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It’s tough for most #Pistons fans when Detroit heads off on their Western trips. It means long nights of games starting at 10 or later and finishing when most would be asleep. I’m happy to say I deiced to save myself of a lethargic Wednesday by turning this one off and going to bed after the Warriors had built a 19-point lead to close the first quarter.

Thinking maybe they made a game of it I turned on the TV when I woke up and fired up the Tivo. I had made the correct decision to go to sleep, that game ended as awful as it started. The Warrior made the Pistons look like an over-matched D-League team in their 113-95 victory on their home court.

So if you did as I did and decided this one was too later for you, you made a great decision.

Key Points:

  • It had to be embarrassing for the Pistons, Golden State just kept knocking down shots. It was so bad the Cheeks tried whatever he could to swing the game the Pistons way.
  • You know it started bad if Cheeks put in Caldwell-Pope and Tony Mitchell to try to get things going.

Maurice Cheeks “I was a little disappointed in our effort. You can’t get down 20, 25 points” – it was 19 after a quarter and ballooned to 29 late in the third quarter – “and be happy with the effort.” Of the use of multiple players and starting the second half with Smith and Billups on the bench, Cheeks denied he was sending messages. “I just wanted to change some things up. It wasn’t about their effort. I just wanted to try to get something a little different.” Via Pistons.com

  • Don’t think that this was just a game of three-point shots for the Warriors. The Pistons gave up a ton of easy baskets in the paint, 54 points to be exact.
  • Note to self and fellow Pistons fans. It’s great to watch games like this when you can hit the fast forward and double speed button. It lessons the pain.
  • Gigi got some time scoring 10 and knocking down a couple of three-pointers.  Detroit is in desperate need of outside shooting, hopefully he can help.
  • In case you’re wondering the Pistons Andre Drummond is the fifth best center in the league and has one of the best shooting percentages. Andre led the Pistons with 16 points and 14 boards in the loss.
Greg Monroe Pistons vs Warriors

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  • Greg Monroe continues to play well and clearly been this teams best player since the season started. Monroe scored 15 with 5 boards, and two steals in 30 minutes on the floor.
  • Detroit on a four game losing streak going into Sacramento.
  • It’s great that the Pistons are scoring, but they wont win many games if they can’t hold teams below 100 points.
  • Golden State shot 50% from downtown and 60% on the night.
  • Josh Smith 18 minutes with two points on 1-of-6 shooting.
  • Caldwell-Pope 4-of-11 for nine points.  You can see he’s go a nice game, I’m just not sure if he’s ready yet.
  • The Warriors biggest lead was 29 points.
  • I suggest you don’t watch the low-lights.
  • I’m doing a mind erase on this one and hoping that two days rest with help the Pistons get their third win in Sacramento on Friday.

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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Tip off is at 8:00 pm and will be broadcast on FSN PLUS. If you can’t catch the game on TV, follow it live over at NBA.com or on the radio over at 950 AM WWJ.

Leave your thoughts in the comments or Chat Live with your fellow Pistons fans during the game.

The 2-5 Pistons are in Portland for the first game of their West Coast road trip to take on the 5-3 Trail Blazers. Detroit, who hard a hard time getting their first to victory’s wont have an easy go in Portland.

The good, though it’s the longest of the two West Coast trips, it’s probably the easier of the two.  With Portland Tuesday night, the Clippers on Friday, the Kinds on Sunday and the Warriors to finish it off on Monday.  The bad, the Pistons have lost four straight to Portland.

The Scouting Report via Pistons.com

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Tip off is at 10:00 pm and will be broadcast on FSN Detroit. If you can’t catch the game on TV, follow it live over at NBA.com or on the radio over at 97.1 The Ticket.

Leave your thoughts in the comments or Chat Live with your fellow Pistons fans during the game.

Need4Sheed PodcastOur good friends Bennie and Jeff talk about what went wrong out West.  Is it panic time or can Detroit dig themselves out of the whole with or without Tayshaun Prince and Richard Hamilton.

Venting and more…

Don’t forget please leave Bennie and Jeff your thoughts in the comments. They are waiting to hear what Team Need4Sheed has to say.

Team Need4Sheed Podcast – West Coast Road Trip Woes

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