The Detroit Pistons set a franchise record yesterday by losing their 15th consecutive game to the Los Angeles Lakers. Today, they look to end the streak against the New York Knicks, but the Knicks aren’t going to make it easy. New York struggles on offense, but they have a truly dominating defense thanks to a few key factors. First, the Knicks never foul. That doesn’t bode well for a Pistons team that already struggles to get to the line. Second, the Knicks rebound everything. Thanks to Mitchell Robinson and a team commitment to controlling the boards, New York surrenders the fewest field goal attempts per game in the NBA. That doesn’t bode well for a team that already struggles to hit its shots and relies on second-chance points to get into the scoring column. The one thing in Detroit’s favor is that Bojan Bogdanovic might actually make his season debut tonight. Bogdanovic is the team’s most dangerous and reliable scorer, and the Pistons desperately need what he can do back into their lineup.
When: 7:30 p.m. ET
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Watch: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds: Pistons +14.5
Detroit Pistons (2-16)
Cade Cunningham, Jaden Ivey, Ausar Thompson, Isaiah Stewart, Jalen Duren
New York Knicks (10-7)
Jalen Brunson, Quentin Grimes, RJ Barrett, Julius Randle, Mitchell Robinson
Question of the Game
Of all players shooting at least 17 shots per game, Julius Randle and Cade Cunningham have the second- and third-lowest field goal percentages, respectively. Who will have the more efficient shooting night between Randle and Cunningham?