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Old 11-20-2008, 08:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Looks like the Pistons are contenders with AI and everyone thought Detroit made a huge mistake.

"With the Pistons' 96-89 victory over the Cavs on Wednesday night, their second impressive streak-breaker in less than a week, the Allen Iverson effect started to crystallize."

"The Pistons were an offensive juggernaut down the stretch against the Cavs, racking up 30 points in the fourth quarter by making 12 of their first 13 shots. That factoid may not be unprecedented but this is: all of it happened with Richard Hamilton and Tayshaun Prince on the bench."

"Iverson's presence and the trust being put in Rodney Stuckey made it possible, the offensive infusion Joe Dumars intended when he made the big trade. With Stuckey permitted to run the point in crunch time, Iverson is able to shift to his natural position of shooting guard and set up away from the ball. It opens up so many opportunities for the Pistons. "

"Other times Stuckey just ran a two-man game with Wallace, still one of the best shooting big men in the NBA. He drilled two 3-pointers to bury the Cavs as he scored 10 of his 21 points in the fourth. It was almost identical to the two he nailed in the fourth quarter last week at Golden State running pick-and-rolls with Iverson. And it gave the Pistons their second huge win in a week, following Friday's convincing wipeout of the Lakers in L.A."

"This against a Cavs defense that ranked third in the NBA in field goal defense and fifth in scoring defense. Over their previous three games the Cavs had allowed an average of just 17.3 points in the fourth quarters. Two of those games were against Denver and Utah, hardly NBA castoffs."

"Doing it without contributions from Hamilton and Prince isn't going to be a nightly occurrence, of course, but it does illustrate some new teeth the Pistons offense has."

"It's simple basketball," Wallace said. "They cannot stop all of (us) ... there will always be someone open."

What do you know Stucky and Iverson on the court at the same time with Hamilton on the bench. Like I said Stucky will have a big role with Hamilton and AI. We better watch out for Hamilton coming off of the bench.

I hope this doesn't make me sound like I'm gloating, well I just wanted to put the facts on the table. We better watch out for the Pistons.

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Old 11-20-2008, 12:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You told WHO so?

Everyone knew that Iverson is a good player and that Detroit would be a good team regardless - top 2 in the East, but it remained to be seen how he'd mesh with the rest of the team.

Each team in the trade got something they wanted. We knew that Denver's fit would be better than Detroit's right away.


So I don't know why you're gloating.
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Old 11-20-2008, 01:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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people thought Stuckey wouldn't play a key role on the team and there was no way Hamilton would sit on the bench because he signed a contract extension.

I remember people saying it was a bad trade for Pistons
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People were saying it was a better trade for the Nuggets. Not necessarily that it was a bad trade for Detroit.
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Looks like I draw conclusions.

Maybe I heard more of the Iverson/Detroit haters on another site
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