Detroit Pistons Need Greg Monroe To Be More Aggressive

By John Raffel
John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Greg Monroe likes the way he’s been playing in recent games for the Detroit Pistons, although he’s not ready to say his NBA team is over the hump.

Monroe and the Pistons drilled the Washington Wizards Friday night 100-68 to break a six-game losing streak but lost Wednesday to the Toronto Raptors 97-91.

Monroe scored 15 points in that game. He also had a career high 35 points against the Raptors.

“I was just being aggressive,” he said. “I got into a good rhythm early and it just kind of carried on throughout the game.”

It was finally one of those games when the Pistons were making plays to get themselves over the hump.

“I think we definitely did a good job on defense,” he said. “They made shots and in this league you are going to have nights like this where the other team is going to outplay you, it doesn’t mean that you played bad but they just played better than you. I think that’s kind of what it was. I think we made them shoot some tough shots but they made them.

Prior to the Friday game with the  Wizards, Monroe had to admit that he wasn’t quite sure where the Pistons were going.

“I mean everybody is just wondering, we are trying to find what we need to do to get back on track,” he said. “I don’t think we’ve fallen totally off of track, the way we’ve been losing hasn’t been horrible games. We are right there, a little bit more we have to do to finish games and attention to detail coming down the stretch.”

Monroe won’t say it, but playing the struggling Wizards could not have come at a better time.

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