|Pistons Perform Well Enough for Me.
||[Mar. 31st, 2007|02:30 pm]
I think I can look past that scumbag, uh I mean Chris Webber, and tolerate this team.
The most difficult month on Detroit's schedule, March, produced 17 games, 11 of which were on the road. They faced some of the league's best opponents. Overall, they went 10-7, 7-4 on the road, including a magnificent 5-0 road trip in which they beat Denver, the Clips, Seattle, Portland, and Phoenix. They did better on the road than they did at home, splitting that month 3-3, 2 of those losses being to Golden State and Cleveland, of which both games should have been Ws.
During this month, Detroit played well without Rasheed Wallace for at least a couple game suspensions due to techs. They also lost the services of Rip Hamilton with flu and Chauncey Billups with minor injury. They also lost Chris Webscum, shit I mean Chris Webber, with the flu for most of the month. Detroit also lost Lindsey Hunter with a 10 game suspension because he totally didn't notice that he popped one of his wife's diet pills . . . and that pill had a banned substance in it. I'm probably missing some details, but in essence, they went 10-7 without a few of their key guys in a month I expected them to finish well below .500 with hilarious losses against the good teams to the point where it would be safe to say that Detroit's long powerful run was, in fact, over.
The Eastern conference is pretty weak this year. It wasn't too strong the year Detroit won it, either. Most years, the Western conference is a nightmare. Maybe the Western teams will cannibalize themselves enough to show up scrawny for yet another Eastern conference team to take the Finals.
The best news is that Tayshaun Prince is still the Palace Prince.