The Pistons lost a hard fought battle with The Utah Jazz 101-103 last night in Salt Lake City. While both teams played excellent ball coach Saunders is upset that the game was decided on three technical fouls that were assessed to the Pistons during the loss. Watch Flip Saunders post game interview, I’m pretty sure he would sign the Petition, if he could get away with it.
Again I must point out that I am fine with the technical foul rule itself, there is no reason for any player to go overboard including Sheed but it’s not being called consistently. I specifically watched Sheed be extremely emotional on one occasion in the second half after he got called for a foul. It was 60% worse than what he did to get called for his first tech but refs let it go. So are they going to hit Sheed up with a tech early in each game to settle him down so he doesn’t act up for the rest of the game? Meanwhile I watched Deron Williams constantly complain to whatever ref was in his vicinity during the entire game. Someone make me understand.
With all that aside, it was a great game in which Sheed led the way with 25 points 12 rebounds and four blocked shots. Chauncey’s got some rust to shake off, while Flip Murray and Carlos Delfino played some very meaningful minutes that kept the Pistons in the game duringpoints 12 rebounds stretches.
Utah is now 4-0 led surprisingly by Carlos Boozer, with our good friend Memo and