The bad boys of Motown tied the series against the Philadelphia 76ers 1-1. Rip Hamilton got most of the baskets with 20 points. Antonio McDyess was the king of the boards having 12 rebounds and sharing the same number of baskets with Rasheed Wallace and Tayshaun Prince, all with 16 points. Louis Williams took me by surprise with his 17 points while Andre Igoudala getting a single field goal. That I think was made possible by the Pistons tight defense. The Pistons will leave The Palace and head out to the Wachovia Center, where it was once dominated by Allen Iverson come playoffs time. Speaking of Iverson, the Denver Nuggets are 0-2 against KB24 & Allies. The Nuggets lost Game 2 to the Lakers, 107-122.
The hottest news I've got with regards to the Sixers is that Larry Brown wants out as the Sixers' executive Vice President. He wants to coach again!.. He could be back to coaching on either the NBA or college basketball. Mr. Browni is a true genius when it comes to coaching. He has the heart and passion not just for the game but also for his players. He just loves the game so much. So, I salute him for deciding on continuing his coaching career, it doesn't matter if it'll be in the NBA or not. For sure, he'll do good. "He's one of the best in the business and should be coaching. I think he's got a lot more to offer as a coach. I think it'll be on the pro level," said Sixers President Billy King.
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"We are trying to put different people on Steve so he doesn't get used to (the same person) guarding him. I feel we did as well as any human being could do to just hang with him," said Spurs coach, Gregg Popovich.
“I don’t think our defense is causing us to lose right now. It’s our offense. We need to up the production.” - Mike D'Antoni, Phoenix Suns