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The Pistons 124-103 win over the Sixers snapped the Pistons 11 game losing streak. Plenty to not in this game that had the Sixers and Pistons tied at 61 at the half, until Detroit turned up the D and on Piston (Charlie V) tried to make his wrong right.

Key Points:

  • Before the tip Eli Zaret explained the reason for the Charlie V and Austin Daye venting tweets. The official response was that Charlie and Austin were “a few minutes late” for the team plane and it took off without them. That’s why they were upset and that’s why they both flew to Philadelphia commercially. Me, I’m not buying it. What about the heated practice?
  • Austin Daye alludes to the tweets in his post game interview as frustration at himself due to bad play, NOT a missed flight.  When asked..”you missed the plane”  Austin replays., “that had nothing to do with it.”
  • Austin’s post game…you be the judge.

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  • So if that’s what it takes to get Charlie Villanueva to play ball, so be it. Charlie led the Pistons with 25 points on 8-for-11 shooting in 23 minutes going 4-for-5 from downtown. Where was this guy for 75 games?
  • Austin Daye did a little making up too, 9 points and 9 boards in 22 minutes. Both Charlie and Austin sparked the run early in the second half.
  • Honestly, surprised seeing either of them on court for Detroit.
  • Season high in points for the Pistons.
  • Big Ben Wallace season high in points anchoring the offense and the defense for Detroit.  Ben finished the game with 18 points on 8-for-10 shooting with 6 boards, 3 assists and 3 steals in just 24 minutes.  Please come back next season Mr. Wallace.

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  • Pistons and Wizards are tied for the 4 worst record in the NBA after this win.  That stat for the lottery ball counters.
  • The Pistons 67% shooting on the night over 70% in the second half.
  • The plus/minus in the box score for Detroit is the best I have seen all season long.
  • No Rip, Atkins, Brown, Atkins and Maxiell and Wilcox were inactive.
  • JJ for the play of the Day!

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  • Jonas played so hard and for so many minutes (38) he war drenched with sweat with no sign of hair gel left on his head.  Jerebko scored11 with 5 boards, 4 assists  a blocked shot and 2 steals.  The Pistons found a heck of a starter, and a fan favorite  in the second round of the Draft.
  • Ben Gordon actually knocked some shots down….commence celebrating.  (13 points on 6-for-10 shooting with 2 assists, a steal)
  • Board war won 33-26.
  • Seven Pistons in double figures.
  • Bynum a quiet 10 points, 6 assists and 2 steals.  Can we keep him Joe?
  • 47 points from the Pistons bench.
  • Stucktacular – the great games keep coming from Rodney.  Stuck with 24 points, 5 assists, and 2 steals as SHOOTING GUARD.  He also came back from a really bad elbow he took in the ribs.  Kid has heart!

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  • Same with Tayshaun, as soon as he had that one breakout game after his injury, he hasn’t stopped.  Tay with 14 points on 5-for-8 shooting with 7 boards, 4 assists and 2 steals.  And this Tayriffic DUNK!

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  • Did I mention they played great D?
  • Atlanta again for the second to last home game for Detroit this season Wednesday night.

Apparently Charlie Villanueva’s DNP was decided before the game.  His very telling post game interview.

Are you and Kuester on the Same Page?

“I honestly Don’t know how to answer that question.”

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The body languang and the words tell a big story.  We don’t know exactly what is going on, but something clearly is.

Need4Sheed InterviewThe Pistons will be in Boston for the first time this season to play the Celtics and observe Rasheed in his natural habitat. What does that mean for Pistons fans? A lot of green, a lot of red, blue and white, the possibility of seeing Brian Scalabrine’s transparent mug pretending like he can play basketball, the possibility of Big Baby being a big baby and me co-hosting Celtics Late Night Show post game.

I don’t know why they keep subjecting themselves to my Pistons nonsense, but this is your chance to talk live with Nick and I about the game, the rivalry, the green hate, Larry Bird’s mustache, Rasheed’s allergies to the paint or whatever your heart desires.

I will co-hosting this one  live with Nick from North Station Sports immediately following the game.  So head on over and pick up the phone and call in.  I want to hear from my fellow Pistons fans.

That means you need to give us a Call.  Let’s take this show over, if you don’t call I may to get Will Bynum to dunk on you.

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Still the real deal from Park Hill………………Chauncey BA BA BA Billups!

Chauncey Billups’ Palace introductions March 3rd 2009

What a night to be at The Palace!

And what a class act Billups is. Watch his post game comments and then tell me you don’t appreciate and miss his leadership and his attitude.  In red white and blue or light blue and yellow…he’s Ron Burgundy classy.

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After Detroit’s 104-92 loss to the Knicks on Sunday, Michael Currey alluded to a change in the starting lineup after he again called out his starters for not bringing the energy at the start of games.

Dyess will be back on Tuesday against the Wizards, but besides the fact that Antonio may get the nod, is Stuckey in line to start?

If you’re like me, any change right now may be what this team needs to get things on track.

The Pistons started off November with a 117-109 win against the Wizards at The Palace thanks to Sheed, Richard Hamilton and the clutch play of fan favorite Walter Herrmann. Even though the season is in its infancy Detroit’s two victories give them a nice cushion as with some tough road trips coming up.

Key Points:

  • The Palace had quite a different atmosphere in comparison to Wednesday night’s opening. The crowd was really into the game, it could have been the fact that it was Kids Night, or the flow of the game, but if I had to put my money on it I would say it was Walter.
  • The Walter Herrmann chant from the crowd late in the fourth was great.
  • Curry scored a point with me by leaving the hot Walter on the floor the whole fourth quarter when he was getting the job done. Last season that wouldn’t have happened.
  • Herrmann mystified the crowd with this hustle, circus shots and clutch three pointers. Herrmann finished the game with 16 points off the bench with 7 boards, 4 assists and a steal and the play of the game.
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  • Walter Herrmann’s highlights. I think a ton of people have jumped on his bandwagon already, and you can’t really blame them after his showing the past two games. Put Hermmann in the rotation last season and who knows what could have happened in the playoffs.
  • Walter Herrmann’s post game interview.
  • The Wizards’ Nick Young (taken right after Rodney Stuckey in the 2007 NBA Draft) put up 23 off the bench and looked great. Stuckey on the other had 11 points for Detroit. The Wiz are happy with their pick and we all know how Detroit and the rest of the league feels about Stuck. Well drafted for both teams.
  • Detroit shot 53.2% to Washington’s 51.9%.
  • It was a high scoring fun game to watch except when Detroit squandered two 17 point leads in the first half letting Washington hang around all game long.
  • Detroit owned the boards ripping down 49 to The Wizards 24.
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  • Rasheed was a monster putting up his first (of many I hope) double-doubles of the season. The man was dangerously close to a triple double with 17 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists, a steal and 6 blocked shots. The man just couldn’t be stopped.
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  • Poor Songaila, Ra stuffed him every chance he could. That’s got to do something to a baller’s confidence level. Like I said, couldn’t be stopped.

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  • I don’t know if Curry is going to make it a habit, but he played 11 players again on Saturday.
  • Huge bench numbers, Detroit’s bench put up 55 points. Deep.
  • As for the big lead the Pistons squandered, they went on one of “those” droughts that we all hate. Detroit handed the Wizards the entire lead plus some in the closing minutes of the second quarter. They went six minutes without a field goal and made six turnovers. Miserable to watch.
  • Amir and Stuckey both got into foul trouble. Amir logged just 10 minutes with five fouls and 2 points.
  • Chauncey struggled with his shot going just 2-for-8 but made all 10 for his free throws allowing him to finish the game with 12 points and 8 assists. It was almost a multiple double-double Piston night.
  • Maxiell’s teammates need food. Maxiell meanwhile put up 11 with 7 boards in just 16.
  • My new friend Kwame Brown inked his first points as a Piston, going 4-for-4 for 8 points and a board against the team that drafted him.
  • Rip led the Pistons with 24 points on 9-21 shooting with 7 boards and 3 assists. Looks like Rip wants to remain the Pistons leading scorer this season.

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  • No matter what Affllalo does he make good with his time. Three minutes, three points.
  • Detroit is lucky to come away with the win after turning the ball over 17 times. Good thing they owned the boards.
  • Glad to see the Chat Room is a hit.
  • Detroit hits the road for three games at Charlotte, Toronto and New Jersey. The Pistons start with the Bobcats on Monday. Next home game….The Celtics on Sunday!