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Pistons Backcourt: Second-half predictions

The Detroit News
Pistons forward Blake Griffin received a grade of  A- from beat reporter Rod Beard in his midseason report.

Bob Wojnowski, John Niyo and Rod Beard of The Detroit News take a look at the up-and-down Pistons, who started 13-7 but have struggled since. The Pistons are now 19-24, just past the 41-game point in their season. It's a good time to analyze where they've been and where it appears they are going.

Here are some of the highlights from this edition of "Pistons Backcourt": 

1:30: Ish Smith gives team hope in the second half

3:30: Blake Griffin back to All-Star status

5:18: Three-point shooting woes

7:40: Jose Calderon struggles with second unit

9:20: Andre Drummond, Reggie Jackson adjust to new style

12:08: Rod Beard responds to trade rumors

14:10: Tom Gores insists they're a playoff team

15:40: Dallas' Dennis Smith Jr. would help at point guard

17:50: Luke Kennard has trade value

19:30: Bucks, Nuggets the biggest first-half surprises

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