Wow. Now that was embarassing. Allen Iverson makes his debut in Detroit and the Pistons get their asses smacked by the Celtics. At what point do Pistons fans realize this team is going nowhere? We know Joe Dumars waved the white flag on this season with the Billups/Iverson trade, but does most of Detroit know that? Judging by the boos raining down in the Palace, the answer might be yes. The Celtics put on a defensive clinic. Rasheed, Iverson and the Bitch (my new nickname for Rip Hamilton) gave up on this one in the 3rd quarter. Had the C's not gotten sloppy in the fourth, this would have been a 40-point blowout. Here are my favorite stats from the game:
- Rip Hamilton: 0-8 FG, 3 pts
- Allen Iverson: 4-11 FG, 10 pts
- Rasheed Wallace: 4-17 FG, 10 pts
Tony Allen was fantastic on both ends of the court: 23 pts, 11-16 FG, 5 reb, 2 steals
Are Mason's pre-game antics still cool even when everyone knows the Pistons are pretenders?
Hot cheerleader pics…after the jump.