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alby
02-03-2006, 08:29 PM
So I've been watching every Pistons game ever since they've been on this quest for 70, always cheering for the other team to win lol. They are in Philly tonight without Iverson and the Pistons are up 6 with seven minutes left in the 3rd (this is about the time when the Pistons usually turn it up another level and blow the other team out in hopes of a relatively easy 4th quarter). But, go sixers!

This thread is merely to track the team with the #1 record in the NBA overall.

Remember, we have only four more losses than Detroit even though they've been playing out of their minds this entire season.

A loss here and there can be crucial to homecourt in the Finals.

dude1394
02-03-2006, 08:34 PM
Go get 'em mavs, let's take the top spot baby....

mavsman
02-03-2006, 09:00 PM
Well, there are seven teams below .40 right now. Bos, Tor, NYK, Atl, Cha, Por and Hou. The Mavs have played a combined 10 games vs those 7 teams while the Pistons could pad their stats playing 14 gams vs the NBAs lower ranks. There goes your 4 game differential.

alby
02-04-2006, 12:13 AM
Another win tonight.

39-6

There's no doubt Detroit is the beneficiary of playing in a weaker conference, but its still a fact that they have the best record in the NBA. With that being said, I don't know if we can beat them if THEY have homecourt, it would probably go to seven with the Pistons winning it at home. If the Mavericks had homecourt, we would dispose of them in 5 or 6 easy. Go Mavs. Seattle just got blown out by Houston in Houston tonight, we have all the advantages tomorrow night.

dude1394
02-04-2006, 12:20 AM
It's going to be tough to catch those boys, they are really good right now.

That butt-whipping they put on the squirts was pretty impressive. It's crazy but those two games at San Antonio are going to be pretty big ones when they throw it up. We'll both be right in the hunt and wanting them both.

Neither team will be on b2bs so they will be quite a preview of the finals(I'm considering the mavs/squirts as the finals).

alby
02-04-2006, 09:12 PM
A loss tonight in Indiana

39-7

only three games ahead of the Mavs/Spurs

25 offensive rebounds by the Pacers tonight...

dude1394
02-04-2006, 10:37 PM
A loss tonight in Indiana

39-7

only three games ahead of the Mavs/Spurs

25 offensive rebounds by the Pacers tonight...

Getting interesting.. :)

alby
02-05-2006, 12:51 AM
2 1/2 games ahead actually..

Five-ofan
02-05-2006, 01:06 PM
The mavs WILL catch them. I do find it funny that they are 2 1/2 games ahead of the mavs and I have heard that they should have AT LEAST 3 or 4 all stars and the mavs barely get mentioned for needing 1. I have never thought Josh should be an all star but if Rasheed can be a candidate then Josh is too because he actually has better numbers than sheed. Its just funny that on a team with 4 supposed all stars that has a 2 1/2 game better record, billups is considered the more viable candidate than dirk on a team with just himself. BTW on the weaker conference thing you might want to check Detroits conterence splits.

alby
02-05-2006, 02:00 PM
preach it

alby
02-07-2006, 08:41 PM
70 wins anyone?

they lost another game tonight

4cwebb
02-07-2006, 09:38 PM
It will be very difficult, imho, for the Pistons to win 70 games after the loss tonight to Atlanta. Those are the games that the Pistons have been winning all season, but tonight they couldn't close Atlanta out (getting outscored 8 to 4 in the final two minutes or so, I think).

Drbio
02-07-2006, 10:17 PM
There is no way in hell Detroit wins 70.

sike
02-08-2006, 12:21 AM
There is no way in hell Detroit wins 70.
ditto...except without the hell.

alby
02-11-2006, 09:35 AM
Detroit 41-8
San Ant 39-10
Dallas 39-11

alby
02-12-2006, 10:59 AM
i predict a spurs loss in indiana and a pistons loss in miami today =]

Five-ofan
02-12-2006, 01:33 PM
i dont know about the heat. I just cant see them beating anyone that is remotely good.

dude1394
02-12-2006, 02:41 PM
Oh I can see the heat beating detroit today. They were pretty humiliated against dallas. At home and detroit's starters seem to be really struggling with the minutes.

endtroducing MASKED
02-12-2006, 05:05 PM
Pistons lose to Miami. 9 losses now.

dude1394
02-12-2006, 05:09 PM
Hmm...those detroit sphincters tightening???? Man they have NO bench...yuck..

Tayshaun prince's line is putrid.

grndmstr_c
02-12-2006, 05:24 PM
The Pistons shoot better than 47% from the floor and nail 11 of their 20 three point attempts, and still lose. Wade and Shaq combine for 68 points, and I think I heard that Wade scored 18 in the 4th. Kind of makes you wonder how long it's going to take before the media clues into the fact that Detroit is no longer a defensive powerhouse.

alby
02-12-2006, 05:30 PM
what a game! Wade scores the last 17 points for the Heat including the game winning bucket wow.

Detroit 41-9
San Ant 40-10
Dallas 39-11

dallas better win tomorrow!

Thespiralgoeson
02-12-2006, 05:33 PM
Dwayne Wade is the most clutch player in the NBA... I'm dead serious, I've seen him make an ungodly number clutch shots like that. Hand in his face, from 3/4 of the way down the court, it just don't matter... If I were building a franchise and could pick any one player to build around I would honestly consider taking Wade over LeBron, and that's the damn truth. I'm not saying I would, but I'd definitely consider it.

dude1394
02-12-2006, 06:09 PM
what a game! Wade scores the last 17 points for the Heat including the game winning bucket wow.

Detroit 41-9
San Ant 40-10
Dallas 39-11

dallas better win tomorrow!

Let's see so if we sweep the pistons and the pistons have swept the squirts and we split with the squirts and we all have the same record who gets top seed?

alby
02-12-2006, 06:18 PM
Dwayne Wade is the most clutch player in the NBA... I'm dead serious, I've seen him make an ungodly number clutch shots like that. Hand in his face, from 3/4 of the way down the court, it just don't matter... If I were building a franchise and could pick any one player to build around I would honestly consider taking Wade over LeBron, and that's the damn truth. I'm not saying I would, but I'd definitely consider it.

Wade is a great player. Will be a top 5 guy for the next 10 years. I just bought two pairs of his shoes and I got his jersey last year :-)

But.

For the season, 6-50 on three pointers is downright horrid even if you aren't a three point shooter...

Thus.

Kobe Bryant, IMO, is more clutch because he has more range which gives him a higher variety of shots from further out on the court...

However.

Wade can work on it and at least become a respectable shooter out there, he is still young.

Five-ofan
02-12-2006, 08:19 PM
You take lebron or d12 if you are building for the future. Only two people you consider. It would be lebron but D12 is a big so that makes it almost close.

spreedom
02-12-2006, 08:37 PM
I think Dwight Howard is THE player to build your team around for the future.

DubOverdose
02-12-2006, 09:05 PM
I think Dwight Howard is THE player to build your team around for the future.
Agreed. Honestly, I'd rather have Dwight than LeBron. The big men get it done in this L, and if you can draw a ton of attention down low, you will open the game up for weaker perimeter players.

alby
02-12-2006, 10:10 PM
Dwight Howard is amazing, I hope he gets help out there... I don't want him to be another KG (getting passed the first round once in 10 years)

Five-ofan
02-13-2006, 09:09 AM
he wont be, his game will make others around him better. I am a huge dwight howard fan. How can you not be awesome if you are the best rebounder and defensive pf in the nba when you are 20 years old. That isnt a misprint, he is the best defensive pf in the nba.

bernardos70
02-13-2006, 09:57 AM
Let's see so if we sweep the pistons and the pistons have swept the squirts and we split with the squirts and we all have the same record who gets top seed?

If we have the same record as Detroit, but have swept the season series against them, and split with the Squirts, it'll come down to division record between Dallas and Detroit. Sound weird huh? If we have a better division record than the Squirts, we get homecourt over them and the Pistons. If the Squirts have a better Division record, then Detroit has HCA throughout the playoffs.

Five-ofan
02-13-2006, 04:22 PM
How the crap does that workout? Not questioning but that is ridiculously stupid if it is really how it works. In a 3 team tie the first tie breaker should be round robin between them. In that scenario the mavs would be 4-2 Detroit would be 2-2 and SA would be 2-4.

Five-ofan
02-13-2006, 04:23 PM
Also how would a 3rd team tie breaker come into play? Only one of them can play Detroit. If we play detroit and we had the same record but swept and they have homecourt that would just be utterly stupid.

alby
02-23-2006, 05:55 PM
going into tonight

43-9 Detroit
42-11 Dallas (1 1/2 game)
41-12 San Antonio (2 1/2 game)

Detroit plays Indiana (who played them pretty well without J.O. the other day, Peja has been rejuvenated) in Detroit

Memphis plays Dallas at the ADD Arena Downtown Dallas

alby
02-24-2006, 12:15 AM
44-9 Detroit
43-11 Dallas (1 1/2 games)
41-12 San Antonio (3 games)

bernardos70
03-01-2006, 09:40 PM
They're about to lose to the Nuggets tonite. The one team that scares me, even last year, is the nuggets, and they're showing me why. Nuggets up by 11 with 3 and a half remaining.

V2M
03-01-2006, 09:44 PM
They're about to lose to the Nuggets tonite. The one team that scares me, even last year, is the nuggets, and they're showing me why. Nuggets up by 11 with 3 and a half remaining.

It's only 3rd quarter!

79-67 Denver with 1:38 left in 3Q

bernardos70
03-01-2006, 09:46 PM
shoot, I just noticed that. But keep watching, they will lose. When Ruben Patterson hits a 3 on you, you know you're about to lose :)

orangedays
03-01-2006, 09:46 PM
Go Nugs!

V2M
03-01-2006, 09:49 PM
shoot, I just noticed that. But keep watching, they will lose. When Ruben Patterson hits a 3 on you, you know you're about to lose :)
I hope you're right... although with Detroit this year it's never over until it's over.

82-72 Denver End of 3Q

bernardos70
03-01-2006, 10:05 PM
K-mart just hit two three's in the 4th. Is that the fat lady singing?

bernardos70
03-01-2006, 10:15 PM
Yup, it's over. After all that hoopla, that Detroit is going to win 70......... we're 1 game behind them.

Thespiralgoeson
03-01-2006, 10:16 PM
This one's over. Now the Mavs have to beat the Spurs tomorrow, and that's one step closer to HCA all the way through the playoffs, and Dirk being MVP.

Five-ofan
03-01-2006, 10:25 PM
IF we win tommorow we will get ALOT of national press.

dude1394
03-01-2006, 10:29 PM
Well, well, well. How extremely interesting. That denver areana is tough for teams to come in a play, it's a nice built in advantage for the home team.

How delicious!

Thespiralgoeson
03-01-2006, 10:31 PM
Well, well, well. How extremely interesting. That denver areana is tough for teams to come in a play, it's a nice built in advantage for the home team.

How delicious!

It's even better for them, because they get HCA in the first round because of the stupid division rules. I know every year there's a team that "nobody wants to play" in the first round, but this year I think it might actually be true in Denver's case.

dude1394
03-01-2006, 10:33 PM
Spiral I don't think that's true is it? I thought that no matter where the bracket was best record got hca.

dirno2000
03-01-2006, 10:34 PM
It's even better for them, because they get HCA in the first round because of the stupid division rules. I know every year there's a team that "nobody wants to play" in the first round, but this year I think it might actually be true in Denver's case.

They still have to have a better record than the 6 seed and right now they don't.

Thespiralgoeson
03-01-2006, 10:35 PM
Spiral I don't think that's true is it? I thought that no matter where the bracket was best record got hca.

Is that the way it works? I thought it was HCA in the first round, and after that it goes to the best record. I really don't know.

dirno2000
03-01-2006, 10:38 PM
Nope, best record gets home court. I'm hoping it happens as it will shed even more light on the absurdity of the system.

Thespiralgoeson
03-01-2006, 10:40 PM
That's good to know. In that case, if I were memphis, I'd rather player Denver than Phoenix. Absurd indeed.

mary
03-04-2006, 11:41 PM
The Lakers are up five right now with about 5 1/2 minutes to go. The Kobes are shooting well over 50% for the game.

Milles
03-04-2006, 11:53 PM
I was just getting ready to post ... Lakers up 7 ... 2:06 to go.

orangedays
03-04-2006, 11:57 PM
The Pistons seem to be going through a semi-rough stretch.

mavs413
03-05-2006, 12:01 AM
Nice win for the Lakers. I watched the game, and the Pistons just didnt look right tonight.

Milles
03-05-2006, 12:03 AM
They barely got out of Seattle with a win last night and now this. Just looked at their schedule, after tonight they don't play again until Wednesday. Plenty of time for them to recharge their engines. They may have started their break a bit early.

V2M
03-05-2006, 12:03 AM
105-94 Lakers Win

Just 1 game in the loss column separating the top 3 teams.

V2M
03-05-2006, 12:06 AM
Mathematically they're now out of the race against the '96 Bulls for the greatest regular season team :)

capitalcity
03-05-2006, 12:11 AM
Go Kobes Go.

They've got two shots at San Antonio next week.

dude1394
03-11-2006, 08:03 PM
Hmm.....Pistons down by 21 in the 4th. Soooooo......if the mavs win tonight and the Pistons certainly look to be losing now, the little mavs will be within one in the loss column of the pistons....

How would best record in the league look? Pretty sassy..

V2M
03-11-2006, 08:17 PM
109-90 Wizards with 1:24 to go... this one's in the Bank folks!

The Crippler
03-11-2006, 08:47 PM
nm, wrong thread...

orangedays
03-12-2006, 12:34 AM
We're only 1 loss behind the Pistons now (and a full game up on the Spurs). Very nice.

The Lakers are on a pretty decent run of late, winning 4 of their last 5 including victories again Detroit and @ San Antonio (their only loss came against SA @ Staples).

MFFL
03-12-2006, 01:39 PM
The East is so weak that Detriot has already clinched a playoff spot.

dude1394
03-17-2006, 10:39 PM
Well, well, well. Mavs/Pistons tied for the league record. Beaten by the worst team in basketball no less. Go mavs!!!

Thespiralgoeson
03-17-2006, 10:41 PM
Well, well, well. Mavs/Pistons tied for the league record. Go mavs!!!

And we got them on the 28th, too. It's the Mavericks' time.

orangedays
03-17-2006, 11:28 PM
And we got them on the 28th, too. It's the Mavericks' time.

It certainly is...long overdue sir, long overdue. We've also played 3 more games than them I believe.

Unfortunately, our game is going to be at The Palace, where Detroit is 28-2 this season. They have, however, lost 4 of their last 10. Like us, Detroit has hit something of a rough patch in their season - the way that we played in the Wizards win makes me more confident that by the time the 28th rolls around (and with 2 days rest) we're going to be ready to gun.

The only other time we played the Pistons this season, we held them to 82 pts. on .413 shooting. That's the lowest score (averaged) by any team in the NBA. We also dominated the boards, holding them to 26 rebs and did a great job disrupting their offense, limiting them to 17 asts (both the lowest by any NBA team, on average). I don't see us being as successful in our 2nd matchup but this is our opportunity to prove that we can not only run with the NBA's elite, we can beat them. Personally, I think that this game (along with the last San Antonio game) is a MUST WIN.

dude1394
03-17-2006, 11:39 PM
the last san antonio game is the most significant win. I don't believe in must win regular season games to be honest.

Like to win, good to win, important to confidence to win, yes but the only must win is the elimination game of a series.

orangedays
03-18-2006, 02:12 AM
Literally speaking, yes the only game that's a 'must-win' is an elimination game. Personally, I label both the SA and Detroit games as 'must-wins' because of where we are in the season. Losses at this critical juncture would suggest to me that we lack "it" whatever "it" may be - the mental/intestinal/testicular fortitude...to reach deep inside and win when it matters. That's why I was hit harder by the Spurs, Suns, and subsequent Kings losses than alot of the other posters on this board, I felt that it boded very poorly for a team that is making a Championship run to lack the intensity and hunger to pull out wins against its primary competition. I made the same criticism of the Heat in a different thread: Championship-calibre teams are not bred from beating poor or mediocre teams - they earn their stripes by beating the best...consistently - something I think we demonstrated earlier in the season but have been unable to demonstrate as of late.

Will we be out of contention if we lose both the upcoming SA and Detroit games? No, certainly not. Will it say something...a big something...about the Mavericks as a team if we lose? Yes. To me, it's more than just a confidence issue, it's an issue of a Champion's mentality. The value of these games is far greater than just a win, loss, or HCA. I believe we are capable of winning a Championship, as such, I believe that we are capable of being a better team than both the Pistons and Spurs. What excuse do we have then, if we mean to break the ranks of these two ultra-elite by becoming the only other team since 2002 to win an NBA Championship? None. True, technically, if we lose these two games, all we have to deal with is 2 more L's in the loss column. But, if we allow ourselves to lose these two games, it would suggest to me that these Mavericks are not yet ready for their place in history (http://www.nba.com/history/finals/champions.html).

Thespiralgoeson
03-18-2006, 02:23 AM
We WILL win both of those games, as well as the last Phoenix game. I can feel it.

Five-ofan
03-19-2006, 11:06 AM
I would love to know why when a mavs player gets fouled at the end of a game we are forced to listen to some bs about officials just not calling fouls at the end of a game but other teams/stars get phantom calls at the end of games.

bernardos70
03-26-2006, 08:50 PM
15 seconds, Nets up 2, Pistons have the ball.

orangedays
03-26-2006, 08:55 PM
NJ up 3 with 3 seconds left...20 sec. timeout!

orangedays
03-26-2006, 08:56 PM
Billups makes 2 from the stripe...

orangedays
03-26-2006, 08:57 PM
Nets up 75-74...3.2 seconds to go...Nets ball.

Thespiralgoeson
03-26-2006, 09:03 PM
That was completely bone-headed mistake by Big Ben. With the game on the line no less. Just really, really bad.

orangedays
03-26-2006, 09:03 PM
HA! Wrap it up, Detroit's done.

Nets 79 - 74 Pistons

Pistons drop to 55-14, 1 1/2 game ahead of us and 1 game ahead of the Spurs.

Interestingly enough, all the crap we get for playing bad ball the past couple of weeks...the Spurs and Pistons have the same record as we do in the last 10 games...7-3.

Sky ain't falling people.

MavsFanFinley
03-26-2006, 09:13 PM
I thought the Nets were going to give it away but they secure the win late.

twelli
03-26-2006, 09:16 PM
great... :(

now the Pistons will all be on a mission to get that bad taste out of their mouth and put it into the Mav's

have they lost two in a row yet, at home?

The Mav's better be ready. That' (yet again) another great opportunity to make a statement.

bernardos70
03-26-2006, 09:42 PM
I don't know if they have lost two in a row at home, but if they haven't yet, they will as of Tuesday.

dude1394
03-26-2006, 10:10 PM
Didn't they just barely win the last game as well with some sort of shot-block by wallace at the end.

They were probably looking past NJersey anyway, waiting for the mavs.

F'em...

orangedays
03-26-2006, 10:17 PM
The Pistons beat the Pacers when B. Wallace blocked Danny Granger's 3-pt. attempt at the end of regulation. They beat Indiana 75-72. The Jersey loss ends a 16-game home winning-streak.

I guess it's going to have to be a two-game losing streak for them. F'em indeed.

chumdawg
03-27-2006, 01:16 AM
The Pistons are OVERrated.

sike
03-27-2006, 11:47 AM
The Pistons are OVERrated.
and the Netts may be a bit underrated...

EricaLubarsky
03-27-2006, 07:56 PM
Man the Nets are POUNDING the Suns right now. Jeff and Carter are slashing at will and elevating for some major dunkage. 20 pts at the moment

edit: good lord, they are killing the Suns. This is fun to watch