UPDATE: By now you know and are frustrated that the Pistons lost by 10 (79-89) to the now 8-33 Thunder. I’m not recapping this one for two reasons, one is that I’m still a little upset with how Detroit played and two I have escaped the cold of Michigan for a few days or sunshine and I would hate to spoil my vacation by reliving the game last night.
I will leave you with one thing that just made things worst after watching last nights game. Since I’m not in Michigan right now I watched the game on league pass which played the Oklahoma broadcast and I don’t remember the time but there was at least eight minutes left in the game when the Thunder broadcasting team noticed and stated…..”this Pistons team looks like they have just given up.”
NBA.com highlights if you want them. Therapy in the comments!
Detroit heads into Oklahoma on a three game losing streak to take on the 7-33 Thunder and try to get back to how they were playing when BIG things were happening.
Detroit seems to be a bit stunned over the way they are playing:
“It is surprising,” Iverson said. “I hadn’t even thought about it that way, but it’s a … good point.
“It’s even surprising having the leads we’ve been having and still can’t put teams away.”
But Iverson says too much is made of the closing minutes. If the team could take of business earlier, there would be no need for last-second heroics.
“It shouldn’t come down to that,” he said. “Even with all the last-second shots we’ve had to take, it should never come down to that.
“You don’t base what goes on in a 48-minute game on a last-second shot. It shouldn’t get to that point.” Via The Detroit Free Press
Most of us just want an end to the MADNESS of Small Ball.
Good news: Detroit has an eight game winning streak over the Sonics/Thunder.
Bad News: SB or “small ball” as we have come to know it all to familiarly.
Sheed may not play, he’s a game time decision after missing the shoot around today.