Drummond leads Detroit against New Orleans after 25-22 game

December 8, 2019

Detroit Pistons (9-14, ninth in the Eastern Conference) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (6-17, 14th in the Western Conference)

New Orleans; Monday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Detroit faces the New Orleans Pelicans after Andre Drummond's 25-point, 22-rebound outing in the Pistons' 108-101 victory against the Pacers.

The Pelicans are 4-8 on their home court. New Orleans is sixth in the league with 15.4 fast break points per game led by Brandon Ingram averaging 3.3.

The Pistons are 2-9 on the road. Detroit is 1-7 when opponents grab more rebounds and averages 43 rebounds per game.

The teams match up Monday for the first time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: JJ Redick leads the Pelicans averaging 3.4 made 3-pointers and scoring 15.5 points per game while shooting 46.5 percent from beyond the arc. Ingram has averaged 23.4 points and added 6.7 rebounds while shooting 46.6 percent over the last 10 games for New Orleans.

Drummond has shot 54.5 percent and is averaging 17.7 points for the Pistons. Derrick Rose has averaged 5.7 assists and scored 13.7 points over the last 10 games for Detroit.

LAST 10 GAMES: Pistons: 5-5, averaging 108.8 points, 45.5 rebounds, 26 assists, 6.7 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 47.3 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 103.6 points on 44.4 percent shooting.

Pelicans: 2-8, averaging 109.9 points, 42.8 rebounds, 22.4 assists, 6.8 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 44.0 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 120.4 points on 47.8 percent shooting.

Pelicans Injuries: Zion Williamson: out (right knee), Darius Miller: out (achilles), Derrick Favors: day to day (personal).

Pistons Injuries: Markieff Morris: day to day (neck), Khyri Thomas: out (right foot), Reggie Jackson: out (back).



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