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Pistons at Suns final score: Pistons lose winnable game against the Suns, 107-100

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When you play terrible, you deserve to lose. The Pistons got exactly what they deserve.

NBA: Detroit Pistons at Phoenix Suns Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

When you are on a west coast road trip in which you are playing two of the better teams in the west, the Spurs and Clippers, games against teams like the Suns are must-wins. Especially when the opponent is on the second half of a back-to-back. I think somebody forgot to tell the Pistons that.

Things may have looked alright after the first quarter if you were just looking at the box score. However, what actually happened is a completely different story. The Pistons really did not play that well in the quarter, but stumbled into a nine point lead due to the Suns missing 13 straight shots.

When it turned over to the second quarter, and the Suns started hitting shots, this game was put away. The Suns were aided by Jared Dudley scoring 15 points in the quarter and some very hot shooting from their bench. The Suns’ bench was outscoring the Pistons’ bench 32-11.

The Pistons would make a couple runs during the third and fourth quarters. They even briefly took the lead in the fourth quarter on a couple of threes by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Jon Leuer. However, it never really felt like the Pistons were going to win this game. If they somehow did find a way to win, it would have been a pretty undeserved win.

The Pistons point guards were absolutely awful. Ish Smith and Beno Udrih combined to score 10 points on 3 for 18 shooting and 4 turnovers. They did have 10 assists, but they shot some bad shots which killed many offensive possessions.

Tobias Harris and Marcus Morris have been bright spots for the Pistons to start off the season. They combined to shoot 8 for 25.

The Pistons as a team only shot 35 percent from the field. You are not going to win very many games shooting that bad. They were also out-rebounded by eight. That is inexcusable when you have the best rebounder in the game and the Suns give heavy minutes to two rookies.

KCP was the only bright spot of this game, he scored 27 points including 5 for 10 from 3. He had some questionable shots down the stretch and took 22 shots for the game, but on a night where everybody was missing, I think it can be forgiven a bit.

The Pistons (4-4) continue their road trip for a tough game in San Antonio on Friday. A win there would salvage this bad loss to the Suns, but that is not very likely if the Pistons play like this.