Wow, I start a new topic and leave for the day. I comeback and it has 27 new posts. I wasn't here to respond to them all.
Anyway, I could have sworn everyone was talking like the Pistons were inferior to the Nets and would certainly be eliminated by them. From the looks of it though, I guess I was wrong. So I take that comment back.
To the guy that said the last game between Indy and Detroit was a fluke because Tinsley was out... Please stop the excuses. You said there is a 10 point difference when he plays and doesn't. You lost the game by 18. That is still not enough. I do agree you won those other 3 times(no excuses), but don't start crying that Tinsley wasn't there and that's why you lost. Just take a loss. I am not basing the ECFs on that one game. That would be silly. That one game does show was the Pistons are capable of though.
Tinsley is a better point guard that Chauncey Billups?? Do you mind telling me where you got your stats from? Chauncey is 6th(7.3 assists) in the league as far as this post season goes. Tinsley is 10th(6.3 assists). Chauncey is 14th as far as PGs go in the regular season. Tinsley didn't even break the top 35. Chauncey ranks 9th in field goal percentage amoungst the point guards(post season). Tinsley didn't even make the list to qualify again. Come on man, Chauncey beat him in every offensive category but turnovers. That one stat alone doesn't make Tinsley better. I would let Chauncey have 1 turnover more per game if he is going to drop 24 and 8.
Not trying to be a fan boy, I just wanted to point out the facts. Fact is Indiana has the series 3-1. They won that battle. In the ECF, an all new battle begins, only this time, the this battle will also win the war and it's anybody's victory as of right now.
Offense is comparable with Indy having the better front court and Detroit having a better back court. Defense on the other hand is not comparable IMO. The front court D of Detroit is great and the back court pressure is mentionable; but when the bench hits the floor....OH BOY!!....the pressure is just insane. They may not be able to score, but they can at least maintain.
All, in all...it's going to be a great series no matter what happens.