Cleveland at Detroit, Tuesday, November 17, 3:30 AM AST, FSOH/ FSDTThe Pistons (5-5) are coming off a loss against the Lakers in Los Angeles, their fourth loss in a row, but won’t be feeling too worried, as they have been one of the better teams in the league this season. Paced by the arguably the best center in the NBA right now in 22-year-old Andre Drummond (18.5 PPG and an NBA-best 19.0 RPG, along with 1.4 BLKPG) and star point guard Reggie Jackson (team-leader in points and assists at 20.4 PPG and 5.0 APG), the Pistons are loaded up enough to give the Cavs a hellish time in Detroit tonight. Cleveland will certainly be looking to make a statement of its own, led by LeBron and the in-form Kevin Love, but with a 3-2 road record to their name, the Pistons (2-1 at home) will fancy their chances of getting back to winning ways with a big game over the visitors. If the Cavs can contain Drummond from dominating the boards, then a win for Cleveland could be likely. Though going by Drummond’s 10 straight double-doubles this season that have included a couple of 20-plus rebound games, this game looks most likely to end in a win for the home team.
Writer’s Prediction: Drummond and Jackson outduel LeBron and Love, leading to a narrow win by Detroit in a high-scoring back-and-forth OVER total affair.
@DetroitPistons two of my favorite players going at it— Eduardo Serrato (@ChopKingg) November 17, 2015