Monday, February 11, 2008

Tayshaun Prince Rain 3's On Bobcats

Tayshaun Prince act like he was in a 3-point shooting contest Sunday night against the Bobcats. In the first quarter he knocked down 4 3-pointers and had 14 points. He made his 5th 3-pointer in the third and finished with 21 points and 6 rebounds.

The Pistons bench was solid once again, scoring 21 points in the first half. Jason Maxiell made a three point play when he dunked and drew a foul in the first quarter. Then in the second quarter, Jason made a great pass to Rodney Stuckey who cut to the basket for a layup.

It wasn't a play called by the coaches. That was just good recognition between the two players. They are definitely going to need that type of chemistry from the second unit if they expect to win the Championship. So, I was really excited about that.

Latter, in the second quarter Rodney Stuckey lobbed the ball to Amir Johnson for a dunk, giving the Pistons a 23 point lead. The Bobcats were only able to cut the Pistons lead to 17 at the end of the second quarter.

In the fourth quarter, the bench continued making great plays. First Rodney Stuckey made a great pass to Jason Maxiell who threw down a monster dunk and drew the foul for a three point play. The entire bench got up for that one.

Then after the Bobcats scored 5 straight, Jason Maxiell stole the ball and passed it to Rip, who passed it to Jarvis Hayes, who knocked down a shot, putting the Pistons back up by 19. The Bobcats fought back and cut the Pistons 19 point lead to 12, however the Pistons went on an 11-2 run sparked by Rip Hamilton, pushing the Pistons lead back up to 23.

During that run Rodney Stuckey leaped in the air, stole a pass and ran to the basket for a layup. Then Jarvis Hayes knocked the ball away and passed it to Rodney, who threw an alley-oop to Amir Johnson for a dunk.

Walter Herrmann And Primoz Brezec got in on the dunk fest as well. As soon as those two entered the game, Primoz lobbed the ball to Walter for a dunk.

The bench continued to make great plays. Amir saved the ball from going out of bounds, then passed it to Arron Afflalo who knocked down a shot. Then Amir made a block at the other end. Then it was the guards turn to have a dunk contest. First Rodney Stuckey made an impressive dunk, then Arron Afflalo.

The Pistons Beat the Bobcats 113 - 87.

Rip Hamilton had 18 points. Chauncey Billups, 11 points, 7 assists and 4 steals. Rasheed Wallace, 7 points and 4 assists. Antonio McDyess, 8 points and 9 rebounds. Jason Maxiell, 8 points and a steal. Rodney stuckey 13 points, 6 assists.

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