Pistons Vs. Pacers ~ February 23rd, 2006

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  1. professor

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    Re: Pistons Vs Pacers ~ April 9th, 2006

    pistons are up 75-64 with 8:49 left in the 4th as I write.

    and i just gotta say that after all our griping about flip's chicken %%%% rotations (and though this hasn't been the prettiest game), i think he's really gotten it right tonight. he's given dyess and delfino decent burn, given lindsay a chance to work out some kinks (even though lindsay made lots of mistakes on offense), and even thrown davis and evans in a little bit in the first half. and he did this even though the pacers were hanging close and even closing the gap to as close as 4 with the bench in at times.

    flips growing some huevos maybe...
     
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    Re: Pistons Vs Pacers ~ April 9th, 2006

    okay and now i have to issue a caveat to my own praise: the pistons are now up 20 with 5:47 to go and all five starters are in. it ain't that big a deal tonight because they've gotten breaks earlier in the game, but with a back to back tomorrow night, he can pull them and let 'em rest and get the other guys some more time. i'll give him until the 4 minute mark.
     
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    Re: Pistons Vs Pacers ~ April 9th, 2006

    It was a good game for the Pistons.....

    Saw some good things too:

    1. Flip gave good burn to Delfino, which a lot of us will be happy out. Evans played a bit but Jackson was abusing him. Delfino looked pretty good on that baseline dunk again and played great defense. He's pretty good at keeping his man in front him.

    2. Flip gave great time for Dice too as he heated up with his jumpers and fadeaways as well. Made great moves cutting to the basket but he should be ready for those passes inside from Chauncey. He miffed one. Guess he misses Arroyo.

    3. Up 20 late in the fourth, and win by just 5 points??? C'mon garbage time players....

    4. Sheed got crazy after that tech. Which makes it how many? But with that being said, I'm wishing the league changes the suspension rule if he goes off like that everytime.

    5. Blocks blocks blocks. Great ones too. And you gotta love Ben ripping the ball away from Harrison, if I'm not mistaken, in the fourth.

    6. Hunter is way out of timing in the offense. I say give Acker his shot. He looked pretty good bringing the ball up in garbage time though he had some turnovers. But he looked good. I think he will do well with more time on the court.

    7. Even Dale Davis played some minutes. Which is an improvement in itself.

    8. Another PISTON WIN!

    Let's GO DETROIT!!!!
     
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    also

    The return of the trap and more importantly the weakside help/interior defense. Maybe its just the Pacers bring it out, but its good to see the inensity of our bigs
     
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    Re: also

    tay...
     
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    Re: also

    you guys are posting in the wrong thread!!

    [roscoe fixed dat!]
     
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    Cool it Warthog, don't you know these guys comefrom the future?
     
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    aight it's time to place some bets in vegas then. like back to the future part 3 (or was it part 2, or 1? i can't remember lol)
     
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    Arroyo sucks for the most part.... But we are going to miss him BIG TIME.
     
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    TDrib had a solid game for Magic. 13p, 4r, 4a, 23 min.
     
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    Re: Pistons Vs Pacers ~ April 9th, 2006

    I just don't get it. Up by 20, and the starters have pretty much left it all on the floor. Pretty much have done exactly what you want them to. What could have gone on in that timeout?

    "Great job guys, but I think you can get it going again and beat them by 30. Come on, let's show these bench guys how it's done. Get back in there!"

    So, they go back in, look blabbergasted to be back in, and get run out of the gym by the Pacers' second string. Good thing the Pacers' scrubs weren't headhunting or we could have had a sprained knee or back to go along with our single digit win.

    Somebody help me... What possible rationale is there to put those guys back in the game?

    I liked CB's aggressiveness early, getting in the paint and dishing - though also missing some close shots.

    Not sure what's going on with TP. Making Peja look like Ben Wallace and letting him swat two in a row back in your face is just embarrassing.

    What's wrong with Dice's hand? I noticed the bandage last game. He seems to be favoring it some. Some vacation accident?
     
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    If he had taken them out when i wrote my last message (with 5:47 left) they would have all played around 30 minutes (tay around 34).

    If he had taken them out even during that last time out (2:10 left), they would have been in around 33 -34 minutes (again, except tay).

    so that was certainly weird and uncalled for.

    however, and apart from those last 5 minutes, i'd say this substitution pattern was a step in the right direction for flippy.

    i can't quite put my finger on it, but overall i liked this victory. indiana is still a gritty defensive team, with real active hands, and physical on the boards. though the gap was on kind of a yoyo string (4-12 pts, until the final sheed-led run), i never felt this was going to be a loss. it's good to beat teams that play ugly -- that's a hopeful sign to me.

    i also liked that as soon as lindsay stepped on the floor everybody bodied up, trapped, denied passing lanes, rotated aggressively. (i know i know, his lob was ugly, in fact most of his offense was ugly, but i think he deserves a half dozen games or so at 10 minutes a game before we can definitively say that he hurts our offense more than he helps our defense).
     
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    I hate to admit that, but JO said something very true after the game
     
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    no way! i'll give jo himself, but austin croshere, jamal tinsley? that's what he's claiming is going to put them over the top against the pistons?

    and take away sheed and chauncey and what have we got: uh...rip hamilton? ben wallace? antonio mcdyess? even tay... and, most of all, team chemistry...

    sorry i think he's out of his mind if he really believes that. if he doesn't really believe it, but is just sayin' it to keep his team up, then that's fine. but it's flat out untrue
     
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    I like how JO says he isn't making any excuses and then proceeds to do so :doh:. Of course he's right, I mean its common sense ANY SPORTS TEAM IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND is worse without its best players.

    Well, except the Pacers because they are playing better without JO than with him, oops :doh:.

    And yeah the last minute lack of subbing is weird. You could tell the guys just didn't care after that because Indy scored on every possession and had like 2 or 3 more 3's. If the bench came in we'd have won by 10 at least, guaranteed.

    Lindsay is a defensive specialist at this point in his career, I love the guy but he isn't a backup point and really, really sucks at it.
     
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    i think that was the third one. although it's hard to remember.
     
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