The NBA champion Denver Nuggets make a trip to face the Detroit Pistons just in time … errr maybe not.
The Pistons are on an 11-game losing streak and sit at the bottom of the NBA standings for the second consecutive season. They had their most egregious effort less than 24 hours ago in Toronto, a 142-113 debacle to a middling Raptors team.
Now, the NBA’s unquestioned best player, center Nikola Jokic, comes to Little Caesars Arena. Denver will also be on a back-to-back, having lost to Cleveland 121-109 on Sunday evening.
Cade Cunningham leads the Pistons at 21 points per game on 40.4% shooting and 7.1 assists against an NBA-leading 4.8 turnovers.
Here’s what you need to know about the Pistons vs. Nuggets game, TV and streaming info, the injury report and projected starting lineups.
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Detroit Pistons vs. Denver Nuggets start time today
Matchup: Pistons (2-12) vs. Nuggets (9-4).
Date: Monday, Nov. 20.
Time: 7 p.m. ET.
Where: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.
Betting line: Nuggets by 8½ (how to bet and get sign up bonuses).
Detroit Pistons vs. Denver Nuggets TV channel today
TV: Bally Sports Detroit.
Radio: WXYT-FM 97.1 (Pistons radio affiliates).
Streaming: Fubo (free trial).
Detroit Pistons injury report vs. Denver Nuggets
The Pistons were without six players Sunday at Toronto: center Jalen Duren (ankle soreness), forwards Bojan Bogdanovic (calf strain) and Isaiah Livers (ankle sprain), and guards Monte Morris (quad strain), Joe Harris (shoulder sprain) and Killian Hayes (shoulder sprain). Bogdanovic, Livers, Morris have yet to debut this season, though Livers was upgraded to questionable vs. the Raptors and could be active Monday.
The Nuggets remain without starting point guard Jamal Murray (hamstring strain).
Pistons vs. Nuggets projected starting lineups
Pistons: G Cade Cunningham, G Jaden Ivey, F Ausar Thompson, F Kevin Knox, C Isaiah Stewart.
Nuggets: G Reggie Jackson, G Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, F Michael Porter Jr., F Aaron Gordon, C Nikola Jokic.
Lineups subject to change, especially with both teams having played on the road Sunday.
Pistons uniform, jersey vs. Nuggets
The Pistons will sport their Statement Edition uniform for the second consecutive game. The uniform is all-black with red and blue stripes and “DET” across the chest.
The Nuggets will wear their white jerseys and white shorts with midnight blue trim and “Nuggets” spelled out in red block font.
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