Coach Lawrence Frank and his Detroit Pistons have finally discovered they can win at home.
After starting out 0-3 at The Palace of Auburn Hills, the Pistons have won four in a row at home and have a 4-3 mark.
The problem remains is that the Pistons can’t win on the road and had a 5-11 NBA record. They are 1-8 away from home with only a win at the Philadelphia 76ers to show for it. This weekend, they’re at the Memphis Grizzlies and at the Dallas Mavericks.
The 117-77 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday has the Pistons flying high.
“Obviously, a lot of good stuff tonight,” Frank said after that game. “Defensively, holding a team to a low (shooting) percentage, good ball movement with 28 assists, and a bunch of guys in the mix. I thought our second unit did a good job, even though they got offensive rebounds. I thought there was more of a defensive presence tonight; a lot of good play from a lot of good guys. You don’t have a lot of games like this, but there are obviously a lot of bright spots that we just have to keep building on.
“With this game, several good things, I’m not going to diminish it, yet at the same time it’s one game one way or the other and we just have to keep building. We’ve started to put together better play at home, now we have to take the show on the road against two of the better teams; one that’s arguably the best team in the Western Conference and a Dallas team that’s very good.”
To keep flying high, guys like Brandon Knight, Kyle Singler, Greg Monroe and Tayshaun Prince need to keep doing their thing and on a consistent basis.