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Old April 23rd, 2016, 02:52 AM   #2341
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You thought there was a chance at 7 games??
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Old April 23rd, 2016, 02:54 AM   #2342
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Pistons will be ok, next season they won't be 8th, they won't play Cleveland in the first round and will be able to make some kind of PO push, or at least I think so
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Old April 23rd, 2016, 11:46 AM   #2343
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Need a true PF, a better backup PG and C and Harris as their 6th man.

I like their makeup though. They are actually entertaining to watch which is a significant change.
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Old April 24th, 2016, 09:31 AM   #2344
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Before I post these numbers, let me say that I thought KCP played really well.

Final numbers for Game 3:

Kyrie 6-9, 1 3-pointer, 0 FT: 13 points
LBJ 0-1. 0 points

6-10, 1 3-PT, 13 points


Anytime that he gets more than he gives (while shooting a decent %), that's a win.
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Old April 24th, 2016, 09:35 AM   #2345
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I hope they're able to extend this series to 5. Either way, I think they've shown up and competed very hard. It's enough of an experience to take into the offseason and build upon. Getting a win would just be icing on the cake and a reward for their effort.

Aside from adding pieces, they have to find a way to get Andre to elevate to being a 50% shooter from the line. If he makes his FT's to the point of being able to stay on the floor, they win Game 3.
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Old April 24th, 2016, 10:20 PM   #2346
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Pistons will be ok, next season they won't be 8th, they won't play Cleveland in the first round and will be able to make some kind of PO push, or at least I think so
Yeah they should improve next season. One thing that could make a massive massive difference too, beyond expected player development, is how big a rule change the NBA makes with limiting intentional fouling. If they get rid of most of the Drummond fouls the Pistons will win at least 4-5 more games on that alone, without players getting better. The Pistons stats when Drummond is in a game vs when he's out is night and day.

And simply upgrading the backup PG will be worth a few games too.
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Old April 24th, 2016, 10:27 PM   #2347
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Old April 24th, 2016, 11:44 PM   #2348
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Lofl

Change the rule for a shitty FT shooting Piston but if someone proposed that while Shaq was clanging bricks for Lakers, the rest of the country would have been up in arms.

F that clanging Piston.
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Old April 25th, 2016, 07:59 AM   #2349
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Oh thanks for reminding me of the 5 game sweep! Helps deal with the loss yesterday.
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Old April 25th, 2016, 08:07 AM   #2350
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When they changed the rules to make defense harder after the Pistons dominated nobody shed a tear outside of Detroit (and maybe San Antonio). It'd be nice for the Pistons to finally benefit from a rule change intended to make the games flow better.
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Old April 25th, 2016, 08:22 AM   #2351
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They weren't fouling Shaq in the same way. Shaq was never fouled being the inbounds passers by nor did anybody ever piggyback him off a free throw attempt. They have taken this crap to a new level.
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Old April 25th, 2016, 09:17 AM   #2352
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I wonder who the Pistons can get to improve their bench.
The core starters (Jackson, KCP, Harris, Drummond) will all be back and should improve just on age and continuity.
Morris is still young and Stanley Johnson will develop.
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Old April 25th, 2016, 09:33 AM   #2353
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Morris was such a great addition. We got lucky with that one
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Old April 25th, 2016, 09:36 AM   #2354
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Lofl

Change the rule for a shitty FT shooting Piston but if someone proposed that while Shaq was clanging bricks for Lakers, the rest of the country would have been up in arms.

F that clanging Piston.
We'll never know Gonz!

but I guess this means you agree with changing the rule?
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Old April 25th, 2016, 10:21 AM   #2355
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If Cleveland had to resort to "hack a shaq" to beat an 8 seed, I really have doubts about their ability to win a Championship.

The hack-a-shaq strategy just makes and already hard to watch game even worse.
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Old April 25th, 2016, 10:27 AM   #2356
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The final chapter on the 2015-2016 KCPfense:

only Kyrie took shots vs. him

6-13, 2 3-pointers, 1 FT, 15 points.
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Old April 25th, 2016, 10:50 AM   #2357
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Lofl

Change the rule for a shitty FT shooting Piston but if someone proposed that while Shaq was clanging bricks for Lakers, the rest of the country would have been up in arms.

F that clanging Piston.
The rule is only in the NBA...College, international, olympics, etc dont have an intentional foul rule....ALso there are too many FTs in teh game already do we really want to watch horrible free throw shooters?....After the Houston-LA CLippers debacle in the playoffs last year I thought the league would get rid of it....ALso teams will just leave him open and when he gets the ball immediately foul him...in the end he has to get much better at free throws anyway.
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Old April 26th, 2016, 04:49 PM   #2358
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Yesterday, Stephen A Smith proclaimed it's the Clippers time to make a run after Steph Curry's injury.
Today, we find out Chris Paul and Blake Griffen are done.

Shattered hopes happened so fast for poor Clippers fans.
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Old May 4th, 2016, 09:40 PM   #2359
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Watching more of these playoffs, I'm more convinced that the Pistons could (not would) have beaten any other team in the East.
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Old May 5th, 2016, 12:44 AM   #2360
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Cleveland definitely was the shittiest draw. Oh well.
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