Detroit Pistons Streaking: But Is It Built To Last?

December 13th, 2009 by Jay Wierenga Leave a reply »
Did anyone see this coming?

The Detroit Pistons have won five straight games (and six of their last seven) and have seemingly turned around their season.

Is this winning streak built to last or are we witnessing fool's gold? Let's take a look at how Detroit has been winning.


Pass The Rock!

When the season began, most people thought Detroit would score at will. What was less clear was who would be setting up those points. Without a true point guard in the starting lineup, assists could be an issue. And for the first month of the season, they were; Detroit ranked last in the league.

Slowly that trend began to subside, and as the dimes increased, so too did the wins. During the last seven games, Detroit has averaged nearly 20 assists per game.

While this represents an improvement, it is undoubtedly not nearly where coach John Kuester would like the total.

To put things in perspective, Detroit averaged nearly 22 per game in the 2007 season and that put Detroit into the middle of the pack.

Obviously assist totals do not tell the entire story of an offense, but they usually ...

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