Indiana takes on Detroit, aims for 4th straight road win

Tue, Mar 19, 2024
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Indiana takes on Detroit, aims for 4th straight road win

Indiana Pacers (38-31, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (13-55, 14th in the Eastern Conference)

Detroit; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Indiana will try to keep its three-game road win streak alive when the Pacers take on Detroit.

The Pistons are 2-12 against division opponents. Detroit averages 14.8 turnovers per game and is 2-12 when it turns the ball over less than its opponents.

The Pacers are 10-4 against opponents from the Central Division. Indiana ranks fourth in the league scoring 16.3 fast break points per game led by Pascal Siakam averaging 3.6.

The Pistons are shooting 46.8% from the field this season, 3.2 percentage points lower than the 50.0% the Pacers allow to opponents. The Pacers average 13.1 made 3-pointers per game this season, 1.1 more made shots on average than the 12.0 per game the Pistons allow.

The teams play for the fourth time this season. The Pacers won the last matchup 129-115 on Feb. 23, with Tyrese Haliburton scoring 25 points in the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Cade Cunningham is shooting 44.8% and averaging 22.0 points for the Pistons. Simone Fontecchio is averaging 2.4 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games.

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Haliburton is averaging 20.4 points and 11.3 assists for the Pacers. Siakam is averaging 19.6 points, 8.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Pistons: 3-7, averaging 106.0 points, 46.2 rebounds, 25.1 assists, 7.1 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 44.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.7 points per game.

Pacers: 5-5, averaging 116.3 points, 44.9 rebounds, 27.2 assists, 6.9 steals and 6.6 blocks per game while shooting 48.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.1 points.

INJURIES: Pistons: Ausar Thompson: day to day (illness), Cade Cunningham: day to day (knee), Simone Fontecchio: day to day (toe), Quentin Grimes: day to day (knee).

Pacers: Doug McDermott: out (calf), Bennedict Mathurin: out for season (shoulder).

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

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