Archive for December, 2008
Detroit Pistons showed once again that they can beat the hottest teams in the L by beating the Orlando Magic 88-82.
“I’m not used to seeing myself with 15 points and knowing that I had a good game,” he said. “Before, even if I only had 20 points, I didn’t think I was doing my job.”
Iverson was Detroit’s fourth-leading scorer on a night when no Pistons player reached 20.
“This is a different feeling, but I like it a lot,” he said. “I’ve won four scoring titles and I’ve scored 23,000 points, so I’ve done a lot of big things when it comes to scoring the basketball, but now I’ve got different goals.”
That goal is to win a championship. With this team, he finally has a chance.
The Pistons were up 14 midway through the fourth, but an 11-0 run pulled Oklahoma City to 84-81 with 2 minutes left. Luckily, A.I. took matters in his own hands in the fourth quarter (unlike last week where he passed to an open Stuck for the winner).
“The play was for me to run the clock down and try to get to the basket,” he said. “There wasn’t much time for me to create anything else.”
Pistons’ Allen Iverson would be All-Star starter right now – A.I. will be second guard, and only behind Dwayne Wade in votes.
After losing to the Hawks 85-78, the Pistons bounced back off of Stuckey’s 40 point game to beat the Bulls 104-98. Unfortunately, A.I. was injured during the game. He left Tuesday’s game with a strained left groin with 8:53 left in the third quarter. He returned to the bench with 5:32 left but didn’t re-enter the game. Iverson had eight assists in 24 minutes
I just want to give all the readers at Merry X-mas and Happy New Year. My gift to you is a spankin’ new layout to bring on the new year. We’ve been covering Allen since 2001 and we’re still going strong.
Here’s another gift to you as we reminisce: Allen Iverson scores 30 in his NBA debut
Tough loss at home for the Pistons as they lose a double overtime thrill to Jazz 120-114. A.I. led with 38 points, 5 rebs, an 7 assists and playing a NBA season high 54 minutes. Iverson is finding his scoring touch again after Rodney Stuckey was moved to the starting line-up and allowing Iverson to play SG.
A strong team effort on defense and a dominating offensive performance by Allen Iverson resulted in the Pistons’ 88-74 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night at the Palace.
Iverson finished with a team-high 28 points on 10-for-16 shooting from the field and 7-for-9 shooting from the free-throw line.
“There’s never been anybody like him,” Brown said of Iverson before the Pistons beat his Bobcats, 90-86, Saturday. “Once they (Pistons) figure out how to use him, things will straighten out. They will be a real serious team when (playoff) time comes.”
If there is any coach that knows Iverson, it’s Larry Brown. Recall that magical year when the went all they way to the finals with Allen winning the MVP, and Larry winning the Coach of the year.
The other night (against Indiana) he got 12 assists and took 12 shots. He would’ve been killing me if he only got 12 shots up (with the 76ers).”
Brown laughed, but he was serious about Iverson’s maturity.
“All that kid has ever wanted was to win,” Brown said.
Before holding on for a 90-86 win over the new-look Bobcats, every starter except Iverson returned to the game. Rasheed Wallace’s 3-pointer with 10.4 seconds left ended a nearly 7-minute scoring drought. Hamilton’s two free throws with 3.8 seconds to go avoided a monumental collapse from a 29-point third-quarter lead.
“Honestly, I didn’t want to go back in,” said Iverson, who scored 20 points through three quarters. “I felt that our second team should have closed that thing out.”
AI led with 20 points
Instead of losing after they led by double digits for the third time in four games, the Pistons rallied to beat Indiana 114-110.
“It was like deja vu all over again,” said Allen Iverson, who finished with 17 points and 12 assists. “We blew the big lead against the Sixers and again against the Wizards, and this could have been the third one tonight, but we buckled down and did what we needed to do to win the game.”
Iverson finished with 17 points and 12 assists.
Dal – finally some signs of life out of the Pistons. Iverson has been made a scapegoat ever since his trade. Now that A.I. has moved to 2-Guard, Rip moving to SF, and Stuck running the point, the Pistons have a quicker line-up. Hopefully, they keep it up.
Iverson had 19pts, 6Ast, and 4stl.
It’s strange, the Pistons seem capable of beating the top teams in the L (Lakers, Cavs, Spurs), but sometimes lose to teams like Blazers.
Prior to the lost, AI was expressing his frustration over playing less minutes.