Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The Pistons Beat The Spurs

I feel really good about the Pistons win over the Spurs Tuesday night. It was a complete team effort. What I enjoyed about it the most was seeing Rasheed Wallace come to life after receiving a technical foul. 'Sheed heated up and almost single handedly erased the Spurs ten point lead. That was very fun to watch. The Spurs once led 60-50.

Tim Duncan was completely dominant in the first half, beating Rasheed 18-2. However the second half was a different story. Rasheed Wallace knocked down 17 points. Tim Duncan only scored one point in the fourth quarter.

Allen Iverson had a great game as well. I was happy to see A.I. playing like himself... getting steals, penetrating, breaking down defense and making layups. When A.I. isn't playing like himself its actually more of a mental thing. The games that he didn't play well in were most likely the games where he was more focused on fitting in than playing like himself.

Once Allen Iverson stop trying to fit in and just be himself, he'll find that he fit in very well. The A.I. that showed up Tuesday night is the A.I. that I'm used to seeing. One that is scrappy and very focused on getting the job done. That me feel really good.

The bench did another phenomenal job. I loved watching the Tony Parker and Arron Afflalo matchup. Arron's defense on Tony Parker was spectacular. He did an excellent job stopping Tony from penetrating and making layups at will. Love that shocked look Tony had on his face. I know he thought he was invincible.

The Pistons beat the Spurs 89-77.

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