How to watch Pistons vs. Heat basketball game
By Scout Staff
3 min read
Through 3 Quarters
Down two at the end of last quarter, the Detroit Pistons have now snagged the lead. Three quarters in and their offense has really been able to impose its will, dominating the Miami Heat 82-70 three quarters in.
Small forward Saddiq Bey has led the way so far for Detroit, as he has 16 points. One thing to keep an eye out for is Cade Cunningham’s foul situation as he currently sits at four.
the Heat have lost 83% of the time when they were down heading into the fourth quarter this year, so this one seems just about wrapped up
Miami @ Detroit
Current Records: Miami 18-12; Detroit 4-24
What to Know
The Detroit Pistons have been on the wrong side of a one-way rivalry with the Miami Heat and are hoping to record their first win since January 16th. The Pistons are getting right back to it as they host Miami at 6 p.m. ET Dec. 19 at Little Caesars Arena. While the odds are definitely not in Detroit’s favor, at least they’ll be on their home court in front of their own fans.
Detroit came up short against the Houston Rockets this past Saturday, falling 116-107. Detroit’s defeat shouldn’t obscure the performances of shooting guard Cade Cunningham, who posted a double-double on 21 points and 11 dimes along with seven rebounds, and small forward Saddiq Bey, who had 23 points.
Meanwhile, Miami beat the Orlando Magic 115-105 this past Friday. Miami’s shooting guard Max Strus was one of the most active players for the squad, shooting 8-for-11 from beyond the arc and finishing with 32 points and seven boards.
The Pistons are now 4-24 while the Heat sit at 18-12. Two defensive stats to keep an eye on: Detroit has allowed their opponents to shoot 47.80% from the floor on average, which is the highest shooting percentage allowed in the league. Miami’s defense has more to brag about, as they they enter the matchup with only 103.8 points allowed per game on average, good for third best in the league. So the cards are definitely stacked in their favor.
How To Watch
- When: Sunday at 6 p.m. ET
- Where: Little Caesars Arena — Detroit, Michigan
- TV: Bally Sports – Detroit
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $16.08
The Heat are a solid 7-point favorite against the Pistons, according to the latest NBA odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Heat as a 6.5-point favorite.
Miami have won 12 out of their last 21 games against Detroit.
- Nov 23, 2021 – Miami 100 vs. Detroit 92
- May 16, 2021 – Miami 120 vs. Detroit 107
- Jan 18, 2021 – Miami 113 vs. Detroit 107
- Jan 16, 2021 – Detroit 120 vs. Miami 100
- Nov 12, 2019 – Miami 117 vs. Detroit 108
- Mar 13, 2019 – Miami 108 vs. Detroit 74
- Feb 23, 2019 – Detroit 119 vs. Miami 96
- Jan 18, 2019 – Detroit 98 vs. Miami 93
- Nov 05, 2018 – Miami 120 vs. Detroit 115
- Mar 03, 2018 – Miami 105 vs. Detroit 96
- Feb 03, 2018 – Detroit 111 vs. Miami 107
- Jan 03, 2018 – Miami 111 vs. Detroit 104
- Nov 12, 2017 – Detroit 112 vs. Miami 103
- Mar 28, 2017 – Miami 97 vs. Detroit 96
- Jan 28, 2017 – Miami 116 vs. Detroit 103
- Jan 01, 2017 – Detroit 107 vs. Miami 98
- Nov 23, 2016 – Detroit 107 vs. Miami 84
- Apr 12, 2016 – Miami 99 vs. Detroit 93
- Apr 05, 2016 – Miami 107 vs. Detroit 89
- Dec 22, 2015 – Detroit 93 vs. Miami 92
- Nov 25, 2015 – Detroit 104 vs. Miami 81
Injury Report for Detroit
- Chris Smith: Out (Knee)
- Kelly Olynyk: Out (Knee)
- Jerami Grant: Out (Thumb)
Injury Report for Miami
- Marcus Garrett: Game-Time Decision (Eye)
- Tyler Herro: Game-Time Decision (Quadriceps)
- Jimmy Butler: Out (Back)
- Markieff Morris: Out (Neck)
- Caleb Martin: Out (Covid-19)
- Bam Adebayo: Out (Thumb)
- Victor Oladipo: Out (Quadriceps)