Pistons amost tame the Bulls

by | Apr 15, 2012 | 9 comments

Rodney Stuckey

The #Pistons looked like they had a shot at breaking the 14 game winning streak that Chicago Bulls had over them, but a Derrick Rose three pointer with 6.4 seconds left to force overtime sealed the Pistons fate.   The Bulls were just too much for the Detroit in OT pulling away to a  100-94 victory at the Palace.

Key Points:

  • You can’t give Derrick Rose an open shot anytime let alone with the game is on the line.
  • Despite a missed free throw late in the game that could have cemented victory for Detroit, Rodney Stuckey played a fantastic game.  Stuckey with 32 points, 4 boards, 3 steals and an assist in 35 minutes from the floor.  Had it not been for Stuckey, the Pistons probably wouldn’t have come close to competing in this one.

  • Jason Maxiell just loves to give us a good highlight, and his thunder jam was one for the season reel.  Jason finished with 6 points and 9 boards.
  • The Pistons get baskets when their defense is working, and it led to a lot of nice buckets Sunday night.
  • Derrick Rose going 9-for-22 for 24 and the dagger.
  • The Pistons biggest lead 6 points, the Bulls 14.
  • Charlie Villanueva showing he’s got trade value with a SEASON HIGH 13 points on 6-for-15 shooting with 3 boards, a flagrant foul on Derrick Rose and a technical to follow.  The Bulls wound up shooting five free throws on that single possession, making four of them, to take a one-point lead with 4:20 remaining,  Let’s get on the phones in the off-season Joe! Look at this play NBA GM’s.

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Via NBA.com

  • OMG…Damion Wilkins 2 points where highlight worthy.
  • Messy basketball from the Pistons in overtime.
  • Greg Monroe with 13 points and 8 boards.
  • 12 lead changes.
  • This team is learning to close games out…learning but not winning.
  • Way too many Bulls fans in the building.  When you hear the crowd cheering for a Kyle Korver three pointer with the game on the line, you feel like you’re being punked by Rod Serling.
  • I don’t care…I still hate the Bulls, Kyle Korver makes me ill, I still can’t believe Brian Scalabrine is still in the NBA, and I still want to rip Joakim Noah’s bun off the top of his head.
  • Good to see Rip in the building, he seems to be in the right place for himself.  Hamilton finished the game with 13 points on 6-for-12 shooting.
  • Prince with just 4 points on the night.
  • A surprising DNP coaches decision for Jonas Jerebko.  A conspiracy theorist would think something of Jonas not playing and Charlie with minutes.
  • Despite the outcome, this was a very good game played by this Pistons team.
  • Knight with 13 points, 5 boards and 7 assists and some gutsy  shots in the face of Derrick Rose.
  • Highlights via NBA.com

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  • A season high 13 made free throws for Rodney Stuckey.
  • Ben Gordon a whopping nine points against his former team.  I don’t know why they don’t double team the man!
  • Next game is on Tuesday against the Cavaliers at the Palace. If you want to watch this one, you’d better head out to the Palace, this one won’t be televised.


  1. Lori

    “I don’t care…I still hate the Bulls, Kyle Korver makes me ill, I still can’t believe Brian Scalabrine is still in the NBA, and I still want to rip Joakim Noah’s bun off the top of his head.”

    Love it and totally agree, especially about the bun!

  2. O'brother

    don’t think i”ll be clickin that link…

  3. Drew

    Stuckey lost us the game and kept us in it at the same time. Frustrating. He missed a handful of free throws down the stretch. He looked sick or still injured in this game. So I guess scoring 32 isn’t bad, considering that.

  4. piston_fan_phl

    why didn’t they fouled rose before he took the 3? and why did monroe let rose take that open 3?

  5. junior

    Its a loss but im was PROUD to b a pistons fan last night. They fought and played hard. If not for the bs flagrant 1 call, which cuased the t, we wouldnt even b talking about the stuckey fts. Cv31 clearly went for the ball, i mean he had two hands hit it away from rose, it wascvs elbow thatgot roses nose. Just a clean hard foul. But i guess the mvp has to b treated SPECIAL.

  6. terry

    Pistons dodged a bullet on that one. Now if they can just fall short against Cleveland };^)

  7. Julian

    I hope that Frank uses JJ at SF off the bench and CV at PF off the bench for the last few games since Wilkins is a FA next year and may not be back.

  8. MrRockinWTB

    Although Stuckey missed some key free throws it doesn’t entirely fall on him. No one remembers Moose missing that bunny Stuckey lobbed in there perfectly to him?

  9. edt

    4 games left, we are headed for pick #10 and Jared Sullinger if we are lucky.

    Mock draft projects Sullinger not in the top 10, why??? Because of a single bad game against Kansas? Sullinger would be absolutely brutal paired with Moose.

    We have about 10% chance to win the lotto, not sure if it makes too much difference if we win or lose these last few games.

    I would like to see Ben Gordon get major minutes, Charlie V & Daye are hopeless, I don’t think we can get anything for them in trade, but if BG lights it up, maybe we can trade him.


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