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The Palace of Auburn Hills will host a matchup between the Detroit Pistons and the Atlanta Hawks. The Pistons haven't been able to win consistently yet, entering today's game with a record of 4-7. On the other hand, the visiting Hawks look to continue to move further above .500, entering today's game with a 7-5 record. This game has a start time of 7:30 pm EST and it will be covered by SportSouth and FSN-DET.

This will be the second matchup of the season between these two teams, with the Hawks taking the first game, 93-85. With a double-double in that game, DeMarre Carroll played a big role with 11 points and 12 rebounds.

The battle on the backboards could prove decisive, pitting strength against strength. Detroit is among the league's elite on the offensive glass, ranking first in OR% at 30.9%. Meanwhile, Atlanta ranks third in the NBA at corralling defensive rebounds with a DR% of 76.2%. Moreover, the Hawks rank fifth in eFG% at 52.7%, whereas the porous field-goal defense of the Pistons places 30th with opponents connecting at a clip of 53.4%.


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