Pistons lose to Cavs in OT

by | Mar 7, 2007 | 20 comments

The first quarter was a mess but the Pistons bounced back to get within 2 at halftime. It didn’t make a difference a LeBron James put up a season high 41 points to lead the Cavs to a 101-97 victory on OT.

Key Points:

  • LeBron knocked down a heart breaker at the end of regulation to win the game, but less than a second to late.
  • Surprised Delfino didn’t play more, he usually defends LeBron well. He logged just 6 minutes.
  • Ilguaskus and Gooden both had double-doubles.
  • Pistons 13 turnovers to the Cavs 8.
  • I still don’t know what the hell the bunny tail is on the back of Gooden’s noggin.
  • I hope this trend of digging themselves in a hole stops soon.
  • Rip led the Pistons with 29 points.
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  • Chauncey was just 2-for-10 but he was money at the line. He ended up with a double-double. 16 points and 14 assists.
  • Tayshaun had a sold night.
  • Dice played just 11 minutes.
  • I still loath Sideshow Bob.
  • Cleveland is now just 2 games behind the Pistons in the Central Division.
  • The Pistons were out rebounded by 10.
  • The think The Cavalier is happy.
  • Hard to drive home after that.
  • C-Webb had a great night, 20 points, 11 rebounds and 1 blocked shot.
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  • Lindsey Hunter took his wife’s diet pills.
  • Pistons outscored in the paint again.
  • Rip blocked a shot.
  • Pistons have a tough road trip ahead.
  • Sheed was back in the lineup and went 3-for-8 with 7 points and 6 rebounds. He also missed a 3 that could have tied it up in OT. I really thought they were going to drive the lane and go for a quick 2.
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20 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    Sheed missed three 3s in OT that would have either tied or taken the lead. I was stoked everyone he took but he seems to be getting very unclutch from behind the line. I hope he is waiting for the playoffs!?!?

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  2. Nate

    We’re obviously struggling this month, falling behind early (and big) and trying to make a comeback at the end. This doesn’t work for us anymore. We don’t have the defense to totally shutdown a team in the fourth so we can go on a huge run. Ben was the guy who usually sparked those runs. As we enter the toughest road trip of the season, this may very well be a painful month for the boys. However, I’m still confident we’ll have a successful road trip and enter the playoffs strong.

    -Nate

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  3. ALMEI

    I was going to comment on the “trend” of us getting behind early in the game and working to come back. But Natalie said it best above. What was frustrating about this game was the Pistons started the 4th quarter strong and had–I believe–after a few minutes of the quarter a 9 point lead. In the past, that would have been it–but we can’t seem to hold 4th quarter leads anymore.

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  4. Anonymous

    i totally agree…driving home last night after that game was not pleasent at all!

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  5. Anonymous

    I don;t underdstand why the pistons do not have winning on there heads. They are not playing like a team that wants to win. I do not caare if the playoffs are coming and they want them to be here fast, they still need to win. This team has problems, a few weeks ago they were playing like champs bt since sheed went out for a few games they have been playing poorly. I think Tayshaun has been the only player that has brought his A game every game in the past 5 games. Are we seening the same things as lst season, I hope not. Everyone knows the pistons aren’t the same team as the last few years and other teams are just not afraid of then anymore. I wish someone would tell them that.

    On the Hunter note I feel sorry for him, how ever he should check out whats in something before taking it. There is a reason why you don;t take other peoples meds. Anyway I really don’t feel he should have to got to drug treatment. But he did break the rules.

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  6. Anonymous

    thanks for making the ball stop glowing.

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  7. Anonymous

    Why is everyone so worried? The pistons played like this when they won the championship in 2004. They still have the best record in the east and all you can do is complain? You ppl make me puke.

    P.S. the pistons were 52-30 when they won the ship in 2004, rember that.

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  8. Anonymous

    They pistons are doing this on purpose, because they want to be under the radar. They will shift into 6th gear full blast come playoff time. Just watch. They don’t want to have the best record in the east before playoffs, cause then they will be a target. THe pistons play there best when everyone counts them out, like now. That’s the way they like it, they are a more humble team, and play more humble too. Meaning they play better. Just like sheed said” I’m glad they(the media) swept us under the rug right now” cause i guarentee come playoff time, everyone is going to be on our jocks.”

    P.S. if someone could post that video of sheed saying this I will think it will make everyone less worried.

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  9. Alex

    54-28, actually.

    but, yeah, it’s pretty true that the more they lose in March, the more interestedly they’ll play in April… (hopefully)

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  10. Anonymous

    Someone tell sheed to stop shooting the 3 pointers…he sucks at them, why doesn’t he just go in the paint. What do you think Nat, you know he sucks at three’s

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  11. Anonymous

    Lebrons a player! He isn’t even married and he has a Kid! He’s like 20! sucks for the kid

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  12. Anonymous

    There were two things that really bothered me about the rotation. First was the fact that Delfino played so little. He wasn’t aggresive on the offensive end but I actually thought he played the best d out of everyone on Lebron James, but he sits and Flip Murray plays?. Also Dale Davis 16 seconds? Chris Webber cannot play D at all, and the team defense does not seem to be there to help. And correct me if I’m wrong but when Chris Webber came I thought Flip took Dale aside and told him he would play against bigger centers, and specifically cited Zydrunas Ilgauskas as one of them, I guess not, not even when CWebb is getting beat like he stole something. Flip Saunders loves you if can score, but can’t defend. But if you can defend and don’t score you are benched

    I’m worried that the team is getting a little soft, they just can’t close out. Although Flip is playing the bench, I do not feel like he is actually developing them for the playoffs, they never get the chance to learn how to play through a mistake.

    Sorry for the negative post I just needed to vent a little. And before anyone says I’m blaming Flip because the team is losing I’m not, I was questioning these same things when we were winning, I just didn’t say anything because we were winning. And the team is not playing the way they should either, I can live with a loss if I thought they were playing to win, but it’s these ones that they give away that I can’t stand.

    Sorry for the length thanks for listening, I mean reading.

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  13. Anonymous

    hey detroit piston fans. sup? anyways got a question for yall why is flip S. making bad choices? What i mean is we need Carlos to be given time to play. Hes a exceptionally great player who provides a lot for the team. Including energy which were so lacking now. And nazr also needs time. Hes out of rotation which is a horrible thing cuz he great 2. yeah he dont score lot but he can be great to have on the floor. he averages 6.2 points and bout 5 rebounds a game. But think bout all the things he does, he is a big man so he do provide security.

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  14. Anonymous

    “thanks for making the ball stop glowing.

    — she doesnt make them glow when they lose!!

    “They pistons are doing this on purpose, because they want to be under the radar. They will shift into 6th gear full blast come playoff time. Just watch. They don’t want to have the best record in the east before playoffs, cause then they will be a target. THe pistons play there best when everyone counts them out, like now. That’s the way they like it, they are a more humble team, and play more humble too. Meaning they play better. Just like sheed said” I’m glad they(the media) swept us under the rug right now” cause i guarentee come playoff time, everyone is going to be on our jocks.”

    P.S. if someone could post that video of sheed saying this I will think it will make everyone less worried.”

    — i really hope your right!!

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  15. Anonymous

    i agree with anonymous at 3:59.. we are lacking energy and nazr really does have some good use for this team.. he doesnt need to be completely out of the rotation.. especially with his long passes !! in addition to what they said j maxx needs more time.. he brings in sooo much energy and hes really evolving into a great player!

    the pistons seem to be falling in a slump though.. i just hope its not for long !!

    man i took a loottttt of smack at school today for the pistons losing against the cavs.. haha but thats ok i stood up for them and said theyd come back april 8th !!

    i sure hope so !!

    GOOO PISTONSSSS !!!!

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  16. ALMEI

    To the anonymous that feels the need to puke–sorry you have such a weak stomach. I think the point being made in this blog is that some of the bloggers have concerns for the team–not that they do not support them. In 2004 our emphasis was on defense. We were a stiffling defensive team and consequently we wore teams down by the 4th quarter where we excelled. If we got a small lead in the 4th, the game was over. Comparing the situation to this team is like comparing apples to oranges. We have a different coach with a different philosophy. Brown was defensive minded, pass the ball around to the open man, slow down the game, shoot when there were a few seconds left, a handful of plays which we ran to perfection; Saunders is offensive minded, speed up the game, shoot the 3, run, run, run, many plays to learn. In 2004 when Wallace came in, he was the missing offensive piece we needed; it appears that Webber could be the missing piece, but it is yet to be determined. In 2004 we were a known team, but not like now; now we are the team with a target on our backs every game. Ben Wallace was in his defensive prime back then and nobody–nobody drove the lane for easy layups. Have you seen a box score this year–we give up many, many points in the paint. We do not have that outstanding defensive stopper. So relax–take some Pepto Bismol and let a few fans “vent” some frustration. Last night’s game for us diehard fans was a tough loss and we see the tough March road ahead (back in 2004 we didn’t have this tough of a March schedule). Yes, they still have the best record; and yes we still have confidence in them; but is this 2004 all over again? Despite circumstances being completely different, we all, I think, are crossing our fingers and hoping for the best.

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  17. gee gee

    amen to almei lol. yeah this was a very tough lose. but i am trying not to take it too hard because we are still in the regular season and we are still on top. and i agree they are trying to be under the radar, so when people think that the pistons are done for, they come back and surprise you. i think we expect so much out of them and like last year they had the best record almost scorching the bulls recorded and ended up short handed. and i think they are trying to do the complete opposite at this point and i dont think they want to carry the burden again. i think this is a strategic move because they are going to catch teams off gaurd with this one come playoff time.

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  18. Anonymous

    yea, we seem so bad this year because of how we played last year. when im watching the games, and i get frusterated, i tell myself, its a regular season game this means nothing to our postseason. ((especially with overtime losses.)) Sure, my heart is beating so fast watching, but thats all part of the sport of basketball!

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  19. Anonymous

    ^^^ I couldn’t agree more!

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  20. Anonymous

    This is way SHEEED is the best:

    “It don’t matter to me,” Wallace said of the fine he’ll draw. “They think suspending me one game, I’m losing all this money and this and that. Money ain’t nothing to me for the simple fact I wasn’t born with it. Just as fast as you get money, you can lose money. Money’s not going to change my character, money’s not going to change the person I am.”

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