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This season, Pistons' play is perfectly offensive

Updated: November 19, 2005, 11:03 AM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN Insider
We're all familiar with the Detroit Pistons by now -- the tough defense, the patient clock management, the defense creating chances for the offense. They're the kind of team that prefers a 78-75 slugfest to a 112-110 shootout and only gets near the century mark by accident.

Right?

Wrong.

At least, so far this year, it's wrong. In racing out to an unbeaten start, Detroit's offense has been at least as dangerous as its defense. That's not to say the Pistons are turning into the Suns, but it should be noted they have sprinted to a 7-0 start largely because of a vastly improved attack.

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