The much ballyhoo-ed "best starting 5 in the league;" the well oiled machine that's logged the most games as a unit. Yeah the Pistons rolled over the competition in the regular season but there is a cloud to that silver lining. Sure you can say 5 will beat 1 or even 2 but on the flip side, can 5 outlast 8? Any given team is 1 part talent and 1 part utilization. I kind of think Flip was infatuated with the way the starting 5 was executing his offense. Who wouldn't be. Pick your favourite pine rider. Delfino, Mo, Delk, Dyess, Davis, Darko, Arroyo. NOBODY got a chance to make a difference on this team. Well, we are the ultimate 1 trick pony. If our 5 starts ain't getting it done, Flip will keep going to them. I don't get the feeling that we're bringing in a full team to the playoffs. Its more like 5 guys and the insurance policy. Right now, I'm kinda thinking, it would have been worth a few games to develop a team that is 8 deep rotation wise....its got the talent. HCA? screw HCA. The pistons squander that every time. The truly annoying thing is that this has been the tone of the whole season on this board. Bench needs more burn. Play Darko, Play Davis. Starters logging too many minutes as a whole. Well, i guess now all we can really do is watch our 5 +1 (dyess and hunter = .5 apiece) go up against deeper and deeper teams. From here on out we play team designed to win championships not just get into the playoffs.