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Detroit Pistons' week ahead: Back from the break

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OK, fun time is over. The NBA All-Star break is behind us. Andre Drummond won the Rising Stars MVP. Everybody complained about the dunk contest like always because they are intellectually lazy. The All-Star Game was the highest scoring of all time. Now, we get back to the games that count, and things are big for the Pistons right from the get go.

On Tuesday the Pistons host the Bobcats, and then on Wednesday they are in Charlotte to face the Bobcats once more. This is a big home-and-home. Right now, Detroit is 22-30 and in ninth place in the East. In eighth? Charlotte, who are a half game ahead of the Pistons. If Detroit can win both of these games, suddenly they will have a playoff spot. Sure, there is a lot of season left, but scoring two wins here would be huge. However, I expect these teams to probably win their respective home games, leaving everything where it was before Tuesday's tip off.

Then, on Friday, the Pistons host Atlanta. The Hawks are a good team, even without Al Horford. There is talk they may trade Jeff Teague to the Knicks, but even if that happens, I'll take Atlanta in this one. Lastly, on Saturday Detroit is at home against Dallas. The Mavs are certainly better than the Pistons, and on the second night of a back-to-back I don't like Detroit's chances. I wouldn't like them in any iteration, to be fair.

So, it looks like a 1-3 week for me. Not the way I'd like to see the Pistons start their post-All-Star Game schedule. However, perhaps they will surprise me. Perhaps they will sweep Charlotte. We can only hope.


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