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NBA 2018-19: Predicted Starting Lineups and Match Prediction - Detroit Pistons vs San Antonio Spurs

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440   //    26 Feb 2019, 21:35 IST

The San Antonio Spurs are desperately looking for a win
The San Antonio Spurs are desperately looking for a win

The San Antonio Spurs are on a three-game losing streak and will be looking to get back to winning ways when they begin their three-game homestand by hosting the Detroit Pistons at the AT&T Center. In contrast, the Pistons are on a three-game winning streak and will be looking to extend it.

Match Details:

When: Feb 27 2019, 8:30 pm ET

Where: AT&T Center, San Antonio

Watch: Fox Sports


The San Antonio Spurs' perspective

A lot of burden rests on DeRozan's shoulders in this second half of the season
A lot of burden rests on DeRozan's shoulders in this second half of the season

The San Antonio Spurs started the season well and were fine till last month. However, February has not been kind to them and they are 1-7 in their last 8 games, all on the road. The Spurs who were on track to make it to the playoffs initially are now fighting for the coveted spot.

Currently placed at eighth, they are just two wins above the Sacramento Kings who are playing really good basketball at the moment and the Spurs will be required to get their act together before it's too late.

Barring DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge, their players have been very inconsistent this year and they are desperate for some wins right now. In their recent loss, DeRozan scored 23 points and Aldridge added 26 but did not get enough support from the other starters.

The predicted San Antonio Spurs' starting line-up:

Davis Bertans (F), LaMarcus Aldridge (C), Derrick White (G), Bryn Forbes (G) and DeMar DeRozan (G)

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The Detroit Pistons' perspective

Andre Drummond has been unstoppable all season long
Andre Drummond has been unstoppable all season long

The Detroit Pistons finally look like they are going to the playoffs after falling short, two straight years. The duo of Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond lifted this team's playoffs hopes and they find themselves at the seventh spot in East at the moment.

While Griffin has been sensational, dropping career-high numbers, Andre Drummond has also been nothing short of exceptional and has been a consistent pest for the opposition teams in the paint all season long.

Coming off a win against the third-seed Pacers where Drummond had 26 points to go along with 16 rebounds for a monster double-double, the Pistons will be high on confidence and will be looking to keep the momentum going.

The predicted Detroit Pistons' starting line-up:

Blake Griffin (F), Andre Drummond (C), Bruce Brown (G), Reggie Jackson (G) and Wayne Ellington (G)


How the things might unfold

The first time these two teams met was last month when DeRozan's stat-sheet stuffing all-around performance lifted the Spurs over the Pistons. The Spurs, who are just coming off a terrible road trip (1-7), are known for performing way better on their home court and are expected to defend it, thereby getting back to winning ways.

Prediction

San Antonio Spurs to beat Detroit Pistons.


Also read: NBA Daily Schedule, TV Listings, and Latest Results: 27th February

Also read: Starting Lineup and Match Prediction - Milwaukee Bucks vs Sacramento Kings

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