Ok, the Pistons beat Philly's Double-AI-Combo! Detroit now owns a 9-12 record and is back in the playoff hunt. The game came down to the wire and I guess we've found ourselves a new Mr. Big-Shot in Rodney Stuckey! Boy was that a shot! Getting rejected by AI² and then grabbing the loose ball, turning around and hitting the close range jumper. You know, some players lose confidence in their shot after being rejected so I really admire him just grabbing the ball and just draining it for the win!
Huge night for Jonas Jererbko who went 7-12 from the field for 17 points and 10 boards. Joey D really picked a good player there at the 39th position in this years draft. Kudos to him, I'll never forgive him for picking Darko back in '03 (this topic is gonna come up every now and then) but getting players like Bynum or Maxiell or Stuckey really soothes my burnt soul.
Big Ben had a huge 12 rebounds and 4 steals but put on goggles for blocked shots and points, but we won nonetheless so I won't complain!
Stuckey, definitely the man of the night! 27 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists! He was everywhere! I can't 'til Tay and Rip come back to see what this team is really capable of doing. If we should happen to get the Magic in the first round we might have a shot at an upset! I even think we could control the Cavs every now and then. We know Shaq's kryptonite is Ben Wallace, we know Tay and Jonas are capable of guarding Lebron to a certain extent. Wouldn't that be the payback Detroit wants! Taking the Cavs out??
Second part of a back-to-back tonight against Denver. Chauncey is coming for a visit but we won't hand out gifts. Gotta find a way to forget about slow legs and make Melo slow down, then we've got a chance! Go Detroit!