The Detroit Pistons continue to struggle losing eight of their last ten games. Detroit has fallen five games under .500 with a disappointing record of 16-21. Head coach Stan Van Gundy called out the team’s lack of effort on the defensive side of the court playing a factor in the losing.
“I thought our closeouts were bad; we just left people open. It’s like we hope people are gonna miss early on. We wait to see if we’re gonna have to make the effort to closeout.”
The Eastern Conference is still wide open when it comes to the latter half of the playoff bracket but Van Gundy has to convince his team turn things around quickly.