AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- When Joe Dumars decided to rebuild the Pistons roster yet again during the offseason, he knew he wouldn't be able to accomplish everything in one offseason.
Detroit's game against Oklahoma City on Friday showed the places where Dumars' changes have paid off, as well as the places where work still needs to be done.
Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings, the two biggest summer acquisitions, combined for 47 points, 13 assists and 13 rebounds, but Detroit's lack of outside shooting and depth were enough for the Thunder to take a 119-110 victory.
The Pistons missed 16 of their first 21 3-point attempts -- a problem that has plagued them all season.
"Shooting is part of the game," Pistons coach Maurice Cheeks said. "We got good looks, but sooner or later, we have to knock them down. We have to make more shots."
Detroit's depth issue, especially inside, reared its head in the third quarter. Andre Drummond was on the bench with four fouls, and Smith joined him there w...