After consecutive wins over a pair of first-place teams, the Detroit Pistons are beginning to play with some confidence on their home floor.
The short-handed Sacramento Kings have also turned it around at home, but they've been woeful on the road as they begin a four-game trip.
The Pistons seek their fourth straight victory at The Palace on Tuesday night when they open 2013 against the Kings, one of the NBA's worst teams away from home.
Detroit (11-22) has won four of five after beating Southeast Division leader Miami and then-Central leader Milwaukee in back-to-back home games.
"We've just got keep taking advantage of these games at home while we have this streak," forward Tayshaun Prince told the league's official website.
Seemingly forgotten until recently, forward Charlie Villanueva has played a key role in the past four contests, averaging 15.5 points and shooting 55.8 percent from the field. He averaged 6.8 points in his first 19 games.