Power Rankings, Week 10: Suns take first place, Cavs enter Top 5
Rhythm: 99.0 (13) OffRtg: 101.1 (29) DefRtg: 110.1 (22) NetRtg: -9.0 (28)
The end of the Pistons’ losing streak didn’t come Thursday in Indiana, when they built an early 10-point lead against a team that was, at that time, * 0-12 in the matches, she trailed in double digits. The lead quickly wore off and the Pacers scored 101 points in their next 70 possessions (1.44 for). The end of the streak did not come on Saturday against the Rockets, the team with the the longest losing streak of the season. Houston made 19 turnovers, but the Pistons made 21 and never led after the first three minutes.
* The Pacers’ win on Thursday left the Pistons (0-22) and Jazz (0-5) as the only teams without a win after trailing in double digits.
No, the streak ended on Sunday, when the Pistons played at a disadvantage at rest against the Heat, having lost their previous 17 games to the 17 teams who are currently at or above .500. They trailed as far as nine, but took control with a 23-6 streak in the third quarter, with Saddiq Bey scoring nine of his 26 points in those seven minutes. Before Sunday, the third quarter (in which they had been dominated by 17.6 points per 100 possessions) was the Pistons’ worst by a good margin.
It was noted in last week’s diary that, until Wednesday, Bey had seen the second-largest drop in effective basket percentage (53.0% last season, 41.6% this season) among players. with at least 200 basket attempts in each of the last two. seasons. In his three games since then, Bey has averaged 25.7 points on an effective field goal percentage of 64.1%.
Week 10: @ NYK, @ MIA, @ SAS