At this point most of us don’t want to rehash Detroit’s 12th loss in a row. A loss to one of the few teams in the league that had a worse record than they did. A team that the Pistons could and should have beaten on their home court to try to get at lease a semblance of what they can be back.
After the 104-94 loss to the Sixers at the Palace, where the Pistons were down by 29 at one point, you have to wonder what exactly is happening.
- Yes all the injuries happened, but when the Pistons were down Rip, Tay, and Gordon we managed to put together a nice winning streak.
- How do you go from being totally in 2 games with elite teams like Dallas and the Spurs and then get blown out by the Sixers?
- Where do we place the blame? Can we point fingers?
- This is not Michael Curry madness, but at times you have to wonder how Kuester is handling things. Is he having a hard time getting things straight with most of his lineup back? I would say that’s a big part.
- Would we be calling for Curry’s head if he coached this team into their worst losing streak since the early 90’s? I think we would have after about 6 losses.
- Will Bynum hasn’t played in a while, resting his sore ankles. Tayshaun Prince, played only 10 first quarter minutes because of left knee soreness, and Rodney Stuckey also failed to make it out of the first half, bothered by right knee soreness. That’s never good, but even without those three, the Pistons still had the talent to at least win one of the last 12.
- Why aren’t they gelling?
- They keep digging themselves in a hole in the first quarter, that’s got to tell you something about the starting lineup right?
- Rotation, rotation, it’s all about rotation and it looks like Kuester’s is in turmoil.
- Ben Wallace can’t be the only one who can anchor the defense and it clearly looks like he is. So if they have no D, they have to be an offensive juggernaut….and they clearly are not that either.
- Is it point guard issues? That’s part of it.
- They clearly have stopped playing as a team, it seems that everyone is trying to unsuccessfully take over games by themselves. I don’t even think I need mention name here, because most of the players have been guilty of it.
- We can go on and on, we can come up with all the trade scenarios that we want, but a trade at this point isn’t going to fix a team that should be winning to win.
- They have to fix it now before they can move forward.
- As always, I would like to know what you think. So leave what you will in the comments.
Something little to make some of you smile…
As I sat in my seat before tip off of the Sixers game Mason announced on the PA system that Allen Iverson was injured and didn’t travel with his team. And even though he wasn’t in the building, the Palace crowd let him have it. I was part of the boos and that’s probably the only thing I smiled about all night.