Detroit Pistons Looking To Record First Winning Streak In A Month

By Schuyler Machcinski
Andre Drummond and Josh Smith
Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Who would have thought that stringing a few wins together would be so tough? Tonight against the Denver Nuggets, the Detroit Pistons will be looking for back-to-back victories for the first time since January 11.

They will do so against a Nuggets team that has had terrible luck bounce their way. A couple of weeks ago, they were hit with the news that forward Danilo Gallinari would not be returning at any point this season as he recovers from a torn ACL that occurred late last year. Guard Nate Robinson suffered a season-ending ACL injury as well last week, and recent reports suggest that athletic big man Javale McGee could be out for the rest of the year too.

While the injury bug may keep Denver out of the playoff mix, it bodes well for a healthy Pistons team that is looking for victories any way they can get them at this point. Detroit is coming off a Friday night win at the Palace that saw Brandon Jennings nearly record a triple-double as he came up just one assist shy. The win gave the Pistons a 3-0 lead in the season series against the Brooklyn Nets.

The team would be smart to put forth a strong effort tonight against the undermanned, yet nearly .500 Nuggets. Consecutive victories and a chance to capitalize on a struggling San Antonio Spurs team at home Monday night could bring forth some much-needed positive vibes to the Pistons.

Schuyler Machcinski is an NBA writer for Follow him on Twitter @MachcinskiSky, ‘Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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