[Detroit Bad Boys] Explaining the playoff tie-breakers There seems to be some confusion regarding playoff tie-breakers, at least within the big dailies. From today's Free Press: Not only did the win help the Pistons separate from a main contender for the best regular-season record, it also gave the Pistons a season split with the Mavs. If they finish with identical regular-season records, home court [...] Shoot, they kidnap people where he's from From the Detroit News: Rasheed Wallace thinks Jerry Stackhouse might have picked on the wrong guy. With less than five minutes left in the game, Stackhouse got entangled with Carlos Delfino and dragged him to the court. The officials called the foul on Delfino. Both players came up looking like they were ready to fight before teammates separated [...] Iverson: Nothing to prove to the Pistons From today's Philadephia Inquirer: Assuming the Sixers can at least tread water and retain the No. 8 position, they would face a best-of-seven series against the No. 1 Pistons. So, do they need to show the Pistons something tonight? "No," Iverson said. "We need to show ourselves. It's not about proving anything to them. I could care [...] The Pistons are big in Japan True Hoop points to an interestingly bizarre Japanese Pistons fan site: GO! Pistons. It's definitely worth a look for the artwork and translations. I actually stumbled across this some time ago over at MGoBlog, which has a gallery of art from GO! Pistons as well as some other sites.