Despite a 14 point first half lead, Chris Wilcox playing his best ball in a
Pistons uniform and Rip Hamilton leading the Pistons with 20 points, Detroit
lost their 10th straight game to the Dallas Mavericks 93-98.
- The Pistons started hot and Dallas shot 28.6 percent and trailed 22-14 after
- Detroit looked like a rejuvenated team Tuesday night in Dallas, regardless of
the loss. Great first half, but things changed in the third quarter when
Dallas started making their shots.
- With Will Bynum out, Chucky Atkins played just 7 minutes.
- Pleasant surprise of the night, Chris Wilcox.
- Big shots late in the game for Rodney Stuckey kept Detroit in the game but he
didn’t hit a shot till the second half.
- Are you kidding me Mr. Wilcox? It’s about time that Chris is being the Chris I thought he was.
- Dunk, after Dunk after dunk. Wilcox scored 8 of his 12 points in the first quarter jump starting Detroit to first half domination. Chris also grabbed six boards in his 20 minutes on the court.
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- Is Jason Maxiell in the dog house again? DNP for the Baby Eater.
- Tayshaun Prince looked comfortable last night and did a great job down the stretch limiting Dirk. Tay finished with 12 points on 5-for-11 shooting with 5 boards, 2 assists a steal and a blocked shot.
- With Tay and Wilcox playing so well there wasn’t much Need4Swede. Jonas played just 14 minutes, but his 2 points came from a nice dunk.
- Rodney scored 10 in the fourth with the game on the line but couldn’t make the WIDEST open three since …well that miserable night against the Spurs. Rodney finished with 15 on the night.
- 12 boards and 6 points for Mr. Wallace. When Ben plays like that, Detroit usually always has a chance to win.
- You kidding me Charlie V? Villanueva hit 4 huge 3-pointers in the first half which helped the Pistons pull away. He finished with 17 and 9 boards, that’s the Charlie V we want to see. Anyone else besides me wondering why he wasn’t on the floor when Detroit needed a three to tie the ball game?
- Ben Gordon just 9 points on 4-for-11 shooting with 4 turns. I knew he was going to have a bad night as soon as his first shot hit the side of the backboard like my grandma shot it.
- Damn you Jason Terry and your 26 points and silly airplane dance.
- Last Pistons double-digit losing streak was the 13-game tank for Grant Hill in 1994.
- It hasn’t been fun to watch this team lately, but last night at least it showed that they still have some fight left in them.
- 44 points in the Paint for Detroit.
- Board war lost 41-47.
- Exciting finish to the game, if you missed it the NBA.com Highlights will help you out.
- Another game tonight against our good friend Antonio McDyess and his San Antonio Spurs. For a man who’s quiet and reserved, Antonio tells his true feelings about the Chauncey Billups trade last season.
“I think ever since they traded Chauncey away, everything just kind of went downhill from there,” said McDyess, who will face the Pistons tonight. “It’s like they broke up all chemistry, and I really didn’t understand the whole logic of that trade.
“I guess they really was in a rebuilding stage, and it’s showing now.”
- Yes it is Dyess….
- To stir things up even more what is the Dumars for Governor of Michigan rumor I’m hearing. Let him fix this team before he even attempts to fix the State please.
The now 11-21 Pistons are in Dallas to take on the 23-11 Mavericks tonight. If you were hiding under a rock lately then you don’t know that the Pistons are in the midst of a nine game losing streak.
The Pistons will be without Will Bynum, who last time they played the Mavs but up a very loud 27 points, almost leading them to a victory with 17 of them coming in the fourth quarter. Bynum who re-aggravated his ankles didn’t make the trip to Texas.
The Scouting Report via Pistons.com
Hate to say it, but the way Detroit has been playing and with their record on the road, this one is going to be tough.
Even with Rip, Tayshuan and Ben Gordon back, the team continues to struggle. Charlie Villanueva, who’s suffering from plantar fasciitisis, is hobbled, underachieving and was complaining about playing time. Tayshaun hasn’t gotten his groove yet, and Rip Hamilton is 13-for-54 in his three games since coming back from injury.
Another fun fact:
- Detroit did not lead in the second half of any of its last six games.
Tip is at 8:30 pm EST and will be televised on Fox Sports Detroit. For the radio broadcast tune in to 950 AM or follow the action over at NBA.com .
“At the end of the second the way things were going I thought Tay would be our best guy to guard Dirk…..maybe looking back on it if we stayed with another big and kept one of the guards on the bench”
Chris McCosky of the Detroit News asks probably the most hard hitting questions of last night’s post game presser.
At the end of the 14-4 run you had three guards on the floor at the same time was there a problem with that?
It seems like you gave into frustration early.
From most of your comments it looks like the ESPN broadcasters really ripped the Pistons. I don’t really want to revisit the 112-91 debacle, but I just may have to.
If you DARE, here are the FSN Highlights of the game by quarter. If the Jason Kidd high glass circus make late in the game didn’t tell the whole story of the game, nothing does.
Leave your thoughts on the game, the Curry presser and the ESPN broadcast if you need to vent.