Detroit Pistons coach Lawrence Frank wasn’t pleased with how his team faltered down the stretch in its last game, but the result was yet another win.
Continued production from the Pistons’ bench could continue that run, especially with the lowly Charlotte Bobcats in town.
The Pistons go for their first five-game winning streak in three seasons – and their sixth consecutive victory over the Bobcats – on Sunday night.
Up by as many as 19 points in the third quarter, Detroit was outscored 22-11 in the final period of Friday’s 85-84 victory over Atlanta. Rookie Andre Drummond’s blocked shot as time expired helped the Pistons improve to 4-0 on a homestand that ends Sunday.
Detroit has won six of seven since a six-game slide and is now trying to win five straight for the first time since Dec. 4-12, 2009.