Pistons Glide to victory against The Hornets

by | Jan 5, 2007 | 8 comments

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The Pistons had an easy time with the ailing Hornets Thursday night. Detroit coasted to an easy 92-68 victory behind Rip Hamilton’s 27 points, putting an end to their three game slide.

It was nice to see the Pistons take advantage and put this game away early as they get ready to go into Chicago and show Ben Wallace what they are made of now that he’s playing for the enemy.

Key Points:

  • Rip Hamilton scored 17 of his 27 points in the first quarter. I thought he was on his way to another 50 point game after his first quarter domination.
  • Something has got to be wrong with Rasheed, he must still be bothered by his ankle.
  • Maxiell brings energy as soon as he steps on the hardwood.
  • Flip Murray 35 minutes 3-for-9 shooting, 7 points and only one turnover.
  • Flip Murray gets dusted by Jannero Pargo.
  • Oklahoma loves that team.
  • Amir Johnson sighting, but too bad TNT decided to switch over to the Dallas-Indiana game while he was on court.
  • Though the Pistons were clearly in the driver’s seat the whole game, the starters still played a lot of minutes.
  • Rasheed Wallace only took 4 shots in 27 minutes on the floor.
  • Maxiell’s back to back dunks in the second quarter drew ahh’s from not only the NOK crowd, but the TNT broadcasters.
  • Maxiell needs to keep working on his free throws.
  • Will Blalock looked good in the first half.
  • Rip to Maxiell is NBA’s Dunk Of The Night.
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  • The Pistons couldn’t seem to make a basket in the third quarter.
  • Ronald Dupree got so high on his dunk I thought he would hit his head on the backboard.
  • Tyson Chandler had a huge block against Tayshaun.
  • Is it just me or does every player that is being defended by Flip Murray rocket past him easily?
  • I like Chris Paul.
  • Pistons were sluggish in the second half.
  • Delfino played well, too bad he didn’t get more than 15 minutes. He still is struggling with his shot, but his defense is on point.
  • McDyess’s shots look pretty all game. I don’t think one of them even touched the rim.
  • Nazr played just 15 minutes.
  • Show the boys some Love…They are way behind in voting.
  • Rasheed and Tayshaun both grabbed 10 rebounds.
  • Flip Murray and Rip Hamilton both had 5 assists.
  • Tayshaun played 39 minutes.
  • The Pistons had only 8 offensive rebounds. The fact that they shot 47% might have something to do with that.


  1. Anonymous

    THis was a good game I know they will keep it up and beat the bulls. Could you should the depree dunk I missed it. Thanks

  2. Anonymous

    Yes, very nice game for all the backups. And Oklahoma & the Hornets must be applauded for how they got through Katrina together, too bad about the injuries.

    Sheed is almost like the unofficial asst. coach, looks like he intentionally played with lack of interest to force Saunders to play the young backups and those young guys came out and played really well and with confidence.

    Murray played pretty decent tonight, but all the backups need to handle the ball better. This was against a ragged Hornets team, if they played against a better team like that, Pistons will not win.

  3. Ashley

    i am so pumped for the chicago game. i have a feeling that a lot of people from detroit will be making the trip just to attend the first bulls/pistons game and i will be there! i’ll be sure to comment on the crowd reactions and such. :)

  4. Anonymous

    ashley.. that will be real nice of u

    ive been meaning to say that my babii SHEED has not been shootin well lately.. and almost all his three’s he’s been shotting in the last couple of games have not went in at all and that sux.. i just hope he gets his rhythm bak

    ooh yea and Nat.. i like Chris Paul too.. he seems like a nice person.. i think i heard him say he went out to dinner with CB, Dale Davis, and someone else the night before?

  5. Natalie

    I agree… That would be great if you can give us details Ashley. I am considering making the trip, but I am a bit under the weather. If I am feeling better I am going to head to Chicago too.

    Yes Chris Paul did say he went to dinner with them and Rip too. He even appeared at Rips Camp in MI this summer.

    Chris Paul at Rip’s Basketball Camp

  6. Ashley

    aw, if you’re feeling better you should definitely make the trip! it’s going to definitely be a little weird but i’m sure the game will be worth while. i have seats up in the 200 section but i’m going to try and take pictures and such! so excited.

  7. Anonymous

    yea i remember that Nat!

  8. Anonymous


    ITS A MUST!!!!!!!!!!!



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