Ball movement and defense. Those were the two main things that were preached during the Pistons’ team meeting after Saturday’s loss to the Indiana Pacers. Either the players were not paying attention or they simply do not have it in them to make the necessary adjustments to save this sinking ship.
After two consecutive blowout loses you are supposed to have some pride and a desire to play better and turn things around to stop the embarrassment. The Pistons went out and absolutely embarrassed themselves against the Chicago Bulls. They played even worse than they have during any of the three blowouts they have had over their last four games.
This game was never close. The Pistons’ defense was disgraceful, their “ball movement” was forced and awkward to the point where everybody looked uncomfortable. The players had no chemistry whatsoever.
The Bulls finished the game shooting 59 percent from the field. They out-rebounded the Pistons 44-30. They made the Pistons look like a high school team as they swung the ball around to the tune of 34 assists.
The Bulls imposed their will on the Pistons and could do whatever they wanted. The Pistons had no desire to even put up any resistance.
There are no positives to mention about this game. This team has some serious issues and unless they are corrected this team can kiss any hopes of the playoffs “goodbye.”
At this point, they do not even look like a competent NBA team.
To make things even worse, the Pistons play the Memphis Grizzlies, Golden State Warriors, and Cleveland Cavaliers over their next three games. Things are looking very bleak for this team and there very well could be three more blowouts coming.