Rockets face the Pistons on 7-game slide

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Detroit Pistons (16-60, 15th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Houston Rockets (18-59, 15th in the Western Conference)

Houston; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Houston enters the matchup against Detroit after losing seven games in a row.

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The Rockets are 12-26 in home games. Houston averages 15.6 turnovers per game and is 6-10 when it wins the turnover battle.

The Pistons are 7-30 on the road. Detroit has a 7-37 record against opponents over .500.

The teams square off for the second time this season. The Rockets won the last meeting 117-114 on Jan. 29. Eric Gordon scored 24 points to help lead the Rockets to the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Alperen Sengun is scoring 14.7 points per game with 8.7 rebounds and 3.8 assists for the Rockets. Jalen Green is averaging 23.2 points and 3.9 rebounds while shooting 42.4% over the last 10 games for Houston.

Killian Hayes is scoring 9.9 points per game and averaging 2.8 rebounds for the Pistons. Cory Joseph is averaging 2.2 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Detroit.

LAST 10 GAMES: Rockets: 3-7, averaging 111.3 points, 44.2 rebounds, 21.5 assists, 7.5 steals and 2.5 blocks per game while shooting 47.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 121.8 points per game.

Pistons: 1-9, averaging 105.9 points, 42.5 rebounds, 23.3 assists, 6.4 steals and 3.3 blocks per game while shooting 45.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.9 points.

INJURIES: Rockets: Jae'Sean Tate: day to day (knee).

Pistons: Isaiah Stewart: out (shoulder), Cade Cunningham: out for season (shin), Alec Burks: out (foot), Hamidou Diallo: out (ankle), Rodney McGruder: out (foot), Bojan Bogdanovic: out (achilles).


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

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