Dallas takes on Detroit, aims for 50th win this season

April 5, 2022 GMT

Dallas Mavericks (49-30, fourth in the Western Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (23-56, 14th in the Eastern Conference)

Detroit; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Dallas will look for its 50th win this season when the Mavericks visit the Detroit Pistons.

The Pistons have gone 13-26 at home. Detroit ranks eighth in the league with 10.9 offensive rebounds per game led by Isaiah Stewart averaging 3.1 offensive boards.

The Mavericks have gone 22-18 away from home. Dallas is second in the NBA allowing just 104.8 points while holding opponents to 45.8% shooting.

The teams square off for the second time this season. In the last meeting on Feb. 9 the Mavericks won 116-86 led by 33 points from Luka Doncic, while Hamidou Diallo scored 18 points for the Pistons.

TOP PERFORMERS: Cade Cunningham is averaging 17.3 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists for the Pistons. Saddiq Bey is averaging 19.7 points over the last 10 games for Detroit.


Doncic is averaging 28.3 points, 9.1 rebounds and 8.7 assists for the Mavericks. Reggie Bullock is averaging 3.4 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Dallas.


INJURIES: Pistons: Marvin Bagley III: day to day (hip), Cory Joseph: day to day (spine), Jerami Grant: out for season (calf), Cade Cunningham: day to day (hip), Hamidou Diallo: out for season (finger).

Mavericks: Tim Hardaway Jr.: out (foot), Sterling Brown: out (health and safety protocols), Maxi Kleber: day to day (ankle), Trey Burke: out (health and safety protocols), Theo Pinson: out (finger).


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