The All Star break may have been a break that Detroit could have done without this season. The Pistons, who were on a 10 game winning streak before the weekend’s festivities, didn’t fare well in their first game back, allowing themselves to be pummeled by an Orlando Magic team who hadn’t won a game at The Palace in their last seven tries. Final score of this one most of us would like to forget 103-85.
- A 20 to 7 run by The Magic in the third quarter was the killer.
- The Magic got 39 point from downtown.
- Despite holding Dwight Howard to just 8 points, the defense was awful.
- Mr. Big Not, 9 points on 3-for-13 shooting.
- Orlando let by as much as 26.
- Six Magic players in double figures, 3 for Detroit.
- Rodney Stuckey led the Pistons with a career high 16 points, but I wouldn’t say it was his best game of the season.
- Not a great game to be at for a Piston fan, but you can’t win them all right? It was a especially frustrating night for me since I didn’t get to The Palace until midway through the second, so I missed all of the “good basketball” Detroit played all night. To top things off I wiped out (on a patch of ice) after the game and can barely move this morning. Perfect end to a perfect nigh, doesn’t it always happen that way? What does a person gotta do to get a little treatment from Mr. Kander anyway?
- The box score looks miserable, it’s minuses almost across the board for the Pistons. Sheed was a painful -21 for the night. Yuck!
- Walter Herrmann continues to be a fan favorite, he got more cheers last night than a Maxiell dunk. Well maybe I’m exaggerating a bit but the fans do love him.
- NBA.com highlights of the game.
- 14 boards for Antonio McDyess.
- Amir taking advice.
- Tayshaun Prince 4-10 for 9 points with just one rebound.
- Four block on the night for Sheed with 6 boards, 3 assists and 10 points.
- Most awful stat of the night….14% shooting from downtown.
- Jason Maxiell’s throw downs were probably the only bright spots from Tuesday nights game. Jason finished with 6 points, 9 boards and 2 blocked shots. He gave the Pistons a boost in the first but didn’t do much else the rest of the game.
- No technical fouls for the Pistons who learned their lesson the had way last time Jack Nies officiated one of their games. Was it just me or were the refs a tad bit….wishy washy?
- The trade deadline is upon us. I don’t have a feeling Dumars is planning anything big come Thursday. Possibly a Flip Murray move or buyout?
- Chauncey Billups post game interview. That has got to be Sheed’s music bumping in the background.
- This really was one of those games that should make The Pistons stand up, take notice and come out strong today.
- Horrible ball movement from Detroit, you could say it was almost nonexistent.
- Pistons play the Bucks tonight in Milwaukee. “I’m sure we’ll play a little different tomorrow,” Billups said. “Nobody likes losing like this. We’ll be all right.” Via Mlive
- On a bleak day for Pistons fans this might make you feel a little bit better.
- Darko still