In The Scrum with Michael Curry
To say that the Detroit Pistons are struggling right now would be an understatement of epic proportions.
Going into their game against the Washington Wizards, they were 3-7 in their last 10 games, and had fallen to the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference playoff race. This slide has put their streak of seven straight playoff appearances (including six consecutive Eastern Conference Finals series) in serious jeopardy.
The injury bug has played a major role in that decline. Allen Iverson has been out since February 25th with a bad back; Rasheed Wallace has been out since March 9th with a calf strain; and Richard Hamilton has been in and out of the starting lineup all month with a sore calf.
Before their victory against the Wizards on the night of Gilbert Arenas’ return, a surprisingly calm Curry addressed the media. He talked about how his team would handle Gilbert Arenas and how he would handle the return of his own superstar (Hamilton) and when Allen Iverson returns to action.