Cleveland handed The Pistons their first loss in 10 games, adding an L to The Pistons record but at 24- 4 Detroit is still tops in the NBA. Nothing went right for The Pistons today, taking nothing away from the Cavs who played a great game but when you can’t make a bucket to save your life you’re not going beat any team. The Pistons seemed to settle for outside shots and were just not making them. I was wondering when that was going to hurt them. I was talking ”Pistons” just last night and mentioned that if our outside game is off we are in trouble. I mean we have Sheed, one of the best post players in the game why aren’t we scoring more in the paint? Are we taking too many 3’s early in the shot clock? I don’t know but I surely won’t pick apart a team who is 24-4 for one loss.
Lebron had a great game scoring 30 with 7 assists, I was hoping he would be a little groggy since his 21st Birthday was last night but no luck. As hard as it was for any Pistons fan to watch a game like this one was you have to love to watch Lebron play, he has such great body control, his scoring is explosive and his passing ability is fantastic.
Rip and Sheed led The Pistons each scoring 21 respectively. Tayshaun and Chauncey’s games were both off, Tayshaun went 2 for 12 with 4 points and Chauncey 2-11 with 14. As a team The Pistons shot just 35% from the field and were outscored in the paint 20 to 46, It’s just too hard to win with those kinds of numbers.
On a completely different note I noticed during The Heat game that Chauncey sat for almost the entire 2nd quarter, when he was not in foul trouble and we went down 12. Today against the Cavs we dug ourselves in a hole when the bench came in, when your bench is not doing it for you shouldn’t your starters be out there to get you back in the game so you don’t bury yourselves any further? Did anyone else notice that? Just a thought.