Yes I know I’ve already written one blog declaring my love for Sheed this season, and he may have slid off the radar a little amidst the Pistons balanced attack and steady success over the past month or so. But his performance yesterday against the Spurs reminded Pistons fans everywhere just how dangerous he is and why we love him so much. He outdueled Tim Duncan to put in a 23 point, 15 rebound performance to go with 3 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks, leading his team to victory and snapping a nasty little 2-game losing streak. It was quite simply one of his best games in a Detroit uniform, and I can confidently say that because never before in his career has Sheed gone for 23pts-15rebs-3ass-3stls-2blks. It was no surprise that a little referee rage was responsible for Sheed kicking into higher gear, which is a little frustrating for Pistons fans because I’d like to think Sheed has the ability to kick into higher gear without feeling the need to knock the refs head off. But he’s an emotionally charged guy, and from watching a heap of Pistons games I can tell you that when Sheed starts getting fired up it ignites the entire team and everybody starts feeding of it. Don’t take it from me though, this straight out of Chauncey Billups’ mouth after the Spurs game yesterday: “When Sheed is locked in and focused like that, he is, without a doubt, our No. 1 option. “He does something out there that nobody can do.”
And if you don’t beleive that, at least believe he can nail three’s with two balls, one shot from each hand. Check the vid.
Need4Sheed gives you the decidedly Pistons-biased low down on the Pistons-Spurs matchup including a clip of Sheed doing a little dance in a time-out late in the 4th. It’s pretty funny.
The Basketball Jones is also feeling the Need for Sheed in episode 237 of their podcast