Pistons/Magic 2nd Round Game 2, May 5th, 7:00 PM

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  1. Dlev59

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    Pistons/Magic 2nd Round Game 2, May 5th, 7:00 PM

    TV - TNT

    Flip Saunders did a marvelous job coaching game 1 of this series, however, was it the real Flip? The Pistons seem to have snapped out of their stupor, and is playing at a very high level.

    Some barbs were exchanged after game 1 between players; hey this may get real interesting before it`s over!!!!!!



    NBA.com Spicing it up: Magic and Pistons trade barbs before Game 2
     
  2. Warthog

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    okay i had to miss the 1st game but i'm not missing this one!! i'll be back at the palace and hoping to see another blowout.
     
  3. MainManJoeD

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    Orlando threw game 1!

    Anybody think the Magic threw game 1? Think about it. What better way to beat the Pistons than to get them back into their "too good for you" malaise that they get when they know they can beat you? So you throw the Pistons a game 1 blowout, then win game 2 when the Stones don't show up to get home court. Then its back to Orlando with homecourt and momentum. You only need to win one game on the road. I mean, Orlando is not nearly as bad as they showed in game 1. It seemed like DHoward and the 3pt bombadiers were really not trying to assert themselves at all. I think we're going to see a completely different Magic team tonight!
     
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    Re: Orlando threw game 1!

    Conspiracy theorists unite! Come on, man.
     
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    I read this. I think Ratliff should keep his mouth shut, but that's just me. It's not like Theo is out there battling most of the game. I hate when the Pistons take the media's bait. Be professional and do your job.
     
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    no, i don't believe Magic threw this game away to get game two. However, i don't think lot of the win was because of an excellent Pistons defense. Some of it was because of Magic's lack of concentration or Luck. They missed some wide open 3 pointer shots. I don't think game two will be that easy if the pistons play as they played in game 1
     
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    Theo got fouled by Lewis and he had a response. He wasn't talking as much mess as the magic were, so why does he need to be quiet?? You are ackin like this is the Wiz-Cav's series where these guys are on TV talking trash knowing they are the underdogs or something.
     
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    Re: Orlando threw game 1!

    Ah, but if they were actually thinking about how to win the series, this would be the way! Regardless of whether they planned it or not, this may be the result if we see the same old Pistons garbage of the past couple of years. Let's see what sort of effort Detroit gives tonight.
     
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    Although I don't think the Magic fixed game 1, I do agree that they are a much better team than what we saw on Saturday. I expect more scoring from Lewis, more deep bombs from Turk, and improved play from Dwight "little legs" Howard.

    If the Pistons stay focused, we should still win tonight. If the Pistons have some more good luck, it could be another blowout.
     
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    There was some talk in the Game 1 thread about JMax coming out early in the first quarter, only 6 minutes in, but I didn't see anyone posting Flip's comments on it from the postgame press conference, which were mentioned on DetroitBadBoys:

    Obviously that worked quite well, so it'll be interesting to see how the big man rotations go tonight.
     
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    So this shows the good and bad of Flip right there.... Great idea.... but why didn't he mention it to the players ahead of time...
     
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    This is the way all our rotations should be. 6-8 minutes at a time; Balls Out.
     
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    Sign of the apocalypse, I agreed with pretty much every move Flip made all game.

    Scary.
     
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    True-dat st8!

    Our little twitching head coach seemed to come of age right before our eyes last game.

    Keep it up Flip!
     
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    That's a good point. If the player thinks he is getting 12 minutes, then he will pace himself accordingly. If Flip told him that he would get 6, you think he would play harder.

    Oh well. Still a good idea by our coach overall. He's full of them lately.
     
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    Is it possible the Pistons will "fix" game two and lose on purpose?
     
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    no see that's reserved for game 3 or 4. they probably get a bonus from mr. d for all of the extra revenue game 5 brings in. :D
     
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    The big win goes to their head. Need to stay focused.
    Magic will shoot lights out in game 3 and 4
    Flip has the horses now - no excuses.
     
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    Re: Orlando threw game 1!

    Yeah right...........

    Pistons by 16 tonight!!!!!!:MusicBigGrin:
     
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    I bet they throw the first 4 games and then realize their mistake.
     

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