through 3 quarters
The Phoenix Suns are only a quarter away from delivering their fans the victory they’ve been waiting for. Either team is in a position to win, but leads against the Detroit Pistons 87-81.
Center Deandre Ayton has led the way so far for the Suns, having lost a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. One thing to watch out for is the deplorable situation of Landry Shamet, who currently has four.
Detroit was led by forward Jerami Grant, who has 29 points and four rebounds so far.
the Pistons have wasted 94% of the time when they were down heading into the fourth quarter this season, so this one looks pretty much over.
Detroit to Phoenix
Current records: Detroit 4-17; Phoenix 18-3
What there is to know
The Phoenix Suns homestand continues as they prepare to face the Detroit Pistons at 9 p.m. ET on December 2 at the Footprint Center. The Suns are poised to maintain their nine-game winning streak at home.
Phoenix earned a 104-96 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday. Phoenix center Deandre Ayton has been one of the team’s most active players, posting a double-double with 24 points and 11 rebounds.
Meanwhile, the game between Detroit and the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday wasn’t particularly close, with the Pistons falling 110-92. Detroit was down 83-62 by the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover. Power forward Jerami Grant had a pretty forgettable game, playing for 35 minutes with 4 of 14 shots and five turnovers.
Phoenix is the favorite in this one, with an expected margin of victory of 12 points. They are currently three-on-three ATS from their most recent games, a trend punters might want to consider.
Phoenix’s victory took them to 18-3 while Detroit’s loss brought them down to 4-17. If Phoenix is to win Thursday, they’ll have to focus on stopping Pistons shooting guard Cade Cunningham, who shot 5 for 7 from across the arc and finished with 26 points and seven rebounds, and center Isaiah Stewart, who dropped a double-double on 15 points and 14 rebounds. We will see if they are up to the task or not.
How to watch
- When: Thursday at 9 p.m. ET
- Or: Footprint Center – Phoenix, Arizona
- TV: Bally Sports – Arizona
- Online broadcast: fuboTV (Try free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- To follow: CBS Sports app
- Cost of the ticket: $ 10.67
The Suns are a 12-point favorite against the Pistons, according to the latest NBA odds.
The punters had a good idea of the line for this one, as the game opened with the Suns as the 12.5-point favorite.
Over / Under: -110
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History of the series
Detroit has won ten of its last 12 games against Phoenix.
- February 05, 2021 – Phoenix 109 vs. Detroit 92
- January 08, 2021 – Detroit 110 vs. Phoenix 105
- February 28, 2020 – Detroit 113 vs. Phoenix 111
- February 05, 2020 – Detroit 116 vs. Phoenix 108
- March 21, 2019 – Detroit 118 vs. Phoenix 98
- November 25, 2018 – Detroit 118 vs. Phoenix 107
- March 20, 2018 – Detroit 115 vs. Phoenix 88
- November 29, 2017 – Detroit 131 vs. Phoenix 107
- March 19, 2017 – Detroit 112 vs. Phoenix 95
- November 09, 2016 – Phoenix 107 vs. Detroit 100
- December 02, 2015 – Detroit 127 vs. Phoenix 122
- November 06, 2015 – Detroit 100 vs. Phoenix 92
Phoenix Injury Report
- Abdel Nader: Out (knee)
- Frank Kaminsky: outside (knee)
- Devin Booker: Out (hamstrings)
- Dario Saric: outside (knee)
Detroit injury report
- Chris Smith: out (knee)
- Kelly Olynyk: outside (knee)