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Mills and the Nets host conference foe Detroit

March 28, 2022 GMT

Detroit Pistons (20-55, 14th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Brooklyn Nets (39-36, ninth in the Eastern Conference)

New York; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Patty Mills and the Brooklyn Nets host Cade Cunningham and the Detroit Pistons in Eastern Conference play.

The Nets are 27-19 against Eastern Conference opponents. Brooklyn ranks eighth in the NBA with 13.6 fast break points per game led by Kevin Durant averaging 3.4.

The Pistons are 16-31 in Eastern Conference play. Detroit averages 13.6 turnovers per game and is 10-25 when committing fewer turnovers than opponents.

The teams square off for the fourth time this season. The Nets won the last meeting 116-104 on Dec. 12, with Durant scoring 51 points points in the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Mills averages 2.9 made 3-pointers per game for the Nets, scoring 11.9 points while shooting 40.0% from beyond the arc. Durant is averaging 29.5 points, 7.3 rebounds and 6.1 assists over the last 10 games for Brooklyn.

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Cunningham is averaging 17.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.6 assists for the Pistons. Saddiq Bey is averaging 17.5 points over the last 10 games for Detroit.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nets: 7-3, averaging 121.4 points, 43.0 rebounds, 28.4 assists, 8.5 steals and 6.2 blocks per game while shooting 52.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.4 points per game.

Pistons: 2-8, averaging 109.0 points, 42.8 rebounds, 24.3 assists, 7.5 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 46.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.6 points.

INJURIES: Nets: Ben Simmons: out (back), Joe Harris: out for season (ankle).

Pistons: Chris Smith: out for season (knee), Jerami Grant: day to day (calf), Hamidou Diallo: out for season (finger), Isaiah Livers: day to day (concussion).

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