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San Antonio Spurs vs. Detroit Pistons
The San Antonio Spurs (33-6) will face the Detroit Pistons (21-16) on Tuesday evening. Fanpicks.com is proud to announce its RotoPicker free to use tool, which allows you to create winning line ups and dominate your fantasy basketball competition. Play the most exciting contest, including the newest $25K Grand Action and Point Spread contests only at Fanpicks.com the premiere daily fantasy basketball
The Spurs come into the contest fresh off a 106-79 shellacking of the Brooklyn Nets on Monday in what was Nets interim head coach Tony Brown’s first game. LaMarcus Aldridge led the way with a performance straight out of his Portland heyday, amassing a 25-point, 11-rebound double-double in which he shot a stellar 12-for-17 from the field. Kawhi Leonard supported Aldridge’s remarkable effort with 17 points and eight rebounds of his own. Veterans Tony Parker and Tim Duncan, whose playing time coach Gregg Popovich is perpetually mindful of, were able to get by with playing 25 and 22 minutes, respectively, in the blowout victory. San Antonio maintains a stranglehold on the Western Conference’s Southwest Division, having opened up a 10.5 game lead over the second-place Dallas Mavericks. The Spurs also come into Detroit riding an eight-game winning streak, equaling their season high. They attack teams from both sides of the ball, as they remain the stingiest defense in the league (89.7 points allowed per game) and sport the best point differential (+13.9), while also boasting the top team field-goal percentage (.491).
The Pistons come into Tuesday on somewhat of a resurgence, having tallied three consecutive victories and four in their last five games. Like San Antonio, they also defeated the hapless Nets in their most recent contest, a 103-89 victory on Saturday. Andre Drummond and Reggie Jackson led the way with a pair of 23-point efforts, with the former adding 11 rebounds for one of his trademark double-doubles, and the latter dishing out eight assists and hauling in three boards. Ersan Ilyasova also put together one of his best games since donning a Detroit uniform in the offseason, registering a remarkable 19-point, 13-rebound double-double of his own. Starting small forward Marcus Morris missed the contest against Brooklyn with knee tendinitis, and remains questionable for Tuesday. Rookie Stanley Johnson would receive a second consecutive start in his place if Morris remains sidelined. The Pistons will be attempting to break their third-place logjam with the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference’s Central Division by overcoming the formidable challenge presented by San Antonio.