3 takeaways from the Detroit Pistons 87-76 loss to the Charlotte Hornets

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Thon Maker #7 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

The Detroit Pistons have now lost ten consecutive games to the Charlotte Hornets following tonight’s 87-76 loss.

Having now lost four of their last five games, the result of the Detroit Pistons season has become a forgone conclusion.

It’s remarkably difficult to win a game without any shot creators on the team. Taking all of Detroit’s injuries into account, other than Reggie Jackson there aren’t too many players that are able to create for themselves off the dribble.

With no Derrick Rose, Luke Kennard, Blake Griffin or even Svi Mykhailiuk, the Pistons often have to rely on off-ball action to generate looks for themselves.

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Case in point, Detroit only managed to score 11 points in the first half. There was often so much clutter in the offense that they couldn’t get off a quality look, and in the rare occurrence that they did, they still couldn’t capitalize.

Entering the second half the Pistons also didn’t have a single player that had made more than two field goals. The scoring was more infrequent than it’s ever been this season.

Thon Maker wound up being Detroit’s leading scorer with 12 points. He also grabbed 12 rebounds and recorded 2 blocks, and shot 50 percent from the field.

The predictability of the Pistons offense is what wound up being their downfall. With limited scoring options, they become one dimensional and relatively easy to stop. Detroit has now lost to the Hornets for the tenth consecutive time.

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