It’s back to work for the Pistons with back to back games in Texas. To start things off tonight The Pistons take on The Mavericks. Dallas (23-11) can erase their half-game deficit and reclaim a share of the division lead with a win tonight against Detroit. Look out for the usual suspects in this one, especially Dirk Nowitzki, who has been playing up to his MVP status of late. Nowitzki averaged 28.5 points and 10.5 rebounds while shooting 57.1 percent from the field against Detroit last season. The two teams split the 2 game series in 06-07.
I’m expecting Rasheed to use all his bottled up fury and have a big game tonight. He shouldn’t use all of it though, he needs to save a little extra for Timmy tomorrow night.
Tip off is 9:00 PM and the game is being broadcast locally on myTV20 Detroit as well as Nationally on ESPN and on the radio at 1130 WDFN The Fan. Remember that tons of Pistons fans are talking live during the game in the Need4Sheed.com Forum Chat Room.
I’m leaving it up to you and Piston Red, White and Blue.
piston fans are needed to do their duty now more than ever !!
only 11 more days to vote!!!
dont let the celtics and the few-played-games gilbert arenas take over for the east!!!
VOTE FOR PISTONS FOR ALL STARS!!!!
yikes… two early fouls on sheed early in the first quarter!
Lets hope Maxi takes up the slack.
wow detroit is getting ROCKED badly… down 12 after the first quarter… detroit cant seem to make their shots, they look hesitant, and as i said before sheed is on the bench… looking really ugly right now, hopefulyy the second quarter isn’t anything like the first
Not lookin so good so far… but at least I get to see it on tv!
If it offers any comfort… Boston’s getting rocked by Charlotte – Charlotte! – at home right now, down 9 with 2 to go in the game.
so rodney stuckey can dunk!
He sure can explode!
Thanks for the nugget Steve….
Im glad Flip decided to do something about Tay and let Herrmann give it a try.
…and he drains a 3 – nice!
Boston 83, Charlotte 95 – FINAL … that’t just funny right there
Grant Hill’s injured again – surprise, surprise (appendectomy)
yay for hermann! he’s botheroing dirk and just sank a big 3
and damn, his hands are huge!
yea i watched some of that game… so happy for naz, he played awesome tonight, had himself another double double
Tay is playing TERRIBLE lately – ugh!
Nice block by Sheed with 2 fouls.
That was a great look on Chauncey’s face after that 3 – classic… and more great D by Herrmann on Dirk.
I’m satisfied with how they ended the half, for the first time they look like their in this one for the long haul.
i hope hermann has solidified his status on the team, playing great against dirk wow… and im happy sheed survived the first half with only 2 fouls
now down only 5, great second quarter
i just hope they dont get too trigger happy with those 3s
Mannie, Nazr with a double-double against the Celtics? Impressive
Ray Allen didn’t play, FWIW.
Nazr: 18 pts (8-11 shooting), 10 boards, 1 steal, 26 min
Walton wants “to see Chauncey Billups and Tayshaun Prince do something in this half” … and I can’t really disagree with him much on that one.
I refuse to say I agree with Walton, I did mention it to myself earlier does that count?
Great ESPN stat…
Sheed, 5 pts, 2-3 FG
Dyess, 4 pts, 2-2 FG
Herrmann, 0 pts, 0-2 FG
Others, 2 pts, 1-2 FGs
Memo to Flip:
PUT THE F’ING BENCH BACK IN!!!
what is up with all the airballs?
Never thought id say this…but against dirk…i want Herrmann playing over sheed.
Memo to Flip:
Chauncey and Tay didn’t get Walton’s/Nat’s memo at the half.
Steve, I couldn’t agree with you more. At least he just called a time out. It was desperately needed. Usually he doesn’t call them when I think they’re necessary, and it only hurts us more.
I want Herrmann back against Dirk!
Chauncey is 3-10 as horrible as Tay (1-7)….
Definitely… let’s see what he does here.
Hmm no changes to the lineup, so I hope he gave them hell in the huddle.
P.S. That’s a Texas-sized woman behind the ESPN crew courtside. 😉
Is there a play where the other 4 guys surround Tay at the free throw line and then he can just shoot from there all night long?
Dice is working hard! I would like to see a lot more of those hard plays from him and everyone else.
I don’t know why Saunders won’t change lineup in 3rd quarter no matter what happens… he really keeps core during 3rd in every game. He can try a little different at times.
I don’t care if I’m talking to myself…
PUT THE BENCH IN NOW!!!
ESPECIALLY FOR TAY AND CHAUNCEY!
14 points deficit…. we’re in a big trouble now. Put Max in and maybe he can change the game.
Wow Maxey got back in and just grabed offensive rebound!
That’s the energy we really needed right now!!
You’re cute, Steve. 😉
Stuckey difference maker….Bring him in.
Steve’s got a fan club! I’m the president remember that Steve.
This game is frustrating… why must we always play like s**t when I can finally watch it on HD down here in Ohio?
Maybe this is karma for moving away from Michigan or something. Though there’s no jobs there so it’s not like I had a choice – sigh.
Oh you can certainly be the president, Nat.
If it weren’t for you and N4S, I wouldn’t have a fan base!
Aside from the few people who read my Kodablog, that is.
Steve… You will be fine once the Playoffs start don’t worry. HD and Piston wins… What a combo
True, but this quarter hurts. Ouch.
WHY HAVE CHAUNCEY AND TAY BEEN ON THE FLOOR FOR THE WHOLE 3RD?!?
(I’ll stop writing in caps when Flip makes a sensible substitution)
we need to play lights out in the 4th to pull this one out
Ohio, oh I’m sorry to hear that. I live in Philadelphia, so luckily I’m not in the same state as Lebitch.
Is it wrong to say I want Herrmann back in this one?
Nat, anything would be worth a try at this point. I don’t think we have much to lose.
Ohio’s not all that bad really, aside from the aforementioned annoying sports figures and teams.
I want everyone not named Chauncey and Tay in this game right now… this is ridiculous.
Mavs are shooting over 70% now… really frustrating game to watch.
Isn’t that the truth Amber..
I was supposed to be reading flying books right now and studying, but I turned the game on instead… and this is what I get? Pfft. Shoulda stuck to airplane stuff I think.
this is embarassing
Herrmann… thank god!
(still can’t believe that’s the overwhelming thought of the night)
I’m in Thailand. I made it a point to listen to this game. I know, I’m a bit obsessed, but I don’t care. This game has just been sad. I don’t think we had a chance from the very beginning. Dallas isn’t even that good, but we haven’t been playing as well as we can at all.
Pilot studies woulda been a better choice… that way when I finish up the license I’ll fly up to Pontiac and you can pick me up and drive us to the Palace. Sounds good, huh? 🙂
Why doesn’t Amir play? I’m gonna puke. Definitely the worst game played all around all year, except maybe to the Kings out west.
Steve, I would pick you up in Ohio if I had to.
YES Amir Please!
There’s some more solid D from Herrmann!
I don’t want Amir to become the new Nazr either – put him in, Flip!
i.e. Guy who never comes off the bench that we pay multi-millions per season to.
No energy, a game they really didn’t have any desire to win really. I would have thought they would have came out blazing after Saturday night’s loss. I guess 10 three’s from Dallas doesn’t help. Bring on San Antonio, we need that win.
and then there’s san antonio tomorrow. at least boston lost too…
I wish Afflalo would play more, too… he’s solid.
What a putback by AMIR!
Wow Dallas has Juwan Howard. That’s funny. And Devean George doesn’t even play for them? What a bench they have.
Afflalo finally proved he can dunk!
Well that was awful…
It’s times like these I really feel for you Nat… I dunno how I’d to a write-up after that kind of trash.
“Detroit was ready to play.” No they were not. I refuse to give credit to Dallas. We basically handed them this win.
RELAX PEOPLE! You are all acting like you have forgotten who the Pistons are, lol. So, we lost a couple games in a row to 2 very good teams after an 11 game win streak. Surprised? Really? We ALWAYS have a low point in the season, and it typically comes after a long win streak. More importantly, where do the Pistons like to be? Under the radar! I’m not happy with the losses of course, but come on – do we really like the Pistons in the spotlight? I sure don’t and I KNOW they don’t.
Breathe in. Breathe out. It’s only January.
go pistons. 🙂
I guess we had one of those coming. We’ll see what’s what against San Antonio.
I don’t understand why, even in useless garbage time, Amir still doesn’t play until there’s like 3 minutes left? Flip has a plethora of excuses every time people ask him, and a lot of those excuses have been proven to be false. Why don’t people call him out on that ****?
Flip: Amir’s rotations aren’t very good.
But Primo “My D sucks” Brezec plays.
Flip: Amir doesn’t rebound enough.
But Brezec plays.
Flip: Max/Dice/Sheed are playing too well. There’s no room for Amir.
= Dice/Max/Sheed play bad, Flip goes small. He’s hopeless.