Found January 14, 2013 on Fox Sports Detroit:
There's a very simple reason that the Detroit Pistons remain 10 games under .500 as they approach the season's halfway point. They don't have the one thing they don't consistently well. That's the mark of a good basketball team -- they have an aspect of their game that they bring night after night. Something that, on the rare nights when it isn't there, attracts immediate attention. The Bad Boys and the 2004 championship team both brought physical defense. Michigan made it to No. 2 and 16-0 with what appeared to be an unstoppable offense led by some of the nation's best shooting. That vanished for 13 minutes Sunday in Columbus, and so did Michigan's undefeated record. The Pistons, though, don't have anything. During their recent 6-1 streak, they shot well and they pounded the offensive glass. However, they also have streaks where they can't buy a shot, and Saturday against Utah, their inability to get second chances probably cost them a winn...
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