Still Flowing at Home

by | Dec 29, 2007 | 17 comments

Make it seven in a row for the Pistons as they handily beat The Pacers Friday night at The Palace in the first game of a home-home with Indiana. The Pistons had the Pacers put away by the third quarter again giving the starters time to rest on the bench. All things were flowing from the start in what could be said as one of the best efforts from Detroit this season. Final score 114-101.

Key Points:

Hamilton and Wallace
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  • Jarvis Hayes got his shooting touch back and lit the Pacers up for 13 points in just 12 minutes. It was his three, 3 pointers that really put the hammer down on The Pacers.
  • How I love when this team plays lock down defense.
  • A quiet 25 points from O’Neal, but I was sure impressed with the way McDyess handled him.
  • Totally disappointed in The Palace locker room store….How can they not have McDyess jerseys? Shame on them.
  • Six Pistons in double figures.
  • The Pistons shot 55% from the floor in the first three quarters.
  • 38 points in the paint.
  • Stuckey got in the game early for the first time this season. Rodney drives the lane with reckless abandon for his own safety and for the good of the team I hope he starts picking his spots better. I worry.. Rodney finished with 10 points, 3 assists, 3 takeaways, and 3 boards in 18 minutes on the floor. He was also a perfect 6-for-6 from the stripe.
  • Rip was on fire again. It seemed as though he just knew it was going in every time he hoisted a shot. He finished with 23 points on 10-for-17 shooting and 9 assists. He’s doing everything on the floor right now, and don’t forget he was a perfect 3-for-3 from behind the arc.
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  • The Pistons led my as much as 24 points in this one. It would have been more of a blowout had Travis Diener not had the best game of his career, knocking down threes with ease in garbage time.
  • NBA.com highlights of the game.
  • Funniest point in the night: They showed Rip and Maxiell on the Palace big screen “kiss cam”. Maxiell wasn’t really paying attention, but Rip was, so he put a towel over Maxie’s head and gave him a kiss for the crowd.
  • How about Brezec’s dive to the bench for a loose ball when we were up by at least 20. I told you this guy is excited to be here.
  • McDyess and Sheed scored 18 between them. Sheed on just 4-for-10 shooting but it just didn’t matter, this team is on auto pilot.
  • This has got to be the most exciting Pistons Basketball in a long time.
  • We got a chance to see Herrmann in red, white and blue and boy was the crowd happy about it. We certainly saw glimpses of what he can do. Chris, a member of Team Need4Sheed, wanted to make sure we saw this highlight clip of Herrmann, who apparently likes to dunk Naked…

  • “We love it,” Hamilton said of the blowouts. “We get to rest and the bench gets a chance to have an impact on the game. We haven’t had this since the 2004 season, so it’s great.”
  • Tayshaun Prince made Mike Dunleavy look like he was two feet tall, it was embarrassing for the guy. Tay kept shaking him off like a fly. Prince finished with 15 points on 7-for-14 shooting, he was just fun to watch last night.
Tayshaun Prince
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  • Amirzing 9 boards for Johnson in 12 minutes.
  • We do it again in Indiana tonight at 7:00.

17 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    Haha, im pretty sure it wasnt 9 blocks, but 9 rebounds ๐Ÿ™‚ ANYWAY, Pistons played great. I happened to be at the game, so I was excited. One thing does concern me a little bit was the turnovers by the rook. Yeah, i know he is a rookie, but at the same time, i hope this doesnt become a habit. Last thing we need is a turnover prone point/shooting guard. I dunno if it was already stated, but I think a great nick-name for Jason Maxiell is “Mighty Max” … Anyone else like it?

    Nick~~~

    AKA – NickDyes #1 Dyess fan.

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  2. Anonymous

    natalie,

    do you happen to have a video of the rip and maxiell kiss cam scenario? i would appreciate it soooo much if you could post one.

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  3. Natalie

    Thanks Nick I fixed that typo.

    As for the kiss cam video it wasn’t broadcast so I don’t have one.

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  4. Amanda

    ^ I would definitey appreciate it if anyone has a link to a video of that. That’s too funny to miss.

    Yeah I think Natalie accidently wrote “blocks” instead of “boards” but we all know that Amir could block 9 shots in 12 minutes. lol After all, he is a beast!

    I hope Hayes can keep the hot shooting up. I was really starting to doubt his value to the team but he lit the Pacers up in the 2nd.

    Herrmann’s basket was amazing! I really didn’t think it had a chance of going down but wow! Beautiful! The basket, not Herrmann. lol Dude needs to cut that hair.

    Can’t wait for tonight’s game! GO PISTONS!

    P.S. I’ve read a few articles about how Arenas is leading Billups and Hamilton in the All-Star voting and he won’t even be able to play! That pisses me off. That’s like when Shaq was voted into the starting lineup a couple seasons ago after playing like 0 games before the voting was over. People are so stupid.

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  5. Anonymous

    ^^ i agree about the arenas thing.. thats a bunch of bs

    i wish people would see passed the person playing the game ..and actually see the game the person is playing

    if that makes any sense lol

    but anywaysssssss ..

    vote for pistons all starsss!

    22 days lefttt homesss

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  6. Steve

    As I read somewhere (DBB? Freep comments?) the other day…

    Voting for the All-Star Game is like voting for High School Student Council.

    Oh well, not like our guys do to shabby when they feel disrespected. That turned out so terribly back in ’04. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  7. Sage80

    Hey Natalie…what about a clip of Walter Herrmann’s amazing Dr. J-esque bucket? I would LOVE to see it. Surprised it wasn’t NBA play of the day, as I thought it was unbelievable. Tho of course, NBA rarely gives kudos to the Pistons.

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  8. jessi

    has anyone else noticed how since stuckey has been playing affolo’s minutes have decreased? He is not getting hte playing time he did beofre its not like he was bad when he played becuase he wasn’t I really hope that we don;t see him become a player to warm the bench

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  9. jessi

    ok I know he won’t be a bench warmer but I guess I just like seeing him play, I know this is only one game and so far he didn’t score in his 4 plus minutes but I would like to see what him and stuckey can do together on the floor, this game is too close so I am sure we will get to see them together before the season is over.

    for this being a home-home game the pistons are playing well, they can’t have blow outs every game now can they?

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  10. jessi

    great steal by sheed that was the play of the game well at least of the best plays of this game

    ok tay what the hell you need to be aware of what is going on… he can make up that turn over by making these foul shots… and he does it

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  11. Steve

    Serious steal by Sheed to help put away the game, right after an Indiana timeout… followed by Chauncey drawing all 5 defenders then dishing to Rip for a wide open 3. Great stuff. Nice to see the starters rested for the stretch, too.

    Rip had a great line on the night… 24 on 9-15 shooting, 4-4 freebies, 2-2 long balls, 2 boards, 2 assists.

    Aaaaand make it 8 in a row!

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  12. Richie

    I just want to say that I have no problem at all with stucky making these occasional mistakes, or bad decisions in the lane. He’s a pure ROOKIE, fresh out of college and that’s how we have to think of him for now. We’re spoiled by the all-star gaurds that we have had on our lineup for the last several years (barring Flip of course) so we tend to get impatient with young bucks like Rodney, but let’s just focus on the good things he’s been doing, and be hapy with the growing W colomn!

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  13. Anonymous

    yesss anotherr winn i could definetely get used to this. cant wait for the next gamee goo pistons ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sheed+me=loveee

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  14. Steve

    As Mr. Blaha might say…

    Don’t look now but we’ve got an 8 1/2 game lead in the Central Division.

    (over Indy… the Cavs lost again tonight too)

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  15. Anonymous

    Mighty Max does it again!!!! Great game for Maxiell.

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  16. Anonymous

    the kiss cam happened about a week ago too!!

    it was at the houston rockets game

    except it was (im pretty sure) lindsey hunter and tayshaun? (he had a towel on his head and he was tall so im not really sure)

    but the whole crowd was cracking up and so was lindsey

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