As bad as it's been for the Toronto Raptors lately, they're still faring better than the Detroit Pistons.
The Raptors will try to record their second victory over the Pistons in four days Monday night and spoil Jose Calderon's return to Toronto.
The Raptors (27-46) have dropped six of seven but won 99-82 in Detroit on Friday. Rudy Gay scored 19 of his 21 points in the third quarter of that victory, and DeMar DeRozan and Amir Johnson contributed a combined 41 points.
Toronto, though, failed to build on that victory Sunday as it shot 39.5 percent in a 109-92 loss at Washington.
"I thought we came out with a relaxed disposition and didn't come out ready to go. The guys didn't look like they were ready to move their feet defensively," coach Dwane Casey said. "We had some frustration fouls, which kind of set the tone for the course of the game."
Foul trouble helped limit Gay to 11 points - seven below his season average - and DeRozan missed 12 of 18 shots while finishing with 15. De...