Oklahoma City faces Detroit in 8-game skid


Oklahoma City Thunder (6-16, 15th in Western Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (4-18, 15th in Eastern Conference)

Detroit; Monday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Oklahoma City enters the game against Detroit after losing eight straight games.

The Pistons are 2-8 on their home turf. Detroit is 0-11 in games decided by 10 points or more.

The Thunder are 2-9 on the road. Oklahoma City is fifth in the Western Conference with 36.0 defensive rebounds per game led by Josh Giddey at 5.6.

BEST PERFORMERS: Jerami Grant is averaging 20.1 points for the Pistons. Cade Cunningham is averaging 2.4 points scored at 3 points in the last 10 games for Detroit.

Giddey is averaging 10.4 points, 7.2 rebounds and 5.8 assists for the Thunder. Luguentz Dort are averaging 3.1 points from 3 points in the last 10 games for Oklahoma City.

LAST 10 GAMES: Pistons: 1-9, averaging 100.4 points, 42.8 rebounds, 20.8 assists, 7.5 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 40.7% from the field . Their opponents average 109.9 points per game.

Thunder: 1-9, averaging 96.7 points, 44.5 rebounds, 19.8 assists, 6.7 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 40.3% from the field. Their opponents average 109.1 points.

INJURIES: Pistons: Kelly Olynyk: out (knee).

Thunder: Kenrich Williams: out (ankle), Derrick Favors: day to day (illness), Josh Giddey: day to day (illness).


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