May 11, 2007

Last night the Pistons won one of the best NBA games I have ever seen. The Pistons had won games 1 & 2 against the Bulls convincingly, by over 20 points both times, but I really expected the Bulls to win game 3. The Pistons over the past few years have typically had game 3 let-downs on the road.

The first quarter was just like I expected, the Bulls playing better and up by 2. The second quarter was horrendous for the Pistons, only scoring 10 points. They trailed 43-28 at the half. Yes, they only had 28 points at half-time, I don't remember the Pistons ever scoring that few in 24 minutes of basketball.

At the beginning of the 3rd quarter it got worse, the Bulls widening their lead to 19 points. Then the Pistons took over, dominating the game offensively and defensively. Rasheed Wallace hit a 3 as the buzzer sounded closing the defecit to 61-60.

The 4th quarter was dominated by the Pistons, yet very, very ugly for both teams. The Pistons now lead the series 3-0, a lead that has never been overcome in NBA history.

In music news, Tess Wiley's new album is on iTunes now, although CD copies are only available in Germany presently. I plan to get my physical copy of the album when I see her play at Cornerstone. Speaking of Cornerstone, my wife and I are tentatively planning on attending. It will be my first Cornerstone since 2002 (my 4th overall) and her first. The line-up is actually pretty decent- Tess Wiley, Leigh Nash, Rosie Thomas, Over the Rhine, Starflyer 59, MeWithoutYou, among others. I am hoping Fair and Neon Horse will be playing Tooth & Nail Day. Dakoda Motor Co. unfortunately is only playing Cornerstone California.

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