Detroit needs an engine overhaul

It's do-or-die time for Detroit so the charitable Charley Rosen offers advice on how to cut down the Nets.

Updated: May 22, 2003, 4:21 PM ET
By Charley Rosen | Page 2 columnist

If the Nets won Game 1 on their last possession, the Pistons lost Game 2 (and most likely the entire series) at the opening tipoff, when Rick Carlisle sat Michael Curry and plugged Tayshaun Prince, a mere rookie, into Detroit's starting line-up.

The move was made to theoretically boost the Pistons' offense, but Prince wound up shooting 2-5 in 25 minutes and contributed six measly points. A bad gamble? Yes.

But the move by Carlisle also sent the following message ...

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