Season Highs Fill The Box Against Denver

by | Mar 19, 2008 | 10 comments

The Pistons swept yet another season series Tuesday night at The Palace. First came San Antonio on Friday night, then New Orleans in Sunday and now Denver. The box score is filled with season highs as the Pistons notched a 136-120 victory in an exciting, balanced and unselfish game.

Key Points:

  • 7 Pistons in double figures and everyone shot 50% or better.
  • Jarvis Hayeeeeees continued his hot shooting, going 6-10 for 17 points in 20 minutes. The Palace crowd really let him know they appreciated his hot hand. Jarvis Man Crush?
  • I don’t know if I would enjoy watching my team play absolutely no defense. Maybe that’s just something that’s ingrained in me growing up being a Pistons fan. I know you all saw Rip’s three in the first quarter when he had enough time to shower, shave and have a snack before he put up the shot. That would frustrate me as a fan to no end.
  • You can understand why the Pistons as a team shot 60% on the night.
  • Most points at the half this season with 73.
  • Most points this season, in fact the 136 points scored were the most points they scored in the regular season since they put up 136 against Orlando in 1990.
  • Most assists on the season with 42.
  • I’m upset they didn’t show Sheed’s pre-game dance on television. Many of you may be too young for this one, but he broke out in a rendition of Morris Day and the Time’s Jungle love dance. It was perfect and hilarious. What’s next for Sheed, Dancing with stars?
Rasheed Wallace
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  • Someone isn’t doing their job in Detroit. Richard Hamilton started off the game with a jersey that had his name misspelled.
  • This wasn’t the blowout you think it was, Denver made a push in the fourth to get within 10.
  • What did Linas Kleiza say to get himself a double tech that quick? Possibly something about someone’s mama?
  • The Pistons had a very uncharacteristic 18 turnovers, 6 from Chauncey, who played 26 minutes. It was quite awful to watch, but their ability to make shots made up for it. The Pistons also really capitalized on Denver’s 13 turns.
  • Can we talk about the fact that not only has Maxiell been tearing it up lately, but he’s hitting his free throws. J-Max scored 18 points on 8-11 shooting with a block, 3 assists and a steal in 32 minutes.
Jason Maxiell
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  • No burn for Theo, assuming they rested him for tonight’s game in Cleveland.
  • Everyone was impressive in their own way.
  • 77 points from the Pistons bench. Fitting that the Pistons gave away Zoo Crew t-shirts at the game.
  • NBA.com Highlights of the Game.
  • Juan Dixon impressed on offense and D. He really gave AI a hard time when he was in the game.
  • Amir goes hard whenever he’s out there no matter what the score is. You have to love that kind of intensity and drive.
  • Afflalo’s first seconds on the floor produced a nice drive to the hole and layup.
  • A little Maxiell goes a long way.
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  • Sheed had a monster of a fourth quarter knocking down shots like nobody’s business. He put up 21 points on 8-for-13 shooting and was 5-for-8 from downtown. Leave Sheed out there behind that arc and he’s going to knock it down. It was getting so ridiculous that I actually thought he might starts shooting them left handed. Rasheed scored eight of the Pistons’ first 10 points to start the fourth. The big fella added 6 assists, 5 boards and a steal in his 29 minutes on court.
  • Mr Big Shot recorded a double-double with 10 assists and 14 points.
  • While listening to the post game show on the ride home from The Palace, Chauncey stated that he thought The Pistons bench is playing better than some teams starting five right now.
  • We should expect Lindsey Hunter in uniform tonight against the Cavs. Who doesn’t dress? Your guess is as good as mine. I’m thinking it’s between Afflalo and Dixon.
  • Rip led the Pistons with 24 points in 27 minutes on 11-for-19 shooting. He’s really stepped it up in the last few games. He’s moving better without the ball, if that’s possible, and his shot selection is much better.
Richard Hamilton
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  • Tayshaun Prince tied a career high with 9 assists and added 13 points. I love it when he’s out there playing the point.
  • Best part of the game for me was watching the way the Pistons moved the ball.
  • 60% for The Pistons from downtown.
  • The Nuggets outscored the Pistons in the third quarter 38-27.
  • The Pistons led by as much as 24 points.
  • 50 points in the paint for our boys in red, white and blue.
  • War of the boards won, 40 to 22.
  • Stuckey was impressive and seems to keep improving. Not only was he solid driving the lane, he had quite a few very nice assists. He finished with 11 points, 6 assists, a steal and a blocked shot in 21 minutes.
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  • Sheed’s bulletin board material for tonight’s game against CLE.
  • Just to give you a little fair warning, I’m discontinuing the ability to make a comments on the blog Anonymously. Quite frankly I’m sick and tired of babysitting a few random people who feel the need to be rude, disrespectful and ignorant. I am sorry for those of you who are not, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t post. You can use an Open ID (wordpress, Typepad, AIM, or GMail, Live Journal) or sign up for a free account. Again, my apologies that a few bad apples had to ruin it for everyone.
  • One last thing…..I’m not Sheed so please stop sending me e-mails asking for free tickets, jerseys, to listen to your new beats or just to say “hey Sheed what up”. Quite honestly if it was Rasheed do you really think he has the time or patience to respond to and email that just says “what up?”

10 Comments

  1. Richard

    nat, ur right (from your email to me), it’ll be more difficult for lebron to attack the rim if we have 3 bigs playing at the same time, rat definitely should be one of them. i was actually wondering why won’t we put 3 bigs at the same time for few mins and see what happens, i guess the big concern is getting our bigs into early foul trouble.

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  2. The Fluidics

    I’m looking forward to seeing Hunter back in action.
    He really is one of the nicest guys you could meet.

    My guess would be Afflalo Creed gets the chair tonight.

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  3. Natalie

    “Afflalo Creed”

    Classic

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  4. The Fluidics

    It was either that, or “Showtime at the Afflalo”.

    I like the kid, I’m hoping he gets a bigger role next season.

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  5. Natalie

    “Showtime at the Afflalo”

    WOW I don’t know which one I like best. I like him too, he’s a hard worker and willing to do anything to get on court.

    I think you should use them both when the situation permits…

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  6. kozakly

    I think someone needs to mention those to Blaha…

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  7. Natalie

    ^^^I may be able to get that accomplished.

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  8. Brian

    I’ll crush on Jarvis until next fall if he keeps this up. Thanks for the link, Natalie.

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  9. illmatic774

    its good that this is just another game to me. In reality Drew Gooden is better than Ben Wallace nowadays. Keeping in mind that Hughes defense was huge in stopping us last year. And is it just me or is Ben just nothing but an afterthought? A jester in James’ court?

    As much as we don’t wanna see Cleveland in the playoffs they most likely won’t even be a threat to Boston.

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