Detroit Pistons (16-64, 15th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Indiana Pacers (34-46, 12th in the Eastern Conference)
Indianapolis; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
Detroit hits the road against Indiana looking to stop its 13-game road skid.
The Pacers are 7-8 against division opponents. Indiana ranks seventh in the Eastern Conference with 10.2 offensive rebounds per game led by Jalen Smith averaging 1.9.
The Pistons are 1-13 against the rest of their division. Detroit is 6-36 in games decided by 10 or more points.
The teams square off for the fourth time this season. The Pistons won 117-97 in the last matchup on March 13. Cory Joseph led the Pistons with 22 points, and Jordan Nwora led the Pacers with 20 points.
Buddy Hield is scoring 16.8 points per game with 5.0 rebounds and 2.8 assists for the Pacers. Bennedict Mathurin is averaging 14.5 points and 4.2 rebounds while shooting 49.0% over the last 10 games for Indiana.
Jaden Ivey is averaging 16.1 points and 5.2 assists for the Pistons. Joseph is averaging 2.3 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Detroit.
LAST 10 GAMES:
Pacers: 2-8, averaging 116.8 points, 41.3 rebounds, 27.9 assists, 6.1 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 48.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 127.9 points per game.
Pistons: 0-10, averaging 105.7 points, 38.6 rebounds, 23.6 assists, 5.5 steals and 2.7 blocks per game while shooting 46.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 120.1 points.
Pistons: Isaiah Stewart: out (shoulder), Isaiah Livers: out (ankle), Cade Cunningham: out for season (shin), Marvin Bagley III: out (concussion protocol), Alec Burks: out (foot), Hamidou Diallo: out (ankle), Rodney McGruder: out (foot), Bojan Bogdanovic: out (achilles).
Pacers: Tyrese Haliburton: out (ankle), Chris Duarte: out (ankle), Kendall Brown: out (tibia), Myles Turner: out (ankle/back).
Author: The Associated Press
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