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NBA Standings 2012: Pistons Gain Traction In Climb Up Standings

The Detroit Pistons have won three games in a row and six of their last ten games which has them moving away from the bottom of the Eastern Conference toward the mediocre middle.

The Pistons remain in last place in the Central Division with a 15-26 but they are just 1.5 games behind Cleveland and Milwaukee for third place. As crazy as it sounds, the Pistons are even drawing closer on the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

The New York Knicks have lost four consecutive games to keep the eight spot in play for a few more teams. Detroit is among those teams, third in line behind Milwaukee and Cleveland, just 3.5 games behind the Knicks. With Greg Monroe solidifying the interior Lawrence Frank is getting better play from his guards, as Detroit Bad Boys mentionsafter Detroit beat Toronto on Saturday.

Slightly better than Knight in a more spread out fashion was Rodney Stuckey, who finished with 20 points on 8-for-12 shooting and eight assists. The two were a combined 15-for-25 shooting and they are complementing each other quite nicely actually.

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