View Full Version : Detroit News: "Austin Daye emerges from the doghouse to make a difference"

01-03-2013, 10:21 AM
Boy, Austin's had a tough season. Hope the good news continues. From the Detroit News (http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130103/SPORTS0102/301030333/Pistons-swingman-Austin-Daye-emerges-from-doghouse-make-difference?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE):
Auburn Hills -- He stood in the corner, waiting on the swing pass to find him, but when Tayshaun Prince's line of sight was clogged by DeMarcus Cousins, Austin Daye made his 210-pound frame more visible to the similarly-built forward, darting to the right wing for a three that turned out the lights Tuesday night.

The 3-pointer, punctuated by Daye crouching down and flashing three fingers on his way to the bench, not only signified the Pistons' third straight win but was the ultimate signal of the oft-confused and sometimes misused fourth-year forward's return to the land of the living a place he wasn't sure would happen here, in Detroit, in crunch time, in a meaningful, momentum-building game.

"Shoot it. That's how it is, when I get the ball with time left on the clock, I'm trying to get off a good shot," Daye said. "Tayshaun found me in a good spot and I let it go. I knew it was pretty much in when it left my hands."

He knew it was good when it left his hands, a feeling Daye hasn't felt in quite a long time, almost since the 2010-11 season, to be precise.

"I just know when I shoot the ball, I feel it has a good chance of going in so I'm going to let it fly," said Daye, who finished with 13 points in the Pistons' 103-97 win Tuesday, their fifth in six games, which coincided with Daye's emergence from Pistons coach Lawrence Frank's doghouse for the first time this season.

From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130103/SPORTS0102/301030333#ixzz2GwSSiapV