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–G Will Bynum had 20 points against Boston Sunday while making his second straight start at the point but he wasn’t much of a playmaker. He had just one assist while committing four turnovers. He also allowed counterpart Rajon Rondo to rack up 14 assists.

“The gameplan was to back off of him but I don’t how efficient that is because he’s able to see the floor a little bit more and get them in the right positions to score, especially their main players,” he said.

–G Ben Gordon has become a virtual no-show offensively while playing limited minutes. He missed all five of his three-point attempts Sunday. Gordon has not reached double-figures in the last seven games and his inability to provide instant offense has led coach John Kuester to play Richard Hamilton the majority of minutes at shooting guard. He’s still the only Piston who has appeared in every game.

–C Greg Monroe is using his passing skills more often in the latter stages of the season. He tied his season high with five assists against the Celtics. He has at least two assists in 10 of the last 12 games. As his career develops, the offense will increasingly run through him.

MEDICAL WATCH

–F Jonas Jerebko (partial Achilles’ tear, right leg) underwent surgery on Oct. 8 after crashing to the floor while driving to the basket during the opening preseason game. He will not play this season.

–G Terrico White (fractured fifth metatarsal, right foot) was injured during the Pistons’ preseason opener and also underwent surgery Oct. 8. He has returned to practice but it’s uncertain if he will play this season.

–C Ben Wallace (sore left knee) has not played the last six games, though he has suited up the last two games. He is questionable to play Tuesday at Washington.

ROTATION

Starters:

–Point guard Will Bynum

–Shooting guard Richard Hamilton

–Small forward Tayshaun Prince

–Power forward Greg Monroe

–Center Chris Wilcox

Bench:

–Point guard Rodney Stuckey

–Shooting guard Ben Gordon

–Small forward Austin Daye

–Power forward Charlie Villanueva

–Center Jason Maxiell

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