Yesterday, Detroit locked up the first seed in the Eastern conference with a close shave win against Orlando.
Orlando's fixing to be Detroit's first round opponent. I have to give Orlando minor credit . . . Detroit played perfect basketball in the first quarter, and Orlando did not sit down. So is the case with all the teams against Detroit these days.
There was one moment, in particular, where Rasheed Wallace slapped an oncoming Orlando ball-carrier, and the ball went sailing out of bounds. Rasheed at that point had 2 early fouls. The refs called it out of bounds on Detroit, but they failed to call what was clearly a third early foul on Rasheed. I'll let Orlando fans stew on that one.
However, I ask Rasheed Wallace . . . will you be our Bill Laimbeer?