The Hawks handed the Pistons their 11th loss in a row last night. Despite the fact that is was a L and it did add to what has turned out to one of the most surprising season for Detroit fans, this team competed. The 85-91 final score doesn’t tell you that he Pistons went neck and neck with the Hawks and had a good chance to take this one.
- Kwame Brown started the game for the injured Jason Maxiell, who was starting for the injured Ben Wallace. Two words…GO KWAME. Kwame started off the game with a thunder dunk that had my surround sound rattling. Brown finished with 8 points, 8 boards, a steal, an assist and a blocked shot in 29 minutes on the floor.
- This was the second Thundering Slam from Kwame, watch and listen. Via NBA.com
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- Ben Gordon 0-for-7 in 22 minutes, I’m sure we aren’t the only ones waiting for his season to be over.
- Horford and Smith 14 boards each for Atlanta. Would love to have either of them on this Pistons team.
- Jamal Crawford 29 points of the Atlanta bench.
- Pistons shot 37% on the night and 35% from downtown.
- Rodney Stuckey, back starting (playing the 2) lead the Pistons with 22 points on 8-for-19 shooting. Stuckey just looks so comfortable at the shooting guard position.
- What’s with all the different shoe colors this season? If I remember correctly, the NBA was a stickler for socks and shoes when it comes to on court uniforms. It used to be that the whole team had to wear the same color shoes and socks. And back in the day, Jordan was banned from wearing his signature shoes. Things sure have changes, because Mike Bibby’s red kicks almost blinded me from my seat at home.
- This was the kind of effort that you wanted to see every night if you are a Pistons fan. The L really doesn’t hurt that much when you know that they had a chance and gave it all they had. If they played like that all season they would have given themselves a chance to win every game.
- Jonas had a few really swede moves against the Hawks. He even knocked down a three. Jonas finished the game with 11 points, 9 boards and yes 4 steals! How his overall game has improved is dramatically. Not that he was bad to start the season, but he picked up the NBA game very quickly.
- Charlie V 3-for-13 for 8 points, 6 boards and a steal. I think I have been hard enough on V. I just hope I can comment differently next season.
- Minimal time for DaJuan Summers, but he did score 2 points on his only shot in his 4 minutes on the floor.
- Tayshaun with 17 points on 7-for18 shooting with 7 boards, 4 assists and a blocked shot.
- No Rip, no Wallace, no Wilcox or Maxiell.
- 13 for Bynum on 5-for-7 shooting with just 2 assists.
- This game was tied 11 times with 5 lead changes.
- If you missed this game, I’m sorry. After how Detroit has been playing this game was not only fun to watch, but it gave hope.
- Highlights via NBA.com
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- Just 3 turnovers for Detroit.
- Out-rebounded 34-50, Detroit had just 11 offensive rebounds off 53 misses.
- The Pistons have lost 18 of 20.
- Give them an A for effort, they had a chance to win this in the closing minute.
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