Jarvis Hayes Too Hot for The Hornets

by | Mar 16, 2008 | 31 comments

Detroit completed a season sweep of the New Orleans Hornets Sunday afternoon with a 105-84 victory at The Palace. The shorthanded Hornets came to play, shooting out to an 11-0 lead to start the game. The Pistons buckled down and took control in the second quarter thanks to Jarvis Hayes, who had his best game as a Detroit Piston.

Key Points:

  • Love the way Mason says Jarvis Haaaaaaaaaaaayes. I was just mentioning how much I enjoyed it during the Spurs game, but we really got to hear plenty of it this afternoon.
  • The Hornets David West didn’t even make the trip to Detroit and Chris Paul was noticeably slower in today’s game. Even a hobbled CP3 is extremely impressive, 14 points and 14 assists. Talented, electrifying and humble, what’s not to like?
  • Four Pistons in double figures and everyone on the roster played.
  • Jarvis Hayes tied his career high with 29 points and was clearly the player of the game for Detroit. “Georgia made to the SEC championship game yesterday, and I’m just riding the wave,I was feeling good all day long.” Via NBA.com
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  • Maxiell again showed the National Television audience he comes to play hard every game. This was possibly the most impressive blocks of his career and that’s saying a lot.
  • Maxiell finished with 9 points, 9 boards, 2 steals, 4 3 blocks and one robbery.
  • Can’t complain one bit about Tirico and Brown they showed much love for Detroit from tip to buzzer.
  • I’m just in awe of what Houston’s doing.
  • Great ball movement from Detroit, who seemed to make sure they passed until the perfect shot appeared.
  • Jarvis made his first six shots going 10-for-12 on the night tying his career high of 29. His 7 of 8 three’s was a career high. Joe Dumars has the Pistons record of 10.
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  • Shoot Jarvis. “I was on him last game because he had a couple (shot) opportunities, wide open and he didn’t shoot,” Pistons guard Chauncey Billups said. “I said ‘Dude, that’s what you do. You’re the best shooter on the team. You got an open shot, plays over. Shoot it.” Via MLive
  • Another double digit rebound game for McDyess with 11. I don’t know if it’s the fact that he’s starting or not, but he sure has a lot of pep in his step along with some extra spring in his shoes.
  • Stuckey, Maxiell and of course Jarvis Hayes got the bulk of the bench minutes. I’m assuming the fact that Jason Maxiell had a monster of a game is the reason Flip only played Ratliff for 5 minutes.
  • Rebound war lost 37-40.
  • Stuckey played well in 18 minutes putting up 8 points, 2 assists a steal.
  • Amir played his 3 minutes after the game had already been decided.
  • Sheed, 10 points, 3 assists, 4 boards, a blocked shot and a steal. He also was called for his 10th technical foul of the season.
  • Chauncey was also on his game with 17 points on 6-for-10 shooting with 5 assists and 2 steals in 29 minutes. It was nice to see Billups have an easy game of it after struggling a bit against The Spurs.
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  • Tayshaun Prince the new Usher?
  • Spark plug “There’s no question-that block ignited the team and ignited the crowd,’ Saunders said. ‘We really took off after that.” Via NBA.com
  • NBA.com Highlights of The Game.
  • Chauncey picked up a tech for sticking up for Maxie after he got robbed.
  • Solid outing from Tayshaun Prince who played the most minutes of any starter with 36. All of Prince’s points seemed to come when the Pistons needed to close the gap. He finished with 13 points, 4 assists and 2 boards. Tayshaun seems to be getting in the habit of having more assists than boards.
  • Hayes scored 10 points in the second quarter in a 10 minute stretch. His 29 points came in 25 minutes on the floor. When he’s hot he’s blistering.
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  • The Jumpshot ruled again for the Pistons. The Hornets had 42 points in the paint to 24 from Detroit.
  • The largest lead for the Hornets was 13. The Pistons led by as much as 24.
  • 53 bench points for Detroit.
  • The Pistons knocked down 14 three’s, one short of a franchise record.
  • Most spastic ripoff of Sheed’s circle dance ever.
  • Tuesday at home against Denver should be tough.
  • Just a reminder…Blogfest is approaching! Matt and I are expecting a big turnout, please don’t dissappoint us. GuaranSHEED fun for all.


  1. claire

    Natalie, what do you mean by T. Prince is the new Usher? It seems that I missed out on something potentially funny.

  2. Mike

    Domination. Maxiell was great, Jarvis was great, and no Amir untill garbage minutes? Whats that about?

  3. el patron himself, Raul A. Mora

    I hadn’t seen the ‘Stons in a while, but it’s always good to see them kick some butt… Especially CP3’s (I’m sorry, but being from Illinois I have to pledge loyalty to DERON WILLIAMS and believe he is DA MAN!). Having said that, I think it was good to see Jarvis have a MONSTER GAME! It was insane! And Maxxi gave us more highlight reels. Aside from his best impersonation of Hakeem Dikembe O’Neal yet, he had a nice dunk following up a play in the second quarter, I think…

    Also, Natalie, could you please post up Sheed’s BALL DON’T LIE after Chris Paul missed the shot for the first technical? I heard that and I couldn’t help cracking up!!!!! That was a nice Sheed moment right there!

    I don’t know you, but I thought that having Chauncey get a technical for backing up Maxxi was a big deal. I mean, you’re not gonna see Kobe or LeBron getting a T for one of the bench guys anytime soon now would you? That’s a sign of how much the starters value the Zoo Crew!!!!

    Glad to see the ‘Stons in action! Nice way to kick off March Madness indeed! Too bad we don’t get a taste of T-Mac anytime soon! I’d love to see RA break that winning streak!!!!

  4. Natalie

    No Claire…I forgot to put the link up. Check it out now.

    Mike, looks like that’s the way its going to be the rest of the way. I hope not though.

  5. DetroitGirl4life

    what i think Nat meant by Tayshaun being the next usher was like …okay during the interview Chauncey was like all he heard was girls screaming so it was like being in a Chris Brown concert or an usher concert because all u could here were girls screaming. I thought it was cute and then Stuckey had to take off his jersey oh my did i almost pass out, hahaha i’m sry i’m just drinking a lot of kool-aid

    LET’S GO PISTONS AND LET’S GET THAT SHIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2007-2008 IT’S OUR TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ALL BOUT DETROIT BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. DetroitGirl4life

    *watches part of Stuckey changing jerseys….AGAIN!* ahahha i’m sry but i got a HUGE crush on Stuckey and Amir 😀

    LET’S GO PISTONS AND LET’S GET THAT SHIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2007-2008 IT’S OUR TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ALL BOUT DETROIT BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Boyde

    Can I just say that I really appreciate all the hard work it must take to do this the way you do it.

    Simply the most unique and creative sports blog out there.

    Pistons fans are lucky to have you!

    I think we should have a “Need4Natalie” appreciation day.


  8. DetroitGirl4life

    ^^ yeah i agree. I appreciate all the hard work u put into this blog Nat, because i won’t be ale to survive one day without looking @ need4sheed.com

    LET’S GO PISTONS AND LET’S GET THAT SHIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2007-2008 IT’S OUR TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ALL BOUT DETROIT BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. lavinius

    LOL @ the Hornets’ dance.

    Nat, you know what they say about imitation…

  10. Anonymous

    Hey Nat, Anyway of getting the new Mason .wav’s of the Our Boys. Because Mason saying Jarvis Haaaaaaaaaaaayes is Real Smoooooth like!
    Can U feel me?! I knew that U Could!

    I feel U on this
    DetroitGirl4life,”yeah i agree. I appreciate all the hard work u put into this blog Nat, because i won’t be able to survive one day without looking @ need4sheed.com”


  11. claire

    when it comes to dancing, the Hornets got nothing on the Pistons.

  12. Janet

    I definitley can’t go a day without reading Need4Sheed .. It will keep me up to date when I’m traveling overseas for a few weeks & can’t watch the Pistons on tv there! Keep up the great work Natalie 🙂
    That game was great even I didnt mind the national tv announcers this time (as I much prefer Blaha and Kelser calling the game. At least it wasnt Bill Walton announcing (he gets on my nerves!).
    I was peeved when Chauncey got a technical for standing up for Maxiell. Bad refs there!
    Hayes – VERY impressive shooting as well.
    Overall great game – I missed part of it because I had to work yesterday but I did get to see the remainder.
    Yes I admit it – I have 2 great clips on my ipod = Sheed’s 60 ft shot with 1.5 seconds to tie the game and…. the clip of Tayshaun changing his jersey & getting the cheers from the ladies at the Palace (and the looks of the guys on the bench laughing too!!).

  13. Kyle

    definitely a game to make you feel good, but it wasn’t particularly a challenge. we came prepared for a plus .500 team and played like it. unfortunately they were unable to play like a plus .500 team thanks to their injuries. it frightens me to think what paul could have done healthy. great shots by jarvis though. he’s stepped up big time in shooting and defense and all around hustle. i hope he keeps it up.

  14. Anonymous

    “His 7 of 8 three’s was one shy of breaking Joe Dumars record of 8 for Detroit.”

    I believe Joe set Detroit’s record at 10 three-pointers, not 8.

  15. Kyle

    oh, and how could i forget maxiell. he was a monster. that’s how a MAN makes up for a bad game

  16. Natalie

    el patron himself, Raul A. Mora ..I have to see about that. I may have deleted the game already.

    Thanks Anon…your right about Joe’s record. Shame on me for a making less of something Joe D did.

    Thanks for the kind words about the site, it is a lot of hard work but I wouldn’t be doing it unless I loved The Pistons.

    Thor…tall order, but I will see what I can do. Best I can hope for is recording them the next home game. Just don’t know how they will come out.

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  18. Anonymous

    LET’S GO PISTONS AND LET’S GET THAT SHIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2007-2008 IT’S OUR TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ALL BOUT DETROIT BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    god its so annoying

  19. TDP

    So are anonymous posts.

  20. Anonymous

    white people r funny yall love us niggaz..

  21. mobius909

    is it just me or is stucky missing 3 or 4 layups a game? Not to be picky, just something i noticed.

  22. Anonymous

    good game, good times. just like what i mentioned on the blog after the philly game…”lets give our guys a chance” well here we are. AND PLEASE, REMEMBER, WE ARE NOT GONNA WIN ALL THE GAMES IN THE REMAINING OF THE SEASON, SO RELAX AND JUST PREPARE YOURSELF THAT WERE ARE GOING TO LOSE AGAIN!!!AND WHEN THAT HAPPENS, FOR WHATEVER REASON, LETS NOT PINPOINT.

  23. Andrew

    sorry for yelling, but that tayshaun video makes me crack up so bad!!!!
    ty again, you rock!d

  24. rbaan

    stuckey really impresses me, even when he doesnt finish they play, that will com in time, but his quickness and court savvy at times is 2 great things ot have, hes still translating it into the nba where eveyrone is alot smarter, some of his lops and passe sget tipped cause hes used to kno one seeing them coming, but he’ll get used to it, i love what im seeing from him, he better still get playoff minutes becayse i thin he could do some big things for us come playofftime

  25. jessi

    I got to the palace late for this game the pistons were down I think as wel were walking down to our seats they starting to comeback into the game, I figure I didn’t miss much the first part of the first quater itwas all pistons after that… The palace was load eight from the start, I love going to games so much, I haven’t gotten to us my tickets much but I sure picked a good one to go, however everytime I come over to the states when I am going back in to canada they search my car, I can come into the usa no problem but it seem my own country don’t want me but its all worth it going to the games,

    Anyway Hayes was on fire it seemed like he couldn’t miss, I really like how flip keep him in the game and even with tay out there, flips rotations were not bad this game… ps does anyone know where I can buy a pistons calendar besides on line, a store many be in port huron or by the palace, oh ya my sister and I decide to stop by fridays for dinner on m59 on our way back, if you are there ask for a waiter named Brandon he is the sweatest thing…

  26. Anonymous

    this is Jacqueline here…… that game was fun to watch, Jarvis was a joy to watch, and the video of Tayshaun little thin butt was great too!I wish that would have been Chauncey, this a video of Chauncey somewhere changing his shirt, he hurt chin or something, he had to change his jersey like 2 or 3 times, sexy ooooo weeee! (sorry Piper)lol, Natalie can you find the video for me. please!!!!! Anyway I lost it for a mintue, great game for the fellas on Sunday!!! Everybody did their thing!!!

  27. Justin

    Jarvis was just off the hook. I can’t wait until the playoffs this year.

  28. Dominic

    QUOTE TO NOTE: “I wasn’t even talking to him. The dude said I can’t cuss. I’m like, ‘Dude, I’m 31, man. I’ve got three kids. I can say what I want.'” — G Chauncey Billups, on getting a technical from official Ed Malloy Sunday. Billups was talking to New Orleans G Chris Paul when Malloy called the technical.

  29. Anonymous

    Great game! Maxiell got the “Play of the Day” on NBA.Com

  30. Eric

    Dominic, that’s hilarious. Great quote!

  31. Natalie

    Eric your right that is a good Quote, glad you mentioned it again.

    Dominic…it is so good it almost prompted me into a
    Chauncey Says>>>
    I know that’s reserved for Sheed but that quote is hilarious.


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