CHANGES ON THE WAY?
lineup changes but I wouldn't be surprised if Andres
Nocioni or Tyrus Thomas gets the start at power
forward in Game 3.
P.J. Brown had one strong game against the Pistons at
The Palace during the regular season but generally,
he's a poor matchup against Rasheed Wallace. Wallace
has forced Brown out to the perimeter to guard him,
which has made Brown a non-factor defensively and
around the boards. Do you realize Brown hasn't made a
single defensive rebound in this series?
Thomas' big fourth-quarter performance in Game 2 is
something the Pistons should be concerned about.
Thomas, a rookie, hadn't done a thing in the
postseason until then but he''s long and explosive
around the basket. That boost of confidence Thomas got
out of Game 2 makes their job around the interior much
The Pistons only practice about 45 minutes Wednesday;
they're already razor-sharp and Flip Saunders just
wants to keep their legs fresh for Thursday night.