Pistons still struggle with sub -.500 teams

by | Dec 13, 2006 | 5 comments

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Once again the Pistons can’t seem to beat teams with losing records. The Pistons lost to the Pacers 101 – 90 Wednesday night in Indiana. Though there were some bright spots at times, Detroit couldn’t seem to put a large enough run together to beat the struggling Pacers.

But let’s give credit where credit is due, the Pacers, led by Jermaine O’Neal’s obscenely large forehead 26 points and 14 rebounds, played a great game. This one I blame on the Pistons defense or lack there of. It seemed as though the Pistons just couldn’t get stops when they needed them and it didn’t help that they shot just 39% from the field.

So if the Pistons know that they have a problem getting up for these teams, why don’t they do something about it? FSN Detroit even did a piece on just this issue in their post game show. Click here to watch the Video.

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“There was some frustration with some things, but I’m not airing things out now,” he said. “That’s for our locker room. It’s part of it. There are going to be nights when players get frustrated. There’s going to be nights when coaches get frustrated with players and vice versa. There’s going to be nights when fans get frustrated with players. It’s all part of the game.”

When asked if the team and coaches still were on the same page, Wallace said, “Oh yeah, we’re still on the same page. There aren’t any different pages in the book.” Via The Detroit News


  1. Anonymous

    Ms. Nat

    I think the bench is not holding their weight. Hell, the spurs bench scored 75 points,Ok! Ok,some bench players do more talkin then playing. Carlos is one, didnt hit one shoot. The Bench is to support the starters not the other way around! If everyone and I mean everyone in our bench dont ever show up then its going to be a hard road for the starters again! And I dont think they’ll get to the Finals again, cause some players on the bench play like a bunch of bitches, fo real! BACK THE STARTERS, HELL A TEAM AINT NOTHING WITHOUT THE BENCHES SUPPORT! We’ll c, when the bench shows up, we’ll c it in the numbers or the bench wins the game and not the starters. Ok I’m done! I jus hate that most of the bench player dont get Yet! Not all!


  2. Anonymous

    Hi Natalie,
    I attended the game last night and the tension was obvious. When players and coaching staff do not huddle together during timeouts, there is definetly something going on. Are trade rumors, player value (or perceived) or other issues hendering progress? Is there more than just the understimation of sub-500 teams (Chauncey talked for a while about his new tattoo–while I enjoyed it TREMENDOUSLY, the game started in 30 minutes or less).?

  3. Anonymous

    WEll I think maybe they should ahve practiced a little this past weekend give they are 0-7 no when they do not play a back to back. Do the pistons need to have a back to back in order to win because it seems that way to me. They have not won a game yet this year when they don’t have one. Anyway I hope there are no problems with the coach and players cause we lost ben to that and well the money but I really feel it was his feelings for flip that made him leave. Anyway I love the pistons and will always win or lose but I just hope this is not a sign of whats to come with theses guys. They have been together so long to now fall apart.

  4. Natalie

    I dont know if I can blame it strictly on the bench. I am convinced that it’s a mental thing at this point. There is no reason that this team isn’t dominating the eastern conference. Though I do take all your points to heart, I am not throwing in the towel. It might be one of those seasons of leisure and hopefully they will turn it on come playoff time.


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