Growing Pains: Detroit Pistons Not Quite Ready for Showtime

November 18th, 2009 by Jay Wierenga Leave a reply »
So far this season, the Detroit Pistons have been a hard team to figure out. Some nights they appear to be a fairly cohesive bunch, able to execute equally well with their bench and first unit.

Other nights, like Tuesday, they show how far they have left to go before they can reach elite status.

The Pistons began their first four-game trip out west with a 106-93 thumping by the Los Angeles Lakers.

For Detroit, this West Coast trip represents the first barometer for Detroit to measure itself against. Thus far this season, Detroit has played mainly second and third tier NBA teams with varying levels of success.

In order for the Pistons to become the best, they need to play the best, and there is arguably nobody better than the defending champion Lakers.

The result was not entirely unexpected for those that have been following this team.

However, teams tend to learn more about themselves from a defeat than they do from a victory, so let's explore what can be deciphered from this latest loss and why this game might be a microcosm of the Pistons' season.


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