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Discussion in '2008 Playoffs' started by Dlev59, Apr 24, 2008.
ESPN - Scouts Inc. Update: Sixers vs. Pistons, Game 3 - NBA This analysis is pretty decent.
"Don't believe for a minute that the Pistons have "learned their lesson" from Game 1. Learning lessons means not repeating destructive behavior, and the Pistons have been "learning" this lesson for the past four years." "The Pistons are treading in dangerous waters if they allow themselves any letdowns in this game. However, knowledge of that has never stopped them before." Nice to see that for once the writers have actually watched some Pistons' games.
I agree. There was a statement made by CB before game two that was a tad troubling to me. He said, "even if we go down 0-2, I believe we could still win the series"!! I have a problem with that statement. Is it me, or is that just plain dumb to say?
maybe game 4 but not this one.. maybe Pistons guys will be over confident again and this will be reason for a close game or a loss. I hope i am wrong
Being a pivotal games in the series, the key IMO is to match the energy of the Sixers early on in the game. I expect them to come out of the gate like a bat out of hell and Flip must ensure that the rotations and energy level is maintained at a high level to withstand the initial onslaught. If the Stones can keep the game close 1st half i.e. within a couple of buckets, they will take the game.
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I checked the score, and saw that Dice broke his nose, and Amir, and Aaron are still on the bench. Good job Flip! Play the starters to death, and the old guys. Keep your # 1 and # 2 defensive players glued to the bench. I'm not even going to get in on a rant of what Flip (and the players) did wrong this game, and what Mo Cheeks did right. Game 2 was fool's gold due to the high FG % and luck we had with winning w/ no bench production. I'm debating going over to the dark side, becoming a first round exit FF. At least that guarentees Flip getting fired. Get LB back. Lord knows Chauncey needs him. Reggie Evans for MVP!
anyone catch sheed taking a nap during half time? too good to trade, to unreliable to count on. its only a matter of time before some team unceremonially punches us in the face and wins four streight on us. i remember a quote by zeke from way back when he was talking about how you have to eat/slip/ live for a championship to win one in the nba. 2008 might not be as competetive as 1988, but i think the quote still has merit, and is as good of an explanation as any as to why these pistons will not be winning a championship this year.
I'm pissed at Flip for allowing Dice to break his nose.
That already happend last year.
Are you kidding me??! Way to a lay an egg, guys! Thumbs up!
Losses usually don't get to me, but this one did. I need to let the anger fade, watch BattleStar Galactica and collect my thoughts.
true or false: this was sheed's worst game ever as a piston?
In game one we bring in Theo and Hunter as our first subs along with Arvis as our bench; we get blown out. In game two we use Stuck, Max and leave Hunter and Theo on the bench; we blow them out. In game 3 we go back and do what we did in the game we lost; not the one we won. Can someone please explain this to me?????? Arvis is terrible for us right now. He should not see the floor. AA needs his minutes. Leave Hunter and Theo on the bench. Theo until we need him against a "real" big. Hunter til he retires. Why repeat what you did to lose instead of what you did to win????? This is why Flip must go!!!!!! Plain and simple.
This was first entire game I've been able to watch in weeks. Help me out, forumites. Who were those guys in blue out there?
Is there a place where we can just type in all caps and stuff because holy crap I would really like to do that
I hope I am wrong, but I do not think teams come back from losses like this. Every game it is different pistons that does not show up (most of the time 2 or 3 starters)...this is a team breakdown and a team that does not respond to the coach. Yes they won 59 games, but there is no way in hell that you lose to philly by 20 in a playoff game. I keep saying it, there is something wrong. Billups has not been the same since he had to go back to detroit for an emergency. He does not look like the same player. What has happened to billups. Sheed had a bad game, impossible to believe that dalembert and evans could get the best of our bigs. Sheed should be totally embarrassed. Lets see what happens Sunday. Unbelievable. GO Pistons
[Flip Saunders] Do not what you can to win, but do what you cannot do to lose, therefore you opponent knows not what you do, but what you didn't do. Because knowing what you didn't do, is much less valuable to your opponent than knowing what you did do, because what you did do is not what you plan to do, otherwise your opponent would do what it doesn't know you think it will do. In essence, leaving them as the known unknown that was actually known unbeknownst to them.
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