This is a match of NBA between Brooklyn Nets and Detroit Pistons, at Barclays Centre, the home of Brooklyn. We think it is an exciting match, so please review our thoughts here below.
Currently, Nets are in the 7th place of the Eastern Conference standings (34-33) and it looks like they are about to make it to the playoffs. Out of their last 10 games, Nets have won 5 of them. Last 5 games they are scoring very well as they average 111,2ppg in this stretch. And probably the biggest reason for that is D’Angelo Russel. He is averaging 23.9ppg and 8.5apg in his last 10 games. Trevor Graham won’t play in this game and Shabazz Napier is questionable. If they lose Napier, it could be a big problem for the Nets. Brooklyn shows some decent defense this season as they allow 109.3ppg. Brooklyn’s leaders this season: D’Angelo Russell (20.5ppg, 6.8apg, 1.1stlpg), Spencer Dinwiddie (17.2ppg, 5.0apg, 2.4rpg), Caris LeVert (14.9ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.8rpg). At home, Brooklyn is playing pretty decent (20-16).
Currently, Pistons is in the 6th place of the Eastern Conference standings (33-31). Detroit is red hot lately as they have won 8 of their last 10 games. Pistons are showing pretty decent defense as they allow 107ppg in the last 10 games and this is one of the reasons, why they are so good recently. The big man duo in Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond is completely controlling the paint and this is a huge advantage for Pistons against the team like Nets because Brooklyn does not have strong players in the painted area. Reggie Jackson is playing very efficiently lately. In his last 10 games, he is scoring 18.5ppg in the only 27.1mpg with 52FG%. Zaza Pachulia will not play in this game, but this is not a problem for Pistons. Detroit’s leaders this season: Blake Griffin (25.3ppg, 7.8rpg, 5.4apg), Andre Drummond (17.6ppg, 15.2rpg, 1.7blkpg). In road games, Pistons are not always finding their rhythm as they are 13-18.
This is a very important game. These teams are neighbors of the Eastern Conference standings and also are trying to get through this playoff berth. So far, Brooklyn is winning season series 2-1. Last game went to overtime and Nets went victorious by the result 120-119. Leaders for Nets were: Spencer Dinwiddie (25pts, 4rebs, 4ass), Joe Harris (23pts, 5rebs), Chris LeVert (19pts, 6rebs, 6ass). D. Russell did not play in this game. Detroit’s leaders: Blake Griffin (25pts, 4ass, 9rebs), Reggie Jackson (21pts, 4rebs, 2ass).