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Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Five Good Questions: Pre Game 6.

A few self-imposed questions before tonight’s potentially series-deciding Game 6.


Do the Pistons have a chance?

Yes, but it’s extremely slim. They are a team that does things that haven’t been done before, but winning three-straight at home is a much easier thing. I would say they have to get out early, establish a double-digit lead and press on. The officiating has been noticeably different in the different arenas. Detroit was allowed to maul the Spurs in Auburn Hills and were whistled for breathing on the Spurs in San Antonio.


Is Robert Horry a Hall of Famer?

No more than Steve Kerr, John Paxson or any other role player who has hit a clutch shot in the postseason. If Horry were a Hall caliber player he wouldn’t be open to hit those shots. As it is, he’s been lucky to be a major contributor on teams with Hakeem & Clyde, Shaq & Kobe and now Duncan & Ginobili. Overall a solid basketball player and will be fondly remembered as one of the good modern-day role guys.


Who’s been the biggest disappointment so far in the playoffs?

This is easy. Rasheed Wallace has been below-average on offense and average on defense. Not a good mix and Ben Wallace, not Rasheed, gave the Pistons an emotional lift in Games 3 & 4. Tim Duncan hasn’t been as dominating as he should be but he did have 26 points and 19 boards in Game 5 despite struggling down the stretch.


What do the Pistons/Spurs need to win?

The Pistons need a strong game from Tayshaun Prince, he started to come around in Game 5 and now the Pistons need him. The Pistons also need to do a better job fighting for rebounds. The Spurs want to get Parker and Ginobili out quick, establish an early lead and build on the momentum from that. They shouldn't let the Pistons linger in this game.


Has this been a great series?

It’s been a decent series with a great game 5. Otherwise there were four blowouts, inconsistent officiating and a sense that neither team will be remember as anything more than a footnote in the NBA annals. And tonight the Spurs win 92-78 and clinch their third title in six seasons. A strong game from Tayshaun Prince, he started to come around in Game 5 and now the Pistons need him. The Pistons also need to do a better job fighting for rebounds.


Has this been a great series?

It’s been a decent series with a great game 5. Otherwise there were four blowouts, inconsistent officiating and a sense that neither team will be remember as anything more than a footnote in the NBA annals. And tonight the Spurs win 92-78 and clinch their third title in six seasons.

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