The 17-27 #Pistons will host the 12-33 Orlando Magic Tuesday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. The Magic have won seven of the last ten matchups at home, but have dropped 13 of the last 17 at Detroit. Detroit on the other hand is an abysmal 7-15 at home.
The good: Ex Piston Arron Afflalo, who having a career year. Afflalo led the Magic with 23 points against the Pistons on 12/27.
Andre Drummond won’t have to deal with Vučević, who had an outstanding game against Dre the last time these two teams met.
The bad: The four game losing streak is getting old fast. Detroit’s defense has been terrible as well as their outside shooting. The Pistons are still the NBA’s worst 3-point shooting team at 30.7 percent, and 52.9 percent of Detroit’s baskets come off assists for one of the NBA’s lowest marks.
Maurice Cheeks “We can get a lot better guarding the ball and that’s one thing we have to do because it puts so much pressure on our big guys,”
Brandon Jennings likes the ball in his hands. He is among the NBA leaders with an average of 7.3 minutes of possession.
Josh Smith’s is terrible at shooting.
The unknown: Can Detroit finally win one at home? Will I brave the cold and head out to a game that may put me in a turrrrable mood?
Injuries: Pistons: None
Ronnie Price – Out
Nikola Vučević – Out
Stat: Andre Drummond recorded his first career 20-point, 20-rebound game with 21 points and a career-high 20 rebound vs.New Orleans (1/24). Drummond became the first piston with a 20-20 game since Antonio McDyess vs. New York (3/11/09).
Stat: Orlando is 39-51 all-time vs. Detroit (26-19 at home, 13-32 on the road).
Stat: Detroit has won 13 of the last 17 home games against Orlando.
Tip off is at 7:30 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.