During the final week of the regular season, the Pistons played like a team that wanted the season to end quickly. They lost their last three games, dooming them to the No. 8 seed. But guard Richard Hamilton doesnt want anyone to read too much into that.
The season is over and the playoffs is a whole different season, he said. As you know, the last couple of years the regular season hasnt meant much. Everybody just waits on the playoffs. Now is the time for us to make a run. Its going to be tougher than any other year because we are in the eighth spot, but we have to figure out a way.
Sorry, but the only way the Pistons can beat Cleveland in the opening round is if LeBron James blows out his knee in the opener. Even then, I'd still lean toward the Cavs. The Pistons have just been way too inconsistent and unfocused to suddenly make some magic.