Smith, Pistons not working out

Josh Smith did not start on Friday against Atlanta because he missed Thursday's practice, reports The Detroit News. Smith was used by head coach Maurice Cheeks off the bench, however he did not score a point (0-for-7 from the floor) over 19 minutes of game action. Smith had started every game since Nov. 18, 2005. Smith will likely start the next game, but Cheeks would not confirm that.