Monday , May , 26 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Rodney Stuckey: We Need to Make a Better Effort

"We’re all frustrated," Stuckey said. "We’re at home; we shouldn’t be losing like that, point-blank. We’ve just got to give a better effort in the next game. If we do that, we’ll be fine."

Saunders said he usually scripts the first few plays of the game, but that situations like fast-break opportunities, foul calls and defensive situations can change them. No matter what sets they run, getting into them quicker is always helpful.

And in this series, taking a fast start and maintaining it — never letting up — is mandatory. [Detroit Free-Press]