The Pistons are getting their butts whipped..
15 May 07
I think it's a good thing for the Detroit Pistons to have lost that game (their first loss in the post-season), because at least for the first time, they have tasted what it is like to have their confidence out of control. They just weren't giving the right amount of pressure to the Chicago Bulls, and they paid the price for it. I've said it before in a couple other posts here in myLot: the Bulls are no pushovers. This is a very competitive team, and it just so happens that the Pistons have the huge experience advantage over the younger team. Game 4, the Pistons didn't give justice to the talent these young Bulls have, and the reason why I say this could be a very meaningful loss for Detroit is that every win may mean something, but whatever it is (experience or else) you gain from a loss is something quite different and unique, especially at this time in the playoffs, when their potential match-ups in the following round have had their share of meaningful losses. Detroit star guard Chauncey Billups has said it himself, "Game 3 was a big emotional game, coming back and winning like that, but winning like that may have got our guard down." Seems like the Pistons are ready to close out this second round series now that they've gotten the right wake-up call.