I don’t know if we were begging for a loss but I can say we ran up against a Detroit team who put together a team effort against the best team in the league and we were lucky to have lost by only 10 points. Detroit, shooting 52% from the field, clearly outplayed the Spurs who really never got started. Having been behind by as many as 21 points, every time we’d get the lead down to single digits, Detroit would come back with a big play, most time being a 3 pointer. Even though the Spurs only had 7 turnovers, the Pistons outrebounded us 49-33 with 15 of those being offensive and with their rookie starting center Drummond declared out 4-6 weeks before the game. Detroit just handed us our hats and said ‘not tonight’.
Basketball is not an equal opportunity game. If you can't shoot it well, you don't get to shoot. -- Bob Donewald