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The Pistons probably aren’t looking forward to their second game in two nights against Chris Paul and the 33-22 New Orleans Hornets.  And as Pistons fans I don’t think I have to tell you why. OK I guess I will tell you a little something that’s eating on all of us right now.

  • First time the Pistons fell below .500 after the halfway mark
    of the season since 2000-01
  • 7 game skid
  • Rotation deviation.
  • Defensive disarray.
  • Locker room tension.
  • Lack of leadership.

From NBA.com

Here’s a look at the Pistons’ numbers over the last nine seasons, starting with 2000-01, the season before they became a perennial 50-game winner.

Pistons Record Since 2000-01
Year Coach Record Pace Rank Offensive Rank Defensive Rank
2000-01 Irvine 32-50 93.6 1 101.3 25 103.0 8
2001-02 Carlisle 50-32 88.7 21 106.3 12 103.9 8
2002-03 Carlisle 50-32 85.5 29 105.6 14 101.3 4
2003-04* Brown 54-28 86.9 23 103.1 18 96.5 2
2004-05** Brown 54-28 86.2 29 106.7 18 102.3 3
2005-06 Saunders 64-18 85.7 29 112.1 4 104.4 5
2006-07 Saunders 53-29 86.1 30 110.3 6 105.6 6
2007-08 Saunders 59-23 86.3 30 112.7 8 104.1 4
2008-09 Curry 27-28 85.9 29 107.5 23 108.9 13
* = Won NBA title
** = Reached NBA Finals
PACE = Possessions per 48 minutes
OFF RAT = Points scored per 100 possessions
DEF RAT = Points allowed per 100 possessions

You get the picture.

Is this what a Lions fan feels like?

The Pistons must win tonight to avoid the its longest losing streak in 14 years

Tip off is at 8:00 PM and will be locally broadcast on FSN Plus. If you’re not sure what channel FSN Plus is on your dial, FSN was kind enough to give us the channel list.
If you can’t catch the broadcast you can listen to it on WDFN 1130 AM or you can follow/listen from your computer at NBA.com.

Could this be the game they snap the streak?
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The Pistons will host the 23-13 New Orleans Hornets tonight at the Palace to try to snap their current 4 game losing streak. The Pistons have not lost five games in a row in five years, so a loss tonight against the Hornets will just add another black eye to what’s been going on with the team lately.

Will Maxiell get some time? We sure hope so, especially when he’s posted DNP’s in the last couple of games and when he has gotten some playing time he’s lucky if he reaches double digit minutes. You know things are bad when Pistons fans and Maxiell are pissed.

“It’s coming to a point in my career where it’s getting old to me,” Maxiell said. “I’m coming up on my fourth year already.

“It’s getting to the point where I would like some consistency and see where it leads.” Via The Detroit Free Press

Hey Coach Curry….this is what Jason does to pesky Hornets!!!! You remember it don’t you? You were an ASSistant coach then, now look at you.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3__lnOGJAA&feature=related

Play him.

And if you’re wondering The Pistons are currently 9 games back of the first place Cleveland Cavaliers.  Doesn’t that just make every Pistons fan want to scream?

Good News: New Orleans has dropped three in a row and seven of eight games over the last four seasons to the Pistons, losing by an average of 14.3 points.

Bad News: Small ball, the lack of a rotation, rebounding, DNP’s and dare I say MC.

Tip off is at 7:30 P.M. and will be locally broadcast on FSN . If you can’t watch the broadcast, tune into 1130 AM WDFN The Fan, with pre-game coverage starting at 6:30 P.M.. Can’t do either? Follow the game on NBA.com.

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