Preview: Detroit Pistons (0-1) at Phoenix Suns (0-1)
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Nov 3, 2012
Fresh off a disappointing season-opening loss to Golden State, the Phoenix Suns will host the Detroit Pistons tonight in an important game because of what a loss would mean. It’s true that the Suns open their season with five winnable games out of their first six , yet while that sounds nice on paper it doesn’t matter if the Suns don’t win them. Heck, even a bad Suns team if that’s what this is should be able to handle the Pistons at home. Of course, no second game of a season is really all that important for example, I think that 0-2 team with all the Hall of Famers in LA is going to be just fine but if the Suns drop a pair of home games to the Warriors and the Pistons, that’s the kind of start that can set the tone for a losing season. The Pistons could be better this season with Greg Monroe taking a step forward and rookie Andre Drummond potentially showcasing his uber-talent as the year goes along, but this is still a Detroit franchise that hasn’t been relevant since 2007-08. An hour before tipoff, Gentry sat in his office and explained how he expects Beasley to become “the man” for this team, and I highly doubt he became disenchanted with his play in a matter of minutes.