Date: Jan. 18, 2010
Time: 1 p.m.
Television: Fox Sports Detroit
New York: 16-24
Las Vegas projection
Spread: Detroit +7
Score: New York wins, 100-93
Detroit offensive rating: 103.7 (24th)
Detroit defensive rating: 109.2 (22nd)
Detroit pace: 88.4 (29th)
New York offensive rating: 106.1 (20th)
New York defensive rating: 107.7 (18th)
New York pace: 93.8 (9th)
Score: New York wins, 98-96
UPDATE: Richard Hamilton will miss the game with a stomach ailment, according to Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News.
Most looked at this as the Pistons’ last chance to get into the playoff race. I didn’t necessarily agree, but so far, so good for Detroit.
The Pistons are 2-0 to begin their stretch of having eight of nine games at home. Today is the only road game, and it’s against a very beatable Knicks team.
But it will be tough for Detroit to extend its three-game winning streak, and I think David Lee will be the main reason.
Lee is averaging 28.0 points (.579 field-goal percentage), 14.5 rebounds and 7.0 assists in two games against the Pistons year.
Oh, and the Pistons best interior defender, Ben Wallace, is 35 and is coming off the three-game stretch with the most minutes he’s played all season.
Doesn’t look promising for that matchup – and thusly, the game.
- Willy Bynum and Ben Gordon are doubtful, and Tayshaun Prince is questionable, according to Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press.
- Patrick Hayes of Full-Court Press has a nice breakdown of Saturday’s game between these two teams.
- Check out Daily Dime Live to chat during the game.