76ers March 20th...7:30

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  1. TaS

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    I think that he left it up to his coach, and his coach chose to sit him. But then he scored 81 a week later I think.

    But if Bryant ever gets to 78 points with 5 minutes to go, I really doubt he'll pull himself from the game.


    Not trying to rip on the guy, just pointing out what a classy team we have.
     
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    Prince may not have Kobe's ability on the court, but at least you can be really happy for him when he does well. I just want to puke whenever Kobe gets positive press, in essence for being a selfish SOB.
     
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    Easy to be classy when you're playing Philadelphia.

    I wonder if he'd ask out of the game if he were approaching his career high in minutes played.

    He played an excellent game on both ends, though, at least in the quarter I watched. His defense on Iguodala really surprised me.
     
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    Hey DT, how about if we substitute Gilbert Arenas in place of Kobe in your previous statement?????:)
     
  5. TaS

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    Prince's career high in minutes played is 55, so he would have to be asking out of the game in double or triple OT.

    This game occured on 11/25/05 against the Wizards.

    Flip Saunders played the starters 219 minutes and the bench 71 minutes.

    T PRINCE- 55
    R WALLACE- 56
    B WALLACE- 34
    R HAMILTON- 35
    C BILLUPS- 39
    C ARROYO 19
    A MCDYESS 25
    M EVANS 26
    C DELFINO 1 (what?)
    L HUNTER DNP (?)
    D DAVIS DNP
    A ACKER- DNP
    J MAXIELL DNP
    D MILICIC DNP
    A JOHNSON DNP


    And you wonder why we ran out of gas last year.
     
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    Well, when games get lopsided like this I start paying attention to other things.

    Did you see Eli go into the stands and interview that kid that was part of a group of 25 kids brought in by Chauncey.

    Eli: Every year Chauncey Billups sponsors kids that wouldn't get a chance to see Pistons games and brings them to the Palace. Like this young man here...what is your name young man?

    Kid: (garbled) hoheeho


    Eli: and where are you from?

    (long pause as kid looks at him with his mouth open and a puzzled look on his face)

    Eli: What town are you from?

    (longer open mouthed pause)

    Eli: What place do you come from?

    Kid: (garbled) hoheeho

    Eli: (looks off to the side for help)the Children's center? Great ...back to you George and Greg.
     
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    Or when you are hanging 81 on Toronto. :stooges:
     
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    If you're down 20 on a team that needs every win it can get to make the playoffs because you were passing to your incompetant teammates too much, go ahead and fire away. If you're up 20 against a team that would get about a 4-seed in an NCAA bracket, with three back-to-backs in the next week, I'd prefer the other approach. Hell, I'll admit that I like Kobe, for the same reason you like Mark Cuban, but my rejection of the idea that he's an abnormally selfish ballhog predates that.

    :pound:at basketbills. Although to be fair, I'd be frightened by Eli at that age, too. :cold:
     
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    Bills, Eli is a classic weiner. I will never forget him screwing up when they came out with the new postgame sponsor, Casino Windsor.

    "The Pistons post-game brought to you by Casineer Windsow"

    You should have heard WDFN rip him during an interview a couple weeks back for writing a new book with Denny McLain.

    Oh wait, you can...

    http://www.wdfn.com/cc-common/podca....com/18227/podcast/DETROIT-MI/WDFN-AM/Eli.mp3

    And yeah, "hoheeho" is another classic goof. :pound:
     
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    Yes, but is he a good person? That's how Bill Davidson picks his sons. :)
     
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    It was already mentioned but Will Blalock's score on a drive was super pretty.

    The kid may not be the next Steve Nash, but the Pistons might be wise to continue the experiment of having him on the roster and see if he can get a little better with some seasoning.

    Even as a backup PG, he might turn out to be a very good value.
     
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    I was listening and it was classic self-serving Eli, especially when Wojo asked him why we should give a crap about Denny anymore.
    ELI-retrospective: Al Ackerman was the big cheese as far as overbearing, opionated sportscasters. Well I believe it was WDIV that brought this rocknroll lookin character to Detroit with the scraggly voice. Thinking to much of himself, Eli thought he was an ESPN personality and left the local scene on numerous occasions. I found it very gratifying and equally humerous to see him now as nothing more than a sideline reporter for a local basketball affiliate!..HOOHEEHO!!!:pound:
     
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    I've been critical of Blalock, but not because I don't like him. It is obvious that his shot is not very good, so in my opinion, he really needs to establish himself as some sort of scoring threat in order to open up passing opportunities. That drive into the lane with the floater is a good example of something that he could do to become at least a double threat. It also happens to be something that the Pistons don't have... so it would behoove him to do it more.
     
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    Tony Parker won two NBA titles, both as a starter without any kind of reliable jumpshot or slick passing skills.

    It's only since the Spurs brought in Chip Engelland last year that TP really bettered his mid range and outside game.

    So I agree, Will should continue doing what he can do, and hopefully expand his game incrementally.
     
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    ho-hum easy victory, next...
     

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