NEW YORK -- The Detroit Pistons are playing better recently but it is likely a case of too little, too late.
The Pistons are on a four-game winning streak heading into Sunday's visit to the Brooklyn Nets and, while not mathematically eliminated, the postseason is a long shot.
With six games remaining, Detroit (36-40) is five games back of the Milwaukee Bucks for the Eastern Conference's last playoff spot. Detroit is 6-1 in its last seven games after placing five players in double figures and shooting 51.8 percent in a 115-109 win over the New York Knicks on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.
"It's been a long season," Detroit point guard Reggie Jackson told reporters. "It's been a tough one for us. We're not where we necessarily envisioned ourselves, but like I said I'm just proud of the resiliency this team's had. Despite what our record may say, coming in every day and trying to get better and continue to battle." >> Read more
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