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Right now Charlie Sheen could not be a Pistons fan. WINNING! is something they just can’t seem to pull off on the road, not even against the worst team in the league. The Pistons haven’t won a game away from the Palace in more than six weeks and from their performance Friday night in their 91-97 loss it looks like some of the your dreams of squeaking into the playoffs are all but lost.

Key Points:

  • Plain and simple, the Cavs wanted this game and the Pistons did not. Detroit’s biggest lead in the was just two points and even with a chance late in the fourth quarter to take the game, it just didn’t look like they wanted it.

Kuester: “They had more energy than us. They hurt us on offensive rebounds. We took care of the ball first half. Second half we ended up having too many turnovers. You try to warn the team when anybody plays hard in this league, good things will happen and they played harder than us. We had a chance to cut it to one right there in the end; we just couldn’t get over that hump.”

  • Sure, let J.J. Hickson take over the game with 24 points, 15 boards and 2 assists.
  • A DNP for Charlie V who I’m quite certain was being punished for his outburst with Kuester in the Miami game. Kuester’s take…he communicated rotation logistics with Villanueva. Huh?
  • It doesn’t help that they have a back to back against the Pacers tonight at the Palace.
  • With 10 games left Detroit is now 6 1/2 games back of the Pacers.
  • Austin Daye with 12 points, 7 boards, 3 assists and 2 steals in 28 minutes on the floor.

Daye: “It was an unfortunate effort by all of us,”

  • Tayshaun Prince and Rip Hamilton both scored 15 for Detroit. Prince added 2 blocks, 2 assists and 4 boards. They combined for 30 points through three quarters. They had their own 4th quarter meltdown scoring zero combined when it counted.
  • Solid games for Monroe. Greg with 11 points, 8 boards, a steal and a blocked shot.
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  • Another what is to become of Ben Gordon game. Ben played 16 minutes and scored 8 points off the bench. I’m assuming that if his role doesn’t’ stabilize in Detroit, he’s going to be as sparatic as he’s been until the rest of his tenure here.
  • The lowlights via NBA.com

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  • Will Bynum so some time on the floor scoring 5 points with a really sweet dish to Wilcox late in the game.
  • Another “What is Kuester doing” night. Bynum play the first three periods, but Kuester went to him to start the fourth. Bynum played the rest of the way, as did point guard Rodney Stuckey.
  • The odds of figuring out how this team is going to be coached day by day is about as high as winning the lottery.
  • Rodney with 11 points on 3-for-11 shooting, adding 4 boards and 4 assists.
  • Jason Maxiell’s 4 turnovers and 0 points didn’t help.
  • T-Mac was off too. Tracy with just two points on the night.
  • Wilcox with 8 boards, a blocked shot and 12 points.
  • I hate losing, but I hate it even more when it is to Cleveland.
  • So…how is that draft looking?

The 23-42 Pistons are in Oklahoma to take on the 40-23 Thunder Friday night. The Thunder will be taking on a Pistons team that have lost nine straight on the road and have dominated them past few seasons.

  • The good: The Pistons played with heart against the Spurs and will hope that that spills over into their game against the Thunder.
  • he bad: The Thunder have taken 4 straight against the Pistons.
  • The unknown: How bad with Durant burn Detroit? He’s leading the league in scoring with 28.3 points per game.

T-mac and Kuester on OKC via Pistons.com

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Need4Sheed PodcastHere is the latest Need4Sheed Podcast. Danny and I were lucky enough to have a couple of special guests this week. Dave and J.P. from The Palace/Garden Podcast joined us in our “Pistons Round Table” to talk about what we are all talking about today.

The Pistons meltdown at the Palace against The Raptors.

We commiserate about our misery that is this team right now, as well as talk about why we think it’s happening. Is it the Coach? Is it the Players? Is it management? Is it Hooper?

And why does Danny want to trade Ben Wallace?

Dave also posed a question during the Podcast that we want to put to a vote. What is the Worst Pistons loss this season? Cast your vote at the bottom of this post.

Take a listen and by all means give us your feedback and question for the next show.

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Thanks again to Dave and J.P. of The Palace/Garden Podcast for joining us, it was like Pistons therapy.
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Detroit Pistons The Season of BallsThe Pistons did an awesome job coming back from behind and beating the Minnesota Timberwolves last night in their last game of season. The Pistons were trailing the Wolves by 16 in the third quarter, but thanks go out to Charlie Villanueva, who scored 13 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter to secure the 103-98 victory.

Had the Pistons lost, they would would have either tied for the 5th worst record with the Wizards or finished in a three way tie for the 4th worst record with the Wizards and Warriors depending on the outcome of their game.

Forget that…the Pistons are now tied with the Sixers for the 6th worst record in the league. Our lottery Balls dwindled with a win (or two). Detroit now has about a 5% of the number one pick.

That still doesn’t mean the Pistons won’t get a high pick, they still have chances.  Look at the Bulls, they surprisingly got the first pick with a 1.7% chance.

I’m not screaming for the top pick, but up to a 5 would be nice.

Yes Sir!

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Is it appropriate to be upset that the Pistons just lost to a Nets team that don’t have double digits in the win column?  Yes and no.  At this point in the season, with the injuries the Pistons had, the drama of the team up for sale, the departure of the infrastructure that was Tom Wilson, the free agent signings disappointing year and the Rodney Stuckey scare,  shouldn’t we be able to let this season go as what it is?

Hell, we got through Michael Curry and Allen Iverson didn’t we.

I’m not happy with the loss, and I hate for Detroit to be labeled as an easy W on anyone’s schedule, but right now it is what it is.

Can’t we just enjoy the last few games as games not a reason to point fingers?

This franchise (hopefully) will always stand for hard work and underdogs, and it’s our job as Pistons fans to ride whatever comes our way.  If you can’t do that….you might as well be a Lakers fan.

I’m not asking you to put on your teal and maroon Jerry Stackhouse jersey, but I am asking you to embrace what will likely be a few seasons of  hard games to watch.  We don’t know what will become of the team this off-season, we don’t know who will be here and who won’t, but we should know which ones of us will be standing by and waiting for the turn around.

I’m not taking some kind of moral high-ground here, I’m just stating the obvious and remember that I have been through this before.  It’s had, but if you love the game it doesn’t matter.  Hell, the Lions still have fans.

It was a loss, a loss to the Nets, it doesn’t feel good but just look at it as more hope for the future.  They will be just fine, but it will take some time.

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