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Discussion in '2008 Playoffs' started by max, May 8, 2008.
tayshaun prince you are hereby invited to dinner
What a Win. What a Win.
In the midst of our ecstasy, I think we might have caught a break on that last play...JMax went down to try to draw the charge on Turk, but he had a foot inside the circle. That could definitely have been a call going against the Pistons.
I was going to write the same thing....totally shut out howard
Pistons 15-0 run in the 3rd qtr was a game changer. We outlasted their 10 three balls and held them to 34 points in the second half after they scored 57 in the second half of game 3. Howard held to 8 pts and 12 boards. McDyess got the best rebound of the series on that one with 20 seconds left to give us that last winning bucket by Tay!!! pistons are the first team to win on the road in the second round and lets hope we can close this one out Tuesday. Nice decision to leave CB on the bench...his injury may have hampered us, because you know Flip would played him on one leg.
Clearly, Rip was the hero in this one. The guy has to be exhausted. That one looks like it took the wind out of Orlando's sail. I loved how frustrated Dooling got. I didn't watch this entire game but when I did, it looked like Stuckey brought next-to-nothing on offense. He was minus-6 for the game and did little more than bring the ball up court and pass the ball quickly off to somebody else. That is not what a point guard is supposed to do. Good thing Hunter picked up the slack. Lindsey had a ton of quality minutes tonight. Liked the way Sheed picked up his game but hated his 0-fer from behind the arc. SheeD's D can always be counted on. No Afflalo tonight but yet we still managed to win. How can that be? Rashard Lewis still a matchup problem. Anybody notice how they play that annoying music (sounds like a sneaker squeeking on a gymnasium floor) whenever the Pistons get the ball? I don't know how they can get away with that.
How about Dice with 14 rebounds, including that big offensive one at the end...and Rip with 32 points! And kudos to Lindsey for a GREAT game...8 pts, 3 boards, 3 assists, no turnovers, in 26 minutes. At least this time, Flip was rewarded for showing confidence in him.
That was a great play...saved our butts...
since my stream died out, I had to listen. Do you here have any idea how frustrating is at the same time to listen bball and watch NHL hockey? Btw, wings leads 2-1 after 1st Q. Dal couldn't convert 4 to 1 rush.... Btw, I believe that some will complain here that no AA and AJ...whatever
Yeah, and Dice got that board by beating 3 Orlando guys to the ball!
Sorry I had to toss everyone out of chat, but unlike the old chat, I can't shut it without manually tossing people out via 20 minute bans. It's a lot easier if people just head out when the "chat closing" message is posted. FANTASTIC GAME, AWESOME CHAT!
Hunter and Dyess were huge as supporting cast. I loved how he jumped Nelson for that loose ball. That's DEEEE-troit BASKETBALL. Sheed carried us for stretches. The whole team turned the screws in the second half. Too much stalling on the offensive end. The defense is scrambled and then Tay or Rip holds the ball and its basically a 1 on 1 with the clock coming down. Great neutralization of Howard as an offensive force. Lewis seemed quiet down the stretch. The one thing that orlando doesn't do is trap or show hard defending the P&R. allows us to execute the offense better
Sorry guys, I couldn't watch this one or chat with you on this one, I kept myself busy by washing, cleaning, i.e. I knew this would be a nail biter without CB. I only have one thing to say DEEEEEEEETTTTTTRRRRROOOOIIIITTTTT BBBBBBBBBAAAAASSSSSKKKKKKEEEETTTTTTBBBBBAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL. I just hope that Tay doesn't get burnt out, he's logging a lot of minutes.
Well, hopefully things won't be as iso-heavy when CB gets back out there. Lewis was indeed quiet down the stretch, but one reason for that is they rely heavily on Turk for scoring in the clutch. I think he was top 5 in the league for 4th quarter scoring this season.
Arron who? Hunter was great. couldn't ask for more out of anyone on the team.
Their bench which scored 16 points in the first half and was beating up our scrubs were held scoreless in the second half. Hunter was the only significant player off the bench with the good D in the third and the 2 three balls. Max has totally disappeared in O town.. Lets hope he is able to resurface in Motown Tuesday. We only missed one free throw, the tech shot by Rip in the end, but needed every one of those other FT's to win this. The good was that we didn't waste shots on three balls and I am shocked like someone that Sheed didn't try a panic three instead on passing to Tay
That was really a nice win. Piston's starting PG out and they take one on the road. I think they win the series eventually anyhow, but can you imagine the Sh** we would have to listen to from their fans and media if they pulled this out? Take that Orlando.
Welcome to the board Phil! I think you may need to change your country setting...
How bout Lindsey and Rodney... 48 minutes combined. 0 Turnovers.
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