NBA Basketball

Detroit Pistons (8-6)

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W 113-102
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Cold-shooting Pistons to play at Rockets

HOUSTON -- To hear the Detroit Pistons discuss the primary root of their ongoing offensive struggles is to recount many of the things their upcoming opponent outlined as a fundamental shortcoming before things suddenly took a turn for the better over the past couple of weeks.

Before the Houston Rockets, who will host the Pistons on Wednesday at Toyota Center in the first game of a home-and-home between the teams that concludes on Friday at Little Caesars Arena, climbed back over .500 courtesy of a four-game winning streak, they were last in the NBA in field goal percentage. Their recent string of success has enabled the Rockets to crawl out of that basement, with Houston averaging 115.8 points per contest during its current run.

Detroit (8-6) has replaced the Rockets at the bottom of the rankings, shooting just 43 percent on the season. The Pistons have mostly relied on their defense to shoulder the load, entering Tuesday ninth in defensive rating at 106.3 points allowed per 100 possessions. But on Monday, it was their offense that set a positive tone in a 113-102 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Points: Blake Griffin24.3
Rebounds: Andre Drummond16.2
Assists: Blake Griffin4.9
FG%: Andre Drummond51.8%
Steals: Andre Drummond1.00
Blocks: Andre Drummond1.64
Defense (Rank)
Points: 110.1 (14)
Rebounds: 45.1 (15)
Assists: 23.8 (17)
FG%: 46.4% (22)
FT%: 75.1% (14)
3P%: 32.1% (2)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 110.0 (14)
Rebounds: 48.5 (4)
Assists: 21.4 (25)
FG%: 43.0% (30)
FT%: 74.9% (19)
3P%: 31.6% (29)
Central Divison
  W L Pct GB
Milwaukee 12 4 .750 --
Indiana 11 6 .647 1.5
Detroit 8 6 .571 3.0
Chicago 4 13 .235 8.5
Cleveland 2 13 .133 9.5
Full Standings
Date Player Transactions
10/15/2018 Johnny Hamilton Waived
10/15/2018 Reggie Hearn Waived
10/7/2018 Chris McCullough Waived
9/25/2018 Chris McCullough Signed as Free Agent Training Camp Deal
8/17/2018 Zach Lofton Signed as Free Agent
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Date Player Status
10/27/2018 Luke Kennard Right shoulder sprain
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