4 all-stars, they better do it. lol
I don't know how hard they have honestly tried for the best record.DiceMoney said:This guys have been killing their selves for the number record. Or the overall homecourt advantage. i think they are not going to end with the best record. Sad , or good thing. This dudes where so obsessed with homecourt advantage. I think this could play with their heads. How hard they tried, and still come up short.
Completely agree with that entire statement.Mike luvs KG said:I don't know how hard they have honestly tried for the best record.
They were hot early in the season and can used that motivation as momentum to keep winning. Despite what they were saying early in the year, they WERE trying to win 70+ games. They were coming out and playing hard. Just running teams into the ground. They had one of the best fast breaks and best offenses in the league when they were winning all those games.
Over the past couple months, since it's become clear that they are not going to be setting any records, they've really just packed it in. They are saying they are playing for homecourt, but they aren't giving the same effort they were when they were playing for 70.
They've really gone into "save it for they playoffs" mode, it's very clear if you watch them play. The starters just shoot jumpers for most of the game. Outside of Rip Hamilton nobody ever makes any sort of move towards the basket - as evidenced by them being dead last in the league in points in the paint. You can probably count the number of times Chauncey Billups penetrates below the free throw line in a game on one hand.
They never run anymore. A lot of it comes down to Billups. When he was playing aggressive and hard every night, when he was playing like an MVP, they were almost unbeatable. Now he's probably packed it in more than anyone. He's been extremely lethargic since the all-star break.
It's frustrating to watch, and it's smart at the same time. While guys line Manu Ginobilli and Dwyane Wade go into the playoffs with a collection of nagging injuries from the way they attack the basket, Detroit's starters will all be healthy, all be ready.... and people wonder why, it's more than just dumb luck.
The risk being off course, that after playing pretty mediocre basketball for 2 months you have to suddenly amp it up again.
I bet they drop a couple games to whoever they get in the first round as they try to get it back in gear, and get stronger and stronger as the playoffs wear on.
yep.AgreedSir Patchwork said:Will it matter though? Not until the finals, where the Spurs have looked completely helpless in two meetings against the Pistons this season.
The Pistons play Dallas at home on tuesday. They need to win this game to secure homecourt against them if by chance they play in the finals right?Drewbs said:Theres Dallas who are always engimas, but they really stuck it to the Pistons when they played this season. 37 pt blowout back when the Pistons were really on fire.
You make it sound like the Nets are playing like crap right now. They are on an 8 game winning streak.D.J. said:If the Pistons are going to lose to teams like the Nets, then they won't end up with the best record. They are losing games they shouldn't be losing.
DiceMoney said:Pistons will not have the best record by the end of the season.
xPAGANx said:You make it sound like the Nets are playing like crap right now. They are on an 8 game winning streak.