Detroit takes on Philadelphia, seeks to break 3-game slide
Detroit Pistons (0-3, 15th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (2-2, 11th in the Eastern Conference)
Philadelphia; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Detroit aims to break its three-game skid with a victory against Philadelphia.
Philadelphia finished 49-23 overall and 31-11 in Eastern Conference play last season. The 76ers averaged 9.1 steals, 6.2 blocks and 13.7 turnovers per game last season.
Detroit finished 20-52 overall and 12-30 in Eastern Conference action during the 2020-21 season. The Pistons gave up 111.1 points per game while committing 20.7 fouls last season.
INJURIES: 76ers: Ben Simmons: out (back), Grant Riller: out (left knee), Shake Milton: out (ankle).
Pistons: Cade Cunningham: day to day (ankle), Jerami Grant: day to day (elbow), Chris Smith: day to day (left knee), Isaiah Livers: day to day (right foot).