DETROIT, June 13 (UPI) -- After losing the first two games of the NBA finals to San Antonio, the Detroit Pistons find themselves in a corner that only two NBA teams have escaped.
Detroit, which lost Game 2 of the best-of-seven series Sunday night 97-76, has looked overmatched against the Spurs. The Pistons have not been able to match San Antonio's energy on either end of the court and they look like a team that may have spent everything on getting to the championship round.
"I don't think we've been nearly as aggressive as them," Detroit Coach Larry Brown said Sunday. "I think we've kind of, you know, gotten frustrated and went on our own a bit too much."
Detroit is looking to repeat as NBA champions but history is against the Pistons. The only teams to fall behind 2-0 in the NBA Finals and rally to win were the 1969 Boston Celtics, who beat the Los Angeles Lakers, and the 1977 Portland Trail Blazers, who came back against the Philadelphia 76ers.
The NBA finals will resume Tuesday night in Detroit for Game 3.