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Detroit Pistons: 21-41 (14-17 home)
Team MIT: 31-30 (14-16)
Meryl Streep: In her 60s and still FABULOUUUUS!
Just a couple of weeks ago, I looked at teams that have stats people integrated into the decision process. (Boston, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Oklahoma City, Portland and I may have included Orlando -- I’m not certain what they do exactly.) It was seven or eight teams. They had won 60% of their games, and that’s counting Houston, which has only won half their games because they’re missing Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady wasn’t playing.
Keys for Detroit
Keep Martin off the free throw line -- He has had some unprecedented success getting to the stripe, and has converted 93% of his opportunities once he gets there. He's hardly a shaky three point shooter, but laying off him is the lesser of two evils.
Move past Stuckey's health issues -- I could easily see this being one of those games where Houston gets out to a 20-8 lead. Daryl Morey can tell you exactly how that impacts your likelihood of winning the game.
Play Daye - Especially with Stuckey out, we're going to need some backcourt minutes.
Question of the Game
Will Sandra Bullock win her first Oscar? Or can Streep's momentum carry her across the finish line? Can anyone stop Avatar, or will James Cameron be king of the world once again? And who's going to shine on the red carpet?
Don't be a fake. Head to The Dream Shake.