Game day info: Detroit Pistons look to get first win against Boston

Detroit Pistons Reggie Jackson. (Photo by Chris Schwegler/NBAE via Getty Images)
Detroit Pistons Reggie Jackson. (Photo by Chris Schwegler/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Detroit Pistons have now lost six games in a row and have dropped to the .500 mark on the season. It doesn’t get any easier tonight.

Tonight, the Detroit Pistons play the Boston Celtics at home. They’ve won six out of their last seven games.

Boston has spring-boarded all the way up to the fifth seed in the eastern conference. They now have a 17-10 overall record.

These are two teams trending in completely opposite directions right now.

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The Celtics have had the best of the Pistons so far this season as well.

Boston has won both of those games.

Their first meeting was not even close. They beat the Pistons 109-89 and gave them their first loss of the season.

Shortly after, the two teams met again in Boston. The Pistons had a chance to win that game down the stretch and failed to do so. Boston came out on top 108-105 in that one.

Luckily for the Pistons, they have the Celtics coming into town on the second night of back-to-back games.

Let’s take a look at the injury report for both of these teams.

Injury Report

The Pistons have been hit by the injury bug as of late. They currently have five different players going through some kind of injury.

Henry Ellenson (ankle) and Glenn Robinson III (ankle) are both expected to be out for at least two weeks. Ish Smith (groin) is in the middle of a rehab process that’s holding him out for three to six weeks.

With some good news, Reggie Bullock (ankle) will likely be available tonight.

The Celtics have had some issues of their own as of late. Al Horford (knee) didn’t play in last night’s game against the Atlanta Hawks.

Gordon Hayward and Jaylen Brown (illness) have both been battling problems as well.

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Game day Information:

  • TV: Fox Sports Detroit
  • Radio: 97.1 FM (Pistons radio affiliates)
  • When: 7:00 p.m. ET
  • Where: Little Caesar’s Arena

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