The Pistons host the 13-14 Chicago Bulls tonight at the Palace of Auburn Hills. The Bulls, who are currently two games behind the Pistons in the standings, could get trail Detroit by one with a win tonight. If Pistons fans are looking for a bright side after Detroit’s two game slide it’s the fact that Chicago is terrible on the road and has lost their last 4 games away from the United Center.
On the not so good side, Allen Iverson is going to have his hands full guarding the Bulls #1 Draft pick, Rookie Derrick Rose. He’s second on the team in scoring with 17.7 points per game, and leads all rookies with 6.2 assists per game. On the good side for Detroit, Rose is struggling as of late.
Watch out for Ben Gordon – Gordon is averaging 23.0 points over his past six games and averaged 30.0 points on 65.5 percent shooting in his last two games against Detroit in 2007-08. In his last trip to the Palace he made 10-of-12 shots.
Keith Langlois –True Blue Pistons
“The Pistons’ small lineup won’t be in much danger of being overpowered by the Bulls, who lack a dominant post presence and could be without both Drew Gooden (sprained ankle) and Tyrus Thomas (concussion). In Chicago’s win on Saturday over Utah – the Jazz, too, felt the effects of the double-overtime game – the Bulls often went with four perimeter players around second-year 7-footer Aaron Gray, and sometimes with five perimeter players.”
Tip off is at 8:00 P.M. on FSN and WGN for those of you who get it. If you can’t watch the broadcast, tune into 1130 AM The Fan where you can catch our friend Matt Dery with the Pre-Game starting at 7:00. Can’t do either, follow the game on NBA.com.
I want a win for Christmas! (I’m actually having a Christmas party tonight. Must watch game either way!)
I wouldn’t worry too much about Derrick Rose, he’s not a big enough scrub to burn Detroit.
I’ll be here all week.
40 POINTSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS 😀
At first i was listening to the game on “the fan” and someone called him stuck-nasty. I loled.
but 40.. do you girls still miss chauncey?
Stuck did alright..
rodneeyyyy stuck stuck stuck STUCKEYYY!!!!!
Stuckye was bawwllin tonight yo!
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stuckey Cent could not be stopped. Future All-Star in the making.
wasnt impressed with the game, they had another 19 point lead melt down, stuckey did what hes sposed to do.. glad they won.
oh em gee
how bout ai taking off his jersey before he left the arena. possibly a blessing in disguise? i think this might be the time curry shines by bringing AI off the bench.
RIP back at his OG SG position
(and whomever we want to trade as a Center)
And for goodness sake, where is AMIR? new school dennis rodman.
Great game by Stuckey, but I hope he stays consistent. If he keeps on playing great games like this one and improves on his defense. Than I think we can get rid of AI and get a forward or center who is really good on defense and decent in offense. But we need to stay consistent.I think Richard, Rasheed, and Tay could improve on their shooting. And their shooting should never be under 50%. Also Sheeds, Tays, and Hamiltons defense has gone down. Ever since acquiring AI I think they are thinking they are an offensive team rather than a defensive team. Pistons need to get back to atleast their normal defense if not better. Also coach Curry needs to give Maxiell, Amir, Kwamae, and Herman some more minutes. They are getting payed, so they need to play. If coach Curry has a problem with playing these 4 players than he can leave or get fired. This is the first time I have felt like coach Curry is doing a bad job. Joe Dumars is not doing his job either. He really made this trade for 2010. But we wont be able to get any good players in 2010. I think the first team member Detroit has to get is of is Joe Dumars.Happy Holidays!