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God forbid the Pistons win a basketball game...

Did any of you catch yourselves really getting into tonight's Spurs/Pistons game like I did? For those who didn't see the game, Allen Iverson almost beat the Spurs all by himself. In an electrifying fourth quarter performance, A.I. put up 20 of his game high 31 points. But unlike he did regularly as a Nugget, he failed to make a key game-ending/game-tying three-pointer to send the game into overtime.

It was funny watching Marv Albert and Reggie Miller comment on how poorly A.I. shoots three's percentage-wise at the end of the game. I don't have the stat handy, but I seem to remember A.I. having a better three-point percentage in the fourth quarter than any other quarter when he played in Denver, and he regularly pulled the Nuggets back into games by making clutching three's.

Regardless of A.I.'s splendid performance tonight, the Pistons remain a total disaster. The Pistons have lost five straight games, lost 11 of their last 16 outings and are just two games above .500. It sure would have been nice if they had bested the Spurs tonight.

On an unrelated note, I know I'm late to the party on this story but I'm appalled (and genuinely beside myself in shock) that the Clippers' known troublemaker Zach Randolph got a mere two game suspension for slugging the Suns' Luis Amundsun in the face the other night. How is it that Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith received a 15 and 10 game suspensions, respectively, for throwing punches at Madison Square Garden a few years ago - partaking in a brawl they DIDN'T START mind you - and Randolph gets...gulp...two @#$%& games?! This is a travesty.

Did Melo and J.R. receive bigger suspensions simply because their incident happened at the NBA's doorstep in New York? One has to wonder. It's as if there was a New York suspension "tax" levied on them based solely on geography. The NBA needs to explain the inconsistency here, because it makes no sense whatsoever. Either Melo and J.R. deserve to get some money back for receiving excessive suspensions, or Randolph's suspension needs to be extended to at least 10 games. Anything short of that, this is an injustice against the Nuggets.