Greg Monroe had one of the worst games of his career with five points and four rebounds in 22 minutes, bothered by the Pacers’ defense but more irritated with Frank after he was pulled early in the third, after failing to rotate defensively on a pick and roll leading to a dunk by West.
Winning cures all ills, and losing aggravates small problems. The Pistons lost by 32 last night, and that certainly played into Greg Monroe’s frustration. How much did the issue also stem from Monroe having a legitimate problem with Lawrence Frank? If the Pistons keep losing, it might not matter. More losing means all problems, significant or insignificant, take higher priority.
The simplest, and perhaps only, way to stop these types of incidents is to win.