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Detroit Pistons big men Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond have played some inconsistent basketball over the past week, and so have the Pistons as a squad. Detroit defeated the Cavaliers on Monday and then lost to the Warriors on Wednesday.
The Detroit Pistons (6-14) have made plenty of improvements since their awful 0-8 start to the 2012-13 NBA season, but they are still struggling to find any type of consistency with young players on their roster. Greg Monroe has been spectacular for the Pistons over the past two seasons, at least offense, over the past two games he has converted just seven of 16 shots from the field. Meanwhile, rookie big man Andre Drummond is still trying to carve out consistent playing time in the rotation, and his 24 rebounds and five blocks over the past two contest should help out in that regard.
The problem is that the Pistons have been very inconsistent as a whole. They started the week by cashing in a winnable game against the Cavs team missing Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters, but they couldn't turn that win into anything with momentum. When Monroe scored just nine points against the Warriors on Wednesday night, Detroit struggled to put together a complete effort and they fell to the Warriors, 104-97 despite 15 points and 12 rebounds from Drummond.
The Chicago Bulls will visit Detroit on Friday night as the Pistons wrap up a quick three-game homestand, and from there Detroit will get the road to play the Cavs on Saturday and the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday.