San Antonio Spurs at Detroit Pistons: Prediction, Key Players, Injuries
The San Antonio Spurs take on the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The game is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. CT and will be televised on Fox Sports Detroit. The game can also be heard on the radio on WOAI 1200 AM.
This is the second and final matchup between the two teams. The Pistons won the first matchup 105-104, thanks to Brandon Jennings game-winning floater with under a second to play. Jeff Ayres led the Spurs with 16 points in 17 minutes.
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!
San Antonio Spurs
The San Antonio Spurs are 33-19 overall and 13-12 on the road. The Spurs are coming off a 95-93 win over the Indiana Pacers on Monday. Tony Parker led the Spurs with 19 points and 6 assists.
The Detroit Pistons are 21-32 overall and 10-17 at home. They are coming off a 106-78 win against the Charlotte Hornets. Greg Monroe led the Pistons with 23 points and 12 rebounds.
San Antonio Spurs
No significant injures.
Brandon Jennings- Brandon Jennings is out with an achilles injury.
Cartier Martin– Cartier Martin is day-to-day with an ankle injury.
Caron Butler– Caron Butler is day-to-day with a back injury.
Players to Watch For Detroit Pistons
Greg Monroe- Greg Monroe is one of the more offensively skilled big man in the league. Monroe can score in a variety of ways, whether it’s posting up or facing up, he is also a skilled passer. He is averaging 15.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2 assists.
Andre Drummond– Andre Drummond is an incredible athlete with great rebounding ability. Drummond is second in the NBA in rebounds (12.9 rpg). He has also gone a long way offensively, as he looks more comfortable in the post at times. He is averaging 12.6 points.
D.J. Augustin– When Brandon Jennings went down with an achilles injury the Pistons had every right to panic and fall apart, but they haven’t. The biggest reason is D.J. Augustin. On the season, Augustin is averaging 10.4 points and 4.9 assists. In the last 10 games Augustin is averaging 18.3 points and 7.6 assists.
This will be a game similar to the Pacers game. It won’t come easy, as the Pistons have the front-court (Andre Drummond & Greg Monroe), to play with the best. The Pistons will fight hard, but the Spurs will close it out.