Things have gone downhill in a hurry for the Detroit Pistons.
On Christmas, they were 14-16 and right in the middle of the Eastern Conference playoff picture. Now? They've won just three of their past 13 games and are two games back in the win column for the No. 8 seed.
Fortunately for Detroit, it does play in the East, where a .500 record is currently good enough for the No. 5 seed and seven games below .500 makes you a playoff team. There is still plenty of time to turn things around and salvage the season.
That being said, there is plenty that can be taken away from the Pistons' season thus far, both good and bad. Will they be able to build on the positives and correct their shortcomings before they slip even further in the standings?