Re: March 2006 Pistons articles *Frequent Updates* [NBA.com] Hamilton, Prince rally Pistons past Bucks Richard Hamilton and Tayshaun Prince scored 25 points apiece and Rasheed Wallace added 21 and 10 rebounds as the Pistons rallied from an 18-point third quarter deficit to post a 112-105 triumph over the Bucks, who wasted a 37-point performance by Michael Redd. [Video highlights included] Balanced attack leads Patriots past TBirds Detroit Pistons rookie Amir Johnson scored 21 points, while grabbing 10 rebounds and three steals, to lead the Fayetteville Patriots to a 106-89 win over the Albuquerque Thunderbirds in NBA Development League action at the Crown Coliseum Friday night. Five Patriots hit in double figures as Fayetteville improved to 15-30. Albuquerque dropped to 23-21 .... Johnson's Detroit teammate Alex Acker added 20. [Amir Johnson picture here] [Detroit News - Associated Press report] McDyess rallies Pistons past Bucks After trailing 65-47 in the third quarter, the Pistons tied the game at 85 early in the fourth on Antonio McDyess' jumper, then took their first lead of the game moments later. McDyess added four more points as Detroit went up 100-92 with 4:35 left. "They went to him four or five times in a row, and when he makes that jump shot, it opens up everything else for them," Milwaukee coach Terry Stotts said. "He was effective and they took advantage." McDyess finished with 10 of his 18 points in the fourth. [Detroit Free Press] HE'S IN! Dumars to get Hall of Fame nod A team source confirmed Friday night that Dumars’ name is included in the 2006 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class, which will be formally announced Monday in Indianapolis during Final Four festivities. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel] Motor City Mettle: Detroit shows poise in comeback Said guard Mo Williams: "We made them earn it tonight. I'll guarantee you they're tired. But they turned it up and made it a game on their home court. They picked it up and made some plays. They're a championship-caliber team. "They're poised. They know what they want to do. They been in situations before and we're still learning. We only play a few big games a year. It's ironic how at the end of the game, who always hits the big shot? They know what they want to do and they know how to get it." [Detroit Bad Boys] More Big Ben contract talk More of the same regarding Ben's imminent resigning, from Chris Sheridan's ESPN chat today. [Note: you can also see a write-up on Sheridan's chat and a larger story about sports agents in general at the excellent truehoop.com.] One more: a great recap of Championship #2 I know we've been bombarding you with nostalgia this week, but allow me to provide you with one more link. The Basketball Hall of Fame has an amazing recap of the Pistons 1989-1990 season. [Bucks Diary] Pretty good isn't good enough for Bucks At power forward Rasheed Wallace manhandled rookie Andrew Bogut. At times it appeared Wallace was playing defense against Bogut with a tennis racket in his right hand. Bogut couldn't shoot over him, and wasn't really creative when it came to conjuring some alternative approaches. Thus, he was overwhelmed. Wallace stamped "Return to Sender" on several of Bogut's rather weak shooting efforts. Joe Smith couldn't correct the situation either, as he was completely outplayed by Pistons reserve Antonio McDyess. At the center position, Jamaal Magliore had another awful game, and Dan Gadzuric was no factor at all. Bogut, Wallace and Detroit's "Bad Boys" To set the record straight with the authors of the DetroitBadBoys blog, in a recent post I did not compare Bogut in anyway to the present day Rasheed Wallace. They are not comparable, obviously.