The Oklahoma City Thunder's scheduled home game Sunday night against the Philadelphia 76ers has been postponed. Because of ongoing contact tracing within the 76ers, the NBA said the team does not have the league-required eight available players to proceed with the game. The Green Bay Packers are making 6,500 tickets available to season-ticket holders for the NFC championship game.
Detroit Pistons (3-9, 15th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Miami Heat (4-7, 11th in the Eastern Conference) Miami; Monday, 3 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Miami enters the matchup with Detroit after losing three straight games. Miami finished 44-29 overall and went 29-7 at home during the 2019-20 season. The Heat averaged 16.2 points off of turnovers, 11.8 second chance points and 41.8 bench points last season. Detroit went 20-46 overall and 12-31 in Eastern Conference games a season ago. The Pistons averaged 24.1 assists per game on 39.3 made field goals last season. The two teams play for the second time this season. The Pistons defeated the Heat 120-100 in their last meeting on Jan. 16. Jerami Grant led Detroit with 24 points, and Bam Adebayo paced Miami with 28 points. INJURIES: Heat: Jimmy Butler: day to day (health and safety protocols), Avery Bradley: out (health protocols), Udonis Haslem: day to day (health and safety protocols), Tyler Herro: day to day (neck), Maurice Harkless: day to day (health and safety protocols), Meyers Leonard: day to day (shoulder). Pistons: Frank Jackson: day to day (ankle), Killian Hayes: out (hip). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press
The Detroit Pistons had their most dominant quarter in nearly two years. Jerami Grant scored 24 points, Derrick Rose had 23 off the bench and the Pistons - the team with the NBA's worst record - came into Miami and beat the Heat 120-100 on Saturday night, sending the reigning Eastern Conference champions to a third consecutive loss. The teams meet again Monday in Miami.