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Pistons vs Raptors Gameday Thread: Raps Look to Get Back on Track

What's the remedy to a tough loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Monday? A matchup against the Detroit Pistons tonight!

Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

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March 12, 2014

TSN2 - 7:00 PM EST

The Detroit Pistons are one of my favourite teams in the NBA this season.

Purely for unintentional comedy reasons of course, but the Pistons are the league's biggest mess, and I take a perverse joy in watching them floundering away despite numerous high-profile offseason acquisitions.

Because let's be honest. You knew that Mo Cheeks was either going to find a way to make things work and the club would be a dangerous match-up each night...

...or, and much more likely, you thought this was going to be an epic failure on a New York Knicks level. I mean, with 25 wins, the Pistons are ahead of a number of teams in the Leastern Conference, and somehow sit only three games out the conference's final playoff spot, but considering the names on the team, the contractual obligations, etc, etc, well...they might as well be dead last.

So tonight represents the perfect opportunity for the Toronto Raptors to get back on track after a tough loss Monday night to the Brooklyn Nets. The Pistons are 20th in the league in offensive efficiency and play defense like this, so Toronto should be able to take advantage at both ends tonight, especially since the Pistons aren't exactly the hottest club in the league right now. They've lost seven of their last nine games ...