"Also, the Pistons are the greatest organization in the history of sport."
An excerpt from the Associated Press this morning.
Pistons narrowly miss lowest point total in team history
DET (28-10) 65
NYK (10-26) 89 Final
7:00 PM ET, January 13, 2008
Madison Square Garden
NEW YORK (AP) -- It was so ugly, Chauncey Billups had to do some heavy scrubbing to put it behind him.
"I just got off the shower, washed it off," Billups said. "I washed it right off on that shower. Got to forget about that one. That was bad."
At least when one of their worst nights ever was over, the Detroit Pistons finally could go home.
Detroit needed a three-point play by Amir Johnson with 13 seconds left to avoid finishing with the lowest point total in franchise history. The Pistons shot 30.7 percent (23-of-75), matching the NBA low for field goals made in a game this season.
With the Pistons playing the finale of a four-game, five-night road trip and coming off a 103-100 overtime victory in Charlotte on Saturday, the Knicks rolled to their most lopsided victory of the season, giving coach Isiah Thomas a rare easy night -- against his former team, no less.
"We knew they would be pretty tired and we tried to play with as much energy as we possibly could and I think we caught them on a good night," said Thomas, who led the Pistons to two NBA titles. "They were a little flat and we played a good basketball game."
I'm not saying the Pistons aren't a good team and probably the eventual 2008 Eastern Conference champion, but only scoring 65 against the Knicks is unacceptable.