Oklahoma City Thunder | Game #10 Preview: Detroit Pistons

The Oklahoma City Thunder suffered their second straight loss on Saturday night when they lost to the Milwaukee Bucks on the road despite Giannis Antetokounmpo sitting out. Despite trailing by 24 in the third quarter, OKC managed to fight back and make a game of it in the fourth quarter, something they tend to do quite often, but even without the Greek Freak, the Bucks proved to be too much, winning 108-94.

Tonight the Thunder wraps up a short road trip in Michigan as they take on the Detroit Pistons. The Pistons have struggled through their first 10 games of the season, winning just 2. Second-year guard Cade Cunningham has been spectacular so far averaging 21.4 points, 6.3 assists, and 6.0 rebounds. Rookie Jaden Ivey has played fairly well, also, averaging 15.0 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 3.8 assists. OKC is going to have their hands full keeping up with these two young guards, but with the way Luguentz Dort and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander have been playing defense so far, I think the Thunder is up to the task.

Game Details

Tip-Off: 6:30 PM CT

Location: Little Caesars Arena (Detroit, Michigan)

Television: Bally Sports Oklahoma

Radio: WWLS 98.1FM OKC The Sports Animal

Twitter: Follow @ZacharyLowNBA for live tweets and discussion during the game

Game NotesOklahoma City Thunder Official Game NotesDetroit Pistons Official Game Notes

Projected Starters


  • PG: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
  • SG: Josh Giddey
  • SF: Luguentz Dort
  • PF: Jalen Williams
  • C: Jeremiah Earl-Robinson


  • PG: Cade Cunningham
  • SG: Jaden Ivey
  • SF: Saddiq Bey
  • PF: Bojan Bogdanovic
  • C: Isaiah Stewart

Injury Report


  • Chet Holmgren is OUT (right foot surgery).
  • Aleksej Pokusevski is OUT (right shoulder bursitis).


  • Marvin Bagley III is OUT (sprained right knee).
  • Buddy Boeheim is OUT (G League — two-way).
  • Alec Burks is OUT (fractured left navicular).
  • Jalen Duren is PROBABLE (sprained left ankle).
  • Braxton Key is OUT (G League — two-way).


  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder is 19-8 against the Pistons (10-3 at home, 9-5 on the road).
  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder has won the season series against the Pistons 7 times, lost it 1 time, and tied it 6 times.
  • The Thunder went 1-1 against the Pistons last season (0-1 at home, 1-0 on the road).

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