Pistons Burned in Houston!

March 19, 2009

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“I’m never ever gonna quit, cause quittin just ain’t my stick!”   

                                      -Barry White, Never, Never Gonna Give You Up, 1973

By any means necessary, the Detroit Pistons will compete! This was no different last night when they bombarded the court in Houston to take on the Rockets for their second straight game in Texas.

Despite falling 106-101, it took two overtimes for the Rockets to defeat the Pistons even with their injured roster.

From a physical standpoint, with the absence of Allen Iverson (back), Rip Hamilton (groin) and Rasheed Wallace (calf), the Pistons seemed full of inanition. As the game progressed, they showed the Rockets that they were as saguine as ever even without these missing links.

Rodney Stuckey picked apart the defense from every angle with his incisive moves, Will Bynum continued his stellar play since the absence of the Answer, Kwame Brown and Antonio McDyess cleaned the glass, and Aaron Arron Afflalo had it stuck on automatic. Even with everything clicking on all cylinders, they were just too undermanned.

In the end it was just too much Yao! In an attempt(!) to play him with single coverage he destroyed the Pistons as he finished with 31 points and 15 boards.

The loss pushed the Pistons’ overall record to 33-34 (…below .500).

*click on the pic to view this post at Pistonpost.com

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