Detroit takes on Brooklyn, aims to stop 3-game slide

Wed, Mar 6, 2024
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Detroit takes on Brooklyn, aims to stop 3-game slide

Brooklyn Nets (25-37, 11th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (10-51, 15th in the Eastern Conference)

Detroit; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Detroit aims to stop its three-game slide when the Pistons take on Brooklyn.

The Pistons are 7-30 in Eastern Conference games. Detroit is 6-26 in games decided by 10 points or more.

The Nets are 17-19 against Eastern Conference opponents. Brooklyn is 3-6 in games decided by less than 4 points.

The Pistons average 11.3 made 3-pointers per game this season, 1.9 fewer makes per game than the Nets allow (13.2). The Nets average 13.7 made 3-pointers per game this season, 1.8 more made shots on average than the 11.9 per game the Pistons allow.

The two teams square off for the third time this season. The Nets defeated the Pistons 118-112 in their last meeting on Dec. 27. Cameron Johnson led the Nets with 24 points, and Cade Cunningham led the Pistons with 41 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Cunningham is averaging 22 points and 7.4 assists for the Pistons. Simone Fontecchio is averaging 13.8 points over the last 10 games.

Mikal Bridges is averaging 21 points and 3.7 assists for the Nets. Dennis Schroder is averaging 12.9 points and 4.7 assists over the past 10 games.

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LAST 10 GAMES: Pistons: 2-8, averaging 106.0 points, 43.5 rebounds, 26.7 assists, 8.0 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 43.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.1 points per game.

Nets: 4-6, averaging 101.9 points, 40.9 rebounds, 25.4 assists, 6.6 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 44.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.2 points.

INJURIES: Pistons: Quentin Grimes: out (knee).

Nets: Dariq Whitehead: out for season (shin), Ben Simmons: out (back), Cam Thomas: out (ankle), Day'Ron Sharpe: out (wrist).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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