Detroit Pistons' Will Bynum Worried Over Turnover Problems

By John Raffel
Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Will Bynum is concerned over the number of turnovers the Detroit Pistons committed Sunday in an NBA overtime loss to the Charlotte Bobcats.

He should be. So should coach Lawrence Frank.

Just when everyone thought the Pistons, owners of a four-game winning streak had turned the corner, they took several steps backward against the Bobcats.

“We had our chances to win the game. We had a couple shots up in the air and some turnovers. We’re going to go back to the drawing board and take the positives out. I thought defensively it went as good as it did in the past,” Bynum said.

The turnovers provided a glaring stat. Charlotte committed only 11 turnovers. Detroit committed a whopping 22  turnovers.

In steals, it was five by Detroit and 13 by Charlotte.

“At the end of the day, we get down to the stretch, we do get the stop, can’t come up with the rebound, and a possession game where we unfortunately ran out of points, sometimes like you said, because of turnovers, but you look at the number of easy baskets they get,” Frank said. “You look at it as a group, so it all starts either our inability to get back, our inability to guard the ball, or our inability with the pick-and-roll to be up at the level or be into the ball.”

The turnovers wasted a strong 50 percent shooting effort.

“But those turnovers, you lose those possessions and give the second-chance opportunities for them, and you know it changes the complexion, obviously, of the game,” Frank said.

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