No love lost
These two teams just don't like each other. There's talk about hate. The teams are so close to each other, there are fans that overlap. But it's either love or hate with the fans.
Pistons center Rasheed Wallace is a talented individual. There's no question about that. He also can shoot the 3-pointer, which is unheard of for a 6-11 player. But he was held in check on Wednesday in the Cavs' big win. He had 16 points and six rebounds. But he shot just 6 of 17 from the field.
That can be attributed to the defense of Ben Wallace and Anderson Varejao. Both players hounded 'Sheed. Some thought Varejao was frustrating Rasheed Wallace, and the two players exchanged elbows and some cheap shots. But Varejao was making Rasheed Wallace "feel him," a favorite term of Coach Mike Brown.
The teams play two more times this season. They are always an event worth watching.