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Detroit Pistons (18-41, 15th in the Eastern Conference) vs. San Antonio Spurs (28-29, 10th in the Western Conference)

San Antonio; Thursday, 8:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: San Antonio looks to end its five-game home losing streak with a win over Detroit.

The Spurs have gone 12-19 in home games. San Antonio is seventh in the Western Conference with 47 points per game in the paint led by DeMar DeRozan averaging 9.2.

The Pistons are 7-25 on the road. Detroit has a 7-25 record against opponents above .500.

The teams meet for the second time this season. The Spurs won 109-99 in the last matchup on March 15. Dejounte Murray led San Antonio with 19 points, and Josh Jackson led Detroit with 15 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jakob Poeltl leads the Spurs with 8.0 rebounds and averages 8.3 points. DeRozan is averaging 18.8 points and 3.9 rebounds while shooting 43.9% over the last 10 games for San Antonio.

Jerami Grant is averaging 22.5 points and 4.6 rebounds for the Pistons. Jackson is averaging 16.1 points and 4.2 rebounds while shooting 45.8% over the last 10 games for Detroit.

LAST 10 GAMES: Spurs: 4-6, averaging 108 points, 43.7 rebounds, 25.5 assists, 6.9 steals and 5.7 blocks per game while shooting 46.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.6 points on 45.6% shooting.

Pistons: 4-6, averaging 112.5 points, 42.3 rebounds, 25.4 assists, 7.7 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 48.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.9 points on 48.8% shooting.

INJURIES: Spurs: Trey Lyles: out (ankle).

Pistons: Dennis Smith Jr.: out (knee), Killian Hayes: out (injury management), Rodney McGruder: out (elbow).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

The Associated Press