Cunningham, Pistons to host Adebayo and the Heat

Miami Heat (36-30, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (13-53, 14th in the Eastern Conference)

Detroit; Sunday, 3 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Eastern Conference foes Detroit and Miami will play on Sunday.

The Pistons are 10-31 against conference opponents. Detroit has a 4-39 record against opponents over .500.

The Heat are 24-17 in conference games. Miami is 14-12 in games decided by 10 or more points.

The Pistons score 112.2 points per game, 2.6 more points than the 109.6 the Heat give up. The Pistons average 110.1 points per game, 10.2 fewer points than the 120.3 the Pistons give up to opponents.

The teams meet for the fourth time this season. In the last matchup on March 15 the Heat won 108-95 led by 22 points from Bam Adebayo, while Simone Fontecchio scored 24 points for the Pistons.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jalen Duren is averaging 14.1 points and 11.9 rebounds for the Pistons. Cade Cunningham is averaging 19.6 points over the last 10 games.

Adebayo is averaging 19.9 points, 10.4 rebounds and 3.9 assists for the Heat. Duncan Robinson is averaging 2.9 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Pistons: 5-5, averaging 108.3 points, 46.6 rebounds, 25.9 assists, 7.3 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 44.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.0 points per game.

Heat: 5-5, averaging 108.0 points, 41.1 rebounds, 25.2 assists, 8.4 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 47.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.5 points.

INJURIES: Pistons: Ausar Thompson: out (illness), Quentin Grimes: out (knee), Cade Cunningham: day to day (knee).

Heat: Josh Richardson: out for season (shoulder), Tyler Herro: out (foot), Kevin Love: out (heel).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.