Discussion in 'November 2007' started by max, Nov 24, 2007.
Utah Nov 25 1PM
CB vs. DW
Tay vs. Kirilenko
Sheed vs Boozer
Dyess vs. Okur
Oh yeah, this will be nice!
The Pistons are currently 8-4, including 4-4 on the road and 4-0 at home. Utah is 9-4, with 3 of those 4 losses occuring on the road (Lakers, Cavs, Pacers).
Last year, the Jazz swept the Pistons, winning 103-101 in Utah and 100-99 in Detroit. Okur led Utah in the first game, scoring 23 points. The game in Detroit was Webber's Pistons debut. Deron Williams scored a career-high 31 points. Okur added 22 and Boozer scored 20.
The Jazz swept the Pistons two seasons ago as well. I'll be on the road coming back from Thanksgiving, so I'll have to miss this game like the last couple, but I really want a win over these guys. Come on, Pistons, get it done!
The last Pistons win over the Jazz was on March 13, 2005. Detroit won the game 64-62. Here were the post-game comments:
"It's a miracle," Pistons coach Larry Brown said. "We didn't get anything accomplished against their zone, but we luck out and win the game."
NBA - Utah Jazz/Detroit Pistons Recap Sunday March 13, 2005 - Yahoo! Sports
hope i remember to wake up in time to get to the palace ;D
The Tay/AK-47 duel should be good. AK-47 has been a defnsive whiz thus far and Tay has also had his moments.
If Sheed doesn`t play and Tay is shut down by Kirelenko, I see a loss for the Pistons on the horizon!
I remember that game like it was yesterday. Ben swats AK at the buzzer. No FGs in the 4th. One of those insanely ugly games that you just never forget.
Is that the halftime score???
Gosh! But those were the days where our D wins most of the games. Under Flip, scoring 64 is his halftime score target.
Without Sheed in this game, this will be our 1st home game loss.
Only way we win without Sheed in the lineup is the Jazz not a good 'away' team. With or without Sheed, this game is still a tough one. Hope I'm wrong.
This will be a good game to see how good we really are. We've only played 3 teams over 500 so far. Against sub-sub 500 teams we're 6-3. Not good.
Looks like Maxey and AA will get the start tonight as Rip is still under the weather and Sheed's knee is not ready to go.
PISTONS CORNER: Utah matchup is always a challenge; Rip, Rasheed questionable
Watch out for Ronnie Brewer, he's a steal machine.
Chat is open!
Unfortunately, I don't get this game on TV. :(
I wonder if it is just a coincidence that Kirilenko wears #47. Most likely not.
The original AK - 47
AK-47 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
No chance without Sheed. We are average without him.
Nazr got boards but is still soft. Deron and Booze owned the paint and it was our long jumpers vs. their bunnies.
Not a surprise the Pistons lost this game, I think even with a healthy Sheed the Jazz would have come out with a victory. There's just something missing from this team this year and is it because of a stale line-up? Maxiell is never going to be an All-Star but he's a nice piece and Rip seems to have lost his blur in motion always running wear out the other player persona. It's still early and Stuckey has to be integrated into the mix but the Pistons will need to make a trade to turn this into a championship unit. They are in need of an impact player -- how about a true center who can anchor the middle? Nazr had the game of his life today so trade him while he's got some value. The Pistons should look to grab Chris Wilcox from Seattle since they are going nowhere and he's the best big man out there that plays with fire. If not look for a 2nd round exit this year from the playoffs because this team is not significantly better than last year so why would the outcome be any different?
I think I saw the worst shot in the history of western civilization from Chauncey tonight.
That and some of the worst defense on the Palace floor in quite some time.
The Jazz are a good but not an elite team. They were exposed last year in the playoffs. Only Boozer and Williams can hurt you. So Boozer is left wide open to go 16-19. No adjustment evident. His shots were wide, wide open.
When we press, we go one on one. The Jazz get out on the break. Then we start the ref complaining routine.
Our personnel is overall better than the Jazz. So why can't we beat them?
Yes, no Sheed, but that doesn't explain our team play versus their team play.
If you are going to shoot a three you might as well step up to the line instead of shooting it from way back.
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