70 Wins This Year? Its Possible

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  1. buddahfan

    buddahfan Retired from Forum

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    They are currently on a pace for 69. 70 wins would be a monumental achievement especially if they went on to win the NBA title.

    They could only win 70 if non of the starters is out for more than a few games and no two starters at a time out of action.
     
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    They can only win 70 if Flip flat out sits his starters occasionally. Otherwise, as the season wears on, we will lose games just for the starters being dead legged. Actually, if Flip can't control his urge to play his starters so much, an injury or two to get these starters off their feet would do nothing but help. It would help get our bench ready for the playoffs too.
     
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    I want to be 79-3.

    Hehe, but that would mean playing starters a whole lot.

    I'm not willing to take that risk.

    SO I'd be content with making the 8th seed in the east, developing our young guys JMax ,Darko, Delfino, Acker, Johnson, but we should win the CHAMPIONSHIP AGAIN.

    GO DETROIT! :eyebrows:
     
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    More than 15 losses is unacceptable for this team, IMO. I was hoping they would make a run at the Bulls' record, but that's obviously not going to happen with the bench unable to step up. Maybe next year.

    They need to keep winning now though. Everyone loses more at the end of the season, especially a team that knows they are going to the finals and rests its starters. No more than 3 losses a month. I don't expect this team to ever lose 2 in a row either.
     
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    I'll be happy with the first seed overall. Win/loss records are no consolation if players are burnt out or don't progress deep into the playoffs.

    This team has an "eye of the tiger" problem. Every 6 or so games, they lose focus. I'm not sure that peaking this early is wise. In 2004, we roared into the playoffs. I hope there is enough gas in the tank to do the same this year.
     
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    Agreed.

    I see a mid season slump followed by a strong finish and a 1st overall seed in our future.

    I don't see 70 wins though.
     
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    You have to play the early season games anyway - may as well try to win them. Starters would be playing the same mins either way. I think losing takes more out of you than winning.

    70? No. Not going to happen.
     
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    That's an awfully tall order. Possible, but improbable. I don't think they are that good.

    They have won several close ones and only lost one that was close. I think 65 would be great, but that's probably a bit high too.

    Whatever it takes to get another ship works for me.
     
  9. lemonpen

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    70 would be great, but I would really like to see us take it all, leading wire 2 wire, then sweep the playoffs.
     
  10. BillLaimbeer

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    How many wins does it take?

    The number of wins for the last 5 World Champions:

    05: Spurs - 59 wins
    04: Pistons - 54 wins
    03: Spurs - 60 wins
    02: Lakers - 58 wins
    01: Lakers - 56 wins

    The Pistons are off to a great start, but there is no way they will maintain this pace all year. They will go through some slumps. I think 60 wins would be a great season.

    In order to win another championship, Flip will need to experiment with the rotations and keep the players rested. Perhaps that will cost a couple of wins. If the team is better prepared for the playoffs, it certainly is worth it.
     
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    Exactly. 54 was great in 2004 but not quite enough in 2005. It's all relative to where it takes us and how we finish.:rapture:
     
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    I would gladly trade 10 wins (reduction from 70- to 60) to shave 5-7 minutes a game off of the fab five.
     
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    I'm not sure why the starters legs would be any more tired than any other teams legs this year... They are on the low scale for starter minutes this year so far.
    Rip & Tayshaun are #45 & 46 in minutes per game.
     
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    I just hope that for once, we are the favorites come playoff time.:)


    but about 60-65 wins would make us that for sure, which is very possible for this team.
     
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    I have no problem with being the underdog. This team plays better with a chip on their shoulders.

    Even if we win the East, the "experts" will still be talking about SA out of the West. And if we finish with the best overall record, they'll say that we play in a weaker conference.
     
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    Right now we are on pace to win 71 games. What's insane is I feel it is going to only get easier for two reasons. #1 we have played 14 away games and only 8 home games. #2 even though our bench has been poor, I do feel they will be getting better as the year progresses. Defino and Evans are starting to come along.

    I still wouldn't be shocked if Dumars goes for the jugular and trades Darko for someone that could be great off the bench. I think Davis still has something in the tank but right now Flip feels he doesn't need his fuel at the moment.

    I don't see us having much of a slump this year. I think our boys really want to have home court over the Spurs and that will be driving them. I'll be surprised at anything less than 67 wins. Of course, I think I predicted the Lion's to be 10 -6 this year so sometimes my heart overrules my head. :) I do think that 67 is very realistic though. These Pistons cannot be compared with the Lions. Ben's not going to let them get complacent.
     
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    At some point in time we are going to have to go to the bench a lot. Call it charity games or what ever. There is a dire need to develop the bench. We don't have proven players, but we do have players that would start on other teams.
     
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    Pistons Home Page Poll: Wins

    Ok so on the Pistons home page they changed the poll from which bench player has been most impressive to... how many games will the Pistons win? Personally I chose 65-69 just to be reasonable but anyone who said 70-74 is cool in my book. I would like over 70 but thats a tall order as history tells us. My question is: What 27% of 4000 people picked 75+? I mean really, that means 54-4 if not better!! I'm not complaining or calling anybody stupid.. but is this just a dream or is there a way to justify 54-4?
     
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    That's the first date, during the 2004-2005 season, that the Pistons were 18 games over .500 (41-23)...

    I just thought that was cool

    (January 14 is when they won their 21st game last year)
     
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    i say we'll finish with 66 wins. the pistons have ha more road games, and for us to reach 66 wins we'd have to go 35-13, that seems possible for thois team actually it seems the pistons should do better.
     

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