The numbers are pretty depressing: A post-All-Star-break record of 3-16, 44 days since the Pistons' last home victory Feb. 13, an average margin of defeat of 26.3 points in their last efforts at the Palace and 24-49 record that puts the franchise on pace for its worst record in years.

After the team's 99-82 thumping by the Toronto Raptors on Friday, coach Lawrence Frank was asked whether the team has quit on him.

"We haven't quit and I think that would be totally unfair and not right," Frank said. "Because if you quit, (we'd) quit right from the beginning of the game."

Frank was referencing the solid start, energized by the return of Andre Drummond. But a 19-point third quarter from Rudy Gay and a 36-point barrage from the Raptors sealed the Pistons fate.

Frank has a three-year deal with an option for a fourth, but it's beginning to look dicey as to whether he will make his third season. A decision will come from owner Tom Gores at the end of the season.