Words By Derz
Don’t look now, but we may have a new candidate for worse team in the league.
Certainly over the last few weeks, the Pistons have to take that honor since they’ve lost 11 straight, including an embarrassing overtime home loss to the tanktastc 76ers on Saturday night. Hollis Thompson forced OT with a clutch shot of the highest order, and the Pistons went on to miss all eleven of their shots in the extra period.
We’ve had a whole year of this failed Josh Smith experiment. Sure, he can fill up the stat sheet as he did tonight with 23 points, but his inability to spread the floor has stunted both Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe’s growth, therefore the Pistons’ performance this season isn’t all together surprising. However, I don’t know anyone who thought they’d be this bad. Oh yeah, and their next opponents? The Thunder, Blazers, Suns, Kings, Clippers, Mavs, Raptors, Nets. Yikes.
Below, head coach Stan Van Gundy tries to make sense of his team scoring one point in the extra stanza.