Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Photo by: Duane Burleson

The Detroit Pistons beat the Cavs in game 1 79-76 to take a 1-0 series lead. This was an ugly game in what will be an ugly series. Someone should run the ball more and catch the other off guard in game 2. The Cavs have to win game 2 in order to have a real chance in the series.

The game was close near the end and the Cavs called a great play to attempt a steal of the game. LeBron penetrated to the paint and Rasheed Wallace came to help and LeBron pass it out for Donyell Marshall to shoot a three. Clank! off the rim and the Pistons went onto win from there.

Tayshaun Prince did it all with 8 points, 9 assists and 6 boards. Prince did something that doesn't show up on the stat sheet but is vital to success- the intangibles. Great defense on LJ was a focus for Detroit and Prince did the usual and took on the Cavs superstar. Richard Hamilton had 24 points and 7 assists. Hamilton was the one bright spot in this offensive nightmare. LeBron James had only 10 points (playoff low), 9 assists and 10 boards. James needs to establish a rhythm by getting to the free throw line. If he gets comfortable with shots, I would think he'd do better than 5-15 shooting from the field.


Increase Vertical Jump said...

I agree, this was an ugly came but i'm glad pistons won.

Ron said...

Maybe they should increase vertical jump so that way they will have no problems in the future..