After absorbing a 37-point, 15-rebound beating from Amar’e Stoudemire in a double-overtime loss to New York on Sunday, the struggling Pistons now face a pair of big men who pose different problems: Dwight Howard tonight in Orlando, followed by Chris Bosh on Wednesday in Miami.
Howard is a beast who will try to muscle his way past Ben Wallace and Jason Maxiell. Bosh is more of a finesse player who doesn’t mind shooting from the perimeter.
“With Stoudemire and Bosh, you have two players who are inside and out,” Pistons coach John Kuester said. “They can hit that 15- to 17-foot jump shot, put the ball on the floor and also have a post presence, at times, inside. Dwight is just a monster in the low-post area. You’re preparing two different ways.”