There is an old saying that NBA teams don't feel sorry for teams filled with injuries.
The Pistons were that team Monday night. They were without guards Brandon Knight and Will Bynum against the Hawks, who cruised past the Pistons, 114-103.
Team officials announced about a half-hour before tip-off that Brandon Knight would miss his third straight game with a hyperextended right knee. Knight moved around gingerly during the game-day shoot-around and did not appear ready to play. He wanted to see, however, how he felt at game time.
They also were without Bynum, who was suspended a game for hitting Pacers forward Tyler Hansbrough.
"Nobody feels sorry for you," Pistons coach Lawrence Frank said.
Guard Rodney Stuckey wants more scoring opportunities, but has averaged 11.0 points and 1.5 assists the last two games as a starter. Stuckey has struggled and is looking for a spark.
Pistons play without Brandon Knight, Will Bynum in loss to Hawks
Detroit News | Feb 26