At Cleveland April 18 3:00PM Round 1 Game 1

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  1. Darth Tater

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    In 04' people said Detroit won, not because of individual talent, but because of the team concept. Now people are saying Detroit has too much talent not to be a much better team than their record indicates. But do they?

    Was it just the perfect chemistry of coach and players. If so, then really, there is not so much to complain about.

    So which is it? I don't think both can be true.

    Talent or chemistry in 04?

    IMO, the Pistons have decent/average talent. So, they are around .500 right now. Maybe that is exactly where they belong.

    Screw the switch theory. They win some and they lose some. That is what .500 teams do.
     
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    Nice post. Front page worthy IMO.
     
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    Playoff wins the last 5 years equals

    16 in 2004
    15 in 2005
    10 in 2006
    10 in 2007
    10 in 2008

    IMHO...talent seemed to be there. Just a little more heart in 04'
     
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    Maybe, but three guys who are the team leaders and who will play nearly half of the team minutes (5x48) during the games.
     
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    Perhaps not a lot, but the last vestiges will play out tonight.
     
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    Lots more.



    But hey...I think we just may be smiling by tonight...






















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    wait wait, i've got it guys. what if the pistons have been hiding AI on purpose and he's been practicing in private with the team for the past month, developing super-secret plays that the cavs won't be ready for?? they'll never know what hit 'em!!

    :p
     
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    i thin if we would have kept chauncey that we wouldnt be in this mess right now but look who we got everybody thinks hes so good hes not
     
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    If the Pistons somehow whip up on Cleveland in game 1, I think the Pistons will have a chance to take this series.

    Is Cleveland really, really that good?
     
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    This is the one game we have to win to have a chance.
     
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    yea there good but we just dont look like were playing team ball right now and you need that so i dont no hopefully we do something
     
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    Both are hall of famers..........the kissing, however, totally inappropriate
     
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    I got a good feeling about game 1. Deeeetroit Baaasketball!! See you guys in chat. Theres gonna be one right scoe? Hope the feed works, unlike this Boston Chicago game.
     
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    I would just like to say before this goes any further; KB or Amir should be starting.

    KB would actually be very helpful as a starter since Z is a good match-up for him, and he will foul ppl hard that get into the lane.

    I'm currently watching, but reserve the right to turn it off and cry LOL j/k

    edited to add;

    The Dice/Sheed line-up will likely be the death of us in this series if it continues extensively.
     
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    This point is useless. CurryDumars will not pair sheed and dyess until there is no sheed/dyess. We really missed that quitter AI. Could have used is offensive and driving to the basket.
     

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