DETROIT PISTONS (+4.5) @ BOSTON CELTICS
And here's why...
PISTONS WIN BY A COUPLE BUCKETS
This is the deadliest animal on the planet:
This is the deadliest basketball player on the planet:
This is the black mamba:
This is the human version of the black mamba:
The mamba bite will kill you in 15 minutes or less:
The human version kills basketball teams just as fast:
You can hate Kobe all you want but their is no denying his ability. Last night was just another example of his dominance. He got his teammates involved early by dishing the ball and creating open shots. He probably deferred to them (probably a little to much) not by his lack of shooting, but not being aggressive getting to the hoop. Midway through the 3rd quarter with his team down 20 he decided it was time to turn on the juice ( I mean venom) and their was nothing Bruce Bowen or Manu could do about it. Demoralizing loss for the Spurs. They must get Manu going if they want a chance to steal a game in L.A.
Detroit @ Boston:
Detroit must get everybody going to keep from going down 2-0. Billups Hamilton and Sheed all looked sluggish to me. I expect them to come out with a little more energy tonight. Billups is the key....he must get to the basket and put pressure on Rondo and Eddie House to get his team to a win.