Well, tonight the Kool Aid ran out and the Ps had their first loss and arguably a premier team that was healthy. Some persisting weaknesses have been bothering me, but it was inappropriate to bring them up when we were winning. * McDyess cannot seem to find his rhythm * although points are easy to come by on the break, our half court game consists almost exclusively of Rip moving for a J or CB spotting up. * the bench is terrible. Darko still does not seem to know where he is going, Arroyo and Delfino cannot defend penetration, the bench as a whole seems to be unable to generate any defensive pressure. * slow starts against teams, relying too heavily on late game heroics * Sheed still has not established a game that is any better than last year. Don't get me started, but he still looks a little flabby and flat-footed out there. It's still early but man, you had to know that this high scoring, high flying ball wouldn't last and at some point the Pistons would have to come back down to earth and play Detroit basketball. Has our identity been compromised? Where are the lockdown first quarters like we had in 2004 during the sub 70 streak? Most surprising has been an inability for the Pistons to control the paint. Atlanta has been putting up a bigger fight lately than the Pistons mustered tonight against a very good Dallas squad. That game against the Spurs in Dec. just got circled a second time on my calendar for good measure.