Bobcats at Pistons
7:30 p.m., Palace of Auburn Hills
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
|Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg||Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg|
|G, K. Walker||18.1||4.3||G, B. Jennings||17.8||3.3|
|G, G. Henderson||15.1||4.2||G, K. Singler||8.7||3.6|
|F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist||7.9||4.9||F, J. Smith||16.0||7.0|
|F, J. McRoberts||8.2||5.1||F, G. Monroe||14.3||8.7|
|C, A. Jefferson||20.1||10.5||C, A. Drummond||13.0||12.9|
Matchup to Watch
• The stakes in this game are pretty obvious: The Pistons are just behind the Bobcats in the Eastern Conference standings, chasing the eighth and final spot in the playoffs. The Bobcats and Pistons play again Wednesday in Charlotte, the last game before Thursday’s trade deadline.
• The Pistons recently made a coaching change, firingMo Cheeks
months after he took this job. Longtime NBA assistantJohn Loyer
is coaching on an interim basis. Despite all that drama, the Pistons won three of four before the All-Star break.
• The Bobcats won on the road in the only previous meeting this season. There was a 30-point swing in that game over the last 30 minutes.Kemba Walker
scored 34, one short of his career high.
• The Pistons lead the NBA in points in the paint, at 51.9 per game. The Bobcats’ defensive improvement this season has centered on guarding in the post without fouling.
Did you know?
The 20-point deficit overcome in Detroit was the second-biggest comeback in Bobcats history. They overcame a 22-point deficit to win in Atlanta in February of 2011.