The Pistons lost another meaningless game Sunday evening at The Palace. The short handed Sixers, led by Detroit native Willie Green, beat the Pistons 102-91. The starters are getting rest to gear up for the Playoffs so the bench logged most of the minutes.
- The game was meaningless for both teams. Pistons already clinched the conference and The Sixers were eliminated from the playoffs.
- Chris Webber was the only Piston starter to play more than 23 minutes.
- Tayshaun led the Pistons with 15 points, he had been averaging 30 points against the Sixers this season.
- Sheed played just 3 minutes in the second half. He had a lot to say to Amir during timeouts.
- Tim Duncan got the Rasheed treatment Sunday afternoon.
- Amir Johnson was the first Piston of the bench.
- Amir had 6 blocks, 12 points and 10 rebounds and a steal. That’s a double-double in his first game playing extended minutes.
- Richard Hamilton played 18 minutes and scored 8 points.
- Flip Murray looked a bit out of sync, but he still scored 7 points and with 6 assists and a blocked shot.
- Lindsey Hunter knocked down a couple of threes late in the game. He finished with 12 points and 2 assists.
- I bought a couple of Jerseys today, did you know that Jerseys are 40% off at The Palace Locker room? If you are thinking of getting one now is the time.
- McDyess played just 8 minutes.
- Saunders said, “I think we competed harder Saturday in practice than we did tonight, and I don’t understand that. Starting next weekend, our effort has to be at the max.”
- I am told that Nazr wasn’t in the building. Seems he’s not feeling well.
- Many fans want to show their support for Nazr on Tuesday night at the Palace by starting a Nazr chant. So it your going to the game show your support for Mr. Mohammed, we need him come playoff time.
- Nice to see Maxiell get some time on the floor. Max had 10 points, 2 blocked shots, 4 rebounds and one monster jam.
- The Pistons shot 44% from the floor and turned the ball over 10 times.
- The game was tied at 50 at the half.
- I am surprised Dupree didn’t see any time.
- Amir put up career highs but he needs to work on his defense, he had 5 fouls in 34 minutes.
- The cause of this loss had a lot to do with the fact that the Sixers out rebounded the Pistons 33 to 51.
- “Amir’s still got a ways to go,” Saunders said. “During one timeout, Chauncey (Billups) hit him on the top of the head and reminded him that this isn’t the NBDL. He can’t just launch shots over everyone in this league.”
- Amir figured that out. “It was pretty tough out there — this isn’t like the D-League,” he said. “It’s taken me two years to get this comfortable with my game, and I have to keep going.”
- Joe Dumars has some things to say to Free Press reporter Krista Jahnke.
- Pistons take on The Raptors Tuesday night. It’s the last home game of the regular season. It just few by didn’t it?
- Looks like Jameer is going to get his wish, the Pistons will
likelyface The Magic in the first round of the Playoffs.