Detroit Pistons Weekly: Running Out Of Time

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Mar 12, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith (6) and forward/center Greg Monroe (10) question a call by an official during the second half against the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre. Toronto defeated Detroit 101-87. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Despite having a season which would generally be deemed disastrous, the past month or so presented the Detroit Pistons with a real opportunity to get themselves into the playoff mix. With the Atlanta Hawks floundering above them in the eighth spot, and the New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers incapable of consistency just outside that mark, the Pistons could really have turned their season around. Unfortunately, Detroit hasn’t been able to take advantage though, and now with the aformentioned teams picking up their form, the Pistons are in danger of being left behind.

The week began with the visit of DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay and their Sacramento Kings to the Palace on Tuesday night. After that game the Pistons headed across the border to face Toronto on the second leg of a back to back. Then finally, after a couple of days rest, the Pistons took to their home court again, hosting their divisional rivals, the conference leading Indiana Pacers.

The Pistons went on to finish the week 1-2, but will look back with regret knowing they should have had at least one more victory.

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