Pistons vs. the Refs

The Pistons had 5 technical fouls assigned to them last night and have 10 techs in the last 3 games… ridiculous!!! i tuned in at the end of the second quarter to see Rasheed Wallace get called for a tech after he laughed at Z. Ilguaskas for pushing him to the floor… how do you get assigned a tech for getting thrown to the floor and laughing about it!?!??! minutes later, Chauncey Billups got called for a tech for having a discussion with the ref… he didn’t swear, he wasn’t even animated, but he got called for a tech…

as far as i can see, this is due in part to Chicago Bulls coach Scott Skiles’ whining and complaining about how the Pistons’ work the refs too much… Skiles should know how it goes in the NBA, being part of the same Bulls organization that worked the refs relentlessly during the Jordan era… plain and simple: winners get the favor of the refs… the Pistons are winners, the best in the league… the Bulls, well…

i’m quite impressed with the level of maturity the team showed in the second half last night… i don’t think they would’ve been so poised and professional in past years… but last night, they simply played their game in the second half and pounded the Cavs… while it’s rather annoying to see that the Pistons have been having to play two teams as of late (the team of refs and then the team they’re supposed to play against), i’m actually okay with this turn of events… the Pistons always play better with a chip on their shoulder, especially ‘Sheed… now’s the perfect time for such a chip to come…

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