It’s fitting the Pistons played the Celtics last night because the game renewed my faith in this team. Anything is possible.
Detroit is 1-0 to begin their six-game home stand and beat its best opponent in the stretch.
The Pistons sit just 3.5 games back in the playoff race. How they played last night – with hustle and defense, a resilient offense and swagger – the Pistons could reach the top eight in the Eastern Conference pretty quickly.
I know I’m probably getting ahead of myself. The Celtics are the type of team that can have letdown games. And the Pistons desperately need more inside scoring (the starting front line combined for 10 points last night).
But I’d rather believe Detroit is hitting its stride. I don’t know if that’s the case. But I do know this: