Pistons Come Up Short Against The Rockets

by | Mar 22, 2007 | 9 comments

The Pistons started the game off sluggish and it stayed that way until late in the fourth quarter when Detroit tried to mount a comeback. The Rockets, who were pummeling the Pistons for three and a half quarters, let the Pistons mount a rally late in the fourth to cut the lead from 20 to 3 points. The Rockets held on to the lead and beat The Pistons 91-85.

Key Points:

  • Chauncey and Rip, who were both ailing, started the game.
  • The Pistons couldn’t hit the side of a barn in the first half.
  • The Rockets led the Pistons 16-2 at the six minute mark in the first.
  • Detroit shot 40% from the floor.
  • Sheed got into early foul trouble and barely played in the first half.
  • Pistons had no answer for Yao, who scored a game high 27.
  • Chauncey was just 5-for-14 in his return, but his late fourth quarter 3 pointer helped the Pistons add to their comeback.
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  • Delfino and Flip Murray were both on the floor in crunch time at the end of the game.
  • Delfino also hit a key 3 pointer that helped the Pistons mount a comeback, but his late game drive that was blocked by Yao really hurt. Everyone knew he should have kicked the ball out, rather than take the layup over Yao.
  • Tayshuan played 29 minutes and went 4-for-10 for 8 points.
  • Webber played just 26 minutes for 6 points.
  • Antonio McDyess led the Pistons with 16 points.
  • Dice had a mean block on Yao late in the fourth. The play would have been pivotal, had the Piston won the game.
  • Detroit really played awful, it was hard to watch for most of the game. They honestly didn’t deserve to win this one.
  • Sheed looked frustrated most of the game. He was 5-for-11 for 13 points with 9 rebounds and a blocked shot.
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  • The Pistons had just 6 turnovers.
  • Rip and Chauncey were T’d up.
  • Maybe Rip should have sat this one out. He looked like he could use a rest.
  • Detroit out rebounded Houston 44-43.
  • Even though the game ended close, this one was a blowout for most of the game.
  • Houston went to the line 10 more times than The Pistons.
  • If the Pistons play like this against The Spurs, they are in trouble.


  1. Anonymous

    Anybody have a picture of that Dysse block on Yao?

  2. Anonymous

    rockets suck, they shouldn’t have won 🙁

  3. jessica

    yea.. they really went to work at the end which they should of from the start.. but watchin delfino is great.. he knows how to get it done.

    hey nat, have u seen the SOLE AF25 EDITION magazine? i bet you’d love to see.. there’s lots of SHEED in it containing 2 pgs. of interview and a whole page of his logoed shoes and a WHOLE LOT MORE pages of him. there was some new things in there that were just crazy to see.. u should try to get a hold of it!

  4. downtown

    Pailful alright. It was like watching the Heat game all over again.

    Seemed like there is a cloud of injury worries or something hanging over the Pistons play.

  5. sammi

    why do they always come back in the last like, 5 minutes?! they know that you can come back from a 20 point deficit in the last few secs in the game and actually win! hopefully that was only a warm-up for today. they seriously need to win. i can just feel the cavs breathing down our necks and i dont like it. i know it doesnt REALLY matter, but i REALLY want that number one spot and so do our boys.

  6. Anonymous

    this game = blehhhhhh

  7. Anonymous

    what happened to tayshuan? HE started out 4-6 and then he just couldn;t hit anything and my the looks of it he is in the same pattren for tonight. He is 0-3 right now. I just don’t get tay he shoots well then shoots poorly then well then poorly again. I just do not get it.

  8. Anonymous

    when tay gets under 10 points we lose the game we need him to shoot well to win.

  9. Anonymous

    I was at this game cheering for my Pistons, even though the Rockets are number2 on my list. I was mad. But I got Tay’s and Chaunc’s autograph befor the game.


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