Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/13/14
Dwayne_poster
The Detroit Pistons have lost 12 straight to Western Conference opponents, but could be catching a break in their bid to end that skid. The Portland Trail Blazers may be without All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge as they visit the Pistons on Monday night. Aldridge, averaging 19.7 points and 5.8 rebounds, missed his first game Sunday when he sat out a 98-85 loss at Brooklyn with a stiff back. Portland (6-7) was competitive throughout a contest that was tied after three quarters before falling to 2-4 on the road. "To be without our best player and come to Brooklyn and then have a chance down the stretch. Just to be in that position without LaMarcus says a lot about our team,'' rookie guard Damian Lillard said. There is no word on Aldridge's status for Monday. He received pre-game treatment from the training staff and was in uniform, but rookie Meyers Leonard received his second start. The big man averaged 24.8 points and 7.7 rebounds during a six-game win streak over the Pistons ...
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