Game Preview: Pistons Face Young But Tough Wolves Squad

The Detroit Pistons(12-12) take on the Minnesota Timberwolves(6-16) tonight at 8:00pm EST. The Pistons are on the road as Minnesota plays their second half of a back to back in home territory.

The Wolves played last night versus the Toronto Raptors. They fell in a competitive game 124-110 to Toronto, getting outscored 36-21 in the fourth quarter. Zach Lavine had 29 points and six assists in the loss. Andrew Wiggins contributed with 25 points and six rebounds. Karl-Anthony Towns was held to just 17 points but he grabbed 11 rebounds and threw down a major dunk in the game.

DeMar DeRozan scored 27 points for Toronto in the win.

The Wolves have lost two straight and are 2-8 in their last 10 games.

The Pistons come into this game off of what was arguably their worst game of the season. The Hornets only scored 87 points but it was enough to knock off a struggling Detroit team. The Pistons were held to just 77 points against Charlotte. Andre Drummond scored 26 points and grabbed 20 rebounds in the game. Tobias Harris scored 14 points and Reggie Jackson scored 10 points in 25 minutes.

Probable Starting Lineups

Detroit Pistons

PG: Reggie Jackson

SG: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

SF: Marcus Morris

PF: Tobias Harris

C: Andre Drummond

Minnesota Timberwolves

PG: Ricky Rubio

SG: Zach Lavine

SF: Andrew Wiggins

PF: Karl-Anthony Towns

C: Gorgui Dieng

Andrew Wiggins is a whole new level of good in the second game of a back to back. In the second half of back to backs, this season Wiggins is averaging 30.3 points per game.

The Wolves themselves are 3-1 on the back end of a back to back this season. Tonight is their fifth back to back of the year. It is important for Detroit to win tonight’s game after falling to Charlotte. They will need to play with energy on both ends to stop this young and exciting Bulls team.

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