Griffin says Pistons lacking ‘fight’ after latest loss


Following their latest loss Friday, Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin says his team is lacking “fight.”

“Right now we haven’t shown that we’re willing to do things to win,” Griffin told reporters after the 110-107 loss to the Charlotte Hornets. “I think it’s real light in here after a win, so it seems to me we love the victory, but we don’t like the fight. You’re not going to win games like that.”

The Pistons (6-13) blew an eight-point lead with five minutes remaining, being outscored 15-4 during that stretch.

“We are putting ourselves in position to win,” Pistons coach Dwane Casey said. “We just have to get thought in the game and execution in the fourth quarter and down the stretch.”

Griffin had a chance to tie the game at 108 with 1:29 remaining, but he made just one of two free throws and the Pistons didn’t score again. Langston Galloway‘s shot from around midcourt that could have sent the game to overtime rimmed out at the buzzer.

The Hornets have won nine straight over the Pistons, who haven’t put together back-to-back wins this season.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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