Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Tayshaun Prince Still Have The Pacers Wondering "What If?"

The 2004 Eastern Conference finals must be like a reoccurring nightmare for The Pacers. All they can see is Tayshaun Prince blocking Reggie Millers shot over and over again. Have you noticed how TNT and ESPN like to show that clip, every time The Pistons play The Pacers?... I love it!

FSN showed the clip last night. Then they showed The Pistons celebrating. Rasheed and Rip was standing on top of the scorers table and everything...Made me feel all warm and tingly inside.

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Rasheed Wallace Punish The Pacers

Rasheed Wallace Punished The Pacers in Tuesday nights game.

He scored 11 points in the second quarter, after not scoring at all in the first, shot 10 for 18 and finished with 24 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocks. What I love the most about how Rasheed played, is that he wore the Pacers out in the paint. He should really make an effort to play like that every game.

In the second quarter, Amir Johnson really made some great plays. He set Rasheed up nicely for a dunk. I was really excited about that. Then in the fourth quarter, he had a nice put back dunk himself, when Jason Maxiells shot bounced off the rim. So, kudos to Amir who had 6 points, 6 rebounds to go along with his 2 assists.

The Pistons beat The Pacers 110 - 104

Next opponent - The Lakers, Thursday @ 7:30 on channel 20.

I can't wait to see Amir play in Thursdays game against The Lakers. That should be a fun game to watch.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

It's Amir Johnsons' Turn

I think the main reason why Joe Dumars didn't re-sign Chris Webber, who is now joining The Golden State Warriors, is because he wanted to give Amir Johnson, who signed an $11 million contract some playing time. In Saturdays game against the Magic, Amir Johnson had 2 points, 4 rebounds, and three blocks in 9 minutes. So, imagine what he could have done in 20 or 25 minutes! When given the time, Amir Johnson has the potential to be a nightmare for opponents, especially playing alongside Jason Maxiell with that help side defense.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Chris Webber Joining The Golden State Warriors?

Chris Webber's unlikely but fast-moving return to the Golden State Warriors is on course to be completed by Tuesday, according to sources close to the negotiations.

Barring an unexpected change of heart, sources said, Webber will accept the invitation from former coach Don Nelson and former teammate Chris Mullin to come back to the team with whom he won NBA Rookie of the Year honors in 1994, only for Webber to force a trade to Washington some six months later when his prickly relationship with Nelson collapsed.

"I hope that it happens to be quite honest with you," Nelson told Bay Area reporters Sunday before the Warriors hosted the New York Knicks. "I think our team needs it."

Nelson made his own surprising and triumphant return to Oakland last season, guiding the Warriors to their first playoff berth since they went 50-32 in Webber's rookie season in 1993-94. Sources say Nelson and Mullin, now the Warriors' vice president of basketball operations, are confident that the 67-year-old coach and Webber are ready for this seemingly hard-to-fathom reunion after multiple conversations in recent days.

For his part, Nelson has maintained that he and Webber reconciled years ago, when he chose Webber to replace the injured Shaquille O'Neal -- over Dirk Nowitzki from Nelson's Dallas Mavericks -- as the West's starting center for the 2002 All-Star Game in Philadelphia.

Webber could not be immediately reached for comment Sunday, but sources insist that he would be Golden State-bound now even if the Detroit Pistons made an 11th-hour bid to re-sign him. The Warriors have offered to sign him for the rest of the season for a pro-rated share of the league's $1.2 million veteran minimum.

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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Pistons Knock Out Magic In Rematch

The Magic was like a tiny speck in the Pistons rear-view mirror the entire game. Well, more like a smashed bug on their wind-sheild. Yep, The Pistons stepped on the gas and there was no turning back.

Get this!

In the first quarter The Pistons shot 75 %, they only missed five shots and scored 39 points. Rasheed Wallce was the leading scorer in the first quarter with 13 points. He fouled out of the game with 15.


I didn't make it up...

Rip Hamilton was the player of the game once again shooting lights out. In fact he showed the Magic his Magic, the power of Telekinesis. If you ask me, that's the only explanation for how he managed to catch two rebounds, in one game, while sitting on the floor... Rip finished with a very impressive 32 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists.

Chauncey "Batman" Billups showed off his "super powers" as well. In the 3rd quarter, he jumped like he had a springs attached to his feet, and pulled down a rebound in the middle of two defenders. Gee golly Batman! I didn't no you had hops like that. Chauncey finished with 21 points and 6 assists.

Amir Johnson who got some valuable playing time, was very active as well. He was the sub of the game with 2 points, 4 rebounds, and three blocks in 9 minutes. Way to go Amir! Tayshaun Prince dished out 8 assists, to go along with his 9 points and 3 rebounds. Antonio Mcdyess had another double-double; 10 points, 13 rebounds.

The Pistons were just clicking on all cylinders. The Magic only had 10 turnovers, but the Pistons scored off of all of them. They had 20 points off of 10 Magic turnovers.

The Pistons beat the Magic 101 - 93.


The Pistons was called for 30 fouls to the Magics 18. Many of the fouls were questionable, so as you can imagine, 'Sheed was hilariously animated, but rightfully upset. Even Chauncey got a technical.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Amir Johnson And Arron Afflalo Help Pistons Beat 76ers

It was all Chauncey Billups and Rip Hamilton in the first quarter. In the first quarter Chauncey and Rip combined for 21 points. Chauncey had 13 points, Rip had 8. at the end of the first quarter, The Pistons led 25 - 23.

In the second quarter, it was the youngsters Amir Johnson and Arron Afflalo who came up big for The Pistons. They were part of a 12 - 2 run that put the Pistons back in the lead, and in control of the game.

The Pistons were down by four with the 76ers leading 36 - 32. First Tayshaun Prince scored cutting the 76ers lead to two (34 - 36), then Amir johnson scored tying the game 36 - 36. Then Rookie Aaron Afflalo scored giving The Pistons back the lead. The Pistons led 38 - 36.

Then it was Arron again. First he made a steal, then he knocked down a shot pushing The Pistons lead to four. The 76ers cut the Pistons four point lead to two. Tayshaun scored pushing the Pistons lead back up four. Then Arron knocked down another shot giving the Pistons a six point lead. The Pistons led 44 - 38. The Pistons led by nine at the end of the second. They led 50 - 41.

In the 3rd quarter The Pistons 12 - 2 run grew into a 24 - 7 run. They led 70 - 63 at the end of the third.

In the fourth quarter however, The Pistons offensive went cold. At one point they shot 1 for 11. The 76ers offense wasn't any better. They shot 0 for 7. Nevertheless, The Pistons got the win, snapping a three game losing streak.

Chauncey Billups had 21 points. Rip Hamilton had 19 points. Tayshaun Prince had 16 points, 3 assists and a steal. Arron Afflalo had 6 points and a steal. Amir Johnson, 5 points and a block.

The Pistons beat The 76ers 86 - 78.

Next opponent: The Magic, Friday night @ 7:00, channel 20.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Unmotivated Pistons Lose To The Bulls Again

I'm not trying to take anything away from The Bulls, but they're no tougher an opponent than any other team The Pistons beat this season.

And fatigue is not an excuse for the awful way that The Pistons played last night. Whenever The Pistons meet with The Bulls, The Pistons don't even seem to be interested in playing. I mean, where's the passion?

I think they're suffering from some type of physiological issue. They seemed to have enjoyed playing against The Bulls, until their friend and leader Ben Wallace decided to join sides with the enemy. Now I guess its just not fun for them anymore...

They're like "what's my motivation"?

How about a few hundred boos from angry Fans?

Just kid'n. We can't do that to our Pistons. Just let them work out they're insanity on they're own.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Does Tayshaun Prince Have A Temper?

My brother works at Cobo Hall and he said he saw Tayshaun Prince there. He said he also over heard some people talking about an incident involving Tayshaun Prince.

They said that a man approached Tayshaun and asked him for his autograph, and he told the man "get the explicit out of my face."

Now it could still just be a rumor, but according to my brother, the people sounded very sincere. They said that the man was very hurt by the way that Tayshaun treated him.

I'm not taking up for anybodies bad behavior, but I know it has to be very hard being a celebrity and having people approach you every time you step out into the street.

And I also understand how frustrating it is when people take your niceness as a sign that you're a push-over. Hence, if it is true about Tayshaun, he was probably just trying to let a very persistent fan know that "hey I'm not a push-over."

On the other hand if "Tay Tay" doesn't want a bad reputation, he really should try to deal with folks and his anger a little better than that.

Does Tayshaun Prince Have A Son?

My brother also told me that he saw a woman with Tayshaun and she was pushing a baby in stroller. So I guess him and his wife Farah having a baby wasn't a rumor after all.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Tayshaun Prince At Cobo Center

First of all, let me say this...I'm a Pistons fan, but my brother for some reason is a Laker's fan. So, he's always teasing me about The Pistons.

Anyways, he calls me and says "I got some dirt on the Pistons". So I'm all scared... I'm like "what"? He says "a man wanted Tayshaun Princes autograph, and he told the man "get the explicit out of my face." So I asked him "did you witness that?" He's like, "no I heard some people talking about it."

My brother works at Cobo Hall, and he did see Tayshaun Prince there. However, I think the Tayshaun Prince thing is just a rumor. First of all, people make up all kinds of rumors for no good reason. So, I'm the type of person who would believe it only if I actually witnessed it. I find it hard to believe that Tayshaun Prince would be that rude to his fans.

Speaking of rumors, my brother called me last summer and says "guess what" I'm like... "What" he says "Kobe Bryant just signed with The Pistons." I'm like.."where did you hear that from?". He was like "A guy at the bus stop". The bus stop out all places y'all...

Anyways you get my point.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Rip Hamilton Rip Apart The Raptors

Rip Hamilton was monster in the game against The Raptors Tuesday night. He scored 39 points and had 6 assists. He made 24 of his 39 points in the second half. He scored 7 straight and made 16 of 22. Antonio McDyess was monster as well. He had 9 points, 13 rebounds, 7 steals and 2 blocks. The Pistons won 101 - 87.

Ex-Piston Carlos Delfino had a great home-coming game against his former team. He scored 14 points, all in the second quarter. 9 of his 14 points came from behind the three point line. He was 3 for 3. He also sparked a 13 - 2 run which cut The Pistons 13 point lead to 1. The Pistons led 51 - 50 at halftime.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Pistons Beat Bobcats In Overtime

Well, thanks to the schedule saying that the game start at 8:00, when it actually started at 7:30, I missed the entire first half...Great! This isn't the first time this happened to me, but anyways...

What I would like to know is...

Where the heck do the Bobcats get their energy?

Just the night before, they lost in a double overtime game against the Cavaliers, yet somehow they managed to muster up enough strength to go into overtime again against The Pistons last night. So that's two games in two nights plus triple overtime.

The Pistons beat The Bobcats 103 - 100, but you have to give the Bobcats credit for actually having enough energy to even put up a fight. Did I also mention that they were playing without their point guard? Yeah! That's insane!

Anyways, I was glad to see Ex-Piston Nazr Mohammed out they're getting the minutes he deserve. He did great job. He had 19 points, 13 rebounds and 2 blocks. His friend and former teammate Tayshaun Prince had 2 blocks as well to go along with his 22 points. Chauncey Billups had 27 points and 7 assists.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Lindsay Hunter Help Pistons Beat The Spurs 90 - 80

The Pistons may not have shown up against The Mavericks, but they certainly showed up to play against The Spurs Thursday night. The Spurs had the lead at first. They led by five, but the Pistons came back and scored 16 straight. At the end of the first The Pistons led 30 - 15.

The Pistons led by as many as twenty points in the second quarter, and had a seventeen point lead at half-time. They led 54 - 37. In the first half, The Spurs had zero fast break points, The Pistons shot 63%, and Tony Parker only scored 2 points.

In the third quarter, The Spurs managed to climb their way back into the game, and cut the Pistons seventeen point lead down to nine. At the end of the third The Pistons led 67 - 58.

In the fourth quarter, The Spurs then cut the Pistons nine point lead to seven. However, Flip Saunders wisely put in Lindsay Hunter who sparked a 7 - 0 run, and just like that the Pistons were up by fourteen.

The Spurs then cut The Pistons lead to twelve, but Lindsay made a steal and knocked down a shot to put The Pistons back up by fourteen. The Spurs were only able to cut The Piston lead to ten. The Pistons beat the Spurs 90 - 80.

Rasheed Wallace was excellent he had 23 points, 15 rebounds, two blocks and three steals. Lindsay Hunter finished with 7 points and a steal. Rip Hamilton - 18 pts. Tayshaun Prince - 17 pts. Chauncey Billups - 13 pts; 6 assists.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

The Real Pistons Didn't Show Up Against The Mavericks

If you didn't see the game last night, be glad you didn't! It was ugly. I'm not even going to go into details, I'll just say this...The Pistons got torched by The Mavericks.

I mean, the way the Mavericks were shooting lights-out, they could've made those shots blind-folded with their hands behind their backs.

On the other hand though, I don't feel too bad about the lost. Had The Pistons played their best and lost I would be worried, but they didn't.

They looked timid, they looked nervous, they were missing all kinds of shots. They weren't playing any type of defense...In fact, the way The Pistons played, I give them credit for only losing by sixteen points.

I think The Pistons felt some pressure. Mind you, They have been having blow-out wins against opponents, but it was down-played because of the fact that the opponents they were torching wasn't as elite. So, when the Piston's had to play against a great team like the Mavericks, I'm sure they felt some pressure to prove themselves. even though they probably wouldn't like to admit it.

On top of that, I don't think they got over losing to The Celtics. In fact, they probably took the lost more seriously than they normally would have, because of Rasheed Wallace.

Rasheed is the teams emotional leader. So when he went skipped going to the Locker Room and went straight home after they lost to The Celtics, it only caused his teammates to dwell on that particular lost longer than usual. Rasheed is smart, so I'm sure he realizes his mistake.

The Pistons will be ready for the Spurs tonight though. At least I hope so. The game is at 8:00 on TNT

Walter Herrmann Play Some D Against Dirk Nowitzki

When Walter Herrmann first came to the Pistons, I didn't know what to expect. I thought to myself..."who is this guy?" "He looks like a character from Lord Of The Rings"?

Well, I have to say after seeing him play in just three games for the Pistons, I'm impressed. In fact I instantly became a fan of his the very first day he played for the Pistons.

You know what impressed me though, more than anything? The great defense he played against The Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki.

Yep, he may look like a character from Lord of Rings, but he's certainly no fairy.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

What The Pistons Need To Do In Order To Win The Championship

Alright,The Pistons are deeper than they've been in four years. They have guys who can come off the bench and score without any drop-off, which gives the starters valuable rest. They have guys who are able to penetrate and drive to the basket, such as Rodney Stuckey, Aaron Afflalo, and Walter Herrmann. Before that they only had Carlos Delfino. They seem to have gotten rid of their complacency, which was a real drag last season...So what else do The Pistons need to win the Championship?

1) Move The Ball

The Pistons need to continue to move the ball. When they're not moving the ball, they're not playing as a team, and not playing as a team means that they're not utilizing the weapons that makes this team great (Tayshaun Prince for example). They can not afford to get caught up in individual match ups like they did in the game against The Celtics, which they lost on Jan 6th.

2) Be Vocal

In the first game the Pistons played against the Celtics, Tayshaun Prince gave Chauncey Billups some good advice. It was late in the fourth quarter and the Pistons had possession of the ball. Tayshaun told Chauncey to do a pump fake instead of trying to take the shot. Chauncey listened, made a pump fake, got fouled and won the game by knocking down two free throws. Hence, The Pistons Should remember that although Chauncey is the leader, and is therefore the one who usually gives advice, he too could use some advice sometimes. That's how you help each other as a team.

3) Stay Aggressive

I don't mean to sound like Cesar Millan, but Chauncey is the pack leader. When he's aggressive, his teammates are aggressive. That's why its important for him to be aggressive at all times. You cant' go wrong when you're aggressive.

4) Keep Cool

When The Pistons, mainly Rasheed Wallace gets into it with the refs, he not only loses focus, but the whole team starts to lose their focus. Hence, arguing with the refs is nothing more than a distraction. To give Rasheed credit though, hes done a pretty good job of keeping his cool this year. Him and his teammates should practice that more often.

5) Don't Take Bad Shots

Last year's playoffs was like a nightmare. I watched in awe as Rip Hamilton repeatedly tried to score over seven foot guys while getting his shot blocked over and over again. To give Rip credit though, he seems to be a whole lot smarter this season. Now when there's a big in front of him, he smartly passes to another teammate.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

The Pistons Lose To The Celtics

It was an off night for the Pistons offensively, partly because of foul trouble. In the first quarter Antonio McDyess, who have been excellent for most of this season, picked up two quick fouls and had to sit.

Jason Maxiell on the other hand was great. With The Pistons down 10 - 3 to the Celtics, Maxiell started a surge that led to the Pistons scoring 17 straight. The Pistons led 22 - 12 at the end of the first.

The Celtics however made a come back in the second quarter erasing the Pistons ten point lead and tying the game 41 - 41.

Then Rip Hamilton made a shot to put the Pistons back up by two. The Pistons led 43 - 41 at half-time.

The second half was pretty much a wrestling match.

In the third quarter The Celtics tied with the Pistons four times. With the game tied 61 - 61, Rip Hamilton made a point off of a technical foul, giving the Pistons a one point lead. Then Chauncey Billups made two points off of a Celtics foul, pushing The Pistons lead up to three.

The Pistons led 64 - 61, but Paul Pierce made a shot cutting The Pistons lead to one. Then with the pistons leading 63 - 64, Antonio McDyess finally scored a point to put the Pistons lead back up to three at the end of the third. The Pistons led 66 - 63.

In the fourth quarter The Celtics just continued to hound The Pistons. The Celtics made a run giving them a five point lead. The Pistons fought back and cut their lead to three, but Paul Pierce made a steal and pushed the Celtics lead back up to five.

Then the Pistons starting missing their free throws. Rip Hamilton after being fouled by Eddy House, made one of two. Then, Chauncey Billups after being fould by Paul Peirce missed both free throws.

The Pistons finally pulled the game within three, and could've forced the game into overtime, but Chauncey missed a three point that would have tied the game 88 - 88. The Celtics beat The Pistons 92 - 85.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

The Pistons Second Unit Help Beat Raptors

The Pistons bench outscored the Raptors bench 27 - 5 helping the Pistons win their eleventh straight game. Rookie Rodney Stuckey had 8 points and 6 assists. Jarvis Hayes had 8 points. Jason Maxiell had 11. The Pistons are 18 - 2 against the east. The loses were against the Chicago Bulls. The Pistons beat the Raptors 101 - 85.

Next Opponent: The Boston Celtics @ 7:30 channel 20

Thursday, January 3, 2008

The Pistons Show The Wizards Their Magic

The Wizards had the lead at the end of the first quarter in Wednesdays game against the Pistons. They were up 1 and led 27 - 26. However, the Pistons came back to win the second quarter by 10. They led 57 - 47 at halftime. Tayshaun Prince had 2 buzzer beaters in the second quarter, and Jason Maxiell dunked one off of Tayshauns miss in the third. The Pistons led 84 -72 at the end of the third. In the fourth quarter, the Pistons led by as many as 20. Rip Hamilton led the way with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists. Jarvis Hayes finished with 12 points, shooting 70 % in 4 games. Jason Maxiell had 15 points and 7 rebounds. Tayshaun Prince had 11 points and Chauncey Billups had 16. The Pistons beat the Wizards 106 - 93.

Rip Hamilton Nearly Gets A Triple-Double

Rip Hamilton has always been the leading scorer on the team, but this season he's executing like a surgeon. You can credit his teammates for finding him and getting him the ball, but he still have to execute, and he's doing that with precision. What's just as impressive, is his assists. In the game against the Wizards he nearly had a triple- double; 20 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists. Rip Hamilton is looking more and more like a Super Star with each game.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Pistons Ring In New Year Early By Lighting Up The Bucks

The Pistons Rung in the New Year early by lighting up the Bucks for another blowout win. Their 9th straight win in a row. Rip Hamilton led the celebration shooting lights out once again. He had 22 points and was 9 for 10. Chauncey Billups and Antonio McDyess both had double-doubles. Chauncey with 13 points and 12 assists and Antonio McDyess with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Tayshaun Prince had 15 points. The Bench was excellent. Jarvis Hayes had 14 points. Rookies Aaron Afflalo and Rodney Stuckey both had 6 points. Rodney Stuckey also had 7 assists. Walter Herrmann, playing in his second game as a Piston had 8 points. The Pistons had a season high 30 Assists on 41 baskets. The Pistons won 114 - 69.