The in-form Denver Nuggets will expect another all-round performance when they host the Detroit Pistons on Monday. The Nuggets are returning to being a top-four team in the Western Conference while the Pistons are the second-worst seed in the East.
Stability: Detroit Pistons vs. Denver Nuggets | NBA season 2020-21
Date and time: Monday, February 1, 9 am (Tuesday, 7:30 am)
place: Ball Arena, Denver, CO
Detroit piston preview
The Detroit Pistons are a hit or miss team as of now. They defeated both the Philadelphia 76ers LA and LA Lakers last week, but were also blown away by the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors. Dwayne Casey’s men have the ability to work hard but are unable to do so on a nightly basis.
The Detroit Pistons are expected to rank lower in both offensive and defensive ratings, but there are a few individual names that perform consistently. Wayne Ellington is shooting over 50% from the city, while Derrick Rose provides production from the bench. Blake Griffin has had the worst year of his career though.
Key Players – Jeremy Grant
Michael Porter Jr. has a big jump on 55.8% shooting from the field and leads at an average of 17.2 points. Jamal Murray has slowly started the season, but he is not in the best shape physically. Meanwhile, Monte Morris is paying the Denver Nuggets confidence in him by running the second unit and playing in good defense.
Key Players – Nikola Jokic
Detroit Pistons react well after hard losses. With both Grant and Plumlee facing their former team, the Pistons will likely play with better intensity. But the Denver Nuggets are out of their league right now. He has the third best offense in the league and has improved his defense significantly in recent weeks. Expect Joki and co. to pick it up.
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Published 01 February 2021 13:26 IST