So i been thinking of this lately and ive came to the conclusion that this could have been the greatest eastern conference series ever! It is pure fantasy as it could never happen but it would have been awesome to watch! So heres the matchup :
97-98 Chicago Bulls (62-20) Vs 03-04 Detroit Pistons (54 -28)
Now before u say no way can those pistons beat jordans bulls but i believe the pistons would have stopped that 3 peat just like they stopped the lakers streak and heres why!
First Off Heres The Roster/Defensive Match Ups
Bulls Pistons Advantage
C Luc Longley Ben Wallace Wallace
PF Dennis Rodman Rasheed Wallace Wallace
SF Scottie Pippen Tayshaun Prince Push
SG Michael Jordan Richard Hamilton Jordan
PG Ron Harper Chauncey Billups Billups
Coach Phil Jackson Larry Brown Push
6th Man Steve Kerr Corliss Williamson Push
O 6th Man Toni Kukoc Elden Campbell Push
So heres how the pistons win the series phil jackson makes the same mistake of putting jordan on rip in game 1 and rip tires jordan out by the 4th quarter. Rasheed brinigs dennis rodman outside of the paint allowing big ben to controll the boards and the biggest advantage for the pistons is the adjustment made when jackson takes jordan off rip and brown puts prince on jordan whos length causes jordan alot of trouble. so tell me what u think who would win this series?