Game Preview: Detroit Pistons vs. New York Knicks

Essentials

Date: Dec. 29, 2009

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Television: Fox Sports Detroit

Records

Detroit: 11-19

New York: 11-19

Probable starters

Detroit:

PG

SG

SF

PF

C

Chucky
Atkins

Richard
Hamilton

Tayshaun
Prince

Jonas
Jerebko

Ben
Wallace

New York:

PG SG SF PF C

Chris
Duhon
Wilson
Chandler
Jared
Jeffries
Al
Harrington
David
Lee

Las Vegas projection

Spread: Detroit -4.5

Over/under: 110

Score: Detroit wins, 99-95

Statistical projection

Detroit offensive rating: 103.9 (23rd)

Detroit defensive rating: 108.1 (21st)

Detroit pace: 88.1 (29th)

New York offensive rating: 105.1 (21st)

New York defensive rating: 108.0 (19th)

New York pace: 94.5 (7th)

Score: Tie, 97-97

Outlook

The Pistons finally have all their players. They’re at home. They didn’t play yesterday. Their opponent is bad.

Please, please snap the seven-game losing streak.