Detroit faces New York on 7-game road skid

December 20, 2021 GMT

Detroit Pistons (5-24, 15th in the Eastern Conference) vs. New York Knicks (13-17, 12th in the Eastern Conference)

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

BOTTOM LINE: Detroit will look to break its seven-game road skid when the Pistons take on New York.

The Knicks are 8-14 in Eastern Conference games. New York allows 107.4 points to opponents and has been outscored by 1.5 points per game.

The Pistons are 4-14 against conference opponents. Detroit gives up 109.4 points to opponents and has been outscored by 9.0 points per game.

TOP PERFORMERS: Julius Randle is scoring 19.6 points per game with 9.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists for the Knicks. Evan Fournier is averaging 13.0 points and 2.2 rebounds while shooting 44.1% over the past 10 games for New York.

Jerami Grant is averaging 20.1 points for the Pistons. Cade Cunningham is averaging 19.5 points over the last 10 games for Detroit.


LAST 10 GAMES: Knicks: 2-8, averaging 105.0 points, 41.8 rebounds, 21.4 assists, 7.3 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 43.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.9 points per game.

Pistons: 1-9, averaging 103.7 points, 42.7 rebounds, 22.8 assists, 6.8 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 43.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.0 points.

INJURIES: Knicks: Miles McBride: out (health and safety protocols), Obi Toppin: out (health and safety protocols), RJ Barrett: out (health and safety protocols), Kevin Knox II: out (health and safety protocols), Derrick Rose: day to day (ankle), Immanuel Quickley: out (health and safety protocols), Quentin Grimes: out (health and safety protocols).

Pistons: Jerami Grant: out (thumb), Kelly Olynyk: out (knee).


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