Detroit plays Oklahoma City for non-conference matchup

April 1, 2022 GMT

Detroit Pistons (21-56, 14th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (22-54, 14th in the Western Conference)

Oklahoma City; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Thunder -4; over/under is 220

BOTTOM LINE: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and the Oklahoma City Thunder host Cade Cunningham and the Detroit Pistons in a non-conference matchup.

The Thunder are 10-28 on their home court. Oklahoma City has an 8-29 record in games decided by 10 or more points.

The Pistons are 8-30 on the road. Detroit is 11-26 when it wins the turnover battle and averages 13.5 turnovers per game.

The two teams match up for the second time this season. The Thunder defeated the Pistons 114-103 in their last meeting on Dec. 7. Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder with 30 points, and Cunningham led the Pistons with 28 points.


TOP PERFORMERS: Josh Giddey is averaging 12.5 points, 7.8 rebounds and 6.4 assists for the Thunder. Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 30.8 points and 5.6 rebounds while shooting 55.9% over the last 10 games for Oklahoma City.

Saddiq Bey averages 2.6 made 3-pointers per game for the Pistons, scoring 16.3 points while shooting 34.6% from beyond the arc. Cunningham is shooting 51.4% and averaging 22.6 points over the past 10 games for Detroit.


INJURIES: Thunder: Josh Giddey: out for season (hip), Ty Jerome: out for season (hip), Tre Mann: out (hamstring), Kenrich Williams: out (knee), Derrick Favors: out for season (back), Mike Muscala: out for season (ankle), Darius Bazley: out for season (knee), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: out for season (ankle), Luguentz Dort: out for season (shoulder).

Pistons: Chris Smith: out for season (knee), Jerami Grant: out for season (calf), Luka Garza: day to day (sprained ankle), Hamidou Diallo: out for season (finger).


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