Pistons face the Knicks on 5-game losing streak

New York Knicks (34-23, fourth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (8-48, 15th in the Eastern Conference)

New York; Monday, 7:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Detroit comes into the matchup with New York as losers of five games in a row.

The Pistons have gone 5-27 against Eastern Conference teams. Detroit ranks eighth in the Eastern Conference in rebounding averaging 43.5 rebounds. Jalen Duren paces the Pistons with 12.0 boards.

The Knicks have gone 23-13 against Eastern Conference opponents. New York is eighth in the Eastern Conference scoring 114.2 points per game and is shooting 46.7%.

The Pistons average 112.8 points per game, 3.0 more points than the 109.8 the Knicks give up. The Pistons average 114.2 points per game, 7.7 fewer points than the 121.9 the Pistons allow.

The teams meet for the second time this season. The Knicks won 118-112 in the last matchup on Dec. 1.

TOP PERFORMERS: Cade Cunningham is averaging 22.2 points and 7.4 assists for the Pistons. Jaden Ivey is averaging 18.5 points over the last 10 games for Detroit.

Donte DiVincenzo is scoring 13.7 points per game and averaging 3.3 rebounds for the Knicks. Jalen Brunson is averaging 1.7 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for New York.

LAST 10 GAMES: Pistons: 2-8, averaging 114.7 points, 43.4 rebounds, 27.4 assists, 6.6 steals and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 47.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 121.1 points per game.

Knicks: 4-6, averaging 108.9 points, 44.0 rebounds, 21.5 assists, 6.6 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 45.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.6 points.

INJURIES: Pistons: None listed.

Knicks: Mitchell Robinson: out for season (ankle), Julius Randle: out (shoulder), OG Anunoby: out (elbow).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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