Indiana tackles Detroit, trying to stop 6-game slide

Detroit Pistons (22-56, 14th in Eastern Conference) vs. Indiana Pacers (25-53, 13th in Eastern Conference)

Indianapolis; Sunday, 17:00 EDT

SITE: Indiana intends to break its six-game slide when the Pacers play Detroit.

The Pacers won 2-13 against division opponents. Indiana is 12-17 when he turns the ball less than his opponents and averages 13.6 times per game.

The Pistons are 5-9 in division games. Detroit is fourth in the Eastern Conference with 11.0 offensive rebounds per game led by Isaiah Stewart, averaging 3.2.

The teams meet for the fourth time this season. The Pistons won 111-106 in the final showdown on March 5th.

TOP ACHIEVERS: Oshae Brissett averaged 8.6 points and 5.2 rebounds for the Pacers. Buddy Hield averaged 16.5 points and 4.1 rebounds while shooting 42.0% over the past 10 games for Indiana.

Cade Cunningham averaged 17.3 points per game and averaged 5.5 rebounds for the Pistons. Saddiq Bey has averaged 2.9 3-pointers over the past 10 games for Detroit.

LAST 10 GAMES: Pacers: 2-8, averaging 114.7 points, 38.2 rebounds, 27.6 assists, 7.8 steals and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 47.5% off the field. Their opponents averaged 124.1 points per game.

Pistons: 4-6, averaging 111.2 points, 43.0 rebounds, 25.7 assists, 9.3 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 46.4% from the field. Their opponents averaged 108.7 points.

Injuries: Matches: Ricky Rubio: out for season (knee), Malcolm Brogdon: day to day (lower back), TJ McConnell: out (wrist), Myles Turner: out for season (foot), TJ Warren: out for season ( foot), Chris Duarte: day to day (tone).

Pistons: Chris Smith: out for season (knee), Jerami Grant: out for season (calf), Hamidou Diallo: out for season (finger).


The Associated Press has created this story using data provided by Data Writing and data from Sports Radar.

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