Two weeks ago, the Pistons had a nondescript loss to the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in what seemed — at the time, at least — to be just some dwindling grains of sand in the hourglass of a lost season. It was their 11th loss in the previous 12 games, dropping them to the fifth-worst record in the league.
Ho, hum. Five weeks left until the offseason.
In the postgame locker room, I found Christian Wood, one of the Pistons’ few bright spots this season, and sat next to him.