Detroit hosts the (4-18) Washington Wizards at the Palace tonight. Detroit is on a hefty two game winning streak and would love to do their best not only to extend it, but to exact some revenge against the Wizards after their miserable showing in Washington.
Detroit needs to pounce on them when they are down, even though they didn’t a few nights ago.
“It is really frustrating,” Washington center Andray Blatche said. “I’ve been in this locker room for four years. In the four years, this is the worst it’s been for us. … Even though we started slow some of the seasons, we always managed to turn it around. The difference between that is we always had effort.” Via USA Today
Rip Hamilton sounds optimistic about Detroit’s new lineup that have won their last two games.
“It’s a learning adjustment for us, too,” Hamilton said. “We’re playing a lot more guys, and we’re putting guys in different situations that they ain’t used to. So, yeah, you might have slippage, especially early. It’s nothing we’re concerned about.” Via The Detroit Free Press
Glad Rip isn’t concerned like the rest of us.
Tip off is at 7:30 P.M. on FSN. If you can’t watch the FSN broadcast, tune into 1130 AM The Fan where you can catch our friend Matt Dery with the Pre-Game starting at 6:30 (my pre-game ritual on the way to the Palace). Can’t do either, follow the game on NBA.com.