Detroit Pistons vs. San Antonio Spurs Live Score and Stats – April 22, 2021 Gametracker
Depth and fitness will be put to the test when the San Antonio Spurs host the Detroit Pistons Thursday night and both teams play the second game of a tackle.
The Spurs will attempt to pick up the pieces after a 107-87 home breakdown across Miami on Wednesday. San Antonio had taken the lead at half-time at 53:51 after shooting 51.3 percent off the ground in the first two periods, but never broke the heat defense on the half-pitch and in the zone in the second half.
The Spurs shot just 28.9 percent after halftime and went more than six minutes without a field goal in the fourth quarter.
“Based on how we played and how they stayed with their press, [Miami] Deserves to win, “said San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich after the defeat.” It was performing well through about 3 1/2 quarters; then we got hot when we played badly on offense and that was a bad combination. In the end, they kicked us in the buttocks. “
The Spurs (28-29) had a winning streak in two games and lost their fifth home game in a row.
DeMar DeRozan led the Spurs on Wednesday with 15 points, while Derrick White had 13 and Dejounte Murray had 11. Jakob Poeltl had five blocked shots.
The Pistons travel to the city of Alamo on Wednesday after losing 127-117 in Dallas. Detroit (18-41) stayed in single digits until the last minute despite playing understaffed and two of their starters in dire trouble.
Jerami Grant had 26 points to lead the pistons. He was the team’s catalyst early on and scored 15 points in the first nine minutes. Foul problems limited Grant to less than three minutes in the middle two quarters combined, and his absence was painfully felt by a Detroit team looking for an attack against the powerful Dallas onslaught.
“Jerami did it; he was one who had when he went to the hole,” said Dwane Casey, Pistons coach. “When he got into bad trouble, we had to get him out.”
Grant had missed five of Detroit’s last seven games with a sore right knee and a left quad bruise.
All five starters posted double-digit results for Detroit in its loss on Wednesday. Cory Joseph added 24 points, Mason Plumlee took all four of his shots from the ground and ended with 13 points and 16 rebounds, Josh Jackson scored 12 and Saddiq Bey hit for 11. Wayne Ellington had 11 off the bench.
The Pistons are at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings after losing two of their last three games and five of their last seven games.
Detroit played without Killian Hayes (right hip injury), Rodney McGruder (right elbow sprain) and Dennis Smith Jr. (left knee pain) without Killian Hayes on Wednesday.
San Antonio defeated hosts Pistons 109-99 on March 15 at the two teams’ first meeting of the season.
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