Thursday, December 20, 2007

Defense Help Pistons Win Against Celtics

Despite shooting poorly in the first half, only 38%, while the Celtics shot 62%, The Pistons were only down by 7 at half-time. This was due to the Pistons loyal friend defense, which have bailed them out time and time again. In the second half the Pistons turned up both their defense and offense.

Lindsay Hunter was great with 5 points and 3 steals in 11 minutes. Rip Hamilton, who at times was the only one scoring for the Pistons, played great the entire game. He scored 21 points. Chauncey Billups scored 12 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter, reminding the Celtics of why he's "Mr. Bigshot". Rasheed wallace was in foul trouble, but scored 9 points off of 3 3-pointers. Antonio McDyess had a double-double; 13 points and 10 rebounds. Even Tayshaun Prince who struggled, managed to score 4 points in the second half. The Pistons and the Celtics were tied 85-85 in the fourth quarter with seconds left on clock. It looked as if the game was heading into over-time, but "Mr. Bigshot" once again was fouled with seconds left, sending him to the line. He made both Free throws. The Pistons won 87-85.

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