The Detroit Pistons are stumbling toward the end of another non-playoff season.
The Toronto Raptors are following a similar path.
Detroit tries to end a seven-game home losing streak and earn its second win overall this month when it takes on the sinking Raptors, who will face former teammate Jose Calderon for the first time Friday night.
The Pistons (24-48) are 1-11 in March and 2-14 in their last 16, and they've been overwhelmed during their home skid, getting outscored by an average of 103.1-86.6.
Detroit was showered with boos while falling 105-82 to Minnesota on Tuesday, the fifth time during the home slide that it managed 82 or fewer points.
"We deserved everything we got tonight,'' Frank said. "We've got 24 wins and not many games left. The fans that were out here tonight are the hardcore loyalists, and we need to give them a better product. They have every right to boo us right now.''
The Pistons last dropped eight in a row at home Dec. 30, 2000-Feb. 2, 2001. However, ...