Feb 19, 2013; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Detroit Pistons point guard Brandon Knight (left) greets Memphis Grizzlies small forward Tayshaun Prince (right) before the at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Grizzlies Maul Pistons in Austin Daye Revenge Game


At least you got a nice pat on the head, Jason.

Well. What do I even say about that? I know the picture wasn’t the most optically pleasing, but it just sums up the night all too well. In all reality this game was just one brick. See, when a brick is in the middle of a grassy field it sticks out, or when it’s Michael Beasely’s 17th brick in a row, it sticks out then too.

Tonight is sort of like when a brick is in a field, it is pretty noticeable how bad the team looked. Your going to wonder how the Pistons come out flat in the 2nd half. How Brandon Knight came out in the first quarter, only to become very passive. Also, you’re going to wonder how bad Jose Calderon’s defense can be against solid point guards. You wonder all of this because the brick is all by itself, so the isolated brick stands out.

In terms of this whole season, it’s just another brick in the wall. You won’t remember this loss more than any other, unless you are really crushed by the fact Austin Daye just beat us. Tayshaun’s montage video will probably be more memorable than any of the action. Some teams, losses stick out like a random pile of bricks because there isn’t enough for a wall. As for Detroit, it’s just another red grey brick that you won’t be able to distinguish from the others.

The fact is, the wall is built. Not to seem doom and gloom, but it has gotten to a point where time is working against the team. I literally have no memory of where this reference came from, but I remember in a cartoon when I was younger a guy being trapped behind a brick wall. The image of the last brick being put in the wall stands out in my mind. The guy trapped behind the wall had to helplessly watch as the brick was smothered with cement and put into the hole in the wall.

I’m not sure if that was the Pistons last brick, but I do know the certain brick dooming this Pistons team’s fate is coming. No grades tonight, there would be too much blood blaming everyone and everything. Look for Tayshaun’s video to be posted pretty soon, and let’s hope the Charlotte Bobcats don’t beat us up as easily as the Grizzlies did.

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