Ben Gordon stands alone.

When Charlie Villanueva remained on the bench for the entire game as a healthy scratch Friday night in a loss to Cleveland, Gordon became the only Detroit Pistons player without a "did not play-coach's decision" next to his name in a box score at least once this season.

Gordon has steered clear of the drama that has surrounded the team this season and had played in all 72 games heading into the game Saturday night against Indiana. But he hasn't had his best season.

Gordon entered the game averaging 12.1 points per game and had averaged just 6.1 points in the six games before playing the Pacers.

Part of the reason for Gordon's recent struggles is because Richard Hamilton is back in the lineup and playing well.

"I know Ben is capable of doing more," Pistons coach John Kuester said. "There's no question about it. But as of late, Rip has played at a high level."