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The Detroit Pistons look to extend their winning streak as they face the Phoenix Suns in Detroit on Saturday night. Despite committing 23 turnovers leading to 30 points for the Charlotte Hornets in their last game, the Pistons managed to pull off a 118-112 victory at home.
Suns vs. Pistons Game Info
- Game Day: Saturday, February 4, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- Location: Detroit, Michigan
- Stadium: Little Caesars Arena
- TV Channel: NBA League Pass
- Live Stream: fuboTV (Watch for free)
Why it Matters
The upcoming game between the Detroit Pistons and the Phoenix Suns is a crucial match-up as both teams look to secure their position in the league standings. The Pistons will play the tail-end of a back-to-back set, which could prove challenging, but the team is determined to maintain their winning streak. Meanwhile, the Suns are likely to be without their top scorer Devin Booker due to injury but have shown their ability to pull off a victory even without key players on the court. This game will also test their team dynamics as players step up to lead the offense. The outcome of this game will have a significant impact on the teams' morale and their performance in future games.
- The Pistons won their last game against the Hornets and look to continue their winning streak against the Suns.
- The Suns are likely to be without their top scorer, Devin Booker, who is expected to miss his 21st consecutive game due to a left groin strain.
- The Suns still beat the Boston Celtics, the team with the league’s best record, behind a solid defensive effort.
Pistons vs. Suns By the Numbers
- The Celtics were held to 38.7% shooting from the field and 26.3% from 3-point range against the Suns.
- Mikal Bridges led the Suns' offense with 25 points.
- The Pistons' Jaden Ivey led the team with 24 points and seven assists in his last game against the Hornets.
What they're saying
- “The thing that kicked our butt was the turnovers. We take care of that; we're really executing and doing a good job offensively,” – Detroit coach Dwane Casey.
- “I'm grateful that we got the win tonight. We've got some things to clean up. We'll clean it up (Saturday). We've got another game (Saturday),” – Jaden Ivey.
- “Whoever we have on the court, everyone is capable of making a play and finding plays for each other,” – Mikal Bridges.
The Bottom Line: As the Pistons look to continue their winning streak, they face the Suns, who, despite missing their top scorer and one of their starters, managed to beat the team with the league’s best record. The game promises to be an exciting match, with both teams looking to improve their previous performance.
Remaining Games on the Detroit Pistons Schedule
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