With their recent coaching change, the Detroit Pistons had hoped to get closer to the playoffs in the consistently poor Eastern Conference. Despite the fact that none of the teams in the middle of the pack in the East look capable of stepping up, the Pistons seem to be going backwards. The dismissal of Maurice Cheeks in favor of interim coach John Loyer has made little impact and the team from Detroit once again seems destined for the lottery.
The week began with the visit of Mark Jackson’s Golden State Warriors to the Palace on Monday. Led by Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry, otherwise known as “the Splash Brothers,” the Warriors are an offensive powerhouse, but have also become one of the league’s strongest defensive units. Next up the Pistons headed West for a two-game trip in Texas. First up was the Spurs on Wednesday, while they squared up against Dwight Howard and his Houston Rockets on Saturday.
The Pistons went on to finish the week 0-3.