It was a week to forget for the Detroit Pistons.
After dropping the first two games of their six-game road trip last week, the Pistons couldn't get off the schneid in the other four games this week.
Against winless Denver, the Pistons had a better field-goal, 3-point and free-throw percentages. But the Nuggets outrebounded them, 52-35, which included 21 offensive rebounds to the Pistons' eight.
"We knew coming into the game (rebounding) was one of their strengths," coach Lawrence Frank told reporters in Denver. "We have to do a better job of controlling the boards."
For the most part this season, the Pistons have had at least one bad quarter in every game, which puts them behind the eight-ball.
Against the Sacramento Kings, it was the second quarter. The Kings outscored them, 29-19, and never lost the lead after that.
The Kings added insult to injury as Thomas Robinson elbowed Jonas Jerebko in the neck in the fourth quarter, earning a flagrant foul and an ejection. The league ...