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Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 9:40 AM

2004 to 2006 - history repeating itself?

I thought about putting this post up before the Miami series began but I was afraid of jinxing the darn Pistons but I think at this point there is little worry when it comes to that. The Pistons have had about as rough as a stretch as we have seen this season and you can go back all the way to the fourth quarter of game 2 against the Cavs to where it began. Jinxing them? Why bother now, I mean, how much worse can it get? The Pistons have not had a crisp offensive game in quite awhile and something tells me they are about to break out because if they don’t this will be a very long off season. Anyway this post is simply to compare something I noticed with the similarities thus far between their title run in 2004 and what we all hope will still be a successful title run this season.

2004:

Round One – Milwaukee Bucks = Win game #1, lose #2 pretty bad, take the next three. Pistons win series 4-1.

2006:

Round One – Milwaukee Bucks = Win games #1 and #2, lose # three pretty bad and take #4 and #5. Pistons win series 4-1.

2004:

Round Two – New Jersey Nets – look really good in the first two games and suddenly lose the next three to go down 3-2. Have to win Game #6 on the road and do, but it was close. Come home for game #7 and take it running away.

2006:

Round Two – Cleveland Cavaliers – look really good in the first two games and suddenly lose the next three to go down 3-2. Have to win Game #6 on the road and do, but it was close. Come home for game #7 and take it running away.

2004:

Eastern Conference Finals – lose game one against the Pacers and almost lose game #2 until Prince delivers “the block heard around the world” on Reggie Miller. The Pistons took game #2 and #3, lose game #4 but win #5 and #6 to go to the Finals.

2006:

Eastern Conference Finals – lose game #1 against the Heat… will they take game #2? I guess if history is repeating itself here we will know by about ten tonight.

Look, I have not given up hope yet, but they really need to have a smooth looking offensive game tonight to restore some faith in everyone around here. Tonight is truly a must win game, old cliché I know, but 2-0 to the Heat is not 2-0 to some lesser teams and as much as I love them I don’t see them erasing that deficit against these guys.

Later – the hopeful sports dude.

Blogger Leelanau Sports Guy said...

Good breakdown, I didn't realize the similarities. I replied to you on my Beach Bums post, let me know what game you might go to maybe we can meet up...  

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