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Feb. 29, 2012; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Charlotte Bobcats center Bismack Biyombo (0) is called for a charge on Detroit Pistons forward Jonas Jerebko (33) in the first quarter at The Palace. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE
Feb. 29, 2012; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Charlotte Bobcats center Bismack Biyombo (0) is called for a charge on Detroit Pistons forward Jonas Jerebko (33) in the first quarter at The Palace. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE


Tonight, the Pistons will square off against what could be one of the worst teams in NBA history. Take the Pistons 4-20 start, extrapolate that over the course of the abbreviated NBA season, and you can imagine what it's like to be a Bobcats fan.

Yikes.

Game Tips at 7pm EST.

The Situation:

The Pistons have lost their last three games, or won three of their last six, depending on how you look at it. And the last two were downright ugly, with both Miami and Orlando having their way. Larry Frank is clear about his intentions -- he want this squad to finish these last nine games strong.

On the Pistons side of things, expect to see some Moose Feeding (Did you hear that, Tayshaun?) and some Macklin playing time. The Pistons have won all three contests vs. the Bobcats, twice easily and once in OT. Just show up and play basketball. That oughta do it.

On the Bobcats side of things, there's not much to say. They're turrible at basically everything. By point differential, they have a real chance at being the worst NBA team of all time. They have one player - Derrick Brown - who is above average at his position by Wins Produced per 48. They have zero players that are above average relative to Win Shares per 48.

As rough as it's been to be a Pistons fan, it could be much, much worse.

Keys to the Game:

Feed the Moose. 'Nough said.

Free Macklin. Blocks, dunks, and eaten babies, please. Conversely, don't get blocked and dunked on by Bismack.

Don't lose to the Bobcats. Seriously. Just show up and play like NBA-caliber players, and things should work themselves out.

This one was last minute. Fill in the holes in the comments.