Detroit Pistons game score vs. Sacramento Kings: Live updates
Detroit Pistons (8-22) vs. Sacramento Kings (15-12)
When: 7 p.m. Friday.
Where: Little Caesars Arena.
TV: Bally Sports Detroit.
Radio: WXYT-FM (97.1) (Pistons radio affiliates).
Betting line: Kings by 5½.
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Game notes: The Kings have lost two of three, but that win came Wednesday vs. the Toronto Raptors. Sacramento's high-powered offense (second in the NBA at 117.6 points per game) is led by De'Aaron Fox, who is averaging 22.5 ppg on a career-high 49.4% from the field and 36.5% from 3-point range. Domantas Sabonis is having an All-Star-caliber year as well leading the team with 6.4 assists per game and 11.6 rebounds per game to go with his 17.5 points per game.
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The Pistons have largely been mediocre, or worse, offensively, which is actually better than they were last season, when they had the league's second-worst 3-point shooting attack (32.6% from 3 up to a respectable 34.9%). Bojan Bogdanovic (21.1 ppg on 50.4 FG% and 43.2% on 3s) has added a jolt to the offense as has Alec Burks, who had 27 points in the overtime win Wednesday over Charlotte. The Pistons defense hasn't really improved though, allowing 117.6 points per game, the 29th in the NBA, and 48.3% shooting from the field, 26th in the NBA.
This is also the first professional matchup between June's No. 4 and No. 5 overall draft picks. The Kings took Iowa forward Keegan Murray, surprising the Pistons and allowing them to draft Purdue guard Jaden Ivey. Murray has started 23 of his 25 appearances and been solid, averaging 11.6 points and four rebounds, making 2.1 of his 5.9 3-point attempts per game (35.8%). Ivey has also shown promise in starting 25 of 26 games, averaging 15.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and four assists on 40.8% shooting overall.
Up next for the Pistons is a home game Sunday vs. the Brooklyn Nets. The Kings get a bit of a break before playing the Charlotte Hornets on Monday.
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