Bobcats at Pistons
7:30 p.m., Palace of Auburn Hills
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
|Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg||Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg|
|G, K. Walker||18.1||3.3||G, B. Knight||14.1||3.7|
|G, G. Henderson||13.7||4.0||G, K. Singler||8.6||3.9|
|F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist||10.9||6.3||F, T. Prince||12.3||4.6|
|F, H. Warrick||6.0||3.2||F, J. Maxiel||8.0||6.0|
|C, B. Biyombo||4.8||6.9||C, G. Monroe||15.2||8.9|
Matchup to Watch
Greg Monroe vs. Bismack Biyombo: Monroe is a 20-10 guy on a regular basis, a great young big man in the Eastern Conference. He averaged 19.8 points and 12.3 rebounds in the Pistons 4-0 sweep of the Bobcats last season.
• The Pistons have been on an uptick of late with a five-wins-in-six games run that included a home victory over the defending champion Miami Heat.
• Detroits bench is among the best in the league. The 85 points Pistons reserves scored against the Atlanta Hawks Dec. 26 were the most by an NBA bench since 1999.
• The Bobcats have gotten the better of the Corey Maggette-Ben Gordon trade, as veteran forward Maggette seldom plays for the Pistons. The Bobcats owe Gordon an extra season of salary in the swap, but will eventually get a first-round pick from Detroit.
• Former Duke star Kyle Singler, a Pistons second-round pick two years ago, has been starting and playing roughly 30 minutes a night of late.
• Turnovers have been a problem of late for the Bobcats, but the Pistons average the second-fewest steals in the NBA at six per game.
Did you know?
Detroits Jonas Jerebko and Charlotte rookie Jeff Taylor are the only two active Swedes playing in the NBA.