Pistons vs. Thunder: More Than Just a Game

Bleacher ReportCorrespondent IDecember 24, 2008

While there may be a handful of other more enjoyable games on Friday, the matchup between the Detroit Pistons and Oklahoma City Thunder is going to be an interesting game to watch.

The Pistons have been ridiculed nonstop since acquiring Allen Iverson—a move that has erased virtually all chemistry within the team.

They’ve been successful in building a big lead against their opponents but let them right back into the very same game.

The Thunder are on their way to the worst record in NBA history—posting an embarrassing 3-26 record thus far.

Take a look at this Oklahoma City roster, which features promising studs such as Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Jeff Green.  The talent is there—they’ve just got to mesh together and become a team.

Other than chemistry, I can’t tell you why the Thunder are playing some of the worst basketball I’ve ever seen, but I can tell you this:

The matchup between these two teams in Auburn Hills on Friday night will reveal their true colors.

A victory for the Thunder only solidifies my previous statement, but a loss for the Pistons pushes them into a whole new mess.

If the Pistons fail to win, Joe Dumars will face more pressure to make a move than ever before—a move that could involve anybody on the roster.

If they do happen to win, I will still have the same view on the Pistons as I did before this game—make a trade!

This is a must-win situation for the Pistons.  There is no losing.

The Pistons will win.  I hope.