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Will Bynum is an unstoppable force (for a night), leads Pistons over Heat

Dec 29, 2012, 12:18 AM EDT

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Will Bynum is an unstoppable force of nature.

Okay, that’s not true. But he is a guy capable on a given night of just lighting it up and taking over an NBA game. Like when he dropped 35 on the Hawks a couple of nights ago. He can do it against anyone — including the Miami Heat and LeBron James.

And he did Friday night. In the fourth quarter Will Bynum was dribbling around like a Globetrotter then pulling up and nailing jumpers. He was making drop passes on the break to bigs running the floor. He was everywhere, hitting everything.

Bynum outplayed everyone on the floor — the Pistons had fallen behind by 17 points early in the game but their bench led by Bynum (25 points, 10 assists), Charlie Villanueva (18 points and 4-of-5 from three) and Andre Drummond (10 points, 10 rebounds) led a comeback and hung on for a 109-99 win. That snapped the Heat’s six game win streak.

If you’re the Heat you have a lot of excuses. Dwyane Wade was out serving his deserved one-game suspension for kicking the Bobcats’ Ramon Session in the groin. They took their foot off the gas after getting up early. They are worried about Avery Johnson. It’s Friday.

If Heat fans really want to point at something, this was a case where the weakness of the Heat bench was exposed when nobody could step up for Wade. LeBron tried — 35 points on 15-22 shooting — but the Heat need all of their big three when the other team is hot, or they need a role player to step up. None did.

But lets give the Pistons credit. They won this game.

They could have rolled over at home and instead they fought back from their early deficit, then when the Heat made their second half charge behind LeBron Bynum made plays, the Pistons went on a 9-0 run to get the lead back to double digits and they never let go.

Make no mistake,  They earned it.

  1. jimmygrahamchrisivory - Dec 29, 2012 at 1:05 AM

    How is Jason Maxiell starting over Drummond?? He and Monroe could be a mini verson of the Twin Towers starting together

  2. jerdogthompson - Dec 29, 2012 at 1:42 AM

    Go pistons.

    Go pistons

    It’s ur birthday, go , go ,go ………….

  3. couldntthinkofaname - Dec 29, 2012 at 6:44 AM

    At least one Bynum is contributing to his team…..

  4. 1972wasalongtimeago - Dec 29, 2012 at 7:54 AM

    Jamal Crawford, Paul Millsap, Luol Deng, John Henson, and Jarrett Jack would line to welcome Will Bynum to the Heat-Killer All-Star team. Well deserved.

  5. moseskkim - Dec 29, 2012 at 8:28 AM

    Sister act 4 starring will byNUN lol. Just wanted to say Though Brandon knight has shown flashes of being a good player, will Bynum is the real deal. Start him and singler, prince, Monroe, and Drummond. Win some games! Have knight And stuckey provide a big punch off the bench.

  6. beelza - Dec 29, 2012 at 8:36 AM

    Kurt you owe me a neck tie. Just as I raised my coffee to my mouth your hilarious headline ambushed my tie, the coffee being the assaulting instrument. Good article though.

  7. watermelon1 - Dec 29, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Georgia Tech!

  8. crnvic847 - Dec 29, 2012 at 4:06 PM

    Who’s Lebron Bynum?

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