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San Antonio Spurs vs Detroit Pistons: Prediction & Keys To Game

Oct 18, 2015; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs power forward Tim Duncan (21) and Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) battle for rebounding position during the first half at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 18, 2015; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs power forward Tim Duncan (21) and Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) battle for rebounding position during the first half at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports /
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The San Antonio Spurs (33-6) continue their road trip as they look to complete a back-to-back as they take on the Detroit Pistons (21-16) at the Palace of Auburn Hills. This game is scheduled to tip-off at 7:30 PM ET and will be televised on Fox Sports Southwest.

The Spurs are coming off a 106-79 victory against the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night. LaMarcus Aldridge led the way with 25 points and 11 rebounds.

Detroit have not played a game since Saturday where they defeated the Nets 103-89. Andre Drummond led the Pistons with a double-double scoring 23 and grabbing 11 rebounds.

San Antonio is looking to extend their eight game winning streak. The Spurs are 11-6 on the road this season.

What are the keys to a San Antonio Spurs victory against Detroit?

-Contain Reggie Jackson/Andre Drummond

These two have led the resurgence of the Pistons. Both had big efforts against the Nets, with Drummond amassing 23 points on 11 of 15 shooting and 11 rebounds and Jackson compiling 23 points and eight assists. Drummond is an excellent rebounder. Spurs bigs need to keep him off of the glass. Jackson and Parker matchup should be fun to watch.

-On another note…

These teams have split the season series in each of the last three years, with the Spurs halting a two-game skid in Detroit with a 104-87 win on Feb. 11. The Pistons won 105-104 in San Antonio last January behind Drummond’s 20 points and 17 rebounds.

San Antonio leads the league with the most games won by 25 points or more with notching their 10th on Monday.

Prediction:

29. 95. 64. . 110

Spurs have a great bench and will get a lot of production from them. Pistons have a league-low 24.2 points from their reserves and San Antonio second overall at 40.6. The Spurs scored 50 bench points against Brooklyn to support Aldridge’s 25 and 17 rebounds.

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