April 19, 2012; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Detroit Pistons power forward Charlie Villanueva (31) grabs a rebound in the first quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at The Palace. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

Pistons Vs. Timberwolves: Detroit Loses Back End Of Back-To-Back-To-Back, 91-80

Thursday night was the Pistons' third game in as many days and it showed, as they lost by 11 to a team that had lost 11 straight.

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Pistons Vs. Timberwolves Final Score: Detroit Comeback Comes Up Short,

Playing their third game in as many nights and following a 32-point loss in Atlanta on Wednesday night, the Pistons had their hands full with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night, falling by 11, 91-80.

The Pistons trailed by as many as 23 in the fourth quarter, but came all the way back behind Will Bynum's 17 points to pull within five in the final moments. Unfortunately, that's as close as they would get as the Timberwolves hit a couple big shots and hit six of eight free throws to end their 11-game losing streak and win their first game in April.

Five Timberwolves scored in double figures and Jose Barea had a double-double with 13 points and 12 assists. Nikola Pekovic led all scorers with 23 points.

The Pistons were led by Tayshaun Prince with 18.

Detroit will have a couple days off now after three in a row and play next on Sunday against the Raptors.

For more on the Detroit Pistons, check out Detroit Bad Boys. For the other side of things, check out Canis Hoopus. You can also check out all the news and analysis from around the league over at SB Nation's NBA page.

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Pistons Vs. Timberwolves Score Update: Detroit Down 18 After Lackluster First Half

The Pistons are playing their third game of a back-to-back-to-back after getting slaughtered by the Hawks Wednesday night and the demoralization and exhaustion has shown through 24 minutes against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night. The team that has lost 11 straight games -- Minnesota, although you'd think it was Detroit -- leads by 18 at the half, 49-31.

The Pistons shot less than 30-percent, turned the ball over eight times and have let the Wolves shoot well over 50-percent in the lifeless first half.

The one bright spot has been Tayshaun Prince, who is back after not playing Wednesday night. He has a game-high 16 points on 6-for-12 shooting. Nikola Pekovic has 13 for the T-Wolves and Jose Barea is halfway to a triple-double with 11 points, eight assists, and five rebounds.

For more on the Detroit Pistons, check out Detroit Bad Boys. For the other side of things, check out Canis Hoopus. You can also check out all the news and analysis from around the league over at SB Nation's NBA page.

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Pistons Vs. Timberwolves: Detroit Looks To Extend Minnesota's Misery

It's been a wild week already for Detroit, with a 39-point win and a 32-point loss. The Pistons will try to recreate the former (and forget the latter) Thursday when they host the struggling Timberwolves, who have lost 11 straight.

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