Detroit Pistons Log Second Game of Back to Back Situation
Detroit was in action against Minnesota at home on Monday night so they are logging the second game of a back to back situation here. The Pistons entered Monday’s contest fourth in the Central Division, three games behind the Bucks. Detroit is 1-1 in the second game of back to back situations this season. In those contests, the Pistons have averaged 106.5 points per game, slightly below their full season average of 108.5 points per contest. Detroit gives up an average of 113 points per game in those contests, which is worse than their season average of 111.3 points per game this season.
The Pistons enter this contest 19th
in the league in scoring offense with 108.5 points per game on the season. Detroit stands 28th
in rebounding with 42.2 boards per contest and 10th
with 24.4 assists per game. The Pistons are just below the middle of the pack in scoring defense, ranking 17th
by allowing 111.3 points per game. Andre Drummond
is leading the team in the early going with 21.2 points, 18 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 2.1 blocks per game. Derrick Rose contributes 20.8 points plus 6.3 assists a night while Luke Kennard chips in 18 points per game. Markieff Morris adds 12 points plus 3.7 rebounds a night while Langston Galloway has chipped in 11 points a night. Detroit is second in the league in field goal percentage as they hit 47.4 percent from the floor as a team on the year. The Pistons are 16th
in threes made per game with 11.1 per contest and stand tied for first in three-point shooting as they connect on 39.6 percent of their shooting from beyond the arc. Reggie Jackson has missed the last seven games with a back injury: it was diagnosed as a stress reaction on November 2
and he is expected to miss at least four weeks. Rose (hamstring) and Tim Frazier (shoulder) both practiced Sunday but their status is unknown. Blake Griffin was due to make his season debut on Monday night against Minnesota.