Ben Gordon led Detroit with 22 points in the Pistons 100-91 victory over the Atlanta Hawks which included this ridiculous three point buzzer beater to end the third quarter.
Rodney Stuckey also had his own buzzer beating jumper to take a 49-46 lead at the half finishing the game with 20 points. Knock it down and send him flying.
Rip Hamilton dropped 15 in another foul laden game thanks to the replacement referees. The teams combined to commit 57 fouls, leading to 59 free throws.
Those Pistons fans who where out at the game were treated to a little Chucky Atkins in Sunday nights win. Atkins, who played seven minutes scored three points for Detroit.
I was lucky enough to see this one coming last night at the Palace during the Pistons 87-83 win over the Heat. The Princeesque block by Austin Daye on Dwyane Wade. This one gave instant rep to Austin at the Palace especially after they replayed it on the big screen multiple times.
Thanks to Need4Sheed reader Jay for the Video.
Due to time restrictions, I am unable to post a full recap of the game so I would like to hear your thoughts in the comments. One word from me, impressed.
Two little tidbits from the game that you may not have heard on the broadcast.
- A put Chucky chant started in the late fourth quarter
- And when Jonas Jerebko and Jamaal Magloire got into their little scrum…the crowd started chanting DEEEEETROIT BASKETBALLLL. See, we always keep that “Bad Boys” mentality.
FYI to Austin Daye Fans
“Pistons rookie Austin Daye will be at Meijer in Allen Park (3536 Fairlane Blvd.) on Tues., Oct. 6, from 4:30-6:00 p.m., along with the Pistons Hoop Truck, where you can get a voucher for a free ticket to an upcoming preseason game at The Palace.” Via Pistons.com
Your thoughts in the comments.
From our Pistons Insider Matt Dery at 97.1 The Ticket
“97.1 The Ticket has learned that the Pistons are bringing back guard Chucky Atkins. The veteran point man, recently released by Minnesota, will receive a non-guaranteed tryout with Detroit. Atkins has been invited to the team’s training camp, which opens Tuesday”