Saturday, February 23, 2008

The Pistons Spank The Bucks In Re-Match

The Pistons pounced on the Bucks early in Friday nights game and whipped their butts. Chauncey Billups who finished with 21 points and 12 assists, apparently still had the All-Star game on his mind. In the 1st quarter he threw the ball behind his back, but somehow made it curl in front of him to Tayshaun Prince who was headed to the basket. That was sweet!

Then in the third quarter he made a bounce pass behind his back to a trailing Jason Maxiell for a dunk, that resulted in a three-point play. In the second quarter Amir Johnson and Rasheed Wallace both went up for a block and both got a piece of it. The block was given to Amir who finished with an amazing 13 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks and 3 steal in 23 minutes. I'm really liking Amirs hook shot. He made a couple of those over Andrew Bogut.

Rasheed Wallace was very active. He set the defensive tone early and finished with an impressive 17 points 6 rebounds 3 blocks and a steal.

The "'Dyess Man" Antonio McDyess scored the first point for the Pistons in the first quarter. That was new and refreshing. 'Dyess was very active as usual. He finished with 15 points. Rip Hamilton had 16.

Tayshuan Prince who finished with 10 points, made a great play in the first quarter, knocking the ball off of Michael Red as he was falling out of bonds, giving the Pistons the possesion.

In the second quarter, The Pistons scored 10 straight and outscored the Bucks 32 - 11. The pistons led by 25 at the end of the 3rd.

In the fourth quarter the two new comers Juan Dixon and Walter Herrmann entered the game and made plays for each other. That was fun to watch. During an 18 - 3 Pistons run in the fourth quarter, Juan passed the ball to Walter for a dunk. The two of them also showed off their 3-point shooting skills. First Walter knocked one down, then Juan. The Pistons beat the Bucks 127 - 100.

Next opponent: Phoenix Suns, Sunday @ 2:30 on ABC

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