Well the national media is finally starting to catch on. The Pistons are for real and the world needs to know it. They should be getting more press coverage, but Kobe Bryant’s dirty play and the Gary Payton and Lamar Odom feud gets more press than actual basketball. The month of December was a great for The Pistons as they went 13 – 2 a slight improvement over last month’s 10-2 record, but hey who’s counting. The bench is still struggling but they should get a lot better when Lindsey Hunter comes back sometime in January. January has a few key games worth mentioning.
January 7th against the Utah Jazz – Pay back is a ______. The Jazz handed The Pistons their 3rd loss of the season and this time they have to come to The Palace for the final meeting between these two teams this season. You know The Pistons are going to leave them with something to remember.
January 12 against the Spurs – The Pistons soundly beat the Spurs on Christmas Day and once again they get no credit. All we’ve been hearing from the Spurs is we didn’t have our All-Star we didn’t have Ginobili. Well Ginobili is back and we have to travel to Texas, so after we win this one what will the excuse be this time San Antonio?
January 24th against the T-Wolves – Flip first time at Target Center sitting on the other side of the bench. Will the Crowd welcome Flip back with a nice greeting? Look for the Sheed vs. KG match up it’s always a fun one to watch.
Speaking of Sheed, he had a great month of December, he really started to come into form on the offensive and defensive ends of the floor. December 3rd at Chicago, Sheed basically did what he wanted to do when he wanted to do it, scoring 26 points 4 for 6 from downtown grabbing 5 rebounds with 4 assists and 2 steals. He didn’t stop there, on December 16th at The Palace with the full attention of the Bulls Sheed once again had a huge game dropping 19 points, grabbing 10 rebounds and throwing down several monster dunks on any and every Bull that tried to get in his way. Finally on December 29th the huge showdown against the Heat, Sheed once again displayed why he is one of the most dangerous power forwards and an All*Star in this league with 21 points, going 4-6 from downtown with some timely key baskets again and again.
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