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3 Easy Steps for Curing What Ails the Sputtering Detroit Pistons
Dale Zanine-US PRESSWIRE
The Pistons were on the ball—in every way—almost all night.

The Detroit Pistons limped into their contest versus the Philadelphia 76ers with an 0-8 record, the worst start in franchise history.

Their offense thus far this season had been anemic—one of the league's worst. The defense had been porous at best, non-existent at worst—again, one of the league's most ineffective units. And you had a better chance of finding an actual wolverine in the Michigan woods than the Pistons did of outrebounding an opponent. Through six games, they were the league's worst in total rebounds.

So how in the heck did they win in a blowout, 94-76?

The offense clicked. The defense held the Sixers to 30 percent shooting. The Pistons were even more dominant in rebounds than they were on the scoreboard, grabbing 19 more than the Andrew Bynum-less Sixers.

The Pistons will take it, believe me.

But the question is this: Other than keeping every opponent's superstar player out of their contests, how do the Pistons make this kind of game a regular occurrence?

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