Thursday, February 7, 2008

Pistons Beat The Heat Despite Slow Start

The Pistons had a hard time getting up energy to play against the Miami Heat, who had lost 19 of their last 20 games, but they got the win. Rasheed Wallace was excellent, he led the Pistons with 26 points and 9 rebounds.

He had a nice dunk that led to a three point play in the 3rd quarter. In the second quarter Rodney Stuckey, faked out his idol Dwayne Wade by pretending to pass the ball to his teammate Rip Hamilton, when Dwayne turned his head, Rodney went for the shot. He missed but it was great play by the Rookie. Dwayne laughed about that one.

Rip Hamilton, who had 18 points hit a buzzer beater to tie the game 48 - 48 at the end of the second quarter. The Pistons led by eleven at the end of the 3rd. In the fourth quarter, The Heat cut The Pistons eleven point lead to one, but the Pistons were able to maintain their lead and got the win. The Pistons beat the Heat 100 - 95.

Antonio McDyess had a double-double, 10 points and 12 rebounds. Chauncey Billups had 15 points and 10 assists. Rip Hamilton had 18 points. Tayshaun Prince had 14.

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