The Pistons could neither celebrate nor savor Greg Monroe’s triple-double at Sacramento, the rare feat of a center accomplishing what’s usually reserved for ball-dominant playmakers dulled because their defense again betrayed them.

Rebounding is often discussed separately from defense, but the Pistons’ 0-5 start should serve as a bleak reminder that a defensive possession isn’t complete until a defensive rebound is secured. And the Pistons in the early going have been worst in the NBA at the task of accomplishing the final stage of defensive possessions.

Coach Lawrence Frank is trying to get the Detroit Pistons to be more unselfish.

Getting their first win of the season would certainly make that a lot easier.

The Pistons look to break into the win column for the first time with their sixth consecutive victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.

Detroit (0-4) remained one of only two winless teams in the NBA after falling 109-97 at Denver on Tuesday.

DENVER – The Pistons have something of a chicken-or-the-egg conundrum going with their offense as they sit at 0-3 heading into tonight’s game at Denver: Is Greg Monroe struggling to score inside because guards Rodney Stuckey and Brandon Knight are shooting a combined 20.7 percent? Or are Stuckey and Knight misfiring so frequently because Monroe, a .530 career shooter, is making only 40 percent of his shots?

Two of the NBA's four winless teams meet Tuesday night, though one of them being without a victory comes as a bigger surprise than the other.

After a disheartening three-game road trip, the Denver Nuggets open their home schedule against the Detroit Pistons with both teams looking to get on track offensively.

Denver was stunned in the finale of its trip, losing 119-116 to Miami on Saturday as Ray Allen's four-point play with 6.7 seconds gave Denver its first 0-3 start in six years.

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