Toronto plays Detroit, aims to break road skid

Tue, Mar 12, 2024
NBA News (AP)

Toronto plays Detroit, aims to break road skid

Toronto Raptors (23-42, 12th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (12-52, 15th in the Eastern Conference)

Detroit; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Toronto hits the road against Detroit looking to end its three-game road skid.

The Pistons are 9-30 in Eastern Conference games. Detroit is ninth in the Eastern Conference scoring 112.4 points while shooting 47.0% from the field.

The Raptors have gone 16-23 against Eastern Conference opponents. Toronto gives up 118.3 points to opponents while being outscored by 4.1 points per game.

The Pistons are shooting 47.0% from the field this season, 1.7 percentage points lower than the 48.7% the Raptors allow to opponents. The Raptors average 11.9 made 3-pointers per game this season, 0.1 fewer makes per game than the Pistons allow.

The teams play for the third time this season. The Pistons won the last meeting 129-127 on Dec. 30. Cade Cunningham scored 30 points to help lead the Pistons to the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Cunningham is averaging 22.4 points and 7.5 assists for the Pistons. Jaden Ivey is averaging 14.4 points and 3.3 assists over the last 10 games.

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Kelly Olynyk is averaging 8.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 4.4 assists for the Raptors. Gradey Dick is averaging 2.1 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Pistons: 4-6, averaging 109.9 points, 43.7 rebounds, 26.1 assists, 7.4 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 46.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.9 points per game.

Raptors: 4-6, averaging 116.3 points, 43.9 rebounds, 29.8 assists, 7.1 steals and 5.0 blocks per game while shooting 47.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 121.0 points.

INJURIES: Pistons: Ausar Thompson: out (asthma).

Raptors: Jakob Poeltl: out (finger), Chris Boucher: out (knee), Scottie Barnes: out (hand), Immanuel Quickley: out (hip), D.J. Carton: out (ankle), Gary Trent Jr.: out (groin).

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

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