Detroit looked like they had a Turkey hangover Friday night at The Palace. In a game that was almost difficult to watch, the Pistons were lucky enough to come out with a 83-78, victory after letting the Sixers take it down to the wire. Rasheed Wallace sat out of this one with a sore knee, but Pistons fans need not worry, his x-rays came back negative.
- Antonio McDyess still has a hot hand, playing without his protective shoulder sleeve. He scored 12 points with 4 assists and 7 boards.
- Ugly game.
- The Pistons scored a mere 16 points in the 3rd quarter.
- Amir Johnson only points came from a dunk he threw down as the buzzer sounded at the end of the third.
- Rip still hasn’t come out of his funk. It was painful to watch him shoot 4-for-16, especially when he couldn’t even convert layups. The whole Palace crowd cheered each of his makes as if they knew he needed their help to shake the slump.
- Tayshuan led the Pistons with 15 points. Was is just me that was surprised when he took control of the offense quite a few times last night when Chauncey was on the floor.
- Rasheed was as loud as can be last night coaching the team from the bench, though I didn’t see him out there in the second half.
- Arron Afflalo did what Rip couldn’t do. His 8 points came at times when The Pistons desperately needed baskets.
- Chauncey wasn’t his usual self either going 3-for-9 for 11 points.
- It sure was noticeable in the box score that Rasheed didn’t play, The Pistons got burnt on the boards 47-36.
- Just 6 turnovers for the Pistons.
- Credit the Sixers defense for some of the Pistons woes.
- The most exiting plays of the night came courtesy of Jason Maxiell. Maxi scored 14 points with 6 boards and this blocked shot.
- You know the customary dance Rasheed does in the circle after the Pistons introductions? Well Maxiell took his place doing the Soilja boy.
- Highlights of the game.
- Some games the Pistons bench don’t do much, but last night they sparked life into a listless starting five.
- Is there a reason Jarvis Hayes hasn’t been playing much the past few games?
- The Pistons can’t play like this Sunday against Utah who always seem to get the best of Detroit.