Game Preview: Pistons Look to Stay Hot Versus Kings
The Detroit Pistons(18-21) head to Sacramento to face the Sacramento Kings(15-22). The game begins at 10:30 PM EST. The game is in Sacramento.
The Kings fell in their last game to the Golden State Warriors, the team that the Pistons will play on Thursday night. The Kings had a strong first half and even lead the Warriors heading into the third quarter. Golden State used a 39-22 second quarter advantage to take the lead over the Kings. DeMarcus Cousins was held to just 17 points and 10 rebounds. He is averaging 28 points and 10 rebounds in the season. Anthony Tolliver, who played for the Pistons last season, added 16 points and five boards.
The Kings have lost three straight games and are 5-5 in their last 10 contests.
The Pistons picked up an emotional double overtime win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night. Andre Drummond played 52 minutes, not coming out of the game since entering it midway through the second quarter, scoring 28 points and 14 rebounds. He also had four huge steals. Reggie Jackson bursts out for 31 points and three assists. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 26 points, including the game-winning three-pointer.
Probable Starting Lineups:
PG: Reggie Jackson
SG: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
SF: Marcus Morris
PF: Tobias Harris
C: Andre Drummond
Jon Leuer left six minutes into Detroit’s game against Portland and did not return with a leg injury. Stan Van Gundy says they are optimistic about him and says there is no structural damage, but he could miss time.
PG: Darren Collison
SG: Garrett Temple
SF: Rudy Gay
PF: Anthony Tolliver
C: DeMarcus Cousins
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