Game Preview: Pistons Host Hornets After Brutal Loss to Bulls

The Detroit Pistons(22-19) host the Charlotte Hornets(16-25) this afternoon at Little Ceasers Arena. The game begins at 12:30p.m.

The Hornets have endured a disappointing season so far, which has led to many speculating they could move their talented point guard, Kemba Walker. Charlotte dropped their last game to the Oklahoma City Thunder, 101-91. Walker had 19 points and just two assists in the loss. Dwight Howard added 11 points and 17 rebounds. The Hornets were outscored 46-32 in the second half.

Detroit lost in tough fashion on Saturday night to the Chicago Bulls, 107-105. Andre Drummond was great again, scoring 21 points, grabbing 15 rebounds, and dishing out four assists. Avery Bradley added 26 points. Tobias Harris was limited to just seven points on 3-14 shooting.

The Pistons and Hornets met earlier this season when the Pistons topped Charlotte 102-90 at Little Ceasers Arena.

Injuries

The Pistons will be without Reggie Jackson(ankle) and Jon Leuer(ankle). Stanley Johnson(hip) is questionable.

Cody Zeller(knee) is out for the Hornets.

Probable Starting Lineups

Detroit Pistons

PG: Ish Smith

SG: Avery Bradley

SF: Reggie Bullock

PF: Tobias Harris

C: Andre Drummond

Charlotte Hornets

PG: Kemba Walker

SG: Nicholas Batum

SF: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

PF: Marvin Williams

C: Dwight Howard

Featured Image: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Advertisements