Pistons vs. Nuggets Preview: Denver and Detroit face off for second time in three nights
For the second time this season, the Detroit Pistons will play back-to-back games against the same opponent as they welcome in the Denver Nuggets tonight. Detroit dropped a close one in Denver on Sunday, turning it over twice in the final minute to fall 117-11. Game VitalsWhen: 7 p. m. ETWhere: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MichiganWatch: Bally Sports DetroitOdds: Pistons +7AnalysisThe beauty of a game like this is it doesnt matter whether the Pistons are good or bad its good because you get the opportunity to watch Nikola Jokic. With his all-around ability as a scorer, passer and rebounder I think he might be my favorite player in the NBA right now. He presents an interesting dilemma for Detroit. The Pistons struggle with big men, specifically athletic big men, because theyre neither big nor athletic themselves in the front court https://www.dpprostore.com/Jalen_Duren_Jersey-60. Isaiah Stewart has the strength, length and mentality to stand up to most bigs, but he has trouble with bouncy ones. Luckily, Jokic is not that. Hes just massive. He had his way with Detroit on Sunday, pouring in 34 points to go with nine rebounds and eight assists. I think part of that is because, outside of Stew who gave him the business on the other end with 18 points on 8-for-8 shooting the Pistons had no one to throw at him. This is gonna sound strange, but I think well see a splash of Luka Garza tonight. He was recalled from the Motor City Cruise this morning, and a plodding big man like Jokic is the best kind of matchup for him. Im not saying hell be good, but hes got some beef to throw around down low and he cant be any worse than Trey Lyles was defensively. Ill also be interested to see how much the Pistons lean on that three-guard lineup tonight. Killian Hayes had a nice game off the bench, scoring eight points to go with five assists and three rebounds. Thats a game he should be having routinely, not once every blue moon https://www.dpprostore.com/Justin_Robinson_Jersey-50. Regardless, he looked comfortable alongside Cade Cunningham, Cory Joseph and Saddiq Bey on the perimeter last game.