Detroit takes on Miami, seeks to stop 3-game skid

March 14, 2022 GMT

Detroit Pistons (18-50, 14th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Miami Heat (45-24, first in the Eastern Conference)

Miami; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Detroit comes into the matchup against Miami as losers of three straight games.

The Heat have gone 29-13 against Eastern Conference opponents. Miami ranks eighth in the Eastern Conference with 10.3 offensive rebounds per game led by Bam Adebayo averaging 2.5.

The Pistons are 14-27 in conference matchups. Detroit is 9-23 when it wins the turnover battle and averages 13.6 turnovers per game.

The teams meet for the fourth time this season. In the last meeting on Dec. 24 the Heat won 115-112 led by 29 points from Tyler Herro, while Trey Lyles scored 28 points for the Pistons.

TOP PERFORMERS: Herro is shooting 44.1% and averaging 20.9 points for the Heat. Max Strus is averaging 2.8 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Miami.


Saddiq Bey is shooting 34.5% from beyond the arc with 2.5 made 3-pointers per game for the Pistons, while averaging 15.9 points and 5.8 rebounds. Cade Cunningham is shooting 44.4% and averaging 22.3 points over the past 10 games for Detroit.


INJURIES: Heat: Jimmy Butler: day to day (toe), Caleb Martin: day to day (knee).

Pistons: Rodney McGruder: day to day (hamstring), Chris Smith: day to day (knee), Frank Jackson: out (back), Killian Hayes: day to day (adductor), Isaiah Stewart: out (knee), Hamidou Diallo: day to day (finger).


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