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The Big story was not the Pistons seeking revenge in Toronto, it was the fact that this was the first game that Rip (barring injury or illness) was going to come off the bench for Detroit. Mr. Hamilton not only preformed, he set the season high of the bench for the NBA with 35 in the Pistons 115-93 victory in Toronto.

Key Points:

  • The Pistons jumped out to a big league and (this time) kept it.
  • The Pistons led by 32 with 3 minutes left, they played the full 48.
  • Story of the game, Toronto with 23 turnovers.
  • Pistons have set an NBA season high by scoring 41 points off of turnovers.  The previous mark was 35.
  • I hate using this cliche… but we saw Vintage T-Mack.
  • Pistons bench outscores Toronto’s 62-39. Having Rip and T-Mac coming off the bench makes for a great second team.
  • Rip stepped up big time to make a statement and right his wrong… Career high 6 three pointers, scoring 35, with 1 assist, 1 board and zero technicals in 28 minutes off the bench.
  • Rip Hamilton with 35 off the bench

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  • Jason Maxiell left the game early with a dislocated finger and didn’t return. It shouldn’t keep him off the court for the Chicago game though.
  • Congrats to Ben Wallace who played his 1000th NBA game and he looks like it’s his 100th. Wallace finished with 6 points, 3 assists, 2 steals 3 blocked shots and 6 boards in 23 minutes…the man is a ROCK.
  • Austin Daye dressed but did not play. I don’t know what I was watching…apparently I missed Daye’s 4 minute return. Though I’m glad I did, he was 0-4 and 0-2 two from downtown.  More shots than Ben Gordon takes most nights in just 4 minutes for Daye.
  • Great ball movement and good job by Detroit capitalizing off of Toronto’s mistakes.
  • Rip Hamilton Video Highlights with Post Game Interview

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Rip: “Tonight I just wanted to make a statement with all of the stuff talked about. I just wanted to come out and make a statement.”

  • Another great outing from Charlie Villanueva with 18 points, 4 boards, 2 assists in 25 minutes as a starter alongside Ben Gordon.
  • Gordon started slow and stayed slow in his second game as a starter. 1-for-7 from the floor for just 4 points in 20 minutes for Detroit. Rip made a point Wednesday and Ben didn’t.  Ben will turn around, he just needs time.
  • You can say what you will about me, but one 35 point game doesn’t excuse Rip’s behavior or his play this season. It was nice, but I’m reserving my right to still be upset with the situation and I still think Detroit needs to move him.  At this point the team really isn’t in the running for anything other than a draft pick…so get to rebuilding, Tay and Rip both deserve to be on a team that have a chance at something bigger.
  • Highlights of the Game

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  • Tracy McGrady with a season high in points (17) assists (7) and rebounds (7). Plenty of boos from the Toronto crowd…
  • T-Mac post game: (VIDEO)
  • “Keep booing me I love it, it really doesn’t bother me at all…It’s not like I was like Chris Bosh and selling out the city like the city was horrible or something or making crazy comments like the city was horrible”

  • Good to have Rodney back, he took the game under his wings from the start scoring the Pistons first 6 and going on to put up 21 with 2 assists.
  • The didn’t let this one go…post game quote from Kuester about what what said at the half.

Kuester: “It was mentioned, there is no question about it. We realized that we had to continue with the same type of focus that we had in the beginning and again.”

  • Greg Monroe has one more assist than Rodney Stuckey.  I’ll take his stat line of 7 points on 2-for-3 shooting with 3 assists, 3 boards and a steal in 25 minutes.
  • Great team ball led to 27 assists for Detroit.
  • A quiet Tayshaun Prince didn’t have to do much when T-Mack and Rip were on fire.

As always, wishing everyone a Happy and Safe Holiday Season, no matter what you celebrate (or don’t). And remember you can always you can follow Danny and I on twitter, if you’d like.

Here is a SHEEDtastic Holiday favorite of mine, Rasheed and Company singing Jingle Bells.

Santa DumarsAnd if you’re listening Santa, please get this team back on track.  We’ll settle for a trade, any trade…please Santa, all no coal or bricks .  Is a a big ban that can play defense too much to ask for?

Really, I promise, we’ve been really good.

Just because Sheed isn’t donning his Air Force One’s on court every night doesn’t mean I’m not keeping a tab on what he’s doing. That’s why I’ve started a special feature on the site to keep track of his goings on.

What is Sheed Doing?

Well yesterday he made good on a promise he made to his mother a long time ago…

Sheed went back for his Boy Scout training and is now an honored member of Philadelphia Troop 3036.  He was sworn in yesterday completing his merit badges in fire starting safety, conflict resolution, leadership, personal fitness and sportsmanship.

Congratulations Sheed

Rasheed Wallace Boy Scout

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Who knew that The Boy Scouts of America have a Need4Sheed.

Another look back into my “Sheed” archives brings you The Best Damn Sheed Show Period.  This will be the best 2 minutes you’ve spent in quite some time.

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If this video mix doesn’t put a smile on your face then something is seriously wrong with you.

Rasheed Wallace made an appearance at the Pistons Open Practice on Saturday afternoon to the delight of many fans.   He also hung out at the Pistons practice facility Friday, while his old team hit the floor.

With the news of Sheed back in the D for whatever reason, it has to make you think.

Coach Sheed…?

Watching Sheed play in a Pistons uniform for close to 6 seasons Detroit fans know his affinity to want to teach “the young fellas”.  In fact, I’m pretty sure at least 70% of Piston die-hards have made the comment “Sheed would make a great coach” at one time or another.

Just think about it, how great would it be for Greg Monroe to learn from WallaceX2?

Sheed just brings that something special to a team, just think of the emotion he would add to the bench. And a little personal flair.

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I’m sure players would respect the man when he speaks…wouldn’t you?

Listen to Coach Sheed

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He has his Sheedisms and pregame rituals like just about any other player or coach in professional sports.

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The deep concentration of the game plan before tip-off would benefit a team that needs focus.

Pre-Game Coach Sheed

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He brings with him his basketball knowledge and his mutual respect and admiration for NBA referees.

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Look, the man knows the game.  He knows this team.  He knows the city.  Why wouldn’t he want to sit on the sidelines for the Pistons and share his knowledge?

Aside from Sheed having his own Sheed Reality show (Sheedality), this would make for some great entertainment.   Come on… hire him as an assistant Joe, we still have a Need4Sheed…plus it means I can keep the site’s name without questions.

Former Detroit Pistons PF/C Rasheed Wallace made an appearance today at the Detroit Pistons’ practice, which was open to the fans.  The surprise came shortly after the team was announced to the fans, which shocked many in attendance.  Sheed, decked out in a black sweatsuit stopped in and was seen sitting behind the “white” team bench talking to Joe Dumars during the “20 in 2″ drill (make 20 layups in 2 minutes).

There was an audible “Sheeeeeeed” chant when he slapped hands with members of the “white” team before heading back into the locker room area right before the scrimmage.

Over 8,000 fans were in attendance of today’s open practice.

It was one of those days where I had time to search through my Sheeednormous video archive when I happened to stumble across a good one.

It’s a top ten what if’s that have sealed the fate of our Detroit Pistons.  What makes me think a little more since the last time I watched this video (about 2 seasons ago) is what has happened since this video was put together and the uncertainty around what twists and turns we are in for once the team has a new owner.

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Jimi Hendrix Rasheed WallaceWhat will we do without a little Rasheed Wallace when the 2010-2011 basketball season is upon us?

Now that Rasheed will be doing other things with his time while we are busy keeping up with the NBA I couldn’t help but reminisce about his memorable times in a Pistons uniform.  So I decided to start a recurring segment here on Need4Sheed called Nostalgia SheedStalgia.

Before I start bringing you ridiculous quotes or amazing shots he called glass on, I decided to bring back something that pretty much made this website what it is.

Sheed Vs. StewieSheed vs. Stewie

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The Associated Press

Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers says that center Rasheed Wallace is probably going to retire.

Rivers said on WEEI-AM on Monday that Wallace told him before Game 7 of the NBA finals that he believed it was the last game of his career.

Wallace has two years left on the contract he signed with the Celtics last summer.

The 35-year-old would finish with 15,860 points and 7,321 rebounds in a 15-year career. The volatile big man was also the most ejected player of his era, with 30 ejections since such records started being kept in 1992.

He played with four teams, winning the NBA title with the Detroit Pistons in 2004.

So…No Need4Sheed?

I guess he’ll have a bit more leisure time.

Sheed Hendrix

It was quite a season for Pistons fans. With the uncertainty of all that is Detroit Basketball hanging in what may or may not happen this summer, it’s the little things that have a way of making us smile.

I can say with the utmost certainty that I am not, nor will I ever be a Boston Celtics fan, but I would like to thank them for the utter joy they have sent my way.

It’s also nice that we saw the “good Sheed” last night do his part against those awful bunch from Ohio. Sheed scored 13 with 3 boards, 2 steals and a blocked shot in 23 minutes off the bench for Boston.

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I’m not a fan of a thing that is associated with the city of Cleveland. The Cavaliers and their fans just rub me the wrong way. Now I don’t like the Celtics or the Lakers or the Bulls for that matter, but there is just something about the attitudes given off from almost every Cavalier fan that I have ever come across that just makes me angry.

It could be the fact, in 2006 I traveled to CLE for the Pistons playoff series and I was spit on and a beer thrown on me for wearing a Pistons jersey. Or during that same game when I watched four, forty something men heckle and pick on a 70 year old Pistons fan while she was trying to watch the game with her 10 year old grandson.  And when “they” make the trip to the Palace every year to see the only thing they have had going for them, while wearing their #23 jerseys, only bad things come of it.

Anti LeBronLook, I dislike LeBron….a lot, though I can admit that he is one of best ballers I have ever seen play the game. I would love to punch Varejoke where it counts, I hate the fact that Gilbert and his crew tried to rip off anything they could from the Pistons just because he wanted to buy them but was shot down. There is just so much that makes me cringe when it comes to the Cavs, but today when I think of them it’s all smiles.

Is it wrong to be happy about other people’s misery?  Yes it is, but if we are talking Cavs fans…it’s fair game.  As Pistons fans we have seen our fair share of trolls here and now it’s time to say…..Suck it! We know we aren’t a good team, but good luck all summer sitting on your hands waiting for “The Chosen One” to decide your fate. Hey Cleveland…you deserve it!