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National Basketball Association
Detroit at Brooklyn
When: 6:00 PM ET, Sunday, November 29, 2015
Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

Detroit has several home games coming up, but it still needs to rediscover the winning formula for the road. The Pistons, who won their first three road games, are struggling through a 1-6 stretch away from home as they enter a Sunday night contest at Brooklyn.

The struggles on the road continued with Detroit's 103-87 loss at Oklahoma City on Friday, as the Pistons shot 34.4 percent and were outrebounded 58-38. "I think we found some shots; we just couldn't get them to go in," guard Reggie Jackson told reporters. "I think that's been the story for us all season. We've got to find a better flow for the offense." Detroit, which plays eight of its next 10 games at home after leaving Brooklyn, is 28th in the league in shooting (41.3 percent). The Nets started fast but were unable to survive in Cleveland on Saturday, falling 90-88 on a last-second shot by LeBron James.

TV: 6 p.m. ET, FSN Detroit, YES (Brooklyn)

ABOUT THE PISTONS (8-8): Center Andre Drummond leads the league in rebounding (17.1) and double-doubles (14), but he is not immune to criticism from head coach Stan Van Gundy. "I didn't think he brought much energy to the Milwaukee game, and I didn't think he brought much energy tonight," Van Gundy told the media after the loss in Oklahoma City. "Why that is, I don't know. But we need a lot more from him than we got tonight." Drummond had 15 points on 7-of-16 shooting and seven rebounds — his first single-digit effort in that category this season — against the Thunder.

ABOUT THE NETS (3-13): The game-winner by James nullified an otherwise solid defensive effort by Brooklyn, which held the Cavaliers to a 40.2 percent mark from the floor, a low for a Nets opponent this season. They also forced 20 turnovers — tied for the most by a Brooklyn foe — as swingman Rondae Hollis-Jefferson notched five steals for the second time in his last three games. The rookie is averaging 9.8 rebounds and 3.3 steals over a four-game stretch.


1. Nets C Brook Lopez is averaging 23.7 points and nine rebounds in his last three games.

2. Jackson has just three turnovers in 79 minutes over the past three road contests.

3. Detroit entered Saturday 28th in the league in 3-point percentage (31.1) while Brooklyn was last (29.9).

PREDICTION: Pistons 92, Nets 90
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div Conf
Detroit 8-8 L1 4-2 4-6 0-1 8-7 2-2 4-3
Brooklyn 3-13 L2 2-3 1-10 0-0 3-13 1-1 2-7
Last Meeting
Detroit Brooklyn
Date Away Home Pts Reb FG% Pts Reb FG%
1/10/15 BK 93 DET 98 98 44 42.5 93 46 42.0
Player Stats
Previous Matchup
Points Player Total FG% FTM
Detroit B. Jennings 20 35.3 5
Brooklyn J. Johnson 17 50.0 0
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
Detroit G. Monroe 17 4 13
Brooklyn B. Lopez 15 3 12
Assists Player  
Detroit B. Jennings 11
Brooklyn J. Jack 8
Points Player Total FG% FTM
Detroit A. Drummond 411 52.9 49
Brooklyn B. Lopez 390 48.0 96
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
Detroit A. Drummond 370 126 244
Brooklyn T. Young 170 47 123
Assists Player  
Detroit R. Jackson 137
Brooklyn J. Jack 117
Quickchart Matchup
Detroit Off vs  Brooklyn Defense
96.3 Points For
103.8 Points Against
41.3 FG%
46.5 FG%
46.9 Reb
43.3 Reb
Brooklyn Off vs  Detroit Defense
96.3 Points For
96.7 Points Against
44.0 FG%
45.7 FG%
43.3 Reb
43.7 Reb