Detroit Pistons vs San Antonio Spurs 12/4/2017 Odds, Picks & Preview

The DETROIT and the SAN ANTONIO will both be gunning for a victory on 12/4/2017 at 8:35 PM when they meet in a game matchup.

DETROIT vs SAN ANTONIO
When: 8:30 PM  ET, Monday, December 4, 2017
Where: AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas

ROT TEAM PS OU ML
519 DETROIT (-110) (-110)
520 SAN ANTONIO

TV: 8:30 p.m. ET, FSN Detroit, FSN Southwest (San Antonio)
LINE:
PREDICTION: Spurs 103, Pistons 101

Oddsmakers currently have the SAN ANTONIO listed as point favorites versus the DETROIT, while the game’s total is sitting at .

SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Spurs should be ready and rested when the Detroit Pistons make their only regular-season visit to South Texas on Monday at the AT&T Center.

The Spurs head home after a 90-87 loss at Oklahoma City on Sunday in which forwards LaMarcus Aldridge (rest) and Rudy Gay (sore right heel), point guard Tony Parker (return from injury management) and guard Manu Ginobili (coach’s decision) did not play.

San Antonio center Pau Gasol sat out the entire second half after playing 16 first-half minutes and scoring five points.

Spurs starting forward Kyle Anderson had to be carried off the floor by his teammates in the final minute of the third quarter after spraining his left knee. Team officials said that Anderson would undergo an MRI exam on Monday.

Defense and rebounding kept San Antonio in the game even with its best players not on the court. The Spurs did not allow Oklahoma City to score nor get an offensive rebound in the final 3:34 and had a shot to tie the game, but Brandon Paul’s 3-point attempt just before the buzzer missed the mark.

Dejounte Murray led the Spurs (15-8) with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Davis Bertans added 16 points and five blocks.

“I learned a lot, being out there on the floor at the same time as three All-Stars,” Murray said. “Just trying to lead and show the coaches that I’m a point guard. I can lead, I’m learning, I’m getting better, and that’s what it’s all about — just getting better every day.”

Murray, in his second year with the Spurs out of the University of Washington, played a career-high 39 minutes. He was matched up against reigning league MVP Russell Westbrook and held his own, rallying the Spurs rallied from a 14-point deficit. It was Murray’s driving layup with 8:44 left that put San Antonio ahead for the final time, 79-78.

“That’s quite an education for a young man to be out there with him, so that was good for him,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said of Murray’s work against Westbrook.

San Antonio guard Derrick White played for the first time since Nov. 2. White, returning from a right wrist fracture that kept him out for 12 games, scored four points.

San Antonio star forward Kawhi Leonard has still not seen the court this season as he recovers from a right quadriceps ailment. There is no timetable for Leonard’s return.

Detroit (14-8) travels to the Alamo City after a 108-103 loss at Philadelphia on Saturday. The defeat was the second straight for the Pistons and came despite 27 points from Tobias Harris and 25 from Reggie Jackson.

The Pistons trailed by 18 points in the second half but came back to take a brief lead in the fourth quarter. Detroit was no match for the 76ers down the stretch, however, especially when Andre Drummond fouled out with 2:35 to play.

Philadelphia outrebounded the Pistons 47-36 one night after Detroit had a 15-rebound deficit in a 109-91 loss at Washington. The 76ers had a 17-7 advantage in offensive rebounds and the exact same margin in second-chance points.

“Five of their threes, at least, were off second chances, with the ball coming out,” Detroit coach Stan Van Gundy said. “We’ve become a bad rebounding team, and we’re going to have to change it. We don’t rebound the ball.

“It’s not a physical thing; it’s a mindset thing, and I’m really disappointed. I’m going to be honest. I like the comeback. I like the way we fought. But I don’t like that we’re not getting consistent energy and effort throughout the game.”

Harris said the team has lacked a 48-minute push in its past two games.

“We didn’t fold because we really didn’t put too much into the first half,” Harris said. “So we had to come out and play with some more intensity and more focus. That’s what we did tonight, but we’ve got to put four quarters together.”

The Spurs swept both games against Detroit last season and have won 31 of the past 43 games played between the teams in San Antonio.

BUZZER BEATERS

1. Anderson is scheduled for an MRI on Monday.

2. Pistons C Andre Drummond, who averages 0.9 assists for his career, has notched at least six in four straight contests.

3. San Antonio is 2-0 in the second half of back-to-back sets played at home.

STATS AND RECORDS

TEAM COMPARISON

W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div Conf
Detroit 14-8 L2 8-2 6-6 2-0 12-8 2-3 7-7
San Antonio 15-8 L1 10-2 5-6 0-1 15-7 4-1 8-4

LAST MEETING

Detroit San Antonio
Date Away Home Pts Reb FG% Pts Reb FG%
2/10/17 SA 103 DET 92 92 35 42.4 103 52 50.0

PLAYER STATS

PREVIOUS MATCHUP
Points Player Total FG% FTM
DET T. Harris 16 58.3 2
SA K. Leonard 32 50.0 7
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
DET A. Drummond 15 6 9
SA D. Dedmon 17 5 12
Assists Player
DET R. Jackson 7
SA T. Parker 12
SEASON
Points Player Total FG% FTM
DET T. Harris 424 48.2 42
SA L. Aldridge 507 51.6 100
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
DET A. Drummond 331 109 222
SA P. Gasol 197 37 160
Assists Player
DET R. Jackson 126
SA P. Gasol 86

LAST MEETING

New York Indiana
Date Away Home Pts Reb FG% Pts Reb FG%
11/5/17 IND 101 NY 108 108 46 50.0 101 34 46.8

PLAYER STATS

PREVIOUS MATCHUP
Points Player Total FG% FTM
NY K. Porzingis 40 62.5 8
IND T. Young 18 63.6 0
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
NY E. Kanter 18 7 11
IND D. Sabonis 8 2 6
Assists Player
NY F. Ntilikina 7
IND D. Collison 10
SEASON
Points Player Total FG% FTM
NY K. Porzingis 505 46.6 114
IND V. Oladipo 515 47.9 89
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
NY E. Kanter 206 73 133
IND D. Sabonis 195 62 133
Assists Player
NY J. Jack 120
IND D. Collison 149

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