No Trails were Blazed by The Pistons in Portland

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Will Bynum Pistons-vs-Portland

The #Pistons finished off their four game West coast trip better than they started it.  Unfortunately the end result was just the same Saturday night in Portland as Detroit tied it’s seasons worst eight game losing streak with a 112-101 loss to the Trail Blazers.

Key Points:

  • Detroit played well and had a 57-52 at the half. Too bad LaMarcus Aldridge  decided his team was not going down to the Pistons.  Aldridge put up 31 points, with 12 boards and his teammate J.J. Hickson added a 18 point, and 15 board double-double for the Trail Blazers.
  • It figures that a stat like this went against Detroit Saturday night.  Portland was 0-for-14 against opponents shooting better than 50 percent this season.   Detroit finished the game shooting 52.6 percent on the night.
  • Singler has been having a tough time of it lately, but this reverse was nice.  Singler finished just 2-of-10 on the night for four points zero boards, zero steals, zero blocks, and zero assists in 40 minutes on the floor.

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  • I though Jose would have a breakout game since he hasn’t been playing Jose-like lately.  He finished with 13 points, five assists, four boards, two steals and just one turnover in just 24 minutes.  The problem was that Bynum was hot so Jose sat most of the second half.
  • Will was Bynumite with 23 points and led Detroit on a 10-0 run in the fourth quarter getting them within two points with a little over two minutes left in the game. Will was 10-of-14 with 4 assists, a steal and two turnovers.
  • Monroe 5-of-9 on the night for 14 points, nine boards and six assists.
  • I should call out Stuckey more often.  Rodney has played his best basketball all season long the past three games.  Rodney led all scorers with a season best 32 points on 12-of-23 shooting with three boards in 39:55 minutes on the floor.  He’s got the talent that’s for sure, he just needs to be consistent.

Rodney Stuckey Pistons vs Trail Blazers
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  • Stuckey sustained a deep cut when he butted heads with Lillard. He had to get stitches after the game.
  • Detroit played well, but two things are clear. Detroit needs better defense and they need to learn how to close out games.
  • You can’t let a team go on a 20-5 run and expect to win.
  • Maxiell with 10 points and five boards.
  • Charlie V with just six minutes and one point.
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  • Detroit relied mostly on their starters. Besides Bynum Detroit’s bench scored just five points.
  • All five Portland starters in double figures.
  • The Pistons biggest lead was 11 and Portland’s was 12.
  • I’m guessing the Pistons will shut down Andre Drummond for the season.
  • Monday at home against the Nets and then back on the road for a Friday game with Miami and a Saturday in Charlotte.
3 Responses to "No Trails were Blazed by The Pistons in Portland"
  1. edt says:

    Watching pistons is like dental surgery on a good night it’s merely less painful

  2. terry says:

    Let the tank battles begin!

  3. Tycoon says:

    Were competing against Heat in terms of streak.

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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