Indiana takes on Detroit, aims to stop 6-game skid

April 2, 2022 GMT

Detroit Pistons (22-56, 14th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Indiana Pacers (25-53, 13th in the Eastern Conference)

Indianapolis; Sunday, 5 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Indiana aims to break its six-game slide when the Pacers play Detroit.

The Pacers have gone 2-13 against division opponents. Indiana is 12-17 when it turns the ball over less than its opponents and averages 13.6 turnovers per game.

The Pistons are 5-9 in division matchups. Detroit is fourth in the Eastern Conference with 11.0 offensive rebounds per game led by Isaiah Stewart averaging 3.2.

The teams meet for the fourth time this season. The Pistons won 111-106 in the last matchup on March 5.

TOP PERFORMERS: Oshae Brissett is averaging 8.6 points and 5.2 rebounds for the Pacers. Buddy Hield is averaging 16.5 points and 4.1 rebounds while shooting 42.0% over the past 10 games for Indiana.

Cade Cunningham is scoring 17.3 points per game and averaging 5.5 rebounds for the Pistons. Saddiq Bey is averaging 2.9 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Detroit.


LAST 10 GAMES: Pacers: 2-8, averaging 114.7 points, 38.2 rebounds, 27.6 assists, 7.8 steals and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 47.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 124.1 points per game.

Pistons: 4-6, averaging 111.2 points, 43.0 rebounds, 25.7 assists, 9.3 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 46.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.7 points.

INJURIES: Pacers: Ricky Rubio: out for season (knee), Malcolm Brogdon: day to day (lower back), T.J. McConnell: out (wrist), Myles Turner: out for season (foot), T.J. Warren: out for season (foot), Chris Duarte: day to day (toe).

Pistons: Chris Smith: out for season (knee), Jerami Grant: out for season (calf), Hamidou Diallo: out for season (finger).


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