Detroit Pistons
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#565 Detroit Pistons 217.5
vs. #566 Miami Heat -8

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 7:35pm EST
American Airlines Arena, Miami
Written by Chris Kubala
It’s a battle of Eastern Conference teams on the hardwood down in South Beach. The Detroit Pistons are on the road as they make the trip to face the Miami Heat Tuesday night. Detroit was in action on Monday night at home as they faced Minnesota. Miami was drubbed 95-80 on the road by the Lakers in their previous contest on Friday night in their latest contest. The Heat leads the all-time regular-season series between the teams 59-54. Last season, the teams split four meetings with Miami picking up a 108-74 triumph at home in the last matchup on March 13, 2019.

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. https://twitter.com/DetroitPistons/status/1192985844380053504 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.
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