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Pistons' Starting Lineup Tonight: Detroit Pistons' predicted starting lineup against Miami Heat

Davion Moore
ANALYST
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176   //    18 Jan 2019, 10:49 IST

Detroit Pistons are in a tussle to become a playoff team
Detroit Pistons are in a tussle to become a playoff team

The Detroit Pistons are fighting to become a playoff bound team. The Pistons are ninth in the Eastern Conference.

They have a record of 19-24. They are currently behind the Charlotte Hornets, who have a record of 21-23. Yesterday, the Hornets beat the Sacramento 114-95.

The Pistons are behind the Hornets, but they can easily catch up to them. The Pistons can start to catch the Hornets with a win against the Miami Heat.

In their last game, the Detroit Pistons beat the Orlando Magic 120-115. Their win came in overtime.

The Magic had six players in double figures but the Pistons pulled off the win. Pistons' forward Blake Griffin finished the game with 30 points. Andre Drummond had a unique triple-double. He had 14 points, 11 offensive rebounds, and 11 defensive rebounds.

His triple-double is uncommon, but it is called a "Moses Malone triple-double", which is named after former ABA/NBA star Moses Malone.

Drummond and Griffin played well for the Pistons, which is critical to the team's success. Their overtime win over the Magic was impressive but their next game is against a different Florida team.

The Miami Heat are sixth in the Eastern Conference. They have a record of 21-21. They are exactly .500 in their win percentage.

On Tuesday, the Heat suffered a blowout loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. They lost 124-86. In the 38-point loss, only two Heat players scored in double figures. Hassan Whiteside and Justise Winslow scored 19 points each.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo had a triple-double with 12 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists. Antetokounmpo had a chance to rest in this game.

The huge loss was a bit embarrassing. The Heat will probably try to bounce back from their previous game and beat the Pistons.

However, the Pistons want to become the eighth seed or better. A win against the Heat could help them get closer to that spot.

Predicted starting line-ups

Pistons: Reggie Jackson (PG), Bruce Brown (SG), Reggie Bullock (SF), Blake Griffin (PF), and Andre Drummond (C)

Heat: Justise Winslow (PG), Josh Richardson (SG), Rodney McGruder (SF), James Johnson (PF), and Hassan Whiteside (C)

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