Pistons Hold Off The Bulls 106 – 101 Clinch Playoff Spot

by | Mar 9, 2006 | 6 comments

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The Pistons clamped down in the forth quarter after seeming out of sync the whole game to beat the bulls 106 – 101 and in the process clinching their playoff spot. By looking at the score you wouldn’t know that the Pistons and Bulls were trading baskets down the wire, but clutch free throws by Rasheed Wallace sealed the deal.

I should be happy that the Pistons pulled this one out, instead I worry that the Pistons just don’t seem like ” The Pistons,” right now. The Pistons trademark defense seems a bit soft. We are getting out rebounded every night and our points in the paint are simply non existent the last few games. Should I be complaining about the best team in the NBA, yes and no. I can look at our outstanding record and revel in it, or I can do what any neurotic fan does and pick apart the flaws in hopes that they will disappear.

I am a fan, I love my team and I can’t stand to see them struggle when playing. I look at the schedule on paper and know we should dominate the likes of the Bulls, Seattle, the Lakers and the Hawks, so when we struggle against teams that we should dominate, that’s when I go into panic mode. The good thing about all of this is that I know the Pistons themselves know what is going on and are trying to remedy the situation. I am a spoiled Pistons fan who wants the Pistons to crush every opponent, it’s how I get by and that is my flaw.

Now that I have vented my recent frustrations I give you my Pistons – Bulls highlight video. This time around we get treated to some nice dunks, something that we have been missing lately.

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Right click and save or click to watch. Video courtesy of FSN Detroit.

6 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    theres nothing wrong with playing a close game against the buls and u saying we should domiante them is rediciuols. they have alot of good players and were in the playoffs last year. maybe u should lower u standard for the pistons and be happy they came out with a W agaist a good team

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  2. Natalie

    That’s the point I was trying to make, I have a problem.

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  3. Stephen

    I agree with Natalie. Nobody said the Bulls are a bad team but I still have the same concerns about the Pistons. Where are the boards, and the paint presence. Tay is in a slump and we just don’t seem right since the all-star break.

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  4. Anonymous

    I’m a Chicagoan and #1 Bulls fan first before I’m a Pistons fan. I love your site and have been following up on this since the season opener. Trust me I love the Pistons as much as anyone, but I have to say that Detroit had no shortcomings in this game. The Bulls are good enough to put up a tough fight and they should be given credit. I don’t think the Pistons are doing anything “wrong” right now, it’s just that being the target of the league means no-name teams are stepping up their game. This includes the Bulls, who I know from experience, actually FIGHT for every game and it gets frustrating watching them lose close games like this one. Go BISTONS!

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  5. Natalie

    “I’m a Chicagoan and #1 Bulls fan first before I’m a Pistons fan. I love your site and have been following up on this since the season opener. Trust me I love the Pistons as much as anyone, but I have to say that Detroit had no shortcomings in this game. The Bulls are good enough to put up a tough fight and they should be given credit. I don’t think the Pistons are doing anything “wrong” right now, it’s just that being the target of the league means no-name teams are stepping up their game. This includes the Bulls, who I know from experience, actually FIGHT for every game and it gets frustrating watching them lose close games like this one. Go BISTONS!”

    Good way of putting it thanks for putting things in perspective anonymous, it’s frustratin. Let me just say I wasn’t trying say that the Bulls didn’t deserve any credit they played great the whole game, It was just pent up frustration from the last few games.

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  6. Anonymous

    I hate Nocioni! Thats all

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