Game Preview: Charlotte Hornets look to sweep season series over Detroit Pistons

Charlotte Hornets Terry Rozier. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
Charlotte Hornets Terry Rozier. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) /

While on a five-game losing streak, the Charlotte Hornets will seek to win their 10th straight game over the Detroit Pistons.

As of late, winning has not been something that has come easy for the Charlotte Hornets. With the Hornets’ play in recent games, it has caused the team to go on a five-game losing streak.

The Hornets (16-36) will take on the Detroit Pistons (19-36) on Monday night while on the road. The Hornets have won nine straight over the Pistons, and they have beaten them three times so far this season.

The Hornets’ last game resulted in a 116-100 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night. The Pistons last game resulted in a 95-92 loss to the New York Knicks. The Pistons are currently on a two-game losing streak.

Charlotte Hornets at Detroit Pistons
7:00 p.m. EST, Monday, February 10th, 2020
Little Caesars Arena
Fox Sports Southeast


Injury Report:


Nicolas Batum – Illness (Out)

Cody Martin – Concussion (Out)


Markieff Morris – Illness (Questionable)

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk – Hip (Out)

Blake Griffin – Knee (Out)

Things to watch for:

In this league, no games are easy ones. The Hornets proved that in their last loss to the Mavericks. However, Charlotte may be able to take advantage of Detroit’s current rotation.

The Pistons no longer have Andre Drummond, and Blake Griffin is out for the rest of the season. The Hornets will play against a weaker roster than the one the Pistons had in the last three games.

Rookies Caleb Martin and Jalen McDaniels got playing time in the last game, so look for them to see minutes in their second consecutive NBA game on Monday night.

Keys to the Game:

The Charlotte Hornets have not played the Pistons since November of last season. The Hornets narrowly won this game on the road, and they were dominated in the paint and lost in the rebound category.

The Hornets must win the rebound battle in this one, as it should be possible without Drummond on the Pistons. The Hornets’ frontcourt needs to take advantage of Detroit’s young frontcourt.

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