The Detroit Pistons nearly broke through against one of the league's best teams before coming up short again their last time out.
While frustrations are starting to take their toll, Detroit is doing its best to stay positive.
The visiting Pistons look to snap their worst start in franchise history Wednesday night against the Philadelphia 76ers.
Detroit (0-8) saw its woes continue Monday with a 92-90 loss to Oklahoma City. The Pistons, who limited the Thunder to a season-low 37.0 percent shooting, led by as many as 13 points in the third quarter but were outscored 30-17 in the fourth.
"The thing I liked is our guys, when you went in that locker room, very, very disappointed," coach Lawrence Frank told the team's official website. "Laid it all out there, felt like we could have won the game - should have won the game - and you hate where you kick a game. Just to see how much that loss hurt ... it should, and then we had a really good day of practice and you move forward."