10 points vs. Houston
13 points vs. Orlando
12 points vs. OKC
10 points @ Mavs
17 points vs. Bulls
15 points vs. Nuggets
13 points vs. Bobcats
15 points vs. Jazz
6 of those 7 were home? wow
This, usually, is a sign of a young team struggling to learn how to win and finish games. Give it time and they'll figure it out.
To be honest I am 50/50 some on poor coaching other has got to be a young team
Thats why they play four quarters.
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All u got to do is see how many games drummond was in at critical times. Frank is the blame & he's a poor game managerOriginally Posted by TheDetroitBlue:25085092
What do you expect when you have stuckey NEVER showing up in the 2nd half of any game
They need a closer
I don't have as much Frank hate as other people do. I think a lot of what he is doing is unpopular because we are losing now, but if its teaching lessons and building twords that winning culture it will all be worth it IMO. Sure he has made a few bad decisions here and there, but in a lot of these games it came down to one thing... suddenly the Pistons couldn't make a bucket to save their lives. I've seen them miss wide open looks or easy layups, I think this has to do with the players growing and learning to be consistent. They need to keep their heads in the game and not let up when they feel they have a comfortable lead. If they can learn to not over think the game or try too hard and start playing in an unnatural way then they can really be a good basketball team. I agree with King-Henry too though, they need a closer badly. When the game is as close as a lot of these games are at the end, we need someone who does work under pressure and can knock down that extra basket we need to keep the lead from slipping away.
It's part of being a young team. They need a couple veterans on board to help them win games late.
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For me, learning to win those close games comes down to two glaring statistical deficiencies. Blame could be laid on both the coach or individual player discipline.
1. They rank 27th of 30 teams in FT% at .709. Real good way to lose tight games if they ain't taking advantage of free points.
2. Team turnover differential is still +2.1. which ranks them at the bottom ~28th of 30 teams. Can't take care of the rock when it counts, they gonna keep losing the nail-biters. All info is on ESPN NBA league stats pages.
They pretty middling in other categories, so any improvement in the above, then we should see a few W's and likely a substantial winning streak in there.
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1. Make an offseason to do list.
2. Get some tips on the ladies from Clark the Cub.
3. P90X with Prince Fielder.
4. Compile top ten list of top ten G.O.A.T. top ten lists.
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