After going 4-0 before Allen Iverson put on their uniform, the Pistons have barely won more than half of their games. The way the schedule sets up the rest of this month, the Pistons are in good position to reel off a nice winning streak and make up some ground on Cleveland in the division race.
The Pistons only play two games against Western Conference teams the rest of December. Both are at home - Utah on the 19th and Oklahoma City on the 26th. The Jazz always give them problems but the matchup against the woeful Thunder is the equivalent of a fast-break layup.
The rest of their games are against New York, Washington (twice), Charlotte, Atlanta, Chicago, Milwaukee, Orlando and New Jersey. With the exception of the Magic, a team the Pistons have owned over the years, there's not a serious playoff contender in that bunch. Time for a good ol' holiday feast.