Pistons: Reasons to Believe in Hot Start to the Season

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The Detroit Pistons are off to a great start at 5-1. There are plenty of reasons to believe this team is for real and can contend in the Eastern Conference.

Oct 28, 2015; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy during the game against the Utah Jazz at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Pistons won 92-87. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

At 5-1, the Detroit Pistons have been one of the NBA’s biggest pleasant surprises. Vegas set modest win totals for the team in taking over/under bets before the season but the team has made those who took the over look smart in the early going.

Six games isn’t a lot to judge a team on, but the Pistons’ improvement over a year ago is evident and there is reason to believe the success they’ve enjoyed so far is more than fleeting.

We’ll know for sure as the season plays out, but here are some reasons I believe the turn around is for real. Check them out then let me know what you think by leaving a comment below or check in with us on facebook or twitter.

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