Higher get pleasure from this house recreation, as a result of the following one gained’t be till November twenty eighth.
The Raptors couldn’t ask for a greater solution to prepare for his or her six recreation street journey starting in Portland on Monday. Detroit (2-9) is coming off a 20 level loss to the Cavs on Friday, and have the worst report within the East as soon as once more. Clearly the Pistons are two years away from being two years away, however how dangerous has it been precisely? Welp…
The Pistons are capturing 39.6% this season, the worst by any crew since 1960.
That’s greater than SIXTY years in the past. The Lakers had been nonetheless in Minneapolis then.
They’re additionally capturing 28.6% from three, the worst by any crew within the final 20 seasons. pic.twitter.com/mTUWV2Cvln
— StatMuse (@statmuse) November 13, 2021
This will probably be our first have a look at this 12 months’s first total decide. Cade is averaging 12 factors via his first six video games, and is feeling his manner again from an ankle harm that delayed the beginning of his professional profession. His capturing numbers (30.5% from the sphere, 23.1 from three) are deceptive. Cade went 7-39 in his first three video games, however is capturing over 40 p.c from each the sphere and three (on 6 makes an attempt a recreation) over his final three. He hasn’t been requested to do lots of playmaking but, however then once more no person within the beginning lineup actually does that. Cory Joseph truly leads the crew with 3.5 assists, and he comes off the bench. That explains the anemic offence a bit.
Detroit’s lengthy winding future street to relevance has not stopped Casey from throwing the kitchen sink on the Raptors each time he sees them. Casey is 6-3 vs Toronto since being fired after the 2018 season. That features Pistons season sweeps within the championship 12 months and final season’s Tampa marketing campaign. These matchups final 12 months particularly got here at disastrous timing – when Covid was ravishing the crew and “play-in for what?” formally grew to become the transfer. Detroit had extra expertise on their roster within the 2019 season (Blake Griffin’s final all-star 12 months), however that sweep continues to be laborious to grasp. If Casey is ready to pull something comparable off this 12 months, then there may be some true voodoo kind ish occurring right here. Detroit doesn’t begin anyone taller than 6-8 both so Nick Nurse must be free to start out a small lineup once more if he chooses to take action.
Tip-Off: 7:30pm EST | TV: TSN 1/3/4 | Radio: TSN 1050
Kelly Olynyk is out for not less than the following six weeks with a MCL sprain in his left knee.
PG: Killian Hayes, Cory Joseph, Saben Lee
SG: Cade Cunningham, Frank Jackson, Rodney McGruder, Hamidou Diallo
SF: Saddiq Bey, Josh Jackson
PF: Jerami Grant, Trey Lyles, Jamorko Pickett
C: Isaiah Stewart, Luka Garza
Yuta Watanabe (calf) stays out. Treasured Achiuwa (shoulder) and Khem Birch (knee) are questionable. Pascal Siakam sat out the second leg of the back-to-back in Philly, however must be effective to play this recreation.
PG: Fred VanVleet, Dalano Banton, Malachi Flynn, Goran Dragic
SG: Gary Trent Jr, Svi Mykhailiuk
SF: Scottie Barnes, Justin Champagnie, Isaac Bonga
PF: OG Anunoby, Chris Boucher
C: Pascal Siakam, Khem Birch, Treasured Achiuwa
Largest pro-Raptor line of the season, Toronto by 8.5 factors. Over/Beneath is 201.5. Lastly took an L guessing these within the Philly preview so I’m now 4-1. I’ve to take the beneath as a result of the Pistons solely scored 78 factors vs the Cavs on Friday, are on a back-to-back, and have a traditionally dangerous offence proper now.
Tip Jamar Hinds
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