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Detroit Pistons bottoming out isn’t quite Bobcats bad

The Detroit Pistons have lost their last nine games by an average score of 108-90. In that span, they have the NBA’s 27th-best offense and worst defense. They’ve been outscored by 19.3 points per 100 possessions, easily the league’s worst mark.

But it could be worse.

The Pistons’ nine-game skid is the NBA’s most lopsided this season – and in words used way too often on this blog – other than the Bobcats.

In their last nine games, the Pistons the Pistons have been outscored by 158 points, the fifth-worst nine-game stretch this season. As part of a 10-game losing streak, the Bobcats had overlapping nine-game stretches where they were outscored by 163, 166, 198 and 209 points.

When they play the Miami Heat on Friday, the Pistons have a chance to claim the league’s most lopsided 10-game stretch of the season. Detroit just needs to fall to Miami by 57 points. It might be a longshot, but these Pistons just might have what it takes.

28 Comments

  • Mar 19, 20131:16 pm
    by G

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    Thanks, that powdered sugar makes the sh– cake go down easier.

  • Mar 19, 20131:35 pm
    by mongoslade86

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    Just hope we get a decent draft pick out of this and possibly get a star player and not a bust.
     

  • Mar 19, 20132:00 pm
    by MIKEYDE248

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    At the beginning of the season, we all knew that Charlotte, Orlando, Cleveland and Washington were really bad teams.  If the Pistons keep up their losing ways, they could end up worse than Washington and maybe even Cleveland.  I don’t think anyone would have guessed that at the beginning of the season.  Especially when we realised what a steal Drummond was.

    • Mar 19, 20132:41 pm
      by tarsier

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      I was expecting them to end up worse than Cleveland for the last couple months. but with Irving out, it doesn’t seem as likely anymore.

  • Mar 19, 20132:41 pm
    by tarsier

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    How crazy is it that the Cats started out 7-5?

    • Mar 19, 20132:58 pm
      by MIKEYDE248

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      Since then, 8-47.  Wow, that’s scary.

      All the Pistons need is 5 more losses to end up zero for March.  Unfortunately, they play the Bobcats with home games against Toronto and Minnesota.  A loss to all three of these teams might just drop us down to the 3 or 4 spot.

      • Mar 19, 20134:55 pm
        by tarsier

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        I’m not worried about beating the Bobcats. The Pistons aren’t going to lose the rest of the games on the season anyway. And beating the Bobcats is like beating the Jazz or the Bulls or most of the teams in the league. It won’t count double.

        If Detroit beats Minny or Toronto, that hurts, because those are games that will count double in determining draft order. 

        • Mar 19, 20135:17 pm
          by gmehl

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          Yeah those T’wolve games will really let us know how bad we want a top 4 pick.

  • Mar 19, 20133:14 pm
    by picknroll

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    Lindsey Hunter’s team passed us last night so now we just need New Orleans and Cleveland to crank it up a bit!!  I can’t believe as a long time fan that I’m rooting for them to lose but, that is what it has come to!!  I would not let AD or BK play any more this year and then start over fresh next year!!  Maybe with a new GM and Coach and some different players!!

    • Mar 19, 20139:40 pm
      by gmehl

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      Joe should be sending Drummond on a early vacation and then straight off to Hakeem Olajuwon’s school for big men. Don’t reactivate him this season and just get him right for next season. He needs a go to move like a baby hook and some improved footwork. I am sure Hakeem can also teach him some defensive fundamentals too. I know people will turn there nose up at me mentioning sending to spend time with Hakeem but at some point there is only so much Roy Rogers can teach him. 

      • Mar 20, 20133:56 am
        by Mr.BlockedShot

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        Could not agree more. Drummond has so limited movements on the offensive end that he has been a threat only on lob passes and offensive rebounds. He needs to develop a more efficient skillset and Hakeem’s school would be the perfect fit for him during the summer. 

        • Mar 20, 20135:44 am
          by gmehl

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          Footwork is a big thing i think he could pick up from him. Just imagine Drummond with a baby hook in his arsenal along with a drop step and better timing on shot blocking. All that will magnify his athleticism.

          • Mar 20, 201310:42 am
            by Mr.BlockedShot

            Wow, if only he could add a couple of efficient moves and raise his ft pctg. it would be an awesome improvement. The good thing here is he seems to have a high ceiling and that gives him a wide margin of improvement, if not the next season but the upcoming years

  • Mar 19, 20133:49 pm
    by DasMark

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    I keep fearing they go on their usual end-season tear and push themselves out of a top 5 pick again. 

  • Mar 19, 20133:56 pm
    by DG

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    Otto Porter would go a long way towards curing a lot of their ills.

  • Mar 19, 20136:50 pm
    by Anthony

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    Victor Oladipo!!

    • Mar 20, 20138:20 am
      by KaBa

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      Just played ESPN Mockdraft. We recieved the 3rd pick and used it for Ben McLemore. Not bad!

  • Mar 19, 20138:21 pm
    by AJ

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    If Cleveland and New Orleans start to win a few games then the Pistons will have the 3rd worst record. I have never wanted to say this but keep losing Detroit! If we win then we are winning for nothing. If we lose and get the 1st or 2nd worst record than we can et the #1 pick or a top 3 pick. Much more worth it than just playing and winning for pride… you can’t win for pride each season guys… how about getting a star for an actual playoff push… SMH… I’m disgusted that it actually got to the point where I root against us each game… Well there’s always next season…

    • Mar 19, 20139:49 pm
      by gmehl

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      I like most piston fans understand how you feel and you shouldn’t have to apologize for feeling disgusted. As far as i’m concerned its Dumars fault that we have to root for the team to do bad now so we can be better in the long run. Top 4 pick is realistic as long as we don’t win games coming up against Toronto (twice), Minnesota (twice), Charlotte (twice) and Philly (once). Those 7 games will go a long way to where we finish. If Drummond or Knight play again this season then you know we’re not in tank mode which would make our franchise complete idiots.

      • Mar 20, 20136:47 am
        by AJ

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        Please no BK and Drummond!!! Just imagine having a top 3 pick (and hopefully Dumars picks the best player available over potential) We can get a wide range of players that are both talented and can help this team- Ben Mclemore, Nerlen Noels (a bit of a stretch for an injured player but the talent is still there), Oladipo and so much more. This could be Detroits most exciting draft in years!!!

      • Mar 20, 20138:28 am
        by Jeremy

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        How is it Joe D’s fault that you feel you have to root for the team to lose? He isn’t the one suiting up for games, drawing the plays up, or failing to motivate guys who are already planning their summer vacations.

        • Mar 20, 20139:01 am
          by lisa

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          Joe, put together this team!!!!!

        • Mar 20, 20139:19 am
          by tarsier

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          He chose who suits up for games, who draws plays up, who fails to motivate guys.

          Ultimately, just about everything falls on the GM. 

        • Mar 20, 20135:56 pm
          by Otis

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          Joe D is 100% responsible. He did not “inherit” a single player on the roster, all of the TALENT he’s added has been by virtue of being awful, and there isn’t nearly enough talent here after five miserable years of “rebuilding” to inspire confidence in the future.

  • Mar 19, 20139:15 pm
    by Blocks by Dre

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    PISTONS GOING 0 FOR MARCH! 

  • Mar 20, 20136:33 am
    by Derek AKA Redeemed

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    The skid continues with no signs of stoppage.  The front office has a ton of work to do.  Our personnel has given up for the most part.

    • Mar 20, 20139:31 am
      by tarsier

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      At this point, of course. What do they have left to play for?

      • Mar 20, 20139:49 am
        by gmehl

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        I think it might be time to consider deactivating Monroe for the rest of season. Give him an early holiday or shall we just call it …booked in for end of season surgery!

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