The Detroit Pistons hoped they were turning things around after a surprisingly convincing win last weekend, but they weren't nearly as good their last time out.
Facing another struggling team may help them get back on track.
Detroit seeks its sixth victory in the last seven meetings with the visiting Toronto Raptors on Friday night.
The Pistons (2-10) lost nine of their first 10 games before routing Boston 103-83 on Sunday behind a solid performance from Greg Monroe. They couldn't carry over that momentum, though, shooting a season-low 32.9 percent in a 90-74 loss to Orlando on Wednesday.
Detroit held a three-point edge at halftime, but allowed Orlando to open the third on a 21-0 run and ended up scoring eight points and shooting 2 of 21 in the quarter.
"I wish I could explain it to you,'' coach Lawrence Frank said. "I didn't like the way we played there and then to open the third quarter was embarrassing.''
Monroe scored a game-high 19 points and is averaging 20.3 on 58.0 per...