The Pistons were trailing by seven points late in the fourth quarter before something, or should I say something clicked. Tayshaun Prince scored with 23 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 99 all and send the game into overtime. If one time wasn’t enough, Prince hit another basket and got fouled for the three point play to tie the game again and send it into a second overtime at 109 all.
That was just all that the Pistons could muster, as the Knicks hit a barrage of three pointers to pull away and finish the Pistons off 125-116 at the Palace.
- A season high 31 points from Tayshaun Prince who was the epitome of clutch. Tay sent the game into overtime not once but twice with two fantastic drives to the basket. Tay added 7 assists, 8 boards, and zero turnovers in 43 minutes on the floor. He continues to play well, which helps him in a contract year and looks great for a possible trade.
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- Though Tay’s heroics and 31 points will most likely be what everyone will be talking about besides the OT loss, Rodney was Stucktacular. Stuck scored 29 points with 5 assists, 2 steals and four boards. He clearly had the edge again in size over Felton and used it. My only issue with him, and this happens quite a bit…he needs to remember that he is allowed to actually dish the ball to his teammates when they are open when he doesn’t have a shot. It’s ok Rodney, it’s allowed.
- Can you say Three! The Knicks truly live and die by it. Danilo Gallinari knocked down three pointers on the first two New York possessions of the second overtime, and Wilson Chandler made another on the next trip down the floor. New York shot 38 threes on the afternoon and make 15.
- Five Knicks in double figures led by Amare Stoudemire, who put up a game high 37. Think that wasn’t good enough…was oh so close to a triple-double with 10 boards and 7 assists.
- A 7 minute Austin Daye sighting.
- Surprising OT lineup of Gordon, Rip, Tay, Stuckey and Ben…especially when the Knicks lead the league in blocked shots.
- Don’t know why Charlie V didn’t get more time.
- At one point the lead was going back and fourth, the Pistons and Knicks just kept trading baskets and the lead, it changed hands 20 times and was tied 12 times.
- I’ll say it every day, Ben Gordon needs more than 4 shots!
- The Pistons were out-rebounded 48-41.
- I’m always impressed with Michigan native Wilson Chandler, who scored 20 for the Knicks.
- Points in the paint even at 40.
- Jason Maxiell started for the Pistons but had some trouble with the Knicks big bodies and was pulled in favor of Tracy McGrady, who had another T-Mac game. McGrady 13 points on 6-for10 shooting with 6 boards, 3 assists a steal and a blocked shot. With each game on the floor he’s looking better and better.
McGrady “I’m just gradually getting better game-by-game confidence-wise. Just feeling more comfortable on the basketball court. The last thing to come is to get over the mental part of getting over an injury. That’s the last thing to come and I feel myself getting better every game.”
- A cool 17 for Rip Hamilton, who added 6 assist and 2 board along with hitting a key basket in the fourth to time the game at 97 during the Pistons fourth quarter rally.
- Am I the only one who’s alarmed that Prince, Hamilton, McGrady and BEN WALLACE had more assists than the Pistons point guard Rodney Stuckey?
- Detroit – 25 assists on the night, some of the prettiest came from T-Mac.
- Really, how long can Dick Bavetta keep going?
- Rip is sooo good at the Alley…this one goes to Stuckey even though we are used to seeing him hoist it up for Tayshaun.
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“With the Knicks playing small, that first-half performance convinced John Kuester to start McGrady in the second half. McGrady said after the game that a leg muscle tightened on him – nothing serious, he said, but it felt like the building was cold – and he couldn’t get it going again. But his first-half outing was another step, he felt, toward a breakthrough.” Via Pistons.com
- Nice to see Jonas on the bench supporting his team. Jonas in the house in a nice sports coat and a walking cast.
- It really doesn’t get easier. Next up for the Pistons, the Magic in Orlando then to Miami and back home to host Orlando. On a happier note, I’m so loving what’s happening to The Heat right now.
That was a heck of a game, to bad they just couldn’t pull it off. I am jacked about the Orlando game, I am going to it. My sister works as the Visiting teams locker room hallway attendant. I hope to get some autographs and some nice pics.
Good game, too bad we lost though. Hope we show the same effort on the next three games, and if we’re lucky, we could win one (miami, please let it be miami!).
On a side note, the Spurs are tearing up the NBA. I hope no one on their team gets injured or suspended. It’s time for Ice for Dyess!
haven’t seen the game.. but good thing Prince still has it.
also haven’t seen the games lately (only through boxscores), but can anybody tell me why Daye, Gordon, and Monroe doesn’t get plenty of playing time?
Did anyone read this article about what Tracy McGrady thinks is wrong over in Miami? Why doesn’t he analyze the Pistons for us and tell us who isn’t happy and what changes we need here if he’s that good at figuring out people.
i think tmac is wrong. I’ve seen lebron play unselfishly in cleveland, the only reason he starts turning it on and driving to the basket is because “The Lebron Game” is sometimes the only way his old cleveland team (and now this miami team) can get a victory.
He can be an assist generating machine, and even though he is not a knock down 3 point shooter, you can not leave him alone at the 3 point line, so he does the job of spacing the floor.
the problem in miami is that their “so called” 3 point shooters eddie house is career 40% 3 point shooter, but he’s only getting 20 minutes a game, and scoring less than 7 points a game. The coaching is awful.
You know how we complain about ben gordon not getting the minutes, suppose you were miami and your only 3 point shooter that you gave minutes to was zydrunas ilgauskas.
lebron would be very happy in a magic johnson type of position on the court, basically he would be playing the point forward, and setting up both dwayne wade and eddie house, but what happens is that he can’t set them up because they aren’t available for the minutes wade cause he’s still not right, and house I dont know why. So lebron puts miami on his back and it’s 1 vs 5 just like in cleveland only now everyone hates miami and this hurts bosh’s feelings so he underperforms.
Who gives a shit about Miami…
Next three games = losses. I just cannot see how we could win even one.
We play small ball all the time these days, then again, can we even call any of our players besides ben “big”… 😀
What’s up with BG?
His game is either smokin’ hot or freezin’ cold…
Q rode that lineup way to long some fresh legs mixed in could’ve helped us in ot.
as someone who loves the game of basketball it makes me sad that miami sucks. It’s like darth vader in a wheelchair. Not fun.
I agree. I thought this’d be good for pro basketball.
miami is the dark side of the force. effem’