View Poll Results: The biggest factor in the Pistons' last two wins have been:

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  • The stepped-up play of Ben Wallace

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  • The inability of Ginobilli to score

    4 36.36%
  • The Pistons' bench outplaying the Spurs bench

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  • The excessive turnovers committed by the Spurs

    5 45.45%
  • The Pistons' more balanced offensive attack

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  • Duncan's sub-par play

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Thread: Pistons/Spurs Game 5 Thread

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    Arrow Pistons/Spurs Game 5 Thread

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    Ah, the all-important game 5. So far SA has been pummelled by Detroit in these last two road games, but a win tonight obviously gives them back the home court advantage*. The question is: are they mentally up for it after the last two blowout losses?

    (*I added this last word to hopefully clarify what I meant better...)
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    actually, if they lose tonite, the spurs still have home court as the remaining two games are played in san antonio....nevertheless, i think u see a bit different spurs team tonite....i dont think we see the blowout that has so often been the case in this series...

    just as importantly, tonite is the last game of the season in detroit...what kind of behavior might the pistons fans display tonite? lets hope its exemplary, though satisfactory would be acceptable, considering the source....

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    Default Re: Pistons/Spurs Game 5 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by foretaz
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    actually, if they lose tonite, the spurs still have home court as the remaining two games are played in san antonio....
    While that's true of course, what I mean is that if SA wins tonight they're in the position of only needing to win 1 of 2 games at home, but if the Pistons win that means they only need to win 1 of 2 road games to win. Given the way the last two games have gone if I were on the Spurs I think I've be much more concerned about the latter scenario.
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    Come on guys, LET'S ROCK!


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    Another lame-*** dragged-out introduction/song bit. I liked it better when they actually started things MORE QUICKLY than the regular season in the first couple rounds.

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    I think, i think.... the spurs win!

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    did anyone just see the game 5 garaunsheed sign? are they a bunch of idiots in detroit (stupid question)?
    I don't recall sheed garaunteeing anything? I wish that blabber mouth would have opened his trap and said something stupid like he always does.
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    Default Re: Pistons/Spurs Game 5 Thread

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    While that's true of course, what I mean is that if SA wins tonight they're in the position of only needing to win 1 of 2 games at home, but if the Pistons win that means they only need to win 1 of 2 road games to win. Given the way the last two games have gone if I were on the Spurs I think I've be much more concerned about the latter scenario.
    We all know the theory, however.......


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    While that's true of course, what I mean is that if SA wins tonight they're in the position of only needing to win 1 of 2 games at home, but if the Pistons win that means they only need to win 1 of 2 road games to win. Given the way the last two games have gone if I were on the Spurs I think I've be much more concerned about the latter scenario.
    if im a pistons fan, which i obviously not, i think i would be a bit more concerned about how the first two games in san antonio went....spurs blowouts...

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    atm Spurs are NOT playing any defense, and Pistons are playing at home, meaning the refs will NOT whistle anything in the bucket against them that is not at least double overly clear.
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    Default Re: Pistons/Spurs Game 5 Thread

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    if im a pistons fan, which i obviously not, i think i would be a bit more concerned about how the first two games in san antonio went....spurs blowouts...
    If this was the pacers smoking the spurs, would you be so concerned about the same thing right now?

    I highly doubt it.

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    Spurs will win this game.

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    blah wtf SA showing not much already. These guys must love going down 3-2. Winner of this game I think will win the series.
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    This is just a miracle, cant believe how much Home games means for an Nba team... First the spurs win two games in a row at home with 20-30 pts Lead and we all thought that it was over! Then Pistons win at home with 20-30 pts Lead and now its the opposite... Its so weird i think. I mean.. you still are shooting a basketball on a Road game right? What is it that makes you miss so damn much and force turnovers... its like if they did it in purpise just to prolong the Series and make more money for NBA! lol

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    If this was the pacers smoking the spurs, would you be so concerned about the same thing right now?

    I highly doubt it.
    lol..lets see....if we had to win a game in san antonio to win the title....had not done so in like 10 years and the first two games of the series we lost in blowouts....

    yea....i would be concerned....

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    Default Re: Pistons/Spurs Game 5 Thread

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    lol..lets see....if we had to win a game in san antonio to win the title....had not done so in like 10 years and the first two games of the series we lost in blowouts....

    yea....i would be concerned....
    IMO, you can't really put much stock in the outcome of games played during the regular season to playoff series in terms of win/loss record, especially between teams from different conferences who only play on the other's court 1 time per year. If the Spurs are thinking that they can't possibly lose to the Pistons at home because of that, that's not a good sign.

    And ask Popovich if he thinks the fact that the first 2 Spurs blowout wins at home in this series means that the games are locks for SA back in Texas. I think you can guess what his response would be....

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    Default Re: Pistons/Spurs Game 5 Thread

    before game 1 of the finals last year, the Pistons hadn't won a game in LA since 1997 either......

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    Default First Quarter Stats

    FG Shooting:
    :thepiston 9-17 (.529)
    10-25 (.400)

    Rebounding:
    :thepiston 8 (2 offensive)
    12 (7 offensive)
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    Default Re: Pistons/Spurs Game 5 Thread

    Halftime:
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    :thepiston 42
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    This feels like a game the Pistons should win. Either San Antonio capitalizes on more Detroit turnovers for a key run, or they get pretty hot from the outside, or Detroit takes this.

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    Default Re: Pistons/Spurs Game 5 Thread

    Offensive rebounds killed the Spurs, but hey, its the Piston's trademark.
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    Default Re: Pistons/Spurs Game 5 Thread

    Horry is amazing in the clutch, meanwhile Duncan shoots his team in the foot at the foul line.

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    Duncan is really struggling. I'm almost surprised he tied it.

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    This game is should be showing up on ESPN classic in the future. This ending has been great.

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    Default Re: Pistons/Spurs Game 5 Thread

    Rasheed tried to call timeout with a tiny bit of time left-- Detroit had none. They don't HAVE any. If the refs notice that, it's a T....

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