The Detroit Pistons shot 41-80 (51.2%) from the field and dominated the offensive glass, pulling down 13 boards, in a 107-97 win over the Miami Heat. Detroit (8-10) has now won back-to-back games after defeating Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday.
Kyle Singler came off the bench and scored 18 points on 6-10 shooting, including 4-7 on 3-point attempts, in a solid performance. Other top contributors for Detroit included Greg Monroe with 16 points and 6 rebounds, Brandon Jennings with 15 points and 5 assists, and Andre Drummond with 10 points and 18 rebounds. Despite the loss, Michael Beasley put up 23 points off the bench for Miami on 9-16 shooting, including 3-3 from behind the arc. Chris Bosh contributed 14 points and 6 rebounds.
Surprisingly, the Heat offense did not have its best game, struggling to make shots against a Pistons defense that ranks second-worst in the NBA in opponents' eFG% (52.5%). Despite finishing with an eFG% of 49.4% in this game, they rank first in the league in that metric at 56.6% this season. Along with their eFG% of 55.6%, the Pistons connected at a rate of 43.8% from 3-point range. On the season, they are undefeated (2-0) when they record marks above 55% and 40% in those respective categories. Conversely, the Heat are 1-2 when allowing their opponents to reach those percentages.
This loss snaps a 10-game winning streak for Miami, dropping them to 14-4 on the year.
Coming up, the Pistons take on the Milwaukee Bucks, who are 3-14 on the season. The Heat go up against the Chicago Bulls, currently sitting at 7-9 this year. The Pistons are 1-0 versus Milwaukee this season. The Heat have a 1-0 record against Chicago this season.
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