There's a week left in another tough season for the Detroit Pistons and the Cleveland Cavaliers, who will again occupy the bottom two spots in the Central Division and are hearing rumors about the cloudy future of their respective coaches.
If beating Cleveland was the primary focus, Lawrence Frank wouldn't have any concerns about his job security.
The Pistons look for a sixth straight win in this series on Wednesday night when they visit the Cavaliers, who are coming off a particularly perplexing defeat.
Detroit (26-52) lost 21 of its first 28 games this season before a 14-12 stretch heading into the All-Star break, but the Pistons' 5-19 record since the break is better than only Orlando's.
Frank's team hadn't won at The Palace of Auburn Hills since the break, but snapped an eight-game skid there - and an 18-game series slide - with Sunday's 99-85 win over Chicago.
"We made a lot of winning-type plays and played with a lot of intensity," Frank said.
That victory came a day aft...