The Pistons took down The Pacers 100 – 85 Tuesday night in Indiana. By the looks of the score you wouldn’t believe that Detroit started the game in their “sluggish” mode. The Pacers controlled the first half and led by as much as 14. The Pistons actually overcame two separate 14 point deficits in the first half to cut The Pacers lead to only three points (46-43) at halftime.
The second half was altogether a different story. The Pistons, led by Tayshaun Prince, turned up the defense and took control. Detroit took the lead in the middle of the third quarter and never looked back.
- If the bench keeps playing like this The Pistons will be unstoppable in the Playoffs.
- The Pistons started off horribly in the first half, had it not been for the bench lifting the team this game might have gotten out of hand (not in a good way).
- Have you noticed that Delfino can make amazing shots but he never seems to convert easy layups.
- The Pistons are now 4 wins away from clinching the 1st seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs.
- Chauncey had a quiet game, he was 4-for-8 for 11 points in just 27 minutes.
- The Pistons locker room wasn’t a great place to be at halftime.
- Tayshaun led the Pistons with 24 points, two of them came when he Posterized Jermaine O’Neal.
- Lindsey Hunter continues to harass everyone defensively. He actually “Reggie Millered” one of the Pacers, but the block was called goaltending. It looked pretty good to me though.
- Chris Webber put up a double-double, 10 points and 10 rebounds.
- The Pistons started off the game sloppy and were racking up turnovers, but they cut down the mistakes and finished the game with only 8 turnovers.
- Maxiell, who has been turning heads around the league, had two impressive blocked shots.
- The Pistons led by as much as 23.
- Rip put up 19 and had a nice steal on Tinsley that resulted in this breakaway dunk.
- Nazr was 1-for-4 in seven minutes on the floor.
- The Pistons defense got them back in the game but it was nonexistent in the first quarter.
- The Pistons shot 45% from the floor while Indiana shot 52%.
- Detroit needs to play hard for 48 minutes not just the last 24.
- Chauncey had been looking a bit sluggish defensively lately.
- Unfortunately Rasheed hyperextended the pointer finger on his left (non-shooting) hand in the first half. He played just a few minutes after the injury but still scored 10 points and 5 rebounds.
- Arnie Kander looks like he had Rasheed’s injury under control, he will be a game time decision for Wednesday’s game against The Bulls.
- Sheed is emotional on court and off.
- All 5 Pistons starters were in double figures.
- Amir Johnson is the performer of the week in the D league.
- It’s hard to believe that there are only 8 regular season games left.
- Pistons – Bulls at the Palace tonight, look for the Pistons to try to get revenge after last week’s loss in Chicago.