|Team Ranking||PTS/G||OPP PTS/G|
|Central Division||98.5 (3rd)||99.5 (5th)|
Thu Oct 8
|L 93 - 83||BKN|
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Sat Oct 10
8:00 pm EDT
Wed Oct 14
7:30 pm EDT
Wed Oct 21
8:00 pm EDT
Tue Oct 27
7:30 pm EDT
Wed Oct 28
7:30 pm EDT
Fri Oct 30
7:30 pm EST
Tue Nov 3
9:30 pm EST
Fri Nov 6
Steve Blake (concussion) has missed the Detroit Pistons ' first two exhibition games.
Blake has yet to resume practicing after sustaining the concussion a week earlier. It's not clear when the veteran point guard may be back on the court.
Cartier Martin missed his second straight preseason game Thursday due to a right wrist injury, MLive.com's Aaron McCann reports.
Martin is one of several players in contention for the 15th and final spot on the Detroit Pistons ' roster, so he'll likely need to get back on the court quickly in order to demonstrate to the coaching staff that he's the most qualified man for the job. The 30-year-old appeared in 23 games for Detroit last season, averaging 1.6 points and 0.9 rebounds in 8.6 minutes per game.
Marcus Morris notched eight points (4-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt), three rebounds, an assist, and a steal in 19 minutes during Thursday's preseason loss to the Nets.
Morris is in contention for the Detroit Pistons ' starting small-forward role this season, and entered training camp as the presumptive leader in the clubhouse. Though he submitted a decent performance Thursday, Morris has been overshadowed by rookie Stanley Johnson through the Pistons' first two games. However, with Morris earning the nod in starting lineup for both games, he likely still maintains a narrow lead in the competition, though perhaps not as sizable as it was a week ago. Coach Stan Van Gundy may take the entire preseason before making a decision on which player will start at the position on opening night.
Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson (Achilles) made his preseason debut Thursday against the Brooklyn Nets and scored seven points while recording six assists, three rebounds, and a blocked shot over 29 minutes.
It wasn't a great shooting night for Jackson, who compounded his inefficiency from the field by turning the ball over six times, but the Pistons are simply happy to see him back on the court after a sore Achilles sidelined him over the past few days of practice.
Jackson didn't report any lingering issues with the Achilles after the game, so he should be available for the remainder of the preseason schedule.
Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond scored 14 points and pulled down 11 rebounds while playing 35 minutes in a loss Thursday to Brooklyn.
Drummond shot less than 50 percent from the field in the game, but the high total of attempts bodes well for his chances or improving on the career-best 13.8 points per game he averaged in 2015-16.
With the Pistons replacing Greg Monroe at power forward with more of a stretch-four type in Ersan Ilyasova, Drummond should have more room to operate in the low block this season, which should help his production on both ends of the court. He'll likely finish as one of the league leaders in double-doubles.
|2014-15 Team Leaders|
|PPG||Greg Monroe , PF||15.9|
|RPG||Andre Drummond , C||13.5|
|APG||Reggie Jackson , PG||6|
|FG%||Andre Drummond , C||51.4|
|FT%||Jodie Meeks , SG||90.6|
|3P%||Caron Butler , SF||37.9|
|BLOCKS||Andre Drummond , C||153|
|STEALS||Kentavious Caldwell-Pope , SG||93|
|MPG||Kentavious Caldwell-Pope , SG||31.5|
|Full Team Statistics|
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