Depending on how you look at things, the Detroit Pistons either have only two more chances to pick up wins in the shortened 2012 season or they only have two more games to drop to try and improve their lottery position. It's the final week of the season for the Pistons, who have long been out of the playoff picture, starting Monday as they face the Indiana Pacers.
Indiana is playoff bound but doesn't have much to play for this time around, with the third seed in the East already clinched for them. They don't even have a winning streak to defend as their seven game streak was snapped by Philadelphia in their last game. Guys like David West and Danny Granger have been hot recently to give them their surge to the top, them being a very team oriented offense with no Kobe style superstar. In the short season it's worked like a charm for them.
The Pistons have lost seven of their last ten games and haven't been great in Indiana in recent years. The cards would seem to spell another Detroit loss but with nothing to play for they might face a less than full Indiana line up.
Again, depending on how you look at things that might not be a good thing.
The game will be at Bankers Life Fieldhouse at 7 p.m. ET.