In one of his always-stellar game recaps, Packey of Detroit Bad Boys points out a couple very interesting numbers. The first on the Pistons’ lineups:
Yes, in the 22nd game of the season, Kuester managed to piece together yet another rotation, and a good one at that. Striking gold, albeit temporarily, is not bad for a coach whose top four utilized units this season are all in the negative in point differential, the only team besides the MFRaptors who can say they have such a futile top four units.
The second on Richard Hamilton’s ejections:
That’s now three ejections in 22 games. For some perspective on that, Rasheed Wallace was ejected 7 times in the 2000-2001 season when he racked up an NBA single-season record 41 technical fouls. After 22 games, Rip’s on pace for at least 11 ejections.
Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press also wrote about Hamilton’s ejected against Houston last night:
Then he started walking toward the locker room, removing his headband while still talking to the officials, earning his second tech.
If I’m reading that correctly, it sounds like Hamilton wanted to be ejected. It reads like he was already set on getting ejected before getting the second tech.