That was the theme for last nights game vs the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Detroit Pistons showed grit, when they could have easily laid down and been an emotional no show — after the blow out loss to the Indiana Pacers, the night before.
Andre Drummond (20 points & 16 rebounds), came out aggressive early. He set the tone for the team, when they were struggling to score early on. He was crashing the boards — harder than usual. He was clearly on a mission.
The first quarter and a half, it looked as though it was going to be a blow out. It was the Kyrie Irving show, starring LeBron James, and the Cavs pushed the lead to 15. It seemed to be a Cleveland win on the horizon, when the Pistons did their best He-Man impression:
First ballot Hall of Famer to be, Dirk Nowitzki, became the 6th man in NBA History to join the 30,000 club! He went from a tall lanky kid the NBA world didn’t take serious, to making history. Salute to the big German!
https://youtu.be/RtTWJgMqVYA (press link)
Wow. As you know, I am no way a Cavs fan. However, I am a NBA fan and I must give credit where credit is due. Last night, March 3rd 2017, the ClevelandCavaliers faced off against the AtlantaHawks in Atlanta. On a night where the ATL retired the great PistolPete‘s
jersey, and also KyleKorver making his return, the Cavs stole the show. I’m not writing this lil post to dick ride the Cavs. I am writing because an important, underrated part of this record is not being talked about.
The Cavs shot 46 3 pointers last night, and made 25 of them. 25 people. That’s 54% from downtown. To me, that is more impressive than anything because it was well within the flow of the game. It wasn’t like *cough HOUSTON ROCKETS. cough* just jacking up 3 pointers. And you know, I am not a big stats guy. But check this out: LeBron went 6 for 10, Kyrie went 5 for 8, ChanningFrye went 3 for 6, ImanShumpert went 2 for 6, KyleKorver went 3 for 7, DerrickWilliams went 3 for 4, and RichardJefferson went 3 for 5. All this without J.R. Smith and KevinLove.
Do you guys think the defending champions can pull it off again? Let me know in the comments section. ✌
While the smoke is still clearing in Sacramento, Vlade Divac and the rest of the Kings brass have gone on the offensive to make themselves look good, after one of the most lopsided trades in NBA History.
The fact that the Kings are 24-33 this year, and haven’t gone to the playoffs with Boogie is all true, but no one is looking at the real problem: The Kings never surrounded Cousins with any talent to get over any roadblocks nor hurdles!
Thats the Kings picks for the last 11 years. How many cornerstone players did they pick? How many impact players did they draft? Right. Funny thing is it gets even worse when you go back another 1o years.
The Sacramento Kings just became a team again! Its time to move into the future! It's time to start winning! This gives them the best chance
Ok, after watching the NBA Rising Stars & the 3-Point Shootout, I think I’ve finally arrived at Acceptance Avenue. The NBA is a shooters league now, and it’s Not my era anymore. Everyone (shit, feels like everyone) fires three’s like there is no tomorrow, and that’s what it’s going to be for the foreseeable future.
I still care about shot selection, and percentages, so good luck trying to make me waver on that.
I put together a list of NBA Marksmen, who not only knocks them down, but are among the most accurate:
Qualifications: 250 three attempts or better + accuracy (over 40%)
Truth time: I’m killing on NBA 2k with the Pistons right now, to make myself feel better. KCP is shooting primarily mid range shots, there’s a ton of pick & roll with Andre, and Reggie is racking up assist. If only this were real life.
On to the real game.
The Detroit Pistons, dug themselves another massive hole, this time against the Milwaukee Bucks. At one point the Pistons were down as much as 22. They started off extremely slow. Sluggish even. Scoring just 19 points in the first quarter, and 15 in the second. Not exactly a recipe for victory.
Out of 9 back to backs the Pistons have played so far this season, they have only successfully won both games once. Which is a big reason for the reason 26-30 record.
#Pistons have been more than disappointing on the 2nd night of back 2 backs all damn season bro.
https://youtu.be/IZwDihXMaFY click link please
How many of us have did something 1,000 times? Can you even count to 1,000 consistently without losing track? If someone was to give you 1,000 $1 bills, would you be able to count them without losing track? Well what if all the bills aren’t crisp? (Whatever do you mean, Tareau?) Imagine equating 1,000 career NCAA women’s basketball wins into $1 bills. All of the bills might not be pretty, nor accepted but a win is a win, correct? If someone owed you a dollar and they give you 4 quarters, would you be mad? (Now even though I’m petty, I love change so I would definitely accept any debts in change). Well that’s how Ms. Tara VanDerveer got her wins. Most were blowouts. Some was loose change. Some were tattered beat up singles. But like I said, a win is a win. Now imagine winning your 1,000 career NCAA game the Friday before sports biggest game, the Super Bowl. Imagine only getting (thus far) a ticker alert on Comcast saying that she accomplished this feat. Well we got ya covered here at thecouchsports.com Ms. VanDerveer. Here’s to you. And many more.
What should have been a big win, turned into work last night, in Auburn Hills.
The game was a back and fourth affair in the first half, with both teams struggling to gain an advantaged on one another. Detroit didn’t gain significant momentum until the fourth quarter.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope who had a career high in Points against the Pelicans February 1st, finished the game with just 2 points, 5 assist and 5 rebounds. According to Twitter, he had himself a game on the other end of the floor though:
Both Marcus Morris and Jon Leuer had career highs in points, with 36 and 24 respectively. Andre Drummond had 12 points 18 rebounds, Tobias contributed 14 points off the bench, and Reggie Jackson had 10 points and 8 assist before…