Backs Against The Wall – Pistons Down 3 – 1

by | May 29, 2006 | 51 comments

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Pistons are now down three games to one against the Miami Heat. Whose fault is it? Who cares, the Pistons have what it takes to do this, if only they remember what got them here in the first place, there would be no worries.

Personally I’m resorting to my Opposite strategy, don’t count them out yet.

51 Comments

  1. Michael

    I mean Im about as big of Pistons fan as you will find but I wont denie the fact that im extremely worried. The pistons need to play like they havent played since Game one of the Cleveland series for 3 Straight games.

    Also……Piston Fans stop complaning and making up excuses. The only “excuse” is that the Pistons are just getting out played.

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  2. Anonymous

    They seemed to have lost the heart and desire which they had 2 years ago.
    That was what made them the pistons.

    Down 3 games,it’s hard as hell to win this series,even the spurs couldn’t.
    I guess this is where they prove their worth.Whether they’ll win 3 games in a row to clinch the series like champions,or lose the next game.

    Go pistons.

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  3. Anonymous

    Michael the pistons are NOT being out played, there just being out-reffed! You obviously only watch the ESPN highlights and not the whole game you poser!What a bandwagon jumper you are. I bet you didnt watch/go to the pistons games when Grant hill played for the pistons, know as the TEAL ERA! All the sudden when the pistons win the championship in 2004 , all the bandwagon jumpers piled on!It’s pretty laughable, just as laughable as david stern and the refs trying to make dwayne wade and Lebron james the next MJ.

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  4. Anonymous

    Were there times when I threw things at my TV in frustation of a referee’s call? Yes. Do I think my frustration was justified? Yes. Do I think that since game 1 Wade has been allowed free reign by the refs on the offensive drive? Yes. Do I feel like punching Dwyane Wade? Sometimes. Okay, most the time. Do I truly think the officiating has been the difference in the series. Hell no! Outside of a whole lot less bitching by the Pistons, the officiating wouldn’t change a thing. The Pistons have been flat outplayed by the Heat. They have more hustle, energy, and desire than the Pistons have displayed the entire playoffs. A suggestion for the Pistons new mantra: “We ain’t rough. And we sure as hell ain’t right.”

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  5. Anonymous

    I “need 4 Sheed” to show the hell up, quit whining about fouls and knock down some shots.

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  6. Anonymous

    Anonmous up above me… is right… I watched the game all day… I saw some incredible fouls that the ref’s missed… especially when shaquille pushed off of Ben Wallace twice to get those dunks… okay no fouls? what happened there its bull shit even WALLACE STOOD THERE like wtf is this? and if you guys watched the game look at DYCE everytime he was inside grabbing boards they would push him half way out of bounds… he was right under the net trying to grab a rebound and being pushed from behind… no one sees that? but me? okay I’m not that crazy of a fan to make up excuses about my team losing, yes our shots are not going in but there is also the problems of fouls not being called… its amazing how all pistons were being called on for fouls cheap ones too and its amazing how the heats can get away with some hard pushes very cool shit…

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  7. zerzanfan

    Whaaaa. You know you’re in trouble when you resort to blaming the refs for your losses. Most fans have more respect than that….. I guess the refs made them shoot under 40%?

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  8. Anonymous

    It looks real bad. If you’re denying the Pistons are being outplayed, then bless you… Are they that great as we all think?

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  9. Mango

    I haven’t had the chance to watch all the games, but is it due to lack of solid defence that they are loosing or? ..

    What do you think?

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  10. Anonymous

    Watch the last couple of games again. Listen to how many times the announcers point out when Miami gets away with a call. Listen to how many times the same announcers call out how the next similar play by the Pistons was called inconsistently. Yes, I think they have been out-reffed too, and the “experts” seem to agree.

    If Miami does this, which it looks like they might, have fun with Dallas (sorry Phoenix, I am guessing you will loose too). Ref’s are afraid of Dallas because they send in video to point out all the bad calls. They will probably call a much different game there. If that happens, I will be waiting to see the postings on Miami’s boards.

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  11. Anonymous

    You must not be a real pistons fan either if all you can remember are the teal jerseys and Grant Hill. And why would you turn your back and say the Heat have this thing won? As for being “out-reffed”, the Heat had foul trouble in Game 1 and still won.

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  12. Anonymous

    You must not be a real pistons fan either if all you can remember are the teal jerseys and Grant Hill. And why would you turn your back and say the Heat have this thing won? As for being “out-reffed”, the Heat had foul trouble in Game 1 and still won.

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  13. Anonymous

    Here’s the bottom line:

    The Heat are getting ALL the calls and the Pistons aren’t hitting anything. There is nothing else to it. That combination will cause a loss every single time. The only way we can overturn the league’s desire to hand a championship to their money making Heat is to outplay them and outplay them bigtime. Plain and simple. Wednesday night will decide the fate of an entire era of Detroit basketball. IF we lose Flip will be fired and Ben will be gone, but WHEN we win, the era will continue on…

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  14. Anonymous

    Those of you complaining about the ref issue:

    Sheed said: “You know, it’s some b.s.,” Wallace said. “I don’t see how you double the foul line. Know what I’m saying? He (Dwyane Wade) had 19 free throws. We had 23, 24 (22, actually). … The powers that be turned into some b.s.”

    However, note that:

    1. As the guy above said- As for being “out-reffed”, the Heat had foul trouble in Game 1 and still won.

    2. In game 3 (a home game for miami) pistons had 33 Free throw attempts to miami’s 25, yet miami sunk 72% of free throws while the pistons nailed only 66%…no one complained bout the ref. issue then?

    3. Pistons made their come-backs in the 3rd quarters of game 3 and 4 due to the same ref. calls.

    Two factors are involved: They are not playing like the pistons of the first half of the regular season and they are indeed being outplayed by a phenomenol dwyane wade shooting at 70% in the ENTIRE series…

    Result: “We can blame ourselves tonight,” Antonio McDyess said. “It’s the players’ fault.”

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  15. Anonymous

    Pistons need to stop making excuses and need to play like something that shows why they won those 64 games in the regular season to survive this 3-1 deficit….

    “You breathe on him (Wade), foul,” McDyess said. “Get away from him, he’ll make a shot. You’re dead, either way.

    Proof that this statement is excuse: When wade was in the corner in the 4th quarter, and shot clock was goin off, and his shot was being contested by rip, and he was off-balance, yet he SUNK it.

    Then McDyess says: “You can’t play physical. You see the fouls. I look around the bench, everybody’s got five fouls.”

    Is that the only way to win? Play physical because we are shooting 39% from the field?

    McDyess, finally, admits later “They outplayed us, man. Nothing you can say about that.”

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  16. Anonymous

    Forget about the refs. Here’s what I see. 0 (zero) fast break points in the first half. The Pistons are walking the ball up the court and allowing the Heat to get into their defensive sets. The shot clock is down to 12 seconds before we run a play!!! They need to run and look for easy baskets. Our defense sets our offense up, right? Why is it that the Heat are beating us at our own game? Pistons must play 2 PERFECT games to even have a chance in this series. One of them MUST come on the road. Now we will see what the “best five alive” can do!!

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  17. JD

    Complaining about the refs is Bush League. It’s funny when you are being outplayed how many excuses come out. The Pistons are and will always be known for whining about EVERY single play.

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  18. Anonymous

    Rasheed’s Playoffs PPG:

    Milwaukee series: 17.2 PPG

    1st 2 games of Cleveland series: 19.5PPG

    *** Uncle Cliffy gets suspended

    POST-WEED RASHEED:
    Last 5 games vs. Cleveland = 13.0 PPG
    Heat Series: 11.5 PPG

    Coincidence?!?!?

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  19. heat420

    Heat fan here:

    Game 4 was the Heat got any kinda special treatment and yet the funny part is every replayed show legitimate fouls.

    AT THE SAME TIME the refs missed an obvious Wade 3pter and the replay showed he was fouled.

    Also, before this game, you’re core 6 players have not been in foul trouble, while guys like Wade Shaq have been in foul trouble all series. The reason I mention this is because I don’t think you guys are ready to give big minutes to guys like Mo Evans and Dale Davis against proven vets like Payton, Posey, and Zo (with whoever else is on the floor).

    Ultimately you guys have to understand: If the refs ever decide to officiate the Piston defense legitimately, they would never win cuz:
    a) They don’t have a definitive go-to scorer that can carry your offense when everyone else is cold
    b) They can’t be as “aggresive” on defense.
    c) They’d be in foul trouble all day and you need your core 6 out there logging significant minutes.

    Good luck, but the Heat have been the better team since last year, and you guys have no one to blame for not being able to contain Shaq and Wade (no one has been able to figure them out). You guys saw last season’s ECF right? If you did, and you’re not a homer, you know that you guys just don’t have an answer for a healthy Shaq and Wade.

    Hopefully the Heat can make it through this series uninjured.

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  20. Anonymous

    ok im a huge piston fan i watched them from the days of the bad boys the year they only 32 games in 01 and when the won the title in 04 to last year plan and simple stop blaming the refs and there calls even though half there calls dont make since to the refs dont have to defend the heat or play offense against the heat the pistons do the pistons have had me worried since the begining of the playoffs on how they played they seemed liked they didnt take anything serious they seemed like since they had homecourt through out the playoffs that everything would come easy if you think about it the past few years the teams with the best record in the entire leauge did not win the title phx and indiana they better get that hunger back or piston fans its going to b a long summer

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  21. Anonymous

    reffing has nothing to do with the pistons shooting god awful percentages from the field. reffing has nothing to do with DWade making insane shots. lets stop complaining about the refs and hope the pistons play some real basketball, because this ones all on them people. 78 points a game will rarely win anything.

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  22. Anonymous

    Why are heat fans in here anyway? they are just as lame and bandwagon jumpers as the cavs were when the cavs were up in the series. I bet any money that these heat fans that come in here were former cav fans! TO ALL THE PEOPLE WHO SAID YOU CAN’T BLAME THE REFS. YOU ALL HAVE NOT WATCHED THE ENTIRE GAMES IN THIS SERIES! YOU ARE ALL A BUNCH OF POSERS. WATCH YOU ALL WILL BE HIDING IN YOUR SHELLS ONCE AGAIN WHEN THE PISTONS TAKE BACK THE SERIES!

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  23. Anonymous

    “ok im a huge piston fan i watched them from the days of the bad boys the year they only 32 games in 01 and when the won the title in 04 to last year plan and simple stop blaming the refs and there calls even though half there calls dont make since to the refs dont have to defend the heat or play offense against the heat the pistons do the pistons have had me worried since the begining of the playoffs on how they played they seemed liked they didnt take anything serious they seemed like since they had homecourt through out the playoffs that everything would come easy if you think about it the past few years the teams with the best record in the entire leauge did not win the title phx and indiana they better get that hunger back or piston fans its going to b a long summer”

    WTF ?!? I guess they don’t each punctuation in Detroit. I got a headache reading that.

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  24. Anonymous

    Lots of poser piston fans in here, meaning there not true piston fans. They just are when they win! This was just like the Cavs series when the true posers came out and said the pistons don’t have a chance after losing 3 in a row. To the idiot who said the heat were better since last year, then why did they lose on their own court last year in game 7, and why did the pistons win the season series 3-1 this year? You are a joke!

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  25. Anonymous

    Michigan owns Florida! Michigan State beat Florida for the 2000 NCAA national basketball title. The same year The spartans beat the gators in the orangebowl in NCAA football, The pistons beat the heat last year in the Eastern conference finals.

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  26. swamisays

    The refs are fine, maybe if we got back on D instead of having a pow-wow with the refs things wouldn’t be so bad. The refs also didn’t take away our heart and desire, we lost that on our own. I wrote a letter to the Pisons on my blog, comment if you support it.
    http://swami-says.blogspot.com/

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  27. Anonymous

    The refs are not letting the pistons play physical! If they did the series would be tied 2-2! Back then players be hauled off in stretchers into ambulances from the physical pistons. This is why the pistons beat the heat last year in 7 and injured d-wade and the heat, cause they FLAT-OUT beat them up. The NBA is a JOKE anymore! In game 4 the pistons went to the foul line 22 times while the heat went over 50.Don’t even tell me that the refs are not doing a bad job when they are! If you look at wade the wrong way it’s an automatic foul. I can see the NBA losing a lot of fans over this. Basketball Used to be a physical game up until these playoffs, the rules changed. ANYONE RECALL IN THE SEASON WHEN SHEED GOT A TECHNICAL FOUL FOR LAUGHING? THis is a sign the NBA is a joke and is going under real quickly! Your an idoit if you don’t realize what is happening in the NBA right now. Can you say SELL OUT!

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  28. Anonymous

    Florida is the official armpit of America. I know, because I live there. It is full of confederate flag waving hicks and sunglasses at night wearing cheeseballs. Miami can win the championship, superbowl, world series, and whatever else and that state would still not gain a touch of class.
    DETROIT ROCK CITY 4 LIFE

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  29. Anonymous

    I’m a strong Pistons fan but I know when my team is down and out there not playing Detroit Basketball this series will end tomorrow.

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  30. farlane

    No more blame. The Pistons need to button up their mouths and let their game say it all.

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  31. Anonymous

    “Lots of poser piston fans in here, meaning there not true piston fans. They just are when they win! This was just like the Cavs series when the true posers came out and said the pistons don’t have a chance after losing 3 in a row. To the idiot who said the heat were better since last year, then why did they lose on their own court last year in game 7, and why did the pistons win the season series 3-1 this year? You are a joke!”

    It’s called Shaq and Wade were both hurt genious.

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  32. Natalie

    I agree Farlane….
    Just play Detroit Basketball!

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  33. Anonymous

    “To the idiot who said the heat were better since last year, then why did they lose on their own court last year in game 7, and why did the pistons win the season series 3-1 this year? You are a joke!”

    Ummm….Did you not see D-wade get hurt in game 5? He missed a whole game (game 6) and wasn’t fully revoered in game 7. Shaq played through the whole series with a deep thigh injury. I would like to see Chauncy or Rip get hurt and see if the pistons can then win a series against Miami even while Detroit has home court…Right now we all have healthy players (sheed is playing every game now….he is healthy enuf….no excuses), and we can see that Miami is the better team.

    Michigan owns Florida! Michigan State beat Florida for the 2000 NCAA national basketball title.

    Ummm….who won the last NCAA title? Oh wait, it was the Florida Gators in 2006….Thanks. I also remember the Florida Marlins winning the world championship a few years back…

    “Florida is the official armpit of America. I know, because I live there. It is full of confederate flag waving hicks and sunglasses at night wearing cheeseballs. Miami can win the championship, superbowl, world series, and whatever else and that state would still not gain a touch of class.
    DETROIT ROCK CITY 4 LIFE”

    Um….Is that why Detroit basketball involved playing like a bunch of thugs on the street in order to win any game? I am sure Sheed and Ben have a lot of class….

    “Why are heat fans in here anyway? they are just as lame and bandwagon jumpers”

    -Not really. I cheered for the heat last year even when they lost (though d-wade was hurt) and then before that when they barely made it to the conference semi-finals…and before that when they barely made it to the first round of playoffs. I can recognize a better team when I see it. Right now its Miami…and if Miami ever loses…I would just as easily cheer for the Pistons over any other Western team…After all, I do go to college in Michigan. So not to say I am anti-pistons…

    Now…don’t get me wrong…I live in Michigan for 8 months out of the 12….so I have seen the pistons play great ball…My suggestion:
    “The refs are fine, maybe if we got back on D instead of having a pow-wow with the refs”

    It could simply be that they have been palying a game every other night since the cavs series and they are just tired but unwilling to admit it. But then its not Miami’s fault they finished off the Nets (a team that many were expecting to beat Miami) in just 5 games. It’s like D-wade said “We don’t get any credit. Every time we win, y’all are like they (the pistons) just did something wrong.” So learn to give credit where it’s due…

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  34. Brett

    I wont even say anything about the officiating i’d say stern was off about 10 or 15% the refs miss waaaay more than 5% of the calls more like the 15-20% range. Our boys have been down 3-1 before it aint nothin. Everyones going to game 5 right?! I know i’ll be there. Sink or swim, i’m going down with them!

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  35. Anonymous

    I am really sick of wasting my time watching these guys play. I love the Pistons more than anything, but these are not the Pistons I know and love. whatever their deal is they need to get over it, but one thing is for sure I am not watching another game this year even if we win this series. The way they have come out and played is embarrassing. I still love this team though and hope they can pull it off. The only thing I see besides lack of heart is a coach getting outcoached by another and his team not wanting to play for him. We need to start a get rid of Flip site because he couldn’t win the big ones in Minnesota and he apparently can’t make adjustments to win them in Detroit.

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  36. Anonymous

    Stop bitching about the refs just play ball.

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  37. Anonymous

    Shaq was not hurt last season! As for wade the pistons were so physical with him last year that he injured himself! The reason the pistons won the series last year is because the RULES were different than this year. They allowed teams to get physical with each other. The Pistons last year just flat out BEAT UP miami. But the refs this year won’t allow as much physical play/contact. Oh yeah to the poser who says he goes to michigan and is a anti-piston. I bet you don’t go to michigan! I bet you live in a little hicktown in florida. Your talking about florida teams winning championships, but they never won those championships against a michigan team because michigan always dominated florida at any sport/anything. Like i said in the 2000 NCAA Basketball championship Michigan state beat florida “IN” the National championship.Michigan state beat florida in 2000, in the Orange bowl in NCAA football. When did a Florida team ever beat a Michigan team in a championship?NEVER! Michigan still owns Florida!Plus we beat the heat last year at their own court in game 7. The heat had homecourt advantage/better record too! Florida is a state full of overcrowded OLD people, that needs to learn how to VOTE! Michigan is 50,000 miles bigger than Florida, and florida has 10 million more people, TALK ABOUT OVERCROWDED! The poser above got OWNED!

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  38. Pasty

    I see this kind of thing a LOT here: “I love the Pistons more than anything, but these are not the Pistons I know and love.”
    These ARE the Pistons you know and love. The Pistons are players, not an ideal. If you fell in love with the ideal of always playing good enough to win then say “I am a front-runner” not “I love the Pistons.”
    Too many anonymous posts, too little pride.
    I hope the real Pistons fans show up at the next home game!

    PS Cavs still rule!

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  39. Anonymous

    These heat/cavs fans that they claim they are, must really be piston fans. Why would they come into a pistons based website, and comment? It’s laughable at this point!

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  40. Anonymous

    WATCH, IF THE PISTONS WIN IT IN GAME 7, ALL THESE SO-CALLED HEAT FANS WILL HIDE! JUST AS THE CAVS FANS DID! I WONDER WHAT THEIR EXCUSES WILL BE THIS TIME SINCE WADE IS NOT HURT! I BET THEY WILL SAY THE PISTONS PLAYED LIKE THUGS! MEANING THEY PLAYED PHYSICAL! *ROLLS EYES*

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  41. Anonymous

    To the guy talking about Florida teams winning championships. Let me tell you something, there has never been a Florida team that won an NBA title. Shaq lost in the finals in 1994 when Orlando Magic played against the Houston Rockets. Don’t mess with Texas!

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  42. Anonymous

    To the Heat fan who said that the Pistons would not have a chance if officiated “legitimately”:

    Could you please explain to me what legitimate consists of. Legitimate to me is calling the playoffs the same way you called the regular season, which is not the case. The NBA has gone as far to make rules to counteract teams like the Pistons and Spurs (see handchecks on the perimeter).

    If the officials called Wade and Shaq “legitimately” on the offensive side of the ball, the Heat would not have a chance. Never before have I seen a more reckless player that Wade. His clown shots following an out of control drive (charge) are becoming ridiculous. As for Shaq, if the officials called the hook with the off arm “consistently” it would negate any quickness Shaq might have. (Did anyone else hear Hubie say that was the most consistent call in the NBA a few games ago after it was called on Rasheed?) Not to mention if they were to call his push-offs on his jump hooks…

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  43. Anonymous

    “Shaq was not hurt last season! As for wade the pistons were so physical with him last year that he injured himself! The reason the pistons won the series last year is because the RULES were different than this year. They allowed teams to get physical with each other. The Pistons last year just flat out BEAT UP miami. But the refs this year won’t allow as much physical play/contact. Oh yeah to the poser who says he goes to michigan and is a anti-piston. I bet you don’t go to michigan! I bet you live in a little hicktown in florida. Your talking about florida teams winning championships, but they never won those championships against a michigan team because michigan always dominated florida at any sport/anything. Like i said in the 2000 NCAA Basketball championship Michigan state beat florida “IN” the National championship.Michigan state beat florida in 2000, in the Orange bowl in NCAA football. When did a Florida team ever beat a Michigan team in a championship?NEVER! Michigan still owns Florida!Plus we beat the heat last year at their own court in game 7. The heat had homecourt advantage/better record too! Florida is a state full of overcrowded OLD people, that needs to learn how to VOTE! Michigan is 50,000 miles bigger than Florida, and florida has 10 million more people, TALK ABOUT OVERCROWDED! The poser above got OWNED!”

    -So what is this now? A florida vs. michigan battle? HAHAHA. Um, please stop tlaking as you clearly have no idea what you are tlaking about.

    “I bet you don’t go to michigan! I bet you live in a little hicktown in florida.”
    I go to the university of michigan- ann arbor, thank you very much.
    I know about this site because my roomate visited it pretty much everyday dumbass.

    And I am smart enough to admit facts. Like I believe Michigan has better education than Florida so I came here for undergrad. I also know Florida’s economy is better than Michigan’s economy, so after I graduate, it might be better if I find a job down here. I am smart enough to admit facts…and the FACT is currently, the series is at 3-1…Miami is playing better, and Detroit is not at the moment. I can also admit they (pistons) played way better than miami in the regular season. And also, please go read a little more. Shaq was indeed hurt last year in the series. He just wasn’t that badly hurt…so he played through it, though not at 100% because of his thigh problems.

    “To the guy talking about Florida teams winning championships. Let me tell you something, there has never been a Florida team that won an NBA title.”
    -Umm…when did I ever comment that Florida won an NBA championship? I knew that anywise. Thanks though for trying to rub it in…But like I said, I have no problem with facts.

    “When did a Florida team ever beat a Michigan team in a championship?”
    -Haha, it just might happen in the ECF by the end of this week. Though one thing for sure, I won’t make fake guaransheeds…

    “These heat/cavs fans that they claim they are, must really be piston fans. Why would they come into a pistons based website, and comment? It’s laughable at this point!
    -I like to get all points of view. Hence, I visit both Miami and Detroit sites….just as I read Detroit Free Press, the florida Sun-Sentinel, London Times, Times of India, New York Times, and at various other sites. Is there something wrong with being informed???

    If you are pistons fans…root for them…through good and bad. Don’t blame a miami team that happens to be palying well just cause the Pistons are falling short of expectations. Give credit where it’s due.

    “The poser above got OWNED!”
    -the so called “poser” is stating facts. If you want to be a sore loser and talk about random state facts rather than basketball, then go somewhere else…because it won’t take me a second to pour out a million random facts showing why florida is better.

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  44. Anonymous

    “The Pistons last year just flat out BEAT UP miami. But the refs this year won’t allow as much physical play/contact. Oh yeah to the poser who says he goes to michigan and is a anti-piston.”

    – Note, if you wanna talk bout fighting, perhaps the two teams should settle it in a wrestling arena…this is basketball. Detroit can go ahead an play physical defense, ain’t nuthin wrong with that. Haslem, Posey, Alonzo, and the Diesal can turn it up a notch too. I claimed I wasn’t anti-piston…and you said I was claiming I was…Learn to read. No “posing”…I am stating my views and backing them up with facts. You just seem to want to argue cause you are frustrated with your team, perhaps. That’s called displacement or projection in psychology. Perhaps, you should go see one.

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  45. Anonymous

    This series is far from over! Heat fans act like the won it already. I would love to see the pistons pull this one off. It would be the biggest burn for the heat!

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  46. Anonymous

    “To the Heat fan who said that the Pistons would not have a chance if officiated “legitimately”:

    Not to mention if they were to call his push-offs on his jump hooks…”

    -They called those in game 1…and what happened? It’s not shaq’s fault the league doesn’t know how to officiate him. They just know they are trying to contain a dominant player. Also…please stop with the ref issue. Play ball. Go pistons. Go heat.

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  47. Anonymous

    Wow… where the fuck did all these HEAT fans all of a sudden show up from? lol… it was pretty quiet up in here until miami took the series 3-1… all of a sudden the bandwagon decide to show up and represent and back their team? I dont give a fuck what all you piston haters say… All I got to tell you is this, when your down 3 games to 1… that means serious business and teams find ways to connect and this so called sense of connection will lead to a much more polished defense and offense… I think I wouldn’t post in some piston fan and represent miami and write a bunch of hate messages about pistons becuase the series is still not over… there is still one more to grasp and miami got 3 chances to go at it lets see if they get it on the first try!

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  48. Anonymous

    hate messages? Haha, wow, okay I will just shut up. But just so we are clear, those are not hate messages but assessments. If they happen to be true and constructive, and you want to percieve them as negative and channel your frustration out on random people telling the truth, then w/e…its a issue u need to work out with urself. And when else will heat fans argue if not when the heat-pistons are playing? What are u, ignorant?….making everything seem like it is a fight or something. They are facts, face them…and it was quiet up in here unitl now not cause the heat took the series 3-1, its cause u guys are blaming the refs rather than giving where the credit is due. If the pistons win this series, then I will give credit where its due…so there is no bandwagon, sir. It’s you who needs to learn to be a good sportsman rather than twist others people’s words into hate messages, which they are not. If the heat are up 3-1, can’t their fans gloat? If you were up 3-1, wouldn’t you be chanting Beat the Heat and the heat fans hoping their team pull off a miracle. That it right there. Give credit where it’s due rather than blame everything in sight and hope for good basketball games. OK. I will stop talking now. But, please, don’t consider those statemens hate messages. How is defending shaq and wade a hate message? Are you THAT blind? I asked for credit to be given to the heat, and it’s considered a hate message, wow! Incredible.

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  49. Anonymous

    You don’t have to write a whole novel there STEPHEN KING!

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  50. nick

    We don’t look like we are playing with a sense of urgency. We need to move the ball around and when we get a steal or rebound and are in transition, move the ball down the floor like Phoenix does instead of letting all of MIA get back on defense.

    Are we capable of coming back down 3-1? Yes. Is it difficult? Yes. We did it back against the Magic in 2003. That gives me a little hope. Game 6 at CLE this year was the most nerve-wrecking game I’ve seen this year. Now, if there’s a Game 6, we have to go away again and get one. If we can win game 6 at Miami, I’m 100% sure we can win game 7 at our place.

    We need to try to get in front of Shaq and try to steal the ball when they pass it to him, we need to be overly aggresive and contest every shot Dwayne Wade shoots. Don’t leave him ANY room in the lane. Clobber him like we did Lebron in 2nd half of Game 7 vs Cavs. As well, we need to go inside more, quit shooting threes. Go inside and attack the hoop, draw fouls. The other thing–Mo Evans needs to play more. He is a great shooter but also hussles for the ball, good leaping ability, he hasn’t played enough I don’t think.

    I’m very sure and confident we will win Game 5 tonight at the Palace. Game 6’s outcome will change everything.

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  51. nick

    Since Rasheed won’t do it, I will. I’m going to guarantee a Game 5 win. That’s right, I have guaransheeded a game 5 win today at the palace.

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