Sunday, October 22, 2006

Detroit's Biggest Threat???

So who IS Detroit's biggest threat this year? Well of course, you have to put Miami first. They have pretty much the same team although some of their main players are getting older. But as long as you have Dwayne Wade, you've always got a chance. I put Cleveland second. The played the Pistons tough in the playoffs last year and if they can keep Larry Hughes healthy all season, they could be very dangerous. Lebron James needs no introduction and he will get them many wins by himself. After Cleveland, I would have to say Chicago. Again I expect them to be good, but I just don't know how good with the addition of Big Ben. They already have a great backcourt with Hinrich and Gordon along with Nocioni. Add Ben to the mix and they could be dangerous as well. The Central Division will be VERY interesting this year. As many problems as Indiana has, the should still be a good team although not on the level of the Pistons and the three teams I mentioned above. Besides maybe Washington, the rest of the East in my opinion is wide open as usual. It should be a close race again come plaoff time to see who gets in. What are your thoughts? Let me know. I'm out fans.

New Face Pistons

Another basketball season approaches us in less the 2 weeks and I can't wait. Yeah I love football and a little bit of baseball (props to the tigers...ill be watching tonight) but the Pistons is where my heart is. I'm looking forward to this season to see how they will adjust without the presence of Ben Wallace. That's the question on everybody's mind coming into this season. "How will the Pistons fare without Big Ben?". I was in a Barnes and Nobles the other day and picked up a basketball magazine and in it, had the predictions and previews of where the "experts" thought all the teams would finish. So of course I go and find the Pistons and to my surprise, this magazine had the Pistons with only 51 wins and thrid in the central. Now hold up a minute. That's a little over zealous don't you think? I understand the loss of Ben, but c'mon now. The team still has one of the best point guards in the league in Billups and they still have Hamilton who might I add gets better and better every season. Tayshaun Prince is still on the team who has also gotten better and better with each season, and even though Raseed Wallace is a year older, his production will still have a great impact on opponents throughout the season. Mcdyess will start and I'm curious to see how he will do playing more minutes this year instead of coming of the bench like last year.
The bench should be in good condition IF Saunders plays them like he should. Notice I said if, and in caps. He can't be doing the same bs as he did last year, playing the starters all those minutes. Maybe if you play your bench, they can get some experience and time, then they won't look lost when its their time to play. Maxiell impressed me in the preseason and Johnson showed some potential as well. These two could be key in the Piston's future.Flip Murray is a nice addition and along with Hunter, the point guard position should be in good shape. Along with Delfino, we also have Mohammed. I think Mohammed needs a little more production than what he did in San Antonio and I'll be satisfied. Again, there is no excuse for not playing the bench this year.
So how will the Pistons finish this year? It won't be third in the central barring any serious injuries. I say first or second in the central and second or third in the east. I have to see how well Chicago can play with Ben Wallace then I can have a clearer picture because its erie how Chicago reminds me of the upcoming Pistons about three years ago. They had made the playoffs two straight years, then Rasheed came and made all the difference. Could the sam happen to Chicago. They are a dangerous team. I'm out fans.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Check yourselves

I've decided to come off my hiatus. If you saw the game tonight you know why. Give Cleveland credit. Myself just like everyone out there gave them no chance to be where they are right now. But I say this to the Pistons, I say this because I am a fan. I love my team. I'm not giving up on you. But truth be told right now, you suck. You are a disgrace. The crap that you are doing on the court is not basketball. I see doubt in your faces. You seem to be scared. Scared of what? I have no idea. The arrogance of your team baffles me. You've gotten your asses beat three games in a row, yet we still hear from the mouths of Sheed and Chauncey "We're not concerned" Well you sure as hell better be concerned. Flip Saunders is doing nothing. I actually want to see LB sitting in the coaching chair now. Flip is not making adjusments. The defense is crap. This Detroit team wasn't based on doubling and playing zone defense. Flip has turned one of the best man defenses into league into a scrap. It seems that this Detroit team has lost their soul. They forgot where they came from and how they came up through the league. What happened to goin to work? It's very uncanny to them playing the Lakers the year they won the championship. Lakers never respected them. The Lakers were arrogant. Now the Pistons are doing the exact same thing. I don't know what else to say. If Cleveland wins, give them credit. I'm out.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Come on Pistons

Alright after the poor showing on Saturday, I hope the Pistons coe out more focused tonight. I give Milwaukee all the credit because they came out and played hard and they didn't want to get embarassed again. Especially in front of their home fans. I'll be back later with thoughts after the game.

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Fun NBA.com game

Hey if you're interested in having some fun as well as a chance to win a car and some other prizes, go to NBA.com and under NBA.com Fantasy Resource Center, click on Play Now for Drive to the Finals Playoff Fantasy Game. The whole rules are there but basically, you pick one player from a team each night. Just one and you get points for however points, rebounds, and assists they get. You can only use that player once throuhgout the whole playoffs though so it should get real interesting towards the end of the playoffs. Check it out.

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I stand corrected by my post yesterday. I thought these Pistons are the ones that take care of business, but from what I saw last night, it's the same as last year. Just making it hard on themselves. Even if the Bucks somehow pull out game 4 which I highly doubt, I still think the Pistons will win the series of course. Hopefully they'll come out mad. But also as I said in yesterday's post, Michael Redd wasn't producing. But yesterday he had 40 points as well as more free throw attempts in that one game than in the first two games combined. The other problem I saw was that other players on the Bucks got too involved. Let Redd have his 40 but shut everyone else down. Milwaukee aslo shot lights out however but I doubt that they will shot like that again....hopefully. Game 4 should be a good one. I think the Pistons will come out angry like I said and handle their business because they need to get this series done to rest RIP's ankle. The Cavs/Wizards series is at least going six in my opinion. We'll see Monday.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Playoff suspensions and the great games last night

I have seen more flagrant fouls and 1 game suspensions in these playoff than I have seen in recent years. I don't know if the refs are just cracking down or if the league is getting softer. There have been three suspensions so far: Haslem, Artest, and Posey. First of all, I don't know what Posey was thinking the other night. This is not hockey. How are you gonna size someone up like that just because they're kicking your butt? The whole Miami team was whining like a bunch of babies. I still think they'll get it together though. The Artest suspension really was needed if you ask me. Haslem had no business throwing his mouthpiece at one of the most no-nonsense refs out there.

But besides the suspensions and flagrant fouls, how about that Lakers/Suns game last night? There was a little tension in between those two teams as well. I'm loving this series right now. The Lakers have a chance to win this series and with Kobe only having 22 pts? That's unheard of. All of the Laker players stepped up yesterday and it's a wonder where this was all year.

The Cavs/Wizards game was another thriller. Some people think that Lebron travelled on the game winning shot which he may have. It was a great shot none the less. Gilbert Arenas had some cruel luck with the rim though. That was too good of a look to win it at the end. And how about those Kings. When you think about it, the Kings could possibly be up 2-1 in this series instead of down. I felt as though they gave away game 2 and they gutted it out in game three to win. Game four should be interesting although I think the Spurs will come out strong. Ginobili seemed to have some trouble with Artest back so that should be interesting as well.

Detroit Pistons @ Milwaukee Bucks...Game 3

So this has turned out to be the most uninteresting series in the whole NBA playoffs. With the series at 2-0, the Detroit Pistons have showed the Bucks no mercy blowing them out each of the two games. Michale Redd's production increased in game 2, but still nowhere near what he was in the regular season:

Games played: 2
Minutes per game: 36.8
PPG: 20.0
FGM-FGA: 7.0-16.5
FG %: .424
3PM-3PA: 1.0-2.0
3PT %: .500
FTM-FTA: 5.0-5.0
FT %: 1.000


The biggest thing that stands out to me besides the lower point production is the number of free throw attempts for the whole series. Granted many people would crown Redd as a jumpshooter first, I still would expect more free throw attempts than 5. But that just attests to how good the Pistons have been in my opinion. The Pistons have been serious from day 1 and the lethargic Pistons of last year are gone. This year's team is looking to take care of business quickly and painfully if you're a Bucks fan. Will the Buck's use some good ol home cookin' to get a win? Not from what I've seen the first two games. I'm gonna need to see a drastic change and I doubt that will happen. The game is on ESPN tonight @ 8 for all of you who have been complaining about no nationally televised games. But why would they put this series on TV with all the other series going on?lol. Later folks.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Texas Showdown

I'm sure everyone who is a true bball fan and has cable or satellite, will be watching this game tonight. You don't even have to be a fan in order to want to see this game. I jsut pray that it's not a blowout like the previous game. I want a close hard fought game. If San Antonio wins, they are tied with Dallas for that division lead. I'll take San Antonio at home just slightly but this game will definitley have a playoff intensity to it. I can't wait.

Ewwww

From what I read in a lot of forums during the game yesterday, it didn't seem like the Pistons put up much of an effort. The altitude maybe? Give Denver props though. It was a good win for them, but like the title says...ewwww....come on Pistons. Can we at least get a better effor than that. Now Dallas and San Antonio move ever so closer. So it's just another loss. Hopefully they'll get back on track. One more thing. What was up with the freakin rebounding!!That is one of the most annoying things to see when the Pistons get outrebounded like that.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Pistons sign Delk

Read the full article here:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=2349608

Will this help the Pistons all that much? Not really. But it's good to have someone who has been around for awhile just in case an injury occurs. Hunter seems to be doing well but I still wished Dumars had kept Arroyo. He didn't do anything spectacular but he did what was needed. He gave us good minutes but hey, you can't complain about a 47-9 record right? I'm out.

Tonight: @ Denver

The Pistons continue their mini roadtrip tonight when they head to Denver. Denver is playing alright while still staying at the top of their weak division. I have to give mad props to Carmello Anthony because he is having a great year even though not many people seem to be talking aobut it. It's like he's playing well under the radar. The Nuggets MIGHT be able to do some damgae in the playoffs. I think they could make the scond round, but we'll see. What more is to be said about the Pistons? They are continuing to play well after that all star break which they needed because you could clearly see a little tiredness stting in with the rough schedule. Like I said, they are on this little road trip and they get another nice break bewtween games. Hopefully they continue their winning ways because Dallas and San Antonio are breathing down their necks for that top record.

Tonight: @ Denver

The Pistons continue their mini roadtrip tonight when they head to Denver. Denver is playing alright while still staying at the top of their weak division. I have to give mad props to Carmello Anthony because he is having a great year even though not many people seem to be talking aobut it. It's like he's playing well under the radar. The Nuggets MIGHT be able to do some damgae in the playoffs. I think they could make the scond round, but we'll see. What more is to be said about the Pistons? They are continuing to play well after that all star break which they needed because you could clearly see a little tiredness stting in with the rough schedule. Like I said, they are on this little road trip and they get another nice break bewtween games. Hopefully they continue their winning ways because Dallas and San Antonio are breathing down their necks for that top record.