Sheed Turns The Impossible Into A Pistons Win

by | Mar 27, 2007 | 17 comments

The Pistons, thanks to an unbelievable shot by Rasheed Wallace, beat the Nuggets 113 to 109 Monday night at The Palace. Rasheed grabbed a loose ball inbound pass with 1.5 seconds left on the clock and let it go from more than 60 feet, off glass and in it went to send the game into overtime. Sheed added another key three pointer in OT to help the Pistons seal the unlikely win.

Key Points:

  • Chauncey Billups had a double-double, with 34 points 10 assists and 5 rebounds. Mr. Big Shot truly lived up to his name.
  • The Pistons were without the services of Rip Hamilton and Chris Webber who were both out with the flu.
  • Flip Murray played, although he was battling a 103 temperature and flu like symptoms.
  • The Pistons looked great in the first quarter, but sloppy play and great defense by the Nuggets had the Pistons playing Denver’s game.
  • Uncharacteristic 18 turnovers for Detroit.
  • Denver Coach George Karl was not happy with Rasheed’s last second heroic shot. He said he wouldn’t comment on a lucky shot. He also said that it was pure luck and if you gave him 100 of those shots he wouldn’t make one.
  • George, If you think Sheed can’t hit that shot, you are mistaken. He practices those every day. I think you need to watch this video and then apologize.
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  • Sheed 22 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and a steal.
  • I was actually right about to walk out of the game when the pass was stolen and Sheed knocked down the shot. I literally almost fell flat on my face.
  • The Pistons did a good job holding Carmelo and Iverson to low scoring games, but Camby, Nene and J.R. Smith played well. Smith had 4 steals that each led to easy buckets.
  • The Nugg Doctor is not happy.
  • Tayshaun flipped over Reggie Evans and landed hard on his hip. Prince stayed on the floor for several moments, but walked back to the bench and stayed in the game. It was a scary sight.
  • Maxiell started in Webber’s place. Max was 4-for-4 from the floor for 8 points, 5 rebounds and 3 blocked shots. Had he not been in foul trouble he would have played more.
  • Mr. Big Shot was simply fantastic. He played 47 minutes and carried the team when they mounted their comeback.
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  • When I returned from the game I had to watch Sheed’s Shot (full length video) over and over again. I especially loved Mr. Blaha’s reaction.
  • I honestly can’t believe The Pistons pulled this one out.
  • Sheed tried to claim he called Glass on the buzzer beater. “OK, I’m lying about that,” he said with a laugh. “But I’ll take it either way.” Gotta Love Sheed!
  • The shot brought back memories of Chauncey Billups’ halfcourt shot to force overtime against the New Jersey Nets in the 2004 playoffs. The Pistons lost that game in triple overtime. “This one was certainly similar – I know how it feels to have one of those go down,” Billups said. “At least we didn’t lose this time.”
  • T-Prince added another solid game, 19 points, 8 rebounds, 3 blocks and 2 steals.
  • McDyess is ridiculously solid. Dice put up a double-double, 20 points and 11 rebounds.
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  • This game was all about defense and each team going on runs.
  • Sheed’s three pointer to tie the game in overtime sent The Palace crowd in a frenzy for a second time in one night.
  • Delfino and Hunter did not score in this one. In fact McDyess’s 20 points were the only points off The Pistons bench.
  • Maxiell’s dunk on Camby was sick.
  • Carmelo claims Tayshaun gave him a little nudge and that is why that inbound pass landed in Sheed’s hands. (link via True Hoop)
  • The Pistons have a 3 game lead in the Eastern conference.
  • Detroit travels to Chicago to play Ben and The Bulls Thursday night.
  • Let’s hope the two day rest clears up the flu bug that has hit the Pistons locker room.
  • One last thing……
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  1. J


    pistons got lucky there. but what a way to be lucky. shot of the year?

  2. Marcus

    Sheed rocks. Nice site.

  3. Nate

    I hit my head on the ceiling fan when that shot went in…Shot of the year for sure.


  4. Nate

    There’s 8 videos of it on youtube already. I saved it and have watched it at least ten times already. Blaha was hilarious when that shot went in!


  5. KdoT

    I had just got off work and turned the TV on when it was a second left… I bout woke up the whole house when Sheed hit that!!

  6. Nugg Doctor

    Talk about a love/hate relationship with ‘Sheed! I love him on the one hand because he is so passionate about the game, and now have to momentarily hate him all at the same time for hitting that 60 footer.

    As always, I am a BIG fan of!

  7. jessica

    Nat, is that Chauncey’s wife in the background behind the pistons bench with a baby in her hand?? look at her reaction.. she couldnt believe it either! lol

  8. Hersey

    I couldn’t believe it. Thank you NBA League Pass, thank you.

  9. Hersey

    I couldn’t believe it. Thank you NBA League Pass, thank you.

  10. Anonymous

    Does anyone know if Tay got credit for either and steal or and ASt? If nto which I donlt think he did he should if it was not for him sheed would not have got that increable shoot. Sheeds is the man. Eveon is still talking about it. I was watching part of the cavs game and that is about all they could talk about. I only watched ofr about 10 minutes and heard them talk about it ten times. Now that is great.

  11. Amanda

    Blaha’s reaction was so freakin’ hilarious! I LOVE that guy!

  12. Dom

    I guess the moral of this story…Is to never give up…never give up on a team….and never give up on a play…cuz tay could of not tried to steal and rasheed could of just kept the ball and not try for the shot…But yet they did which makes them pretty damn good baskettball players…..I wish I could get a view of all the fans reaction right when that happend because in the case of some fans you all turned your back to walk away only to hear the chants of fans never giving up on a team..Also I heard there was booing of rasheed durring the game.Not cool…..
    I didn’t get a chance to watch the game due to my cable mysterisly being out and I had to listen to my crappy 1130 am reception and it did look pretty hopeless with like 12 seconds left to go and my reception went out so I got on to check the score and surely enough they gave up too it said the final score dever 98 det 95….So I didn’t know we had won until my mom got back from the game…but yeah what a crazy shot……It maybe was a little lucky from a far away look but if you look closer sheeds just got skill like that.

  13. SolShine7

    What a sweet moment in Pistons history. This is exactly why I was a Sheed fan even before he came to the Pistons.

  14. Amanda

    People were booing Rasheed? Are you sure they were Pistons fans? I can’t imagine Pistons fans booing any Detroit player no matter how badly they were playing. But if they did, tsk tsk on them!

  15. Anonymous

    they bood flip murray at a few games

  16. Anonymous

    Did anyone see that MILF in the pink shirt on that sheed 60 footer 3 pointer video? WOW!!!!!!!!


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