Rockets have an 18-14 lead on Pistons early in this one. lots of scoring at the rim. Rockets have 10 points in the paint, Pistons have 12.
That said, the Pistons still scoring inside with 12 of 14 points in paint (four on break, two on offensive board.)
Rockets going over screens, which seems weird against a poor outside shooting team, but vs little Pistons spacing, bigs can rotate to lane.
Rockets and Pistons about to tip off in Houston. Jones and Beverley both in starting lineup- both were questionable for the game.
Nate Wolters has been claimed by Grand Rapids (Pistons' affiliate) out of the D League Waiver Pool. Grand Rapids held the top position.
Pat Beverley (right foot sprain) and Terrence Jones (low back pain) are questionable vs. Pistons tomorrow.
My unscientific last-two-spots-in-the-East odds: Pacers: 78% Hornets: 42% Heat: 31% Celtics: 22% Nets: 17% Pistons: 10%
Pelicans pull out hard fought 88-85 victory against Pistons.
Pistons have fought back to tie the score at 81 with 1:24 left in the game. Easy strategy for the Pelicans now - get the ball to A.Davis
Pelicans leading Pistons 65-63 at end of third quarter.
Pelicans committed turnovers on back-to-back possessions.Trailing Pistons 57-56 with 2:49 left in 3Q.
Pelicans' Anthony Davis made 8-of-15 shots for 19 points in first half vs. Pistons. Not bad after missing the past five games.
Monster 1st half for Anthony Davis, with 19 pts, 7 reb, 4 blk vs. Pistons. Played 19 minutes. Det 46-42 at halftime