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Maurice Cheeks: 'Penalties made the difference for Detroit Pistons'

Detroit Pistons head coach Maurice Cheeks believes that penalties made the difference during his team's loss to the Indiana Pacers.

Maurice Cheeks has said that not winning a penalty made the difference for the Detroit Pistons during their defeat to the Indiana Pacers last night.

The 99-91 loss was the Pistons' second defeat of the season, leaving them ninth in the Eastern Conference standings.

The head coach told reporters: "I wouldn't say [I'm] pleased. You're never pleased if you lose the game, number one, and number two, I thought they were aggressive. They got to the penalty.

"We didn't get to the penalty. I think those are huge differences in the game. They make shots to get to the penalty and make a few foul shots here and there. It paid dividends for them."

The Pistons face the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday.

Maurice Cheeks of the Philadelphia 76ers coaches against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on December 2, 2008
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