Date: Dec. 31, 2009
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Television: Fox Sports Detroit
Las Vegas projection
Spread: Detroit –4
Score: Detroit wins, 95-91
Detroit offensive rating: 103.8 (23rd)
Detroit defensive rating: 108.5 (21st)
Detroit pace: 88 (29th)
Chicago offensive rating: 98.7 (29th)
Chicago defensive rating: 105.3 (12th)
Chicago pace: 92 (22nd)
Score: Detroit wins, 105-104
The Pistons are on an eight-game losing streak, and though they get a four-day-weekend to rest before their next game, it’s a trip to the Southwest Division-leading Dallas Mavericks. They follow that game with a trip to San Antonio.
Detroit really needs to come out strong this afternoon and win this game to carry some momentum into its mini-road trip. Otherwise, this losing streak is all but guaranteed to hit double-digits.