Pistons center Greg Monroe stood in front of his locker after a blowout loss to Oklahoma City last week and did something that hasn't been seen in recent memory.

It's a concept so rare, so foreign you wonder where it's been. He blamed himself.

He missed easy shots early on, which triggered the Thunder's dangerous fast break and was a small factor in the Pistons' 20-point loss.

"I take a lot of the blame," Monroe said. "I missed a lot of easy buckets around the rim. Myself and the team, we have to come out with a little more fire early."