Detroit Pistons vs. San Antonio Spurs Outlook, October 18

By George Middleton

NBA: Detroit Pistons at San Antonio Spurs

When: October 18, 2015, 4 p.m. ET

Where: AT&T Center


The San Antonio Spurs take on the Detroit Pistons on Sunday for their first home preseason game. The Spurs are 0-3 in preseason after losing 100-86 against the Atlanta Hawks. The Pistons on the other hand are 2-3 after a 114-91 win at Chicago. Tony Parker is expected to miss the game due to rest. Can the Spurs pick up their first preseason win?

Pistons Look Sharp in Blowout Win Versus Chicago

The Detroit Pistons gave the Bulls a beating. Going into the fourth quarter the Pistons were only up 76-75, before outscoring the Bulls 38-16 in the fourth quarter. The Pistons shot 54% from the field and 43% from three point range in the contest. Reggie Jackson led the way with 20 points, and Andre Drummond added 14 points and 10 rebounds. Marcus Morris and Reggie Bullock scored 17 points apiece.

Embarrassing Performance for Spurs on Wednesday night

The Spurs were up 48-42 against the Hawks on Wednesday before getting outscored 58-38 in the second half. As soon as the second half began, the Spurs looked out of sorts and they had no energy. The Spurs shot an abysmal 33% from the field and only 20% from three point range.

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Kawhi Leonard

(20 points) and

Manu Ginobili

(10 points) were the only Spurs to score in double digits.

LaMarcus Aldridge

(back spasms) and

Boris Diaw

(coach’s decision) didn’t suit up for the game.

Who will win?

The San Antonio Spurs will come out with more energy as they are winless in preseason play. They are the better team and they are at home. The Pistons have the edge at point guard with Jackson, but the Spurs have the edge everywhere else. San Antonio will win by at least ten points.

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