Thanks Nets – From Pistons Fans

by | Feb 7, 2010 | 11 comments

Pistons fans can thank The New Jersey Nets for putting some smiles on our faces. After a miserable night in Indiana on Friday, the Pistons bounced back with an impressive 92-99 win Saturday night.

Key Points:

  • A whopping 52% from the floor for the Pistons.
  • Rodney Stuckey with a double-double. A tale of two days for Stuckey who went from zero assists Friday night to 11 on Saturday. He may have went 4-for-13 on the night for 10 points, but when you help you’re teammates get buckets that is good enough.
  • Really, how do you let Kris Humphries put up 21 on you? The Pistons always have the habit of letting role players look like all-starts against them.
  • One of the best crowds at the Palace all season long.
  • Charlie Villanueva 4-for-4 from downtown for 12 points, with 2 boards and 2 blocked shots in 16 minutes.
  • SWEDETASTIC night for Jonas who was a perfect 9-for-9 on the night with 7 boards.  Jonas led the Pistons with 20 points  in just 24 minutes.  Jonas didn’t even play a minute of the fourth quarter thanks to the solid play of Jason Maxiell.  Personally I thought Jonas should have been in the game in the closing minute over Prince with the game he was having.

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  • Ben Wallace with 4 block on the night and it should have been 5 if you count the block on Lopez that was called a foul.  It looked clean to me and Ben was so sure it was good he got a technical foul for it.  Huge night for Ben who really drove this team with 10 boards, 9 points and a steal.
  • 29 Detroit Pistons assists on the night…huge.
  • DNP for Austin Daye.
  • The collision between Harris and Hayes looked horrible in person.  I hope both are ok, it felt like it took them forever to move.
  • “Maxiell had it going at the end,” Pistons head coach John Kuester said. “We sort of rode him and that’s why we didn’t put Jonas back into the game. He had two key rebounds and a dunk.” Via
  • Let me tell you that this Maxiell Dunk shook the ground and the crowd at the Palace.

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  • Jason has really started to pick his game up the last month.  Maxiell finished with 13 points a blocked shot and 6 boards in 24 minutes.

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  • New Jersey scored just two points in the final 2 minutes.
  • Jonas Jerebko just gained a whole lot more fans last night.
  • The Pistons biggest lead was 12, the Nets 2.
  • Rip scored 17 on 5-for-14 shooting with 5 assists. Rip tried to connect with Tay again on an all oop that almost had the crown on their feet.
    Just 4 points for Tay.
  • Ben Gordon 5 points on 1-for-5 shooting. From hot to not.
  • Another great performance from Will Bynum who returned a few games ago after his ankle injuries. Bynum scored 9 with 4 assists in 19 minutes.

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  • Loved the guy I saw with a red t-shirt on that he took a permanent magic marker to that said “Devin Harris Loves (it was a heart) Snookie” !
  • Yes it was the Nets, but at least they played defense, were hitting their shots and put forth a lot of effort. Talent aside, win or lose it’s the effort that fans want to see. Thanks for making my drive home from the Palace bearable. Wait, do I thank the Pistons or the Nets?


  1. Nolan

    I don’t know anyone else notice that stuckey hesitates to shoot when hes wide open say I don’t know 6 feet out, he’ll decide to try to drive the ball instead of trying to make a wide open look, and Charlie V, since when does he think he’s Magic Johnson all of a sudden??? Ben Wallace was great, it’s a good thing they have him because I don’t think they get by the Nets last night if they don’t even though Brook Lopez did good.

  2. The Fan

    Nat. I completely agree that Jonas should have been in the game at the end. I’m not sure why he doesn’t get the call to close games out and Tay who does virtually nothing all game does.


  3. Lori

    Thank the Pistons. It was their 4th game with an almost full roster (wasn’t Chucky in a suit?) and they were good. I was surprised by the Nets toughness, they don’t act like a team that has an awful record. They get out there and try hard.

  4. Richie

    We’ll take it!

  5. radtad

    you’ll take it, but im not too pumped about it

  6. Nolan

    Tayshuan doesn’t really gets plays drawn up for him, plays they used to call for him in the past he isn’t getting, That’s all the coach man, plus he’s been injuried for most of the season, who really knows how injuried he still is……

  7. junior

    chucky was in a suit becuase he was inactive not becuase he was hurt. when we have bg stuck rip and bynum healthy we dont need another guard(chucky) thats why he was in a suit. it was a good win because it was a WIN. it does not matter who it is against right now. the TEAM is starting to look a lot better, but bg still needs to get a little more into the game be more assertive or something. 1-5 does not cut it. o well. GO PISTONS

  8. James (Australia)

    I prefer a win, no matter how we get it, to a loss.
    Anyone else think that Ben Gordon might just be struggling mentally? Against the Pacers when the pressure was really off, he nets 26 points including 4 3 pointers. But then the next day he is 1-5 or something??? I just hope he gets it together soon.

  9. Diogenes

    Come on James – we know better than to dish you dirt on the ‘stones – we are just pessimistic yanks with no perspective, remember? Ask a question when it is more than a rhetorical device mate.

  10. Normal 2

    I was at the game. I’ve been to about 4 or five pistons games and they lost all of them. I told my girl that if they lose this game to the nets, the worst team in the leage, at the palace then i wasn’t going to go to another pistons game until 2011..hahaha. they won and out of all the games that i went to, this one was the livest from the beginning to the end. More people was there then i thought would be there. I thought it would be almost empty..haha great game though.

  11. Bo

    I was there


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