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Detroit Pistons vs. Sacramento Kings Pick & Prediction APR 8TH 2021
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Detroit vs. Sacramento Recap APR 8TH 2021
Buddy Hield, De'Aaron Fox and Iman Shumpert hit 3-pointers in a 13-2, game-opening flurry Thursday night as the Sacramento Kings never trailed while rolling past the visiting Detroit Pistons 112-102.
Hield led seven Kings in double figures with a game-high 18 points as Sacramento took advantage of Pistons standout Blake Griffin having the night off to rest with an emotional meeting with his former team, the Los Angeles Clippers, set for Saturday.
Stanley Johnson had a team-high 16 points for the Pistons, who were playing the second half of a back-to-back after losing 113-100 in Los Angeles to the Lakers on Wednesday night.
Hield had five of the 13 points in the early burst for the Kings, who went on to lead by as many as 15 points in the first quarter and 22 in the second.
The Pistons got no closer than 17 in the third period and never inside the final 10-point margin in the fourth en route to their seventh loss in their last eight games.
Willie Cauley-Stein finished with 14 points and a game-high 14 rebounds for Sacramento, which won for just the second time in its last six games.
Harry Giles (14 points), Shumpert (13), Fox (12), Yogi Ferrell (11) and Marvin Bagley III (10) also scored in double figures for the Kings, who shot 51.2 percent and made nine of their 22 3-point attempts (40.9 percent).
Andre Drummond had 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Pistons.
Bruce Brown and Reggie Bullock had 15 points apiece, while Jon Leuer matched Drummond's 11 rebounds to go with nine points for Detroit, which shot 42.7 percent overall and 28.9 percent (11-for-38) on 3-pointers.
--Field Level Media
Cory Joseph scored 24 points and dished seven assists as the visiting Detroit Pistons held off a late Sacramento Kings push to win 113-101 Thursday.
Isaiah Stewart recorded 16 points and a game-high 13 rebounds for Detroit, which has alternated losses and wins over the past eight games. Sacramento took its fifth straight loss.
The Pistons capitalized on a poor shooting night from the Kings, who finished 7 of 30 (23.3 percent) from beyond the 3-point arc. Detroit built a big first-half lead that gave it a cushion down the stretch.
Seven Pistons scored in double figures, including three off the bench. Rookie reserve Killian Hayes posted a career-high 11 points. Jahlil Okafor scored 11 points and hit all four of his foul shots, helping Detroit's 17-of-20 success from the line as a team.
Hamidou Diallo added 10 points as the Pistons' bench outscored the Kings reserves 43-31.
Saddiq Bey scored 12 points and Josh Jackson added 10 to round out Detroit's double-figure scoring.
De'Aaron Fox finished with 23 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for Sacramento, but he shot 0 of 5 from 3-point range. Buddy Hield scored all 15 of his points from beyond the arc, going 5 of 12 from long distance.
Richaun Holmes scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Harrison Barnes finished with 13 points and Hassan Whiteside added 10. Rookie Tyrese Haliburton, coming off the bench for the first time since March 15, scored nine points and handed out seven assists.
A 10-0 run late in the second quarter helped the Pistons open a 20-point lead, and Detroit was on top by 18 at halftime.
The Kings trimmed the deficit to seven points with 2:01 remaining in the contest, but back-to-back Joseph baskets ignited a game-ending, 8-3 Detroit run.
Sacramento fell 2 1/2 games behind the Golden State Warriors for the No. 10 spot in the Western Conference, the final place in the postseason play-in tournament.
--Field Level Media
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- BackQues Wed | questionable
Woodard II has sat out the past two games with lower-back tightness, and it is unclear if he will suit up against the Timberwolves on Wednesday.
- HamstringOut indefinitely | out
Holmes is out of commission with a right hamstring strain, and there is no timetable for recovery.
- LungQues Wed | questionable
Joseph was held out of the last contest due to a bout of bronchitis, and it is unclear if he will participate in Wednesday's showdown with the Mavericks.
- AnkleQues Sat | questionable
Joseph sat out of the previous contest tending to left ankle soreness, and it is unclear if he will take the court to battle with the Wizards on Saturday.
- HandLate April | out
Bagley is sidelined with a fourth metacarpal fracture on his left hand, and he is not expected to return until the end of April.
- IllnessQues Wed | questionable
Hield missed the last contest ailing from an illness, and it is unknown if he will dress for Wednesday's clash with the Wizards.
- IllnessOut indefinitely | out
Kaminsky will miss an undetermined length of time as he is going through the NBA's health and safety protocols.
- ConcussionQues Wed | questionable
Doumbouya has missed the previous two games as he is going through the concussion protocol, and it has yet to be established if he will suit up for Wednesday's tilt with the Mavericks.
- QuadricepProb Wed | probable
Grant missed the last game with a left quad contusion, but it is expected that he will face the Mavericks on Wednesday.
- RestOut Wed | out
Hayes will not be available against the Mavericks on Thursday as he will be given a day of rest.
- CalfOut indefinitely | out
Henson is sidelined with a left calf strain, and there is no timetable for his recovery.
- RestOut Mon | out
Ellington will not dress for Monday's battle with the Cavaliers as he will receive a day of rest.
- RestOut Mon | out
Plumlee will not be a participant in Monday's clash with the Cavaliers as he will be given a day of rest.
- ElbowLate April | out
McGruder is out of the lineup with a right elbow sprain, and he will not return until at least the end of April.
- RestOut Sat | out
Hayes will not be in the lineup on Saturday versus the Wizards, as he will be given a day of rest.
- TrendUnder is 24-11 in Kings last 35 games as a favorite of 5.0-10.5.Hit %68.60% (35)O/U11|24Push0W/L
- TrendOver is 5-2 in Kings last 7 games as a home underdog of 5.0-10.5.Hit %71.40% (7)O/U5|2Push0W/L
- TrendOver is 7-1 in Kings last 8 games as an underdog of 11.0 or greater.Hit %87.50% (8)O/U7|1Push0W/L
- TrendOver is 5-1 in Kings last 6 games as a favorite of 11.0 or greater.Hit %83.30% (6)O/U5|1Push0W/L
- TrendOver is 6-0 in Pistons last 6 games as a favorite of 5.0-10.5.Hit %100.00% (6)O/U11|24Push0W/L
- TrendOver is 8-1-1 in Pistons last 10 games as an underdog of 11.0 or greater.Hit %88.90% (10)O/U7|1Push0W/L
- TrendUnder is 13-3 in Pistons last 16 games as an underdog of 0.5-4.5.Hit %81.20% (16)O/U3|13Push0W/L
- TrendUnder is 13-3 in Pistons last 16 games as a road underdog of 0.5-4.5.Hit %81.20% (16)O/U3|13Push0W/L
- TrendUnder is 15-5-1 in the last 21 meetings in Sacramento.Hit %75.00% (21)O/U5|15Push1W/L
- TrendUnder is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.Hit %83.30% (6)O/U1|5Push0W/L
- TrendPistons are 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Sacramento.Hit %75.00% (12)O/UPush0W/L9|3