November 05, 2005

At the Buzzer!!!


What a game, what a game!!! Richard Hamilton nailed a baseline shot with 0.8 seconds left in the game to give the Detroit Piston's a 1 point victory over the Boston Celtics and to make my year complete! This was the only time Detroit was playing in Boston, so I bought my tickets way in advance. Kim' s grandparents are in town, so her grandpa and I went. We had great seats about 15 rows from the floor in the corner behind the Piston's bench. We got to the game nice and early, actually an hour before the gates even opened, having some extra time we hit a local sports bar and had a sandwich. I saw a bunch of Detroit fans at the game, but none of them were sitting near me. Surprisingly, I received no heckling. Even after the game, most of the Celtics fans were either happy that got to see such a great finish or they were just surprised and happy that they hung with us. As we were exiting the arena, I saw a little boy sobbing because his beloved Celtics just lost the game with less than a second to go. I felt a little sympathy for him, but wanted to advise him not to use up all his tears tonight because the Celtics still have 80 more games and that he needs to pace his tears for the rest of the season. I will probably never see a better finish in person as I did tonight. Pure ecstasy.

8 comments:

#36 Biggest Fan said...

I can't bear to think that I didn't get to witness that 0.8 sec.shot. I stayed up in Chicago just to see the highlights of the game, then I was so put out that I wasn't there to be a part of such a lasting memory. Who do you know that likes last minute; nail biting; one point victories better than me LUCAS...What a game!! I'm so happy you were there. I'm already feeling the Piston Fever and they aren't even in the final games yet. It's going to be a long season but a fantasic one!! xo MOM

Jschellhammer said...

The Knicks hit a last second shot in the Celtics game I went to on Wed - but that was for a the tie. They then promptly got blown away by the Celts in OT. It's going to be a long season alright.

ldmiller said...

Yeha, It's going to be a long season for Larry. He'll have plenty of time during the months of April and May to think about leaving the Pistons. But, that's ok for you because you've still got the Giants. We should get together some time to watch a game. Any more news about Nov 19th game?

Jschellhammer said...

No, nothing. We should contact the breakfast goods. I'm expecting one heck of a tailgate.

BillG said...

I'm glad to hear that your Pistons are still undefeated . . . not so glad about the inconsistent play of the Pacers, and the utter lack of talent on the Lakers.

How long can Kobe score 30+ pts. a game? And how long before defenses just have all five of their guys cover Kobe the whole game? I'm very frustrated about this right now.

ldmiller said...

Yeah, it's going to be a great race in the Central division this year, by far the toughest division. It's a shame that whoever is second in the division will get the 4th seed. Lakers will be alright (mostly b/c the west isn't as tough anymore), but I don't think they are the best team in L.A., but I think they will make the playoffs as an eigth seed. Once they get out of those fat long-term contracts, the Lakers will put some guys around Kobe, but I don't think Kobe will see another ring for the rest of his career in L.A.

Jschellhammer said...

ok people - 5 days without a post I can deal with. 10 days without a post I can stomach. BUT 12 days without a post? That just makes me shed a tear.

Nothing to do with Basketball.... said...

Sooo... there's this new country song out that I like called "Jesus take the wheel" it's cool. It's about giving Jesus control of your life. :o) And tonight I found out that *Carrie Underwood* sings it . How cool is that? Anyway... it made me think of ya'll and American Idol at your place in Hillsdale.

hope you're both doing really well.

--maggen :o)