I was lucky enough to score an interview with someone who I have been reading since I used to actually hold a newspaper in my hand and turn the pages. Dana Gauruder has been giving us the Pistons inside scoop for 10 years and he was kind enough to let me bombard him with questions that Pistons fans need the answers to.
Dana always gives tells it like it is, so make sure you keep up with this Pistons recaps over at NBA.com and follow him on Twitter @dgauruder. Thanks again to Dana for taking the time out for us. He went so far as to get a haircut for the occasion, even though we did the interview by phone. Now that’s what you call class.
The Pacers did a little more than just win a game last night at the Palace, they swept the season series from Detroit for the first time since their inception in the NBA. It’s not like the Pacers are an eastern conference powerhouse, they are fighting for more lottery balls right along with the Pistons. While the Pacers reached a milestone in team history, Detroit has been breaking records of their own all season long. It’s just too bad that the Pistons accomplishments aren’t ones to be proud of.
Final Score 98-83
- Tayshaun Prince led the Piston with 14 points on 6-for-12 shooting with 9 boards, and 6 assists in 40 minutes on the floor. When Prince has to play 40 minutes in a game that means relatively nothing, you know it’s been a long season.
- Serioulsy, what’s up with Rip Hamilton? Is he upset, or just playing that bad? Rip was 3-for-12 for 9 points, playing just 20 minutes.
- Someone tell my why Austin Daye got a DNP! This is the time to develop him.
- Kuester had enough of the refs in the third quarter, so much so he got tossed.
- Will Bynum looked like he was going to have a great game, scoring 11 points, with 4 assists in the first half. He didn’t return after the half, it seems as though a tumble into the stanchion took a little more out of them than anticipated. Let’s hope he doing ok today.
- Sadly to me Ben Gordon has been more of a disappointment than Charlie V. I’m hoping it was just a fluke for both and that Pistons fans will see a turnaround as soon as the 2010-2011 season starts.
- Highlights of the Game via NBA.com
- I too am hoping the Pistons find their very own Danny Granger.
- It’s been quite a season, one that we aren’t quite used to here in the D. It’s sometimes hard to pinpoint the problems or get right down to the root of things. That’s why I have some surprises in store for you coming soon. Tonight I am interviewing long time Detroit Pistons beat writer Dana Gauruder. Dana is a staple at the Palace, and now doing the post game write ups over at NBA.com. Dana and I are doing this one Podcast style, so if you have any questions you would like me to ask him about part, present or the future Pistons, leave them in the comment section of this post.