Low Times: Detroit Pistons are Struggling, But Can They Bounce Back?

January 4th, 2010 by Jay Wierenga Leave a reply »
To quote the Shirelles, "mama said there'd be days like this, there'd be days like this my mama said."

Nobody understands these lyrics better than the Detroit Pistons.

However, in Detroit's case "days" should be subbed out for "weeks."

Since slugging their way to an impressive five game winning streak that saw their record come within one game of .500, the Pistons have dropped their last nine games.

With their next two games coming on the road against San Antonio and Dallas, it seems likely that they will head back to the Palace of Auburn Hills on January 9th with an ignominious 11-game losing streak.

So how has this happened?

There are plenty of reasons, such as tough opponents, injuries, and a team chemistry that has yet to materialize amid lineup changes.

However, these have been issues all season, and yet Detroit was able to put together a five-game winning streak amidst these conditions.

So what has been the main reasons that this team has had such a drastic turnaround over the last three plus weeks?

In order to find out what is going wrong, it is first important to take ...

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