Beard: Pistons' progress this season won't be measured in victories

Rod Beard
The Detroit News

The Pistons finished their disappointing western road trip with another close, but not-so-close loss in Phoenix. Their eighth-straight defeat was another exhibit in the difference between good teams and rebuilding teams in the NBA.

Of the eight losses, seven came against teams with a record of .500 or better. Each of the Pistons’ four victories has come against a team with a losing record.