San Antonio Spurs look to rebound from rough road trip at home vs Detroit
By Andrew Ites
The San Antonio Spurs desperately need a win on Wednesday night after a rough Rodeo Road Trip hurt their playoff chances.
The San Antonio Spurs went 1-7 on their annual Rodeo Road Trip that usually acts as a springboard to propel the team into the home stretch of the regular season.
The way San Antonio lost on the road trip was even more concerning than their record considering they lost six of those seven games by nine or more points.
The Spurs finished off the road trip with back-to-back blowout losses against the Knicks and Nets before they return home for a three-game homestand beginning on Wednesday night.
The first game of the homestand features the red hot Detroit Pistons who are 8-2 in their past 10 games.
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Detroit is finally starting to gel after a disappointing first half of the season, and it looks like Dwane Casey has settled on a successful rotation.
The Pistons boast the twin towers of Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond who look like a bargain bin version of Tim Duncan and David Robinson.
Griffin has put up incredible numbers as the primary playmaker on this team with 25.8 points, 8 rebounds, and 5.4 assists per game this season.
And Andre Drummond is averaging an eye-popping 17.6 points and 15.1 rebounds per game.
Reggie Jackson‘s performance has also been key to Detroit’s turnaround as he’s played much better over the past couple of months.
The Spurs have been horrible on the road all year long, including the Rodeo Road Trip, but they boast one of the best home records in the league at 22-7 coming into this game.
The Spurs won comfortably in Detroit the first time these two teams played, but the Pistons are playing much better than they were back in January.
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San Antonio is favored to pick up another home win in this game, but they will need to play much better than they have in the past couple of weeks if they want to defeat the Pistons.