Pistons-Bobcats Preview

The Palace of Auburn Hills will host a matchup between the Detroit Pistons and the Charlotte Bobcats. The Pistons have shown signs of being both a good and bad team this season, coming in with a 13-14 record. On the opposite side, the Bobcats look to be more than just average and sport a record of 12-14. This game is slated to start at 7:30 pm EST and it will be covered by SportSouth and FSN-DET.

The Pistons look for another win today after barely hanging on to beat the Celtics, 107-106. Brandon Jennings was a key piece, recording 28 points and 14 assists to notch his eighth double-double of the season. Meanwhile, the Bobcats are coming off a narrow win against the Raptors, 104-102. Kemba Walker was the team's top scorer, registering 29 points.

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 31.3%. Meanwhile, Charlotte ranks first in the NBA at corralling defensive rebounds with a DR% of 77.2%. Also, the Bobcats commit the fourth-fewest errors in the NBA (TO% of 13.6%), while the ball-hawking defense of the Pistons causes the fifth-most (opponents' TO% of 22.4%).