San Antonio Spurs vs Detroit Pistons: Prediction, Key Players, Injuries

By George Middleton

The San Antonio Spurs take on the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night at the AT&T Center.

The game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. CT and will be televised on Fox Sports Southwest. The game can also be heard on the radio on WOAI 1200 AM.

The Pistons are 5-0 since they dealt Josh Smith.

This is the first matchup between the two teams.

How will the Spurs fare against the Pistons? We take a look at recent history, injuries, and key players to predict the outcome of the game!

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San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs are 21-14 overall and 12-5 at home. The Spurs are coming off a 101-92 victory over the Washington Wizards. Cory Joseph led them with 19 points.

Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons are 10-23 overall and 6-10 on the road. The Pistons are coming off a 114-95 win against the Sacramento Kings. Brandon Jennings led the team with 35 points and 7 assists.


San Antonio Spurs

Kawhi Leonard– Kawhi Leonard is out with a bruise on his right hand.

Tony Parker– Tony Parker is probable with a hamstring injury.

Kyle Anderson– Kyle Anderson is out with an ankle injury.

Detroit Pistons

Andre Drummond– Andre Drummond got off to a slow start this season, but has been on a tear as of late. He is averaging 12.8 points, 13.1 rebounds and 1.8 blocks this season. In the last 10 games he is averaging 14.9 points, 15.7 rebounds and 2.2 blocks. Drummond is a beast on the glass, but he is quickly developing in other assets of his game, such as scoring.

Greg Monroe– When Josh Smith was traded, I thought Greg Monroe would be unleashed, I was wrong. Despite putting up good numbers since the trade, he has only averaged 27 minutes. Monroe is averaging 12.8 points, 10.2 rebounds and 1.4 steals, in the five games without Smith.

Brandon Jennings- Brandon Jennings is an inconsistent player to say the least, but when he gets going it’s difficult to stop him. Jennings has scored at least 25 points in three of the last five games.


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This is a difficult game to predict, as the Pistons are clearly the hotter team, but the Spurs are much better. The Spurs will get a spark from Parker, who will return after missing the past five games. The Pistons have a terrific front-court (Monroe & Drummond), but the Spurs are the deeper team.

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