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Pistons storm the Warriors

by james on December 17th, 2007

NBA Obsessed takes you into the hit and run game of NBA Basketball.

Tayshaun Prince

The story was not in the victory over the Warriors on this wintry Detroit day.

No, the 109 - 87 victory was nice, but under the circumstances, expected.

The real story is that the Pistons are on a roll and rejuvenated. They play a lot of youth and still have that menacing mix of Rasheed Wallace, Chauncey Billups, Rip Hamilton, and, of course, today’s hero Tayshaun Prince.

Boston may be getting all the press clippings, but Detroit has quietly begun to play great defense and great offense. This had led to a lot of winning, despite injuries and a lot of road games to begin the season.

But how about that game in the snow storm?

Even though the snowstorm kept half the announced sellout crowd of 22,076 away from The Palace Sunday (10,050 fans actually walked through the turnstiles), and the schedule-makers may have hamstrung the Golden State Warriors by making them play a matinee after flying across the country on Saturday, the Pistons didn’t care about any of that.

“That happens,” said Chauncey Billups, after the Pistons ran roughshod over the Warriors, 109-87, raising their record to 17-7. “We are going to get it later on when we have to make a short trip to Phoenix on a back-to-back. Everybody has that. They came out not being aggressive and running and gunning like they usually do, so we tried to take advantage of that.” source

With Tay and Dice playing tonight’s important roles, Chauncey Billups explains how it works in the new all offense NBA.

Tayshaun Prince and Antonio McDyess accepted that challenge. Prince led the way with 23 points, hitting 8 of 14 shots. McDyess, who only played 25 minutes, produced 14 points on 7-for-9 shooting, with 11 rebounds.

Prince and McDyess combined for 17 points in a 35-point second quarter.

“A lot of teams like to play small and fast and shoot a lot of 3-pointers,” said Billups, who produced 19 points and six rebounds. “That’s OK. We just stick to our guns and play the same way. We can do that because our bigs are pretty agile and they can stay with the smaller forwards. If you go small on us, we are going to punish you every single time.”

Look out NBA; the Pistons are coming to get you!

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