There is nothing like starting a game with a 21 to 4 lead…except for maybe the Pistons. After bursting out of the gate to start the game Detroit slowly and methodically blew any chance they were going to have to win the game. The first quarter was just about all that Pistons fans had to cheer about in the 101-94 loss, besides the outstanding play of Jason Maxiell.
- How can anyone argue right now that Jason Maxiell should lose minutes on the floor? Maxiell tied a career high with six blocked shots, all of them which came in the first half. He finished the game with 18 points, grabbing six boards and a steal in 32 minutes. If you actually watch the highlight of this game, you’ll see a lot of Max.
- Highlights via NBA.com
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- Kyle Singler with nine points on 4-of-12 shooting, with three boards, two assists and a blocked shot in 28 minutes. I’m surprised I haven’t heard more of fans wanting Stuckey back in the starting lineup of Kyle since he’s been slumping a bit.
- Yes Rodney, no one is happy about this one. Photo/Associated Press editing Need4Sheed.com
- Stuckey finished the game with 17 (after the half) on 5-of-12 shooting with five turnovers in 27 minutes before fouling out. It really was Rodney that made sure the Pistons stayed in this one.
- JaVale McGee decided to put on a show and Detroit let him. Lobs into the big man from Andre Miller made the Pistons look like a grade school team playing in the NBA.
- Why can’t Greg Monroe finish around the rim?
- Drummond scored seven points and 11 rebounds. He looked a little lost trying to guard McGee when he was putting on the dunk show, but I don’t think that was all on him.
- Tayshaun Prince, who scored eight with six boards said it all.
“The growing trend has been when we get a lead, we continue to take care of the offensive opportunities, but then still be (undisciplined) on the defensive end. And it’s been like that this season so far. The teams that we’ve been up on early in the first half, we get really comfortable with what we’re doing offensively … then from a defensive standpoint, the discipline ends up going away because we’ve got it going so good on the offensive end.” Via The Free Press
- Four games in five days is tough, but that’s no excuse in my book. This team as two days and a trip to Brooklyn to shake the funk for a Friday night game against the Nets.