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Pistons take game 2 against Celtics - NBA Playoffs

by james on May 23rd, 2008

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

Detroit Pistons 103, Boston Celtics 97

Chauncey Billups looks healthy as Pistons win game 2

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Detroit had the answer and it was Antonio McDyess. Rasheed Wallace was moved off of Kevin Garnett and Antonio McDyess was now guarding him. Kevin still made plenty of shots, but they were a little harder to come by.

The Celtics were undefeated at home in the playoffs, but that did not really mean anything in this series. Both of these teams are very capable of winning on the opposing team’s court.

Still Detroit has to feel good. When you beat a Celtic team that gets good nights out of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett and at the same time Ray Allen comes out of a slump, then you just have to feel good.

Chauncey Billups and Rip Hamilton came back in this game and had great games, but the big surprise was young Rodney Stuckey of the Pistons with 13 points, 2 steals, and 3 assists in 17 minutes. Stuckey played with no fear.

Detroit had the answer to every Boston run and now the Pistons look forward to going back home to the Palace for the next two games.

Richard Hamilton bounced back from a poor series opener with 25 points, and the Pistons beat the Celtics 103-97 Thursday night, tying the Eastern Conference finals at one game apiece and seizing the home-court advantage that has meant everything to the Celtics.

Chauncey Billups had 19 points and seven assists for the Pistons, who host Game 3 on Saturday.

“The atmosphere’s going to be crazy,” Hamilton said. “We’re geeked about getting back to our home court. The fans are excited, and now it’s our job to take care of home court.”


It is Boston’s turn to make the adjustments to get back home court advantage. It will be a real test for Doc Rivers.

Flip Saunders has to feel good about his Pistons. He made all the right calls, using all of his playoff experience to control this game.

What can you say, Chauncey looked healthy, Rip was making shots, and the Pistons played great defense!

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1 opinion for Pistons take game 2 against Celtics - NBA Playoffs

  • Eric
    May 23, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    Pistons pulled it off… this series will come down to the wire.Detroit delivered Boston its first home loss so far.I say Pistons win the series also.

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