Pistons – Magic Game 4

by | May 10, 2008 | 51 comments

The Detroit Pistons vs. The Magic
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Chauncey or no Chauncey, that is the questions. I am sure like me, many of you have been checking news sources diligently as to whether Chauncey is going to play in Orlando for Game Four. As of right now he’s a game time decision, so we wait.

My guess is – best case, Chauncey dresses and gets some time on the floor to see how he feels. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want a injured Billups out there starting the game only to make matter worse. Color me red, white and blue, but I think a Chaunceyless Pistons team can get it done today.

Meanwhile, The Orlando Sentinel is acting as Childish as ever (Thanks to Junior for the link). I thought they may have taking enough ribbing from the whole mask thing, but come on you’re a newspaper right? And they get on bloggers for not being professional.

I’m sure Mr. Stuckey will be ready come game time and you can probably put money on seeing Lindsey in uniform today. Detroit looks like they are going to concentrate on shutting down Rashard Lewis after the game he had Wednesday.

Don’t forget Game time is at 5:00 PM and will be locally broadcast on FSN (regular and HD) and Nationally on ESPN. If you can’t catch it on TV you can always tune in to 1130 AM WDFN The Fan or stream it live through your computer at NBA.com.

Thank goodness we get a Blaha back for tonights game. You know the drill, leave ’em in the comments.


  1. ric

    its time!!!! AT LEAST, either one of the bigs, sheed, maxiell, dyess are DUE to have a big game. just like sheed said, with or without chauncey “in stuck we trust” pistons….ITS TIME!

  2. The Fluidics

    It’ll be great having Mr. Blaha back for tonight.

    I’m with you Nat, Pistons can get it done either way.

  3. ric

    damn it, its confirmed, billups is not playing!

  4. baggtara

    man.. no chauncey tonight… they just announced it.. hunter or dixon better pplay well!!

  5. ric

    lets look at this an opportunity to prove nationally that pistons is built to win games with team basketball….i wanna see in the headline tomorrow, “no chauncey, no problem”

  6. Mark

    Why don’t the espn announcers just perform a sex act on Dwight Howard the way they are talking him up constantly?

  7. The Fluidics

    Thank god for FSN.
    Here comes Lindsey…

  8. missxshanna

    Pistons can’t make any shots!
    Very aggrivating.

  9. Justin

    First they make Reggie Evans look like Wilt Chamberlain against the 76ers and now Marcin Gortat hits a left handed shot??? Come on stones….don’t let these scrubs beat you.

  10. Danafesto

    What was that stupid time-out called for? Flip calls it with a little over .8 seconds, and it amounts to nothing. He looks so foolish sometimes. 🙁

    Not very encouraging to be down 11, all of sudden, at the half.

  11. detpistonsfan

    Time outs are given per half. If they don’t use them, then it just disappears, it doesn’t transfer. So Flip did a good job to prevent a even bigger deficit. That wasn’t a bad half considering sheed is just warming up with the turn around and stuckey will just get more comfortable.

  12. The Fluidics

    It’s bad because they were down 4 with two minutes to go, and ended up down 11.

    Detroit needs to take better control of the ball, and look for the right shots. These empty possesions hurt.

    Maybe Joe can give them another pep talk.

  13. Anonymous

    Jarvis Hayes dressing over Amir!?! Come on!! I haven’t spotted Amir yet on the sidelines any ideas where he is at?? He has been a great cheerleader during the series it’s sad to not even see him tonight.

  14. The Fluidics

    I thought that was a mistake too.
    We could use Amir defense right about now.

  15. uyen

    Nice little run my Pistons. Lets keep it up.

  16. The Fluidics

    don’t look now….

    A 15-0 run is certainly one way to come back from a 15 point hole.

  17. Eric

    We can’t let up. We saw what happened last time when we got within 4, and then lost by 25. But keep the D up. They’ve gone cold from 3! …for now..

  18. Mark

    Hunter!! An animal!!!

  19. Eric

    Hunter reminded me of what he did in game 1 against the Cavs two years ago, and then what he did this year in our first game against Boston….so timely.

    This is what we wanted. We have 12 minutes to beat this team, we can do it!

  20. T. Kinslow

    A classic Sheed reaction to that foul. Natalie I think you need to post that as a video lol.

  21. uyen

    That was a bullshit call on Tay

  22. T. Kinslow

    @ uyen: Yep, he flopped, but Rip’s been doing it all night so I’m not going to complain.

  23. uyen

    We got 5:31 left in the game. Lets close this shit out and bring it back it to Detroit

  24. uyen

    Fucking unbelieveable!!!!

  25. Marcus

    I’m jealous of you peeps able to watch this one called by Blaha. They need to send this annoying Doris chick on ESPN back to WNBA games.

  26. The Fluidics

    T on dooling, and he fouls out.

  27. The Fluidics

    I am too PUMPED!!!
    That was a gutsy, gutsy, experience win.
    LOVE IT, way to go Pistons!!!

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  29. Eric


  30. uyen

    We got the W!!!

  31. The Fluidics

    That was the bomb. I’m going to get a subscription to the sentinal, and a puppy.

    Let’s close it out on Tuesday!

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  33. Sam

    its absolutely crazy tayshaun has yet to be an all-star.

  34. ric

    congrats!!!!! im so happy! weekend couldn’t be better. were going back to the palace, 3days rest for billups and we can close this series!!!! lets finish this up….this was a big win and a very heart breaking game for the magic…..experience still counts. give credit to prince and rip!

  35. bianca-wonka

    GOD’s amazing grace!!!!!

    Thank JESUS!!!!

  36. Dave

    Championship teams have players step up when obstacles come up and we did that tonight!

    Stuckey and Lindsey combine for 14 pts, 6 assists, 4 boards, 1 steal, and, most importantly, 0 turnovers!

    Tay was unreal and has easily been our MVP so far in the playoffs.

    Dice played his ass off tonight – 14 boards, 8 pts, great defense.

    Sheed stepped up big time in the 2nd half.

    Rip. WOW!

    Would’ve liked to see a few more substitutions, but it’s time to give some credit when it’s due – Flip did a great job tonight. Pretty gutsy to not call a TO there at the end, but he did it right.


  37. ric

    speaking of team experience and championship team, completely lack on turkoglu…..why would u wait 3secs to take the last shot, what if u miss? which happened! well that just says he may be a good closer, but not good enough as prince.

  38. The Fluidics

    If turk makes that shot, Pistons have no time to put a play together.
    It’s a gamble, Chauncey did it that first win in Boston this year, drew the foul, made the shots, Boston had no time to come back.

    Difference is, playoffs have no room for error. You make it you’re a hero, you miss it you’re the goat.

  39. ric

    good point fluidics….oh well, a W is a W…..what kind of freaking excuse does orlando has now? the turk was fouled? i wouldn’t be surprise….orlando cannot win games with dwight scoring less than 20.

  40. Eric

    Yeah, and did you guys see the follow by Howard? I don’t know how he missed it, it looked like he had a good chance to put it back…would have been a killer.

  41. detpistonsfan

    Yeah, good game. Let’s just hope the magic don’t have a Tayshaun Prince on their bench (JJ Redick,Gortat, or veteran Brian Cook) that can help them do to us what we did to them a couple of years ago. Stuckey and the bench got to play a lot better at home to close out the series.

  42. amer-ican prince

    I agree with you marcus that doris girl was annoying, but I thought that story about RAsheed visiting the Tuskeegy airman rather than going to chapel hill was pretty cool.

    Lindsey really made these guys play unselfish. No was trying to do too much. Awesome.

    The d really made it DETROIT BASKETBALL. People diving on floor Dyess getting rebounds. This is the first game I felt had a playoff atmosphere in this series.

    More Lindsey please. He was very nice.

    And btw the refs were on orlando’s side today and I don’t usually make comments like that.

  43. Marcus

    Oh yeah, I agree that the story was awesome — giving the general public more of an insight into how complex Sheed is, and not just some “crybaby”.

    Also had to love Dyess showing some MMA skills with the takedown on Howard haha. I’ll take that for a double-T. Natalie, I hope you can get a good clip of that one and Tay’s block on Evans! =D

  44. johnnyb

    this win reminds me of game six against jersey in ’04 . a real turning point in the title chase . have faith in the boys . they’ll get it done this year .

  45. Danafesto

    Pretty amazing win. I heard someone (Greg or George) say the pistons are the first to win on the road this post season…is that true? if it is, we are so bad ass.

  46. Richie

    HUGE win today. Winning without Chuncey and in Orlando is incredible. It let him rest and prevernt making his injury any worse. It also made a psycological dent in the magic, showing them that we can beat them in their house without our all-star floor general.
    Most importantly, the Pistons did it with a balanced attack. No one person took over; ‘Sheed helped hold Howard to an 8 & 12 game. Lindsey actually played more minutes than Stucky, and commited zero turnovers, a block and a steal in the proccess. Rip and Tay both shot 50% and nailed buckets when we needed them. And our man McDyess was an animal on the boards with 14 (two more than Howard) especially when we needed them down the strech. I love this team.

  47. David

    don’t look now guys, but we’re headed to our sixth straight conference finals, and we should have some rest since cleveland won tonight. the west has 4 really good teams in it, but we can beat all 4 of them.
    and i’m trying not to get too far ahead of myself, but imagaine this:
    Tayshaun Prince, NBA Finals MVP.

  48. The Fluidics

    Best part of those 4 teams, is we only have to beat one of them, lol.

    Nothing but confidence right now, Pistons showed huge heart tonight.

  49. palaceprince

    David, don’t forget pistons came back from 3-1 to beat the magic a couple of years ago but I do think the stones will wrap it up. The pistons are the first team to win a road game in the 2nd round. Tays winning shot was very nice but give all of the credit to Dyess who got the offensive rebound and gave us a chance. Dyess has more heart than anyone out there. Lets hope we can wrap things up on tuesday. GO PISTONS!

  50. Livedrupo

    Why talk about beating the west when we have to go through Boston first? Also, if Utah somehow advances to the finals, we are screwed.

  51. TaeTae83

    I forgot to mention this earlier, but you can stream some of the games through espn360.com if your internet service provider cooperates with the site. I know AT&T DSL does. You can check the espn360 program listing to see if the game will be streamed. Game 4 was streamed to my surprise, and if you want to watch the replay, you can for free as well.


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