The Brooklyn Nets visit the Detroit Pistons Monday night at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. Here is the information for TV, live streaming and the game.
The Brooklyn Nets begin the road portion of their four-game preseason schedule Monday night when they visit Little Caesars Arena to take on the Detroit Pistons.
The Pistons are 1-1 in the preseason, beating Oklahoma City on the road on Wednesday before falling Friday to the Spurs in San Antonio, 117-93.
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Brooklyn is 0-1, losing their opener Wednesday at Barclays Center to the New York Knicks, 107-102.
Last season, Detroit and the Nets met four times, with the Pistons taking a 3-1 edge in the series. Detroit also leads the all-time series between the teams dating back to the Nets’ entry into the NBA in 1976.
The Nets are 69-106 against Detroit and have lost the last two regular-season meetings.
However, Brooklyn beat the Pistons the last time they met in the preseason, taking a 101-94 win over Detroit at Barclays Center to open the 2016 preseason.
In that Oct. 6, 2016, encounter, it was a very different Nets team that faced the Pistons. It was such a different group, in fact, that only Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Joe Harris and Caris LeVert were on the roster that night and remain with the Nets today.
For Brooklyn, the game provides young center Jarrett Allen another opportunity against an elite rebounder in Drummond.
Here is the pertinent data for the game:
Brooklyn Nets at Detroit Pistons, 7 p.m. Eastern
Little Caesars Arena: Detroit, Mich.
TV: NBA League Pass
Season series: First meeting
Brooklyn: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (hip), OUT; Shabazz Napier (hamstring), OUT; Alan Williams (ankle), OUT.
Detroit: Jon Leuer (knee), OUT (per Mark Champion, Pistons radio voice).
Last (preseason) meeting
Oct. 6, 2016, at Brooklyn: Jeremy Lin scored 21 points in 17 minutes as the Nets beat the Pistons 101-94 in the preseason opener for both clubs. Trevor Booker and Justin Hamilton had five rebounds each for Brooklyn, Randy Foye had four assists and Booker added two steals.
For the Pistons, Marcus Morris and Andre Drummond each had 17 points in 24 minutes, with Drummond adding 21 rebounds. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Ray McCallum had four assists each and Reggie Bullock had three steals.
Detroit led 59-57 at the half and 78-77 after three periods before Brooklyn pulled away in the fourth quarter for the win.
Brooklyn: vs. Toronto at Montreal, Wednesday; at New York, Friday.
Detroit: vs. Washington, Wednesday; vs. Cleveland at East Lansing, Mich., Friday