This will be the first meeting between these teams this season. The Pels are in a slump losing all of their last 5 games. The Detroit Pistons are coming off a 108-101 home win over the Indiana Pacers. Andre Drummond had a monster game with 25 points (9-of-17 FG), and 22 rebounds (7 offensive). Related: Don’t Miss Luka Doncic Facing Pelicans At Smoothie King Center
Blake Griffin contributed 25 points (7-of-17 shooting) and 5 assists. The Pelicans will try to rebound from an 84-130 loss to the Dallas Mavericks, a game in which Brandon Ingram was solid with 14 points (6-of-12 from the field) and Jrue Holiday contributed 14 points (7-of-15 shooting).
Both teams will be featuring their full lineups with no crucial players sitting out the contest. The Pelicans had just one day of rest between this game and their last matchup.
New Orleans is averaging 7.913 steals, while the Pistons are coming in with just 6.652. Limiting this gap in defense will be key for a Pistons’ win. Get Pels VS Pistons tickets at TickPick Now!