The NBA and Mediocrity: Teams Stuck in Purgatory May as Well be in Hell

Middling teams of professional sports have a place in their respective leagues. Not dominant, but competitive. Low ceiling, high floor. First-round exit, but make the playoffs. From the NBA to Major League Baseball to the National Football League, these teams exist. There is enough parity in these sports to keep things interesting. The Philadelphia Eagles…

Game Preview: Playoff Hopes Dwindling, Pistons Face Wizards at Home

As the Detroit Pistons (34-40) get ready for game number 75 on their season, the playoffs look more and more unlikely. So unlikely, in fact, that it is not even worth thinking about. Letting that pressure go may actually be beneficial for the Pistons. Washington (41-33), on the other hand, has something to play for…

Game Preview: Slumping Pistons Start Homestand Against Washington

It has not been an easy start to the New Year for the Detroit Pistons. Losers of three straight and now out of the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference, Detroit (22-21) will try to right the ship tonight against the Washington Wizards (25-20). The game will be nationally televised on ESPN. So far in…