For a minute… or two it looked like the Sunday blues would end in Atlanta when Detroit started the game seven for seven and had won 12 of their past 16 games in Atlanta. It seemed as if it went just the way it should have for the Pistons this season. They let their lead slip away and never recovered in the Hawks’ 85-78 win over the Pistons.
- Mike Bibby, whom I had forgotten was even on the Hawks roster, torched the Pistons from behind the long line. Bibby had 27 on the night including 5 three’s in the second quarter alone. Now after he made three it would have been nice if someone locked on him defensively.
- How bout this Pistons fans, The Atlanta Hawks are 4th seed right now in the East and have a better record than Detroit (5).
- With small ball comes second chance shots for the opposing team and rebounding problems. War of the boards lost again 39-45.
- DNP Jason Maxiell…..and Kwame and Walter Herrmann. Amir Johnson got eight minutes of floor time but I would love it if someone can explain Curry’s rotation schemes. At what point do you just play the best guys you have rather than trying to match up (unsuccessfully it seems) with every lineup you face?
- Rip, a technical foul late in the game when the game was on the line after a Bibby elbow to his head. When he finally got up and went to the bench during a timeout his remarks to the refs after a no call got him tossed. They showed the replay a few times and it didn’t look intentional and wasn’t that obvious, the camera barely caught it. Not that I don’t deny that fact that it probably would have knocked me out but Rip has got to control himself, we needed him.
- “I don’t deserve to get kicked out of the game for that,” Hamilton said. “There’s a lot worse stuff being said out on the floor. I was in the wrong for saying what I said, but not by any means do you get kicked out of the game for that.” Via NBA.com
- Rip scored 16 with an assist, a steal and a rebound on the night before getting tossed in the fourth quarter.
- Tayshaun 1-for-8 for 2 points on the night and the ball was in his hands for a desperation three with the score at 78-83 and 13 seconds on the clock.
- Did anyone else wonder why Detroit didn’t foul Atlanta late in the game and stop the clock?
- Stuckey is proving himself to be the biggest asset the Pistons have right now. He was a rebound away from another double-double, scoring 20 points with 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and just one turnover. It was Rodney who gave Detroit a chance to win the game in the fourth quarter.
- Rodney Stuckey Highlights of the game.
- Yes the Pistons tend to NOT get their fair shake in the foul department, but are we really going to blame all Detroit’s losses on the officiating? Talk of conspiracy theory in the comments. They are losing because they aren’t playing well…come on Pistons fans.
- Rasheed put up 20 for Detroit with 2 blocks, 5 boards and one heck of an assist to Allen Iverson.
- I really was never anti-Michael Curry but sometimes his decisions make me wonder, which usually leads to anger after the outcome.
- The Pistons fell to 0-6 on Sunday.
- The Pistons were down by as much as 18 until they started to pick things up late in the second quarter.
- Isn’t it alarming when Rodney Stuckey is the team’s leading rebounder?
- FSN Highlights of the game by quarter.
- 18 Pistons bench points.
- AI just 4-for-11 for 10 points.
- Detroit shoots 46.7 % on the night and loses to a team that shoots 41.9% and 68% from the line.
- I thought it was just me, but I wasn’t the only one to notice Iverson was upset he wasn’t in the game late in the fourth quarter when the game was on the line. In fact, maybe that was the reason he didn’t attempt the last second shot, choosing to dish it to Tayshaun. Is trouble brewing already?
- Look it could be worse, William Clay Ford wants to keep things the same for the Lions next season.
- I thought I was the only one who thought Jack Nies had it in for Detroit. (link via Detroit Bad Boys)
- Comment away, I’m enjoying what all of you have to say.