The 11-13 #Pistons will host the 19-4 Portland Trail Blazers at the Palace of Auburn Hills Sunday evening. Detroit will have their hands full when they go up against the West-leading Trail Blazers who haven’t lost a game against a team in the East this season.
The good: Detroit has won the last two home games against the Blazers. The last time these two teams met Detroit gave the Blazers a run for their money on their home court losing 109-103.
The bad: The Pistons are just 1-8 on the year against Western division teams.
Josh Smith on blowing a 21 point lead against the Nets: “We have to learn to execute that much harder and not act kind of lackadaisical whenever we feel like we have the game won.” Via NBA.com
The unknown: Can Brandon Jennings repeat his performance this time around after leading all scorers when these teams last met with 28 points, especially against Damian Lillard, who’s proved he’s a threat in just his second season in the NBA. Can Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe stop LeMarcus Aldridge, who’s leading his team in PPG with 23.4 points a game, and always steps up when he plays against Detroit.
Injury Report: Bynum is still listed as doubtful with his left adductor strain.
Stat: Andre Drummond still leads the NBA in field goal percentage with 62.9%
Fact:The Detroit Pistons are first in the NBA for most points in the paint with 51.2 per game.
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Tip off is at 6:00 pm and will be broadcast on Fox Sports Detroit . If you can’t catch the game on TV, catch it on the radio over at 97.1 The Ticket.