Pistons Vs. Kings NBA Preview: Detroit Trying To Overcome Road Woes

Mar 3, 2012; Memphis, TN, USA; Detroit Pistons point guard Rodney Stuckey (3) shoots a free throw against the Detroit Pistons at the FedEx Forum. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-US PRESSWIRE

For more on the Detroit Pistons, check out Detroit Bad Boys.

The Detroit Pistons looked to be getting somewhat on track at the start of March, winning three-straight games over the Los Angeles Lakers, Atlanta and Toronto, but stalled out in their last outing, a 105-90 loss at the hands of the Utah Jazz. The problem seems to be the fact that the Pistons just cannot win on the road (and given the struggles, to a lesser extent of course, from the Detroit Red Wings away from home, maybe it's a Detroit thing?) this season. They've won just three of their 19 games away from Detroit and are lucky to have a somewhat decent 15-27 overall record at this point in the season.

Unfortunately for them, they've got a five-game road trip, on just the second game following the aforementioned loss to the Jazz. Up next, they've got the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday, before taking on Phoenix, the Clippers and Denver to wrap it up. The Kings have also been a poor road team this season, sitting with a 14-28 overall record, but have been decent at home and are actually above .500 in that regard.

Sacramento boasts a 10-8 home record, giving them the perfect scenario to best the Pistons, but Detroit is trying its best to turn things around, and perhaps can shake off the road woes at any time. The Pistons have also won 11 of their 15 total wins over the last month-and-a-half, so if they can continue marginal improvement, things could be looking up for them.

It all starts with the Kings on Wednesday. The game is set for 10:00 p.m. eastern

For more on the Detroit Pistons, check out Detroit Bad Boys. You can also head over to SB Nation's main NBA hub at SBNation.com/NBA.

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