Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Pistons, Rockets go up 2-0 [David Stefanini]

As expected the Detroit Pistons are up 2-0 in their best of seven series against the Orlando Magic. The Magic are over matched and are playing like a young team that don't know how to win. The Pistons are taking full advantage of this and are dominating the series. From the tip of each of the first two games, it has been clear who the superior team was. Like true champions, the Pistons are crushing the Magic's spirit before the game reaches the end of the first period.

In the Western Conference, the Houston Rockets beat the Utah Jazz 98-90 to take a 2-0 lead in their series. The Rockets star power is just to much for the Jazz to compete with. Carlos Boozer is played amazing last night scoring 41 points, but Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady would not let the Jazz take the lead.

The Rockets are very deep with great role players. There strategy last night was flawless. If T-Mac was missing, throw it into Yao and let him dominate. If that didn't work, drop the ball to Yao, let him kick it out for a wide-open three. Let Shane Battier play stifling defense and let Boozer try to beat us himself.

This strategy has worked so far, and the strategy should keep up throughout the rest of this series. The Rockets are going to be a very tough out; expect to see them playing late into this month.

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