Pistons at Bobcats
7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
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|Pos, Player||PPG||RPG||Pos, Player||PPG||RPG|
|G, K. Walker||17.2||3.4||G, J. Calderon||11.6||2.4|
|G, G. Henderson||12.8||3.4||G, B. Knight||13.5||3.4|
|F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist||9.1||5.7||F, K. Singler||9.0||4.0|
|F. B. Mullens||12.8||8.0||F. J. Maxiell||7.1||5.6|
|C, B. Biyombo||4.4||7.2||C, G. Monroe||16.1||9.7|
Matchup to Watch
Greg Monroe vs. Bismack Biyombo: Monroe went for 18 points and 14 rebounds in their last meeting in Auburn Hills, though the Bobcats won in overtime.
• The Pistons’ trade of Tayshaun Prince to Memphis (part of the Rudy Gay-Jose Calderon deal) opened a starting spot for former Duke star Kyle Singler.
• The Pistons like what they’re getting from Calderon enough that Brandon Knight is playing lots of shooting guard. Detroit is looking to re-sign Calderon this summer.
• The Pistons lost promising rookie center Andre Drummond to a back injury for the rest of the season.
• Biyombo had four or more blocks in five of the 12 games leading to the All-Star break.
• The Pistons won three of four heading into the break.
Did you know?
Rodney Stuckey fortified one of the NBA’s best benches – the Pistons reserves scored 85 points in December against the Hawks, the most bench points by one team in one game since 1999. Rick Bonnell