Rodney Stuckey- Possible Cavalier Kryptonite?

Omari Sankofa IIContributor IApril 19, 2009

DALLAS - MARCH 17:  Rodney Stuckey #3 of the Detroit Pistons dribbles the ball past Jose Juan Barea #11 of the Dallas Mavericks on March 17, 2009 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Lets face it, the Pistons-Cavaliers game one opener was a debacle for Detroit.

After putting up a good fight, the Pistons sputtered out and basically handed a victory to Cleveland. Practically everybody on the Pistons (that means you, Rip Hamilton) seemed out of character, taking bad shots and playing lousy defense.

However, the glimmer of hope was up-and-coming guard Rodney Stuckey.

Mo Williams didn't stand a chance. The 6'5", 205 pound combo guard was an absolute bully, driving, shooting, and, in a word, discombobulating Mo Williams.  Williams was held to 12 points on 35 percent shooting, well below his regular season averages of 17 points and 46 percent shooting.

Meanwhile, Stuckey posted a team high 20 points and got many of his points in the paint.

If the Pistons contain Lebron better, and run more plays through Stuckey, the Pistons have a better shot at taking the series away.

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