2012 NBA standings: Pistons out of the Central Division cellar

Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

The Detroit Pistons, who have righted the ship after an 0-8 start, are no longer in last place in the Central Division.

The Detroit Pistons are no longer in last place in the NBA's Central Division, as they have been supplanted by the now Kyrie Irving-less Cleveland Cavaliers. The Pistons, who started the season 0-8, are 5-5 in their last 10 games, and have won two in a row over the Suns and Trail Blazers.

A big part of the Pistons' issues is their poor performance on the road. Detroit is only 1-8 on the road, but a respectable 4-3 at home. They'll face a tough test on Friday night when they travel to Memphis to take on the Grizzlies, who have the best record in the NBA at 11-2.

The Milwaukee Bucks currently sit in first place in the Central, and hold a half game lead over the Chicago Bulls, and a one game lead over the Indiana Pacers. The Pistons are only 3.5 games behind the Bucks for first place, and the Cavaliers are now five games back after going 1-9 over their past 10 games.

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