Hollinger's Insider Gems: Dec. 30, 2008

John Hollinger gives us five observations for Tuesday.

Updated: December 30, 2008, 2:04 PM ET
By John Hollinger |

1. Detroit had it second strong outing without Richard Hamilton on Monday, beating Orlando two nights after securing a road win in Milwaukee, and Pistons observers are noticing that the defense has been much tidier with Detroit playing a traditional big lineup during the past two games.