Thursday, January 29, 2009

Rasheed Help Pistons Beat The Timberwolves

The Pistons went on a 21 - 7 run in the second half and beat the Timberwolves Wednesday night. Rasheed Wallace was definitely the X factor. He was very active on offense and defense, something we haven't seen from him in a while. He finished with 25 points. I was happy to see him have a great game. I think the Pistons are finally starting to get into a groove.

I still think Allen Iverson should run the point and Rip Hamilton should return to the starting lineup. I like the way those two play together. In fact I feel more comfortable when Rip is on the floor with 'Dyess, Sheed, A.I. and Tayshaun Prince. Perhaps 'Dyess should also be a starter.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Coach Curry, I have Much Better Solution...

The Pistons are going to need a bigger line-up when the playoffs come right? Here's my solution:

Instead of having Rip Hamilton sit early in order to bring Amir Johnson off the bench, I would have Rodney Stuckey sit early.

First of all, unlike Rip Hamilton, Stuckey came off the bench last season, and is therefore used to playing with the second unit.

Second of all, Rodney Stuckey is a natural point guard and therefore can play well with any unit whether the first or second.

While Rip Hamilton plays better along side Tayshaun Prince and Rasheed Wallace.

That to me seems to be the perfect reason why Stuckey should sit early instead of Rip.

When it's time for Stuckey to sit, and time to for Amir to take the floor, I would make either Rip Hamilton or Allen Iverson play the point. Preferably Rip Hamilton, since he's a lot taller and therefore could see over the top of the defense.

Even if your scared to have Allen Iverson play the point, it wouldn't be for the entire night, just until Rodney Stuckey is back out on the floor.

So what do you think about my solution coach Curry? Pretty good huh?

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Pistons Rally To Beat Nuggets

I knew that the Pistons was going to beat the Nuggets Friday night. Here's how...

1. Allen Iverson's shot was off in the first half. 2. Rodney Stuckeys back tightened up on him to the point that he had to go to the Locker Room and didn't return in the fourth. 3. Rasheed Wallace and Rip Hamilton were out with injuries. 4. The Pistons couldn't make their shots from the free throw line. 5. Chauncey Billups was knocking down shots from left to right. Yet the Pistons were only down by ten in the first half.

In the second half The Pistons didn't have to do anything spectacular to win. All they had to do is tighten up their defense, continue to rebound the ball, move the ball a little more than they did in the first half, and make their shots at the free throw line.

Chauncey Billups did a great job for the Nuggets. I was proud of him. He had 30 points. However the Pistons, Allen Iverson, Tayshaun Prince an Arron Afflalo were the Big Shots in the second half. Allen Iverson, after having shooting poorly night in the first half, knocked down shots when it counted.

He did a great job finding Tayshaun Prince when he was open, and Arron Afflalo was eight for eight at the free throw line. The game was close in the fourth, but the Pistons took the lead and got the win beating the Nuggets 93-90.

I am so proud of the Pistons. Imagine how they would've played if they were all healthy.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Pistons End Sunday Losing Streak

The Pistons Sunday curse appears to finally be over. After losing 6 straight games on Sunday, the Pistons finally won one on their seventh try. Their victory over the Clippers Sunday night pushed their winning streak to seven. Wow! Seven must be their lucky number.

Although Antonio Mcdyess had sore ribs, a sore thigh and a dislocated pinky finger, he managed to collect 15 rebounds for the Pistons.

At the end of the fourth quarter Allen Iverson's shot was goal tended. The Pistons beat the Clippers 88 - 87.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Stuckey Leads The Pistons With 38 Points Against The Kings

Rodney Stuckey isn't becoming a star. He is a star. Perhaps the Pistons can win a championship with a small line-up after-all. If Stuckey keeps playing like he's been playing, anything is possible. The crowd was going wild, chanting his name and everything. It was fun to watch. Rodney scored 38 points.

Amir had a career high 14 rebounds and 10 points. Allen Iverson and Tayshaun Prince each had 23 points. Despite Rasheed Wallace, Rip Hamilton and Antonio Mcdyess out with injuries, the Pistons have now won six straight. It's going to be hard for coach Curry to decide who's going to start come play-off time.

I guess when The Pistons are going against smaller teams, he'll start Rodney Stuckey and when their playing against bigger teams he'll start Amir Johnson. Yeah, that sounds like a good plan. It's going to be interesting.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Amir Is Doing A Great Job In The Strarting Line-Up

Amir Johnson started out this season as a starter, however coach Curry decided to place him back on the bench because of inconsistent play.

He then placed Kwame Brown in the starting line-up for a few games before deciding to go with a smaller line-up with Rodney Stuckey at the point.

Due to a groin injury rip Hamilton is out and Amir Johnson is back in the starting line-up and he's really stepped up and is doing a great job.

The problem now is, figuring out who will be in the starting line-up and who will come off the bench.

Rodney Stuckey can still be just as effective coming off the bench. However if Rodney is placed back on the bench, would that take Allen Iverson and Rip Hamilton out of their groove?

Probably, but I'm confident that Allen and Rip can easily bounce back.

A.I. can still be just as effective at point guard, but Coach Curry was just a little anxious to get things going a little faster, and that's why the starting line-up changed so often.

He should have first of all given Amir a chance to get used to playing as a starter and also used to playing with Allen Iverson. Second of all, he should have given A.I a chance to get adjusted to the team.

Amir Johnson can be just as effective as Rodney Stuckey in the starting line-up, but some players just need a little more time adjusting than others.

The bottom line is, The Pistons are going to need bigger bodies in the starting line-up especially come playoff time. In other words when Curry gave Amir the first crack at being a starter, he made the right choice, and he should've stuck with it.

The Pistons don't really need those many scorers in the starting line-up. So It's best that one of them come off the bench to even things up.

Rip Hamilton and Allen Iverson is certainly out of the question. Neither one would like coming off the bench, and unless coach Curry want to start World War three, he shouldn't even think about it.

Rodney Stuckey would be the likely choice.

First of all, he can be just as effective coming off the bench. Second of all, he'll add some scoring to the second unit. And third, this is only his second season in this league. So if Curry decides to bench Rodney, he'll still have a chance to a be a starter in this league someday.