The Detroit Pistons are not quite playing like a team that has lost nine of its last ten games, as they lead the Minnesota Timberwolves 20-17 after one quarter of play at the Target Center in Minneapolis.
Ben Gordon leads the Pistons with 6 points in the low-scoring affair in which Ricky Rubio is 0-4 shooting from the field.
Greg Monroe, who is coming off a four-point game in a loss to the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, has 5 points and 3 rebounds. Monroe was among players receiving considering in SB Nation's latest NBA MVP Power Rankings.
Meanwhile, the Pistons have held the Timberwolves to 6-24 shooting from the field, which adds up to 25.0 %. Kevin Love, as he is prone to do, leads the Timberwolves with 7 points and 6 rebounds.