This game had blowout written all over it as The Pistons easily dominated the shorthanded Hawks in the first half. The Pistons led 47-33 at the half, but they slowly let Atlanta creep back into the game after trailing by as much as 17. The final score 91-81.
- 14 uncharacteristic turnovers for the Pistons who usually take such good care of the ball.
- The depleted Hawks, who dressed just 10 players for the game, led the game just once by 2 points.
- Rasheed Wallace picked up his fourth technical foul of the season in the third quarter after reacting to a foul call while walking to the bench.
- The Pistons bench was great last night scoring 24 points.
- Think it’s just thunder dunks and blocks for Maxiell? Think again, Maxiell, drew three shooting fouls, one right after another to help the Pistons stop Atlanta’s run.
- I must admit that I couldn’t quite get into this game. Maybe it was the slow play or maybe it could have been the whole trade thing, and the last 2 minutes that took a half an hour to play didn’t help. This one was just slow.
- Chauncey Billups led the Pistons with 23 points, just 2 assists and 6 turnovers.
- “The thing about it for us, to show you how we take care of the ball, most teams in this league average 14 or 15 turnovers,” Saunders said “We had 14 turnovers and it looked like we had 34 turnovers, because usually we do take care of the ball and we had a lot of uncharacteristic turnovers.”
- Richard Hamilton really stepped up, knocking down shots when Detroit couldn’t pay for a bucket. Rip finished with 18 points, 4 assists,3 rebounds and a blocked shot.
- Sheed was a little out of it, I don’t know if he was tired or favoring his still wrapped knee, but he was clearly slow
runningwalking the court.
- Energy packed 30 minutes for Maxiell putting up 10 points and 8 rebounds.
- The Pistons held The Hawks to 35% shooting on the night while Detroit shot 45%.
- Rebound war lost 47-45.
- Four Pistons in double digits.
- Steve, senior member of Team Need4Sheed, tells us that Cheikh Samb got his front teeth knocked out after an elbow to the mouth.
- Tayshaun put up a double-double with 17 points, 10 boards, adding 5 assists and a clearly good signature block that was called for goal tending.
- Highlights from the game.
- Amir sighting, one minute – 2 points.
- Afflalo doesn’t stuff the box score with numbers, but he does so much on the floor. I like him more and more each game.
- We do it again Tomorrow (Sunday)at 12:30 PM against the running Warriors. Should be tough considering the Pistons legs the past few games.
Lets talk trade….
- When I first heard about the trade I was walking into the Palace for the game. I was a bit surprised because all I heard was the deal and who was involved. It wasn’t until a my good friend gave me a call and told me that both Brezec and Herrmann’s contracts were up at the end of the year.
- Brilliant move Joe.
- As I see from most of the comments, Pistons fans realize what this trade is. It’s clearly a win salary cap wise. You have to understand how great it is not being bogged down with Mohammad’s large (for the type of player he is) contract.
- Yes Mohammad’s a good guy and a nice player, but he wasn’t getting minutes here and he will be much better off starting for the Bobcats.
- Yes we will miss Super Dupe, but maybe he can latch on to a team that will actually let him dress.
- I don’t think Brezec can do much for this team, he’s never really impressed me. Sure he’s had some good nights, and he does have size (7″1), but he’s nothing to get to excited about.
- Herrmann however has a nice game. He can shoot, he runs the floor well, he’s explosive at times and he can play D. And he looks like Fabio….watch out ladies.
- If you didn’t know this, Herrmann has one of the most heart wrenching stories I have ever heard. He lost his mother, younger sister and his girlfriend in a car accident. Exactly one year later, his father died of a heart attack.
Questions to myself:
- Do I think the two are in it for the long hall? No
- Is there another move for Detroit? Yes, if Joe can pull one off.
- Think Flip Murray is still on the block? Yes, and after this trade, I wouldn’t put another good deal past Joe. He may be able to ship the three together.
- Surprised Nazr went before Murray? Most definitely , I didn’t think many teams were willing to take his inflated contract with 3 years left on it. Thanks Mr. Jordan!
- Am I all for Chris Webber back in a Pistons uni? Let me just say that my heart wouldn’t be broken if Chris doesn’t make it back in red, white and blue this year. Sure I like him and his game, he did help us last season and it was a special thing having him home but……he’s up there in years, he’s got bad knees, he’s sat out all season, he’s clearly a defensive liability, and having him on the team doesn’t help Amir’s situation. And I definitely don’t think he’s starting in place of McDyess. Also is he willing to accept a limited roll? Because that’s all I would want him to play at this point.
Again, we wait.
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