The fact that the Pistons lost means very little. They are going to win this series.
But I was facinated to watch the way the Bucks went about beating the Pistons. Maybe the pacers can learn a thing or two.
First, it needs to be said the Bucks played very well and very hard, otherwise strategy would not have made any difference.
Having said that the Bucks did change their game plan.
They spread the floor, they shot tons of outside shots, their guards went one-one-one to beat the pressure, often times in a 1-4 set. Looked to me like the Bucks abandoned their normal offense, and they ran very few plays. The key was they shot a ton of outside shots and they made their fair share.
In the full court the Bucks had a guard throw the ball into the point guard, that way Sheed or Ben had to get down the court, and they could not trap the guard near the midcourt line.
Not sure how the Bucks got the Pistons to shoot 25 threes but that is huge, LB was not too happy about that.
Not sure the Pacers can duplicate the game plan the Bucks used. Pacers don't have the outside shooters the Bucks do and the last thing you want is Tinsley, AJ or Kenny going one-on-one at the top oif the key.
I can see Croshere playing a lot to spread the court, along with Bender.
As Kstat mentioned a few days ago to beat the Pistons you have to shoot well from the outside, because their interior defense is so tough.
I am sure the Nets will look at tonights game very closely