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"Andre Miller shot 5/17 from the floor in game 5, at least 5 or 6 of those misses came inside the paint on easy opportunities."

I tend to disagree with that. I don't think those shots in the paint were easy at all. In game 5 Miller was treated the same way Iguodala was all series. Detroit funneled him into their big shot blockers and most of those "easy opportunities" were tougher contested shots than people are leading on. Were they makable, sure. And I think he got hit a number of times as well. But by no means were they easy.

Yes, some of the 12 missed shots weren't easy opportunities, but 5 or 6, at a minimum, were gimmes. Shots he makes in his sleep on most nights. I can picture them in my mind right now. I stand by this statement.

Jordan reply to Brian on May 1 at 15:09

Ya, all year he's been absolutely money on open shots from inside 15 feet. He missed a ton of those in game 5.

As for tonight's game. I hope we can pull it off. I'm not ready for this season to end and not have a game for another six months or so. I think we can pull it off. Since I had a gut feeling in game 5 about Iguodala having a good game, I'll go with another gut feeling. At some time in the 4th, Lou Williams hits a big shot. I won't predict the winner or score again since that didn't go too well last game.

This is now definitely the biggest game of the season. I want to see a lot of energy and a lot of effort. We have to put everything we have in this game. I don't care if the players play so hard they have nothing left if they force a Game 7.

It's cliche but it's definitely win or go home.

Like you mentioned Brian we definitely need to work on the rebounding even Evans hasn't rebounded too well in the last couple of games. Daly needs to be great tonight not only with rebounding but simply dominating the paint if he can block shots it will lift the crowd and his teammates.

The reason why we're here is because we rebound the ball and we force turnovers that's what we have to do very well to win this game. It is much more likely that we win a low-scoring game than a high-scoring one.

They will focus on closing down either Miller or Iggy so it's up to the others to step it up offensively to fill the void. Perhaps Lou Williams could have one of those inspired 4th quarters.

Lou's decision-making has been very good so far in this series, the problem is that he can't defend either of the Piston guards down on the blocks. Still, I'd like to see him make an impact down the stretch.

JoshG reply to Brian on May 1 at 19:20

Yea whenever it seems that we can't buy a bucket I find myself yelling to just give Lou the ball and let him do work.

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