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Pistons host Detroit native Jordan Crawford’s Wizards

Essentials

  • Teams: Washington Wizards (3-20) at Detroit Pistons (7-21)
  • Date: December 21, 2012
  • Time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Television: Fox Sports Detroit

What to look for

I answered a few questions for Kyle Weidie of TruthAboutIt.net about tonight’s game, so click through for those – especially why I think the matchup between Brandon Knight and Detroit native Jordan Crawford is crucial. But I think Kyle made the most interesting point:

Interestingly enough, the seven-win Pistons rank fifth in the NBA in fouls drawn on opponents per game (21.3)—after the Lakers, Timberwolves, Nuggets and Thunder, and just barely better than the Nets. Could spell trouble for a depleted Wizards squad, whether Bradley Beal and a sickly Jan Vesely are available or not. [NOTE:Beal is a game-time decision tonight.]

Beal and Nene are both out, so the Wizards are especially depleted. Hopefully, the Pistons can take advantage.

Read about the Wizards

TruthaboutIt.net

38 Comments

  • Dec 21, 20128:11 pm
    by gmehl

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    If we lose this game against the Wizards after leading by 15 at quarter time its going to be hard to watch the rest of this season.

  • Dec 21, 20128:17 pm
    by smellman

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    Yeah Dre!! Hopefully this might keep him out there for longer!

  • Dec 21, 20128:32 pm
    by I HATE FRANK

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    Drummond was in BEAST MODE! he goes out the game…and the Wizards go on a run

    Drummond in 11 minutes 7pts 8rebs 4blk!!! 

    • Dec 21, 20128:40 pm
      by Patrick Hayes

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      He was gassed by the end though and asked out.

      Weird. Probably the first time this season Frank was trying to keep him in the game, and Drummond wanted out.

      • Dec 21, 20128:45 pm
        by I HATE FRANK

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        he could get a triple double

  • Dec 21, 20128:33 pm
    by I HATE FRANK

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    Singler playing better with the Haircut!!!.. that the stuff fans of losing teams notice

  • Dec 21, 20128:33 pm
    by frankie d

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    knight does not know how to run a fast break.
    he just doesn’t understand basic principles. 

  • Dec 21, 20128:45 pm
    by Otis

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    You hope they “take advantage?” The team these Wizards is trotting out there is a embarrassment to the league. It’s like the local High School All-Stars team or something. And with or without Nene and Wall, they probably can’t help but have the worst record in the league by this point, And they’re going to be rewarded with a big time sidekick for Wall. SMH

    I don’t root for wins at this point. They’re going to win maybe a third of the games down the stretch and maybe the 6-8th worst record. What I want to see, in wins or losses, is hope that the future is going to be different. Drummond looks good, absolutely. But a game like this doesn’t say anything about your team unless you lose it, and it’s the least meaningful game on the schedule. Be nice if we at least get some real minutes for guys outside the rotation.

    • Dec 21, 20128:49 pm
      by I HATE FRANK

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      true, but they should dominate

      drummond might have a career night 

    • Dec 21, 20129:15 pm
      by Patrick Hayes

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      “The team these Wizards is trotting out there is a embarrassment to the league.”

      Jordan Crawford and his Detroit steez is anything but an embarrassment. He’s a blessing to the league. 

  • Dec 21, 20128:52 pm
    by I HATE FRANK

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    we are a different team with Monroe making that jumper

    • Dec 21, 20128:59 pm
      by I HATE FRANK

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      Monroe is BACK! and better than before

    • Dec 22, 20126:56 am
      by apa8ren9

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      Monroe taking and making that jumper = Legit ALLSTAR

  • Dec 21, 20129:07 pm
    by Ozzie-Moto

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    Yea at the energy level Dru plays at for his size and age he will need a blow now and then but that doesn’t mean that he shouldn’t get right back in… STARTing would help as well as you get more help and rest.  If you take his 11 and extend it to 33 (not that that is always relevant ) he would have 21 points 21 rebounds and 12 blocks and no fouls.    One of the things that has not gotten much press as just the opposite of Amir J a few years back as rookie he is great at not fouling and already gets respect from the refs as they see he has the ups and control not to foul…. 

  • Dec 21, 20129:08 pm
    by Day and Knight

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    Tayshaun always look like he’s upset about something after every play…EVERY PLAY!

  • Dec 21, 20129:11 pm
    by gmehl

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    I still marvel at the fact of how LUCKY we were to get Drummond. At least we have something to look forward to.

    • Dec 21, 20129:16 pm
      by Ozzie-Moto

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      I catch the Pistons when the play Knicks Nets or are on NBA TV so i hear what the other teams analysts say and they are really impressed….  who were the 3 to 6 teams that picked ahead of us ?  

      • Dec 21, 20129:21 pm
        by Ozzie-Moto

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        just rhetorical 3-8 actually we picked 9th  got him at 9  crazy but hard to know….. His bright attitude makes it all the better … 

         

  • Dec 21, 20129:11 pm
    by Ozzie-Moto

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    Monroe to be really good has got to make that mid range jumper a priority. He got to get so it Money in the bank… that and Drummond behind him 

  • Dec 21, 20129:11 pm
    by tarsier

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    This is the way to go, Pistons. Lose or blow out the other team.

  • Dec 21, 20129:27 pm
    by tarsier

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    And Slava enters the game for 15 seconds… why?

    • Dec 21, 20129:33 pm
      by Patrick Hayes

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      Stuckey was injured and couldn’t shoot his free throws, so if that happens — a guy too injured to shoot — the other team gets to pick who shoots the FTs. Wizards picked Slava.

      • Dec 21, 20129:36 pm
        by tarsier

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        I didn’t realize the other team gets to choose.

        Why wouldn’t they choose Drummond? 

        • Dec 21, 20129:40 pm
          by Patrick Hayes

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          He was already on the court. Has to be someone from the bench.

          The rule is in place to prevent a team that has a crappy FT shooter from faking an injury to get someone else to shoot the FTs. So  now if you are injured and can’t shoot your FTs, not only does the other team get to pick anyone from the bench to shoot them, the player who was too injured to shoot can’t return to the game. 

          • Dec 21, 20129:46 pm
            by tarsier

            Makes some sense, but I feel like not being allowed to return is a good enough incentive to not fake an injury.

          • Dec 21, 20129:57 pm
            by Patrick Hayes

            Yeah, but if it’s Shaq or Ben Wallace in their prime, a team would risk too much by having them fake an injury and lose them for the game just to not have them shoot FTs. But if it’s a solid but much less vital crappy FT shooter, like a Reggie Evans for example, and there are only a couple minutes left in a game anyway, not having Evans the rest of the way probably wouldn’t be a big deal, so he fakes an injury, you pick who you want to shoot, and potentially get two points instead of one or zero.

            I’m not sure it’s a rule that was really needed when it was implemented, but they include both provisions for that reason.

  • Dec 21, 20129:35 pm
    by tarsier

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    Hey, jerebko, english, and slava are all playing. serious garbage time.

  • Dec 21, 20129:36 pm
    by Corey

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    Weird Slava entered just to shoot two free throws.

    andre’s two assists have been beautiful, even if the second was to CV 

    • Dec 21, 20129:42 pm
      by Patrick Hayes

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      Haha … should you only get half an assist if the player you are setting up is CV?

  • Dec 21, 20129:38 pm
    by Ozzie-Moto

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    WOW  English and Kravstov on the court ….. Frank must have left left early for the holidays 
     

  • Dec 21, 20129:39 pm
    by tarsier

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    So Drummond is not good enough for regular big minutes but too good for garbage time?

  • Dec 21, 20129:41 pm
    by Corey

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    Kind of amusing that it took the OPPOSING coach to finally put Kravtsov in a game…

  • Dec 21, 20129:44 pm
    by Patrick Hayes

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    OK, that sequence convinced me that Frank is probably justified in not ever playing Kravstov. I’ve seen enough.

    • Dec 21, 20129:56 pm
      by tarsier

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      English may have been worse.

  • Dec 21, 20129:53 pm
    by Ozzie-Moto

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    OK for fun stretch Drummond’s  21 minutes to 31 minutes….  He’d have 21 rebounds 17 points 10 blocks 3 assists and a steal or 2 ….   ( neg 2 for 6 at the line ) but only 1 TO and 1 foul … (they be 1 1/2 but can have halfs)   That is a MONSTER night all be it against week team.  

    • Dec 21, 20129:55 pm
      by tarsier

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      How do you figure he’d have 10 blacks?

      • Dec 21, 201210:05 pm
        by Ozzie-Moto

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        your right bad math … 7-8 

  • Dec 21, 201210:47 pm
    by Vic

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    Jerebko 3 points 4 boards 6 minutes… He deserves another chance to start playing like himself again instead of trying to be a stretch 4

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