detroit.
  • Detroit’s biggest lead in this one was 13.
  • Sunday night against the Celtics at the Palace.  Can they get #2?
2 Responses to "The Magic Stun The Pistons Late"
  1. Markov7 says:

    lol nat cmon tell us a secret,whats with u and j j ? :)

  2. Damien W. says:

    Well, at least Jason Maxiell (my favorite of the older guys) is doing what he needs to do.

    I still want to hear “Bang the Drum” or some kind of sound byte when Andre does something good.

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2014 - 2015 Schedule

Washington
Oct-30       102-113
@ Memphis
Nov-1       108-111 OT
Boston
Nov-3       87-77
Indiana
Nov-5       99-91
Oklahoma
Nov-8       119-110
@ Portland
Nov-11       103-109
@ Golden State
Nov-12       95-113
@ Sacramento
Nov-15       97-90
@ LA Lakers
Nov-17       99-114
New York
Nov-19       86-92
@ Atlanta
Nov-20       85-93
Atlanta
Nov-22       96-89
@ Brooklyn
Nov-24       109-97
Milwaukee
Nov-25       94-113
Chicago
Nov-27       99-79
LA Lakers
Nov-29       106-102
Philadelphia
Dec-1       100-115
@ Miami
Dec-3       107-97
@ Milwaukee
Dec-4       105-98
@ Chicago
Dec-7       92-75
Miami
Dec-8       110-95
Minnesota
Dec-10       121-94
@ New Orleans
Dec-11       106-111 OT
Brooklyn
Dec-13       99-103
Portland
Dec-15       111-109 OT
@ Indiana
Dec-16       101-96
@ Boston
Dec-18       107-106
Charlotte
Dec-20       116-106
Houston
Dec-21       114-97
@ Cleveland
Dec-23       115-92
@ Orlando
Dec-27       92-109
@ Washington
Dec-28       82-106
Washington
Dec-30       106-99
Memphis
Jan-5       112-84
@ New York
Jan-7       85-89
@ Toronto
Jan-8       91-112
@ Philadelphia
Jan-10       114-104
Phoenix
Jan-11       108-110
Utah
Jan-17       110-89
@ Washington
Jan-18       104-98
LA Clippers
Jan-20       112-103
@ Milwaukee
Jan-22       101-104
New Orleans
Jan-24       103-101
@ Dallas
Jan-26       106-116
Orlando
Jan-28       87-103
@ Atlanta
April-8       102-95
Philadelphia
Feb-1       96-113
@ Miami
Feb-3       96-102
@ Orlando
Feb-5       98-112
Brooklyn
Feb-7       95-111
Denver
Feb-8       109-125
San Antonio
Feb-10       100-109
Cleveland
Feb-12       93-89
Charlotte
Feb-18       108-96
@ Charlotte
Feb-19       98-116
Atlanta
Feb-21       107-115
Dallas
Feb-22       113-102
Golden State
Feb-24       104-96
@ San Antonio
Feb-26       110-120
@ Houston
Mar-1       118-110
New York
Mar-3       85-96
Chicago
Mar-5       105-94
@ Minnesota
Mar-7       101-114
@ Boston
Mar-9       111-118
Sacramento
Mar-11       89-99
@ Toronto
Mar-12       87-101
Indiana
Mar-15       112-104 OT
@ Denver
Mar-19       109-118
@ Phoenix
Mar-21       92-98
@ LA Clippers
Mar-22       103-112
@ Utah
Mar-24       114-94
Cleveland
Mar-26       97-96
Miami
Mar-28       110-78
@ Philadelphia
Mar-29       98-123
Milwaukee
Mar-31       111-116
@ Indiana
Apr-2       94-101
@ Brooklyn
Apr-4       104-116
Boston
Apr-5       111-115
@ Cleveland
Apr-9       100-122
@ Chicago
Apr-11       98-106
Toronto
Apr-13       116-107
@ Oklahoma
Apr-16        Tipoff: 8:00 PM