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    vs Chicago Bulls

    Wednesday, March 05, 2014 - 7:30 PM Eastern


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    GO PISTONS!
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    Bulls had 3 turnovers last game (1 off the NBA record, which we own a piece of) and 28 tonight. Bad night's sleep?
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    Not in our house! Pistons by 3.
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    Filled up the tank and it's ready to roll.
    That's right...Jimmer brings his act to the Palace for 5 minutes.
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    Jimmer alert!
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    Jimmer is coming...I expected more hoopla....

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    This is the biggest game of the year. Win this and it can open the way for a winning streak to get back in the playoffs.
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    Pistons had a nice 10 pt lead midway trough the second quarter and then Bynum and Stuckey came in and ruined everything.

    They were 2 for 13 shooting as the Bulls bench outscored the Pistons bench 34-6 with Taj Gibson having his way in the 2nd qtr. Smith continued to shoot bricks while Moose kept us close.

    Hopefully they don't ruin the second half....
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    JIMMMMMERRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Jimmer hasn't missed a shot...
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    Jimmer hasn't broken a sweat...
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    The Bulls have a gear that they can shift into that the Piston simply do not have. This game was never in doubt.
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    Thank you Bynum and Smith! Leadership.
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    7-31 for those two brick masons... if they had gone 13-31 we may have won this one..........they just kept shooting when other guys were wide open....

    Studio guy Mickey York tried to tell us that Smith stats looked good with the blocks etc, but 6 of 21 from the floor is not going to get it done, when you got bench guys, especially Bynum going 1 for 10 and giving up a tone of points from Augustine.

    The most telling stat:?? Bulls bench outscored ours 50-12.... to break it down it was Gibson and Augustine 48 and Bynum and Stuckey 12.

    After Bynum and Stuckey gave away the second quarter lead, Loyer kept Bynum on the bench the whole third quarter and the Pistons managed to take a brief lead prior to trailing by 1 at the end of 3. After a quick 7-0 burst by the Bulls, Loyer swapped out Jennings for Bynum and the Bulls extended the lead out to 15 and the game for all practical purposes was over.

    Dre was a non factor until the end until he scored some put backs to assure that the Vegas odds makers broke even. He and Gibson had some issues and it appeared to take Dre out of his game in the second quarter.

    One step forward and then one step back will equal disaster zone. It has to be one or the other, especially since the Jazz lost tonight....at least the Knicks won....
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    We only really played two guys off the bench though. Loyer is really shortening up the rotation to only the most trusted.
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    Its the guards fellow Pistons fans. Its the guards. Sure the youth and lack of coaching are a factor. Bynum, almost on his, own gave much of the 2nd quarter. This happened a few games back also. Jennings has had his give away stretches. Augustin went wild. The Piston guards do not shoot well, they do not defend well and they do not penetrate well. Bynum? He has his moments but he does not have the wherewithal to sustain them. He made his way into the league to his credit but he is a 4 minute a game guy. He was a fun player to watch in the lean years. Jennings is a good back up guard--not a prime time starter--at least not now.

    This situation has to be corrected by next year.
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    Only the pistons would play 30 year old journey men and a 7 man rotation with the season all but over. Isn't it time to see what KCP Datone etc. Could offer? Guess this is what happens when you fire your new coach before the All Star break.
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    Problem is, coach, sorry to say, has no clue. They beat the Knicks and applauded themselves, despite the fact the Knicks are beating nobody of late. Against a good team, sorry players like Singler and Bynum do not cut it.

    As for this game, Singler did score. But while he was scoring, if you notice, Chicago was beating us about 2 to 1. Because only Singler was scoring, since they were not guarding him. Singler you may notice, guarded their least offensive threat, while they used their poorest defender on him. Singler did us no good.

    Then there is Bynum. Totally inadequate both ends of the floor. The call his own gene runs deep in this one. Because that is all he can do. Against weaker teams anyway. The worst sequence, one which helped put us in a hole we could not dig out of, Bynum dribbling around to no point. Then hot potatoing it to Singler, who promptly passed it to the other team. And at that point, Singler had played the whole 3rd quarter and well into the 4th. This coach has no plan to win at all. Just a plan to play Singler, regardless of any reality he may face. Not that he actually faces the reality. I think this one is much more the ostrich type with his head buried firmly in the sand. And he has blinders on to boot just in case a strong wind comes up and blows the sand away. Fact is, quite the stench did hit pretty hard to start the 4th where we simply did not score. And it stayed that way. Bynum was not pulled in time to give the Pistons any time to get back into the game. Perhaps Jennings was injured, since we saw him nursing that sore toe over on the sideline. But they could have dressed Siva, a guy who could have played some D for us. It seems with this coaching staff D is a dirty word.

    One of our best defensive players, Pope, only got to play a few minutes out of position at small forward. JJ, a guy who has consistently battled well for us when played at power forward, did not get to play in this one. Basically, a 7 man rotation was used, with only five of them NBA quality players.

    I did not listen to the presser. But without listening, I can assure you this coach did not blame himself for the rotten game he coached, or apologise for the coaching staffs complete lack of effort, or even caring, toward winning this game.

    For this game, we had just a few minutes without one of Bynum or Singler in there to make sure our defense was full of holes. To start the 4th, both were in.

    How bad did the rest of the Pistons do. Jennings ran a good game, allowing our bigs to do a whole lot of damage around the basket. Monroe had a 27/7 game, Smith a 15/9 game, and Drums just a 15/7 game. And the other guy that played, Stuckey, gave us some scoring though not a lot. Bynum, 1-11, 2 assists.

    We saw again Drums make a post move to show us some promise for things to come. Monroe hit another comfortable, no hesitation type, midrangers. I think he hit 3 actually. But most of his points, as usual, were from a great variety of slick moves around the basket. People far underestimate the value of a good post up player like Monroe.

    Smith hit an outside shot or two. I liked his shot selection a lot. Nothing in the 2nd half though. (Due to any coach in the league needs more than 5 seconds at halftime to adjust to our amateurish offensive sets.)

    Next game is..wait. Does anyone care?
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    6-21 can't possibly equate to a good shot selection. He's the worst shooter in the world right now, mainly because he keeps jacking with no remorse.
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    I concur..he shoots because he feels he is supposed to. ( I guess he has been given a free pass) If he had court vision, he could have had a triple double like Noah, but nope he shoots without aiming and if drives to the hoop with reckless abandon.

    Bynum got to the hoop, but everything threw up there rolled off. He would have been better if he had just handed it to a big...

    These guys can shoot, sometimes.... but they just can't do it on a consistent game to game basis. Unfortunately we just can't rely on them as our primary shooters and both need to recognize when the ball ain't dropping find someone else to feed it to.

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