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Detroit Pistons' week ahead: Can the Pistons begin a rebound?

Hey, Josh Smith. Maybe pick up your play this week?
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Right now, I imagine the way I feel about the Pistons is similar to the way Mo Cheeks feels about Josh Smith. They had three games against Orlando, Washington, and Washington. They should have won two of them, or at least one. Detroit ended up winning zero. They blew another fourth quarter lead that was atrocious. Now, they are 14-19. Granted, this is the Eastern Conference, so they are still in the playoff race, but I am starting to get annoyed and concerned. The Pistons aren't back in action until Sunday, but then they play four games in this upcoming week. It's time for a rebound.

First, Sunday the Pistons host the Grizzlies in the afternoon. Memphis is having a rough season, and Marc Gasol is out. Detroit should win this game. Will they? If they build up an insurmountable lead before the fourth quarter, sure. Then, on Tuesday, they visit the Knicks. New York has been awful. Sure, Carmelo Anthony is back, but the Pistons are the better team. This should be a win as well, but I am shaky on it. I am shaky on every Detroit game now.

Then the next night, the Pistons are in Toronto. The Raptors are actually looking good this year. They could even win the Atlantic. Admittedly, they may do that with a losing record, but hey a division title is a division title. On the road on the second night of a back-to-back, I am thinking this will be a loss. Lastly, on Friday the Pistons are in Philly to take on the 76ers. The Sixers are a bad team. Their hot start is over. Again, Detroit should win this one, even on the road.

Man, do I feel odd taking the Pistons to go 3-1 in the upcoming week. I could even see them going 4-0, which would be huge. I could also see them going 0-4, because this team cannot be trusted and Brandon Jennings and Josh Smith are remorseless gunners. Maybe we can just get a 2-2 week, which is better than nothing.

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