Bring on the Magic :: 2007 Playoffs Round 1

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    Bacardi Pistons Playoff Special

    Tune in tonight at 7:00pm on TV20 Detroit for the Bacardi Pistons Playoff Special, hosted by George Blaha. The show will feature the following:
    • A breakdown of the Pistons-Magic series
    • A special report from Lindsey Hunter from inside the practice facility
    • A recap of the Pistons 6th straight 50-win season
    • A roundtable discussion featuring Eli Zaret, Michael Rosenberg, Mike Stone, Rob Parker and Keith Langlois
    • An interview with Flip Saunders
    • Greg Kelser's regular season awards
    • A look at how the Pistons bench could impact the team's success in the postseason
    • The Pistons plays of the year
    Hmmm, yummy!
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    Yeah, Lee looks like you're ready for some heavy duty action.
    I didn't know what to make of this team, they jumped out 10 and 4 and stumbled then clawed their way to the 8th seed.
    Perfect
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    Re: Pistons/Magic playoff schedule

    GAME 1 SAT, APRIL 21- ORLANDO AT DETROIT- 7:00PM
    GAME 2 MON, APRIL 23-ORLANDO AT DETROIT- 7:00PM
    GAME 3 THUR, APRIL 26-DETROIT AT ORLANDO-8:00PM
    GAME 4 SAT, APRIL 28-DETROIT AT ORLANDO- 3:00PM
    GAME 5* TUE, MAY 1-ORLANDO AT DETROIT- TBD
    GAME 6* THUR, MAY 3-DETRIOT AT ORLANDO- TBD
    GAME 7* SAT, MAY 5-ORLANDO AT DETROIT- TBD
    * IF NECESSARY

    See you in chat Monday.
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    Merged schedule thread into series thread! :)
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    Anyone have the playoff roster? Is Amir on it? Is he active?
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    Not very impressive for Piston pedigree to say the least.

    Letting the Magic shoot almost 60% for the whole game is definitely not Piston pedigree. I don't care if they led the whole game.

    Also the starters played way too many minutes.

    A win, but a disappointment.

    DMC had his best game against the Pistons. He will be concern before the series is done.

    :hoops:
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    GAME 1 DETROIT 100, ORLANDO 92: Pistons almost let victory slip away
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    Some thoughts from the game:
    Pistons won the game.
    The effort wasn't always there, but it was enough.
    Pistons are still soft down the middle
    The best Pistons penetrator was sitting on the bench the entire game
    Pistons didn't get any "home" whistles
    The game never looked in danger from the get go
    Magic can't stop us when it counts
    Darko still doesn't get it
    Howard needs to learn to shoot free throws (he should consider the fact that Ben Wallace is on the bench during the deciding moments of the games because he can't shoot free throws)
    Sheed needs to continue doing what he was doing in game 1, but he also needs more playing time
    I would love to see Amir vs Darko matchup (probably not just I)
    Delphino looked good, he's finding his game, now he just needs to keep it up
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    Orlando Sentinel - Darko To Play But Not Happy by

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    Weird article. I can't imagine submitting that to my editor for submission.

    But, the gist of it is that Darko feels like he is being pressured to play injured.

    There is also a similar article out there about how Grant Hill feels like the Pistons made him play injured in the Playoffs right before we traded him. He sounds bitter too.
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    According to this Orlando Sentinal guy, Darko made all of the following statements in the same interview. But he just presents some scattered quotes out of context.
    Memo to Mr. Schmitz: just because you call it a "blog" doesn't mean it's it's a good idea to post something that makes absolutely no sense.
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    Maybe it's all Darko's doings? He was like that when he was here - every five minutes he came up with something different completely changing the story.
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    Do you think he's playing mind games with the Pistons?

    Trying to establish himself as an irrational lunatic?

    It can be a good strategy in poker.
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    Brian Schmitz, Orlando Sentinel:

    The Magic head into the playoffs as the veritable 16th-seed, but here's how I see it:
    Doom, yes.
    Broom, no.
    Here's why: The Pistons don't sweep people.
    The Pistons haven't swept ANY team in ANY series since ... the 1989-90 season. They won the first three games in a best-of-five series against the Indiana Pacers.
    That's over 27 series, spanning 12 years.
    Even this latest edition of Pistons -- the group that won a title in 2004 -- hasn't pulled off a sweep. It either lets down or gets distracted or Rasheed Wallace finds the refs more interesting.

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