Detroit Pistons Weekly: Stuck Behind The 8 Ball

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Mar 9, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Detroit Pistons power forward Greg Monroe (10) grabs a rebound against the Boston Celtics during the second half at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

When the Detroit Pistons look back on this season, if they find themselves on the outside looking in in terms of the playoff race, they’ll only have themselves to blame. The Pistons are currently the ninth ranked team in the East, with the New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers just trailing behind them. Above them, the Atlanta Hawks have suffered a dramatic loss of form, losing six straight and 15 of their last 16 games, yet the Pistons own struggles have meant that they have been unable to capitalize to this point.

The week began with the visit of Carmelo Anthony and his struggling New York Knicks to the Palace on Monday. Wednesday saw the visit of divisional rivals, Chicago, who have shown impressive resilience to keep winning in the absence of Derrick Rose. Next up the Pistons headed on a two-game road trip, starting in the Target Center in the Twin City of Minneapolis. Then finally, the week concluded back on the East coast, as the Pistons headed to Boston to matchup against the Celtics.

The Pistons went on to finish the week 1-3.

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