- Tayshaun 33 minutes.
- Rasheed 38 minutes.
- Rip 35 minutes.
- Chauncey 38 minutes.
- McDyess and Murray played the bulk of the bench minutes combining for 48 minutes.
Rasheed scored 19 points and Prince added 17. Rip also scored 17, but shot 5-for-16 and did not score in the first half. Chauncey was a miserable 5-for-14 and 1-for-7 from downtown for 14 points.
The Bobcats seem to know what it takes to win against big teams and the Pistons once again sleep on teams way below 500. I had a feeling this one was going to turn out bad.
“It hurt us a little bit,” guard Chauncey Billups said of the quick start. “It came so easily. Most times when we’re playing a really young team and we’re an elite team and then we jump on a lead like that, most teams could pretty much give up. They didn’t, to their credit.”
Come on Chauncey, I love you but I hope you have learned that the Pistons aren’t as bulletproof as they once were. It doesn’t matter what team your playing, this is the NBA, any one of these teams can beat you on a given night. Especially when you play the way the Pistons did against the Bobcats. Chauncey, I hope you don’t expect anyone to lay down for you. It’s not going to happen.
On a good note Chauncey Billups scored his 9,000th career point in the game.
Let’s hope the Pistons are ready for the Blazers come Tuesday night.