Prince Makes the Difference in Game Four
If you watch NBA basketball enough, you will notice that in every close fought game, as last night's Game Four of the Pistons-Bucks series was, there comes a tipping point. A point, usually late in the fourth quarter, at which one team gains the subtle advantage and the other team is left to play the rest of the game uphill. Last night the tipping point came at the free throw line when Bucks FC Andrew Bogut bricked two free throws. The Pistons hit back-to-back 3 pointers, with yet another Buck turnover sandwiched in between, and it was good night, Milwaukee.
In the overall struggle it was the play of Pistons F Tayshaun Prince, who completely dominated Bucks F Bobby Simmons, that was crucial. Prince has proven the fulcrum of this series. If he is allowed to get off, the Bucks cannot win. Simmons has been so anemic that the Bucks only hope in the SF matchup is for Prince to have a terrible game. Last night he had a great game. Hence, the Bucks fell short in their upset bid, 109-99, and now they are looking at the end.
More analysis of this heartbreaking loss in the next few hours.