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Why Pistons must Fear the Deer…

Essentials

  • Teams: Detroit Pistons (8-10) at Milwaukee Bucks (3-14)
  • Date: December 4, 2013
  • Time: 8:00 p.m.
  • Television: FSD

What to look for

The Detroit Pistons started their three-game road trip with a bang. They defeated the Miami Heat on their own floor thanks in large part to a superb collective effort.

They consistently led throughout the contest by double digits and got a late scare in the game when the Heat made a run in the fourth quarter. Still, the Pistons picked apart a stifling Miami defense with exquisite passing.

Pistons players were consistently a step ahead of the Heat rotations and thus, they kept finding the open player either directly at the basket or from deep. The Heat eventually turned up the pressure in the fourth quarter and made a game of it, but Mo Cheeks’ guys eventually found their footing and won the contest by double figures.

The next leg of this small trip has Detroit making a pit stop tonight in the state of Wisconsin in what has now become the toughest game of this east voyage.

The Milwaukee Bucks own the worst record in the league and their play certainly reflects their loss total. They simply are not all that talented and their schemes fail to take advantage of the pieces on the roster.

The Pistons defeated the Bucks in late November by 19 points and probably feel as though they can reproduce such a result even on the road. Keep in mind, tonight’s contest comes on the heels of a victory over the back-to-back champs.

Hence, Detroit has every reason to be feeling themselves going into this matchup. In other words, they might be looking past this game and getting ready for their bout with the Chicago Bulls.

This could be a huge mistake given that Milwaukee could still surprise them. Granted, they have only collected three victories in 2013-14 and in addition, they have come against the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers.

However, on the right night, any opponent can fall, especially if the 3-ball is in play. Tonight’s hosts sport a top-10 shooting team from downtown and the long ball often plays the role of equalizer whenever underdogs find ways to stay within striking distance of an opposing team.

The Pistons better be wary of the Bucks.

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21 Comments

  • Dec 4, 20137:10 pm
    by gmehl

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    “I think we’re up 30 right now so we’re going to try to push it up to 60.” – Brandon Jennings

  • Dec 4, 20138:15 pm
    by TheBigS

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    Honestly, it would br just like the Pistons to lose this game by 15+. They have shown that after good performances agaims good teams, they sometimes take the game off and don’t play to yet full potential. I fear they may play like the heat did and then try to make a comeback, but by then it may be too late

    • Dec 4, 20138:22 pm
      by gmehl

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      This is one of those games I expect us to win but yeah I have that feeling to. Unfortunately we don’t have that one go to scorer on the team that when we hit a scoring drought they can bail us out (and no moose, Smith or Jennings isn’t that guy).

  • Dec 4, 20138:56 pm
    by gmehl

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    Udoh has 5 blocks (all in the 2nd quarter). 1 each on Smith/Drummond and 3 on Monroe. I guess he must be angry that he is seen as a bust taken over a guy like Monroe.

  • Dec 4, 20139:07 pm
    by gmehl

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    Smith is shooting us out of this game

  • Dec 4, 20139:10 pm
    by Hook Shot

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    Hopefully they will adjust at half time. They look flat. 

  • Dec 4, 20139:15 pm
    by domnick

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    very bad 2nd qtr… hopefully we can regain the lead in the 2nd half

  • Dec 4, 20139:53 pm
    by I HATE FRANK

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    Cheeks need props for that 3rd qrt

  • Dec 4, 201310:16 pm
    by I HATE FRANK

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    Give speed a raise

  • Dec 4, 201310:18 pm
    by I HATE FRANK

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    Give Sheed… a raise!

  • Dec 4, 201310:28 pm
    by I HATE FRANK

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    Loving Jennings…..he just make plays at the pg position we have never had…

  • Dec 4, 201310:32 pm
    by I HATE FRANK

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    Finally looks like we are gelling….and Can’t for get Kyle

    • Dec 4, 201310:43 pm
      by gmehl

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      I thought you had a dislike for Singler… or is that someone else at PP that i’m thinking of??

      • Dec 4, 201310:45 pm
        by I HATE FRANK

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        I had a dislike for not making open shots…but I like Kyle, although I was for keeping Middleton over Kyle

        • Dec 4, 201310:56 pm
          by gmehl

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          So Singler = bum, Kyle = awesome :-)

  • Dec 4, 201310:54 pm
    by gmehl

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    So here’s an interesting stat:

    Drummond/Monroe combined for 14-28 (50%) 42 points.
    Smith/Jennings combined for 10-35 (26%) 34 points.

     
    I know basketball is a team game and all but geez they almost shot us out of the game again. I must admit I’d much rather Jennings shooting 3 ball I cringe every time Smith launches away.
     
    Another thing to add is we are now 9-10 and if not for the blown games against Memphis, Chicago, Atlanta and both Laker games we could’ve been securely lodged as the 3rd seed in the east.

    • Dec 4, 201311:17 pm
      by domnick

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      chemistry… we have it now

    • Dec 4, 201311:17 pm
      by I HATE FRANK

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      It’s encouraging we lost games early but we are becoming a better team now

  • Dec 4, 201310:55 pm
    by domnick

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    jennings > knight 
     
    im happy about Jennings passing… although he had many turnovers…
    if knight remained in pistons… we wont have opportunities like this… its good to have Jennings… im happy!

    • Dec 4, 201311:07 pm
      by I HATE FRANK

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      Jennings makes Drummond better

  • Dec 4, 201311:24 pm
    by Tyrell

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    Brandon Jennings makes up for his poor shot attempts with good playmaking ability. Josh Smith really needs to have a FGA cap at 12 

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