Detroit faces Denver, seeks to break 3-game skid
Denver Nuggets (46-24, fourth in the Western Conference) versus Detroit Pistons (20-50, 15th in the Eastern Conference)
Detroit; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Detroit takes on Denver after losing three times in a row.
The Pistons have gone 13-21 in home games. Detroit is 9-27 against opponents over .500.
The nuggets are 21-13 in street games. Denver is 23-10 against opponents under .500.
The teams compete against each other for the second time this season. The Nuggets won 134-119 at the last meeting on April 6th. Nikola Jokic led Denver with 27 points and Jerami Grant led Detroit with 29 points.
TOP PERFORMER: Josh Jackson scores 13.3 points per game and an average of 4.0 rebounds for the Pistons. Saddiq Bey averages 16 points and 7.4 rebounds while shooting 41.8% in the last 10 games for Detroit.
Jokic leads the nuggets, scoring 26.5 points and collecting 10.9 rebounds. Austin Rivers has averaged 2.2 3-point points and 9.9 points in their last 10 games for Denver.
LAST 10 MATCHES: Pistons: 2-8, averaging 103 points, 44.5 rebounds, 23.5 assists, 6.2 steals, and 5.6 blocks per game while 46.5% is shot off the field. Your opponents averaged 108.6 points at 45.4% shooting.
Nuggets: 7-3, averaging 113.7 points, 44.3 rebounds, 25.2 assists, 8.7 steals, and 4.5 blocks per game, while 47.1% are shot off the field. Your opponents averaged 108 points at 46.4% shooting.
INJURIES: Butt: Cory Joseph: out (ankle), Hamidou Diallo: day to day (health and safety logs), Isaiah Stewart: out (personal), Dennis Smith Jr .: out (knee), Frank Jackson: out (ankle) , Wayne Ellington: out (calf), Mason Plumlee: out (calm), Rodney McGruder: out (elbows), Jerami Grant: out (knees).
Nuggets: PJ Dozier: out (adductor), Michael Porter Jr .: out (break), Jamal Murray: out for the season (knee), Will Barton: out (thigh), Monte Morris: out (injury management).
The Associated Press created this story using Sportradar technology and data provided by Data Skrive.