Detroit faces Indiana on home losing streak

March 12, 2023 GMT

Indiana Pacers (31-37, 12th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (15-53, 15th in the Eastern Conference)

Detroit; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Detroit aims to break its six-game home skid with a win over Indiana.

The Pistons are 0-12 against Central Division teams. Detroit averages 14.5 turnovers per game and is 9-16 when it has fewer turnovers than its opponents.

The Pacers are 6-5 against opponents from the Central Division. Indiana has an 8-7 record in games decided by less than 4 points.

The teams play for the third time this season. The Pacers won the last matchup 121-115 on March 12, with Jalen Smith scoring 20 points in the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Bojan Bogdanovic is shooting 48.8% and averaging 21.6 points for the Pistons. Isaiah Livers is averaging 1.7 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Detroit.

Tyrese Haliburton is averaging 20.8 points, 10.4 assists and 1.6 steals for the Pacers. Buddy Hield is averaging 3.2 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Indiana.


LAST 10 GAMES: Pistons: 0-10, averaging 105.6 points, 44.2 rebounds, 23.6 assists, 6.7 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 46.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.1 points per game.

Pacers: 6-4, averaging 123.9 points, 40.1 rebounds, 28.6 assists, 8.2 steals and 7.2 blocks per game while shooting 50.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 122.7 points.

INJURIES: Pistons: Isaiah Stewart: out (shoulder), Jaden Ivey: day to day (health and safety protocols), Cade Cunningham: out for season (shin), Alec Burks: day to day (foot), Hamidou Diallo: day to day (ankle), Marvin Bagley III: day to day (ankle), Bojan Bogdanovic: day to day (achilles).

Pacers: T.J. McConnell: day to day (back), Tyrese Haliburton: day to day (knee), Bennedict Mathurin: day to day (ankle), Myles Turner: day to day (back), Kendall Brown: out (tibia).


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