Helpless Pistons improve lottery odds with 105-82 loss to Timberwolves


J.J. Barea dashed past Jose Calderon on the perimeter. Charlie Villanueva flashed high above the 3-point line to defend a screen Barea never used, and Jason Maxiell stood flat-footed near the free-throw line before turning around too late to catch a streaking Barea, who made a layup.

Lawrence Frank wants a timeout. He may talk about the help,” Pistons broadcaster George Blaha said. “Wasn’t that a great movie?”