Thursday, April 1, 2010

Pistons Gain Wallace, Lose Maxiell

It just keeps happening. The Pistons continue to lose players due to injury. This time it's Jason Maxiell, who had been starting in place of Ben Wallace at center.

During last night's loss to the Miami Heat, the Pistons surprisingly activated Wallace to come off the bench. Ironically, Maxiell hurt his back just minutes into the game and did not return. X-rays were negative, and he remains day-to-day heading into tomorrow's game at The Palace against the Phoenix Suns.

To make matters worse, starting shooting guard Rip Hamilton (ankle) is also day-to-day, and reserve forward Charlie Villanueva did not play due to coach's decision. The struggling Villanueva sat out the entire game despite Detroit's extremely thin frontcourt: no Maxiell, no Chris Wilcox and a still-recovering Wallace.

This season just can't end soon enough for the Pistons, who have now lost nine straight.

Steve St-Pierre
Sports Writer
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