Through 3 Quarters
The Detroit Pistons were expected to win this one, and they are just one quarter away from fulfilling that expectation. After three quarters it's looking more and more like their high-powered offense is just too much for the Oklahoma City Thunder as the Pistons lead 84-72.
Shooting guard Cade Cunningham has led the way so far for Detroit, as he has shot 5-for-9 from downtown and has posted a double-double on 21 points and 11 rebounds along with five dimes. One thing to keep an eye out for is Killian Hayes' foul situation as he currently sits at four.
Oklahoma City has been led by shooting guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who so far has 22 points and seven assists in addition to two blocks.
This is the first time Detroit has been ahead going into the fourth quarter in the past six games.
Oklahoma City @ Detroit
Current Records: Oklahoma City 6-16; Detroit 4-18
What to Know
After five games on the road, the Detroit Pistons are heading back home. After a few days' rest for both teams, they and the Oklahoma City Thunder will meet up at 7 p.m. ET Dec. 6 at Little Caesars Arena. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they'll have plenty of motivation to get the 'W.'
Detroit received a tough blow this past Thursday as they fell 114-103 to the Phoenix Suns. A silver lining for the Pistons was the play of power forward Jerami Grant, who had 34 points in addition to six boards. Grant hadn't helped his team much against the Portland Trail Blazers last week, so this was a nice turnaround for him.
Meanwhile, the night started off rough for Oklahoma City this past Thursday, and it ended that way, too. They took a serious blow against the Memphis Grizzlies, falling 152-79. The Thunder were in a tough position by the half, with the score already sitting at 72-36. One thing holding Oklahoma City back was the mediocre play of shooting guard Ty Jerome, who did not have his best game: he finished with 12 points on 5-for-14 shooting and turned the ball over five times in his 35 minutes on the court.
Barring any buzzer beaters, Detroit is expected to win a tight contest Monday. Those playing the odds have seen things go back and forth with Detroit, who are 11-11 against the spread.
The Pistons are now 4-18 while Oklahoma City sits at 6-16. Detroit is 4-13 after losses this season, the Thunder 3-12.
How To Watch
- When: Monday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Little Caesars Arena -- Detroit, Michigan
- TV: NBATV
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $11.17
The Pistons are a 3-point favorite against the Thunder, according to the latest NBA odds.
Bettors have moved against the Pistons slightly, as the game opened with the Pistons as a 4.5-point favorite.
Oklahoma City have won seven out of their last 12 games against Detroit.
- Apr 16, 2021 - Detroit 110 vs. Oklahoma City 104
- Apr 05, 2021 - Detroit 132 vs. Oklahoma City 108
- Mar 04, 2020 - Oklahoma City 114 vs. Detroit 107
- Feb 07, 2020 - Oklahoma City 108 vs. Detroit 101
- Apr 05, 2019 - Oklahoma City 123 vs. Detroit 110
- Dec 03, 2018 - Oklahoma City 110 vs. Detroit 83
- Jan 27, 2018 - Oklahoma City 121 vs. Detroit 108
- Nov 24, 2017 - Detroit 99 vs. Oklahoma City 98
- Nov 26, 2016 - Oklahoma City 106 vs. Detroit 88
- Nov 14, 2016 - Detroit 104 vs. Oklahoma City 88
- Mar 29, 2016 - Detroit 88 vs. Oklahoma City 82
- Nov 27, 2015 - Oklahoma City 103 vs. Detroit 87
Injury Report for Detroit
- Chris Smith: Out (Knee)
- Cory Joseph: Out (Knee)
- Hamidou Diallo: Out (Face)
- Kelly Olynyk: Out (Knee)