I want to start out by saying that I like the Pistons alot, and Billups is a great player. But the problem with him at the end of games, which has happened 3 times recently, and I remember it happenning plenty times before, is that he relies on the referees to bail him out and make a call at the end of games. Wouldn't it be a smarter thing to try to take a good shot instead of, from the games I've seen and heard about the past year or two, jumping into guys and trying to draw a foul. And then when he doesn't get a call, the coach gets all mad and yells at the refs and the Pistons and there fans have an excuse for the loss. This doesn't have to do with any particular game, or have anything to do with me not liking him, because I do like him. But I think he should rely on actually shooting the ball at the end of games, instead of putting the game in the refs hands. That's what you want as a player, the game in your hands in the closing moments, but Billups repeatedly puts the game into the refs hands and makes them make a tough call either way. It's a good plan if you're the type of guy that likes to make excuses when you lose, but it's not how you should play.