Pacers take on the Pistons on 3-game losing streak
Detroit Pistons (39-37, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Indiana Pacers (45-32, fifth in the Eastern Conference)
Indianapolis; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Indiana aims to stop its three-game slide when the Pacers take on Detroit.
The Pacers are 9-5 against opponents in the Central Division. Indiana is 22-14 in games decided by 10 points or more.
The Pistons are 8-6 against the rest of the division. Detroit averages 45 rebounds per game and is 32-16 when winning the rebounding battle. The two teams square off for the third time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Myles Turner is shooting 48.2 percent and averaging 13.3 points. Bojan Bogdanovic has averaged 21.8 points and added 4.1 rebounds while shooting 51.9 percent over the last 10 games for Indiana.
Reggie Jackson is second on the Pistons averaging 4.2 assists while scoring 15.4 points per game. Andre Drummond has averaged 16.5 rebounds and added 16 points per game over the last 10 games for Detroit.
LAST 10 GAMES: Pistons: 5-5, averaging 106.4 points, 42.7 rebounds, 22.9 assists, 7.3 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 44.0 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.7 points on 47.8 percent shooting.
Pacers: 3-7, averaging 105.8 points, 43.3 rebounds, 25.5 assists, 8.2 steals and 3.5 blocks per game while shooting 46.6 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.9 points on 46.2 percent shooting.
Pacers Injuries: Wesley Matthews: day to day (hamstring), Victor Oladipo: out for season (ruptured right quadricep tendon).
Pistons Injuries: Blake Griffin: out (knee).