In other words, they were outscored at home by a team missing three of its four leading scorers, a team that didn't like them very much in the first place after coach Larry Brown left Philadelphia for Detroit in the offseason, and a team that had already beaten them once on Nov. 26.
In other words, they lost their second game in a row to fall to 14-8 after starting last year 15-7, which turned into 18-7 with a win over two-time NBA finalist New Jersey. But this year's team has a 2-4 record against opponents with a winning record. In fact, prior to losing the last two games, the Pistons' four-game win streak came against teams with a combined record of 25-59.
In other words, things aren't exactly how many thought they'd be in Detroit.