5 things to watch: Spurs vs. Pistons

The San Antonio Spurs (37-14) will visit the Detroit Pistons (21-29) tonight as their Rodeo Road Trip (3-1) continues.

The Spurs are coming off a 104-100 win over the Bobcats. Patty Mills finished with 32 points in the win.

The Pistons are coming off a 126-109 win over Denver. Brandon Jennings finished with 35 points in the Piston win. Heading into tonight's contest, however, the Pistons will be without coach Maurice Cheeks as he was fired after the team's win over Denver.

And as the Spurs look to get another win on their extended road trip, here are five things to watch for during tonight's contest:

• Detroit's Jennings is averaging 25.1 points over his last nine game.

• Spurs' Mills is averaging 17.2 points over his last six games.

• Pistons' Josh Smith is averaging 26.0 points in his last three games.

• Detroit has won six of the last 10 games at home to the Spurs.

• San Antonio is a perfect 13-0 when Tiago Splitter scores in double figures this season.

5 things to watch: Spurs vs. Pistons

The San Antonio Spurs (39-11) will be looking to make it win number two on their Rodeo Road Trip and win number 12 in a row tonight as they visit the Detroit Pistons (18-32). This will be the first meeting between the Spurs and Pistons this season.

The Spurs are coming off a 104-94 win over the Timberwolves to kick off their annual extended-road trip. Danny Green and Tony Parker led the Spurs to the victory with Parker finishing with 31 points and 8 assists, and Danny Green setting a new career-high with 28 points, including a career-high 8 three-pointers.

San Antonio's Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili are still listed as day-to-day heading into tonight's contest.

The Pistons are coming off a 90-93 loss to the Nets. It was the Pistons' third loss in a row. Greg Monroe finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds for Detroit.

And as the Spurs look to keep their winning streak alive, here are five things to watch for during tonight's game:

• Spurs' Parker is averaging 23.2 points on 58.3 percent shooting with 9.3 assists during the team's current winning streak.

• In their 18 wins, Pistons opponents are averaging 88.8 points per game vs. 101.2 in their 32 losses.

• The Pistons are limiting opponents to just 44.2% shooting from the field, which ranks 10th in the NBA this season.

• Detroit averages 43.6 rebounds per game, a +3.3 difference from last season.
 
• Pistons' Kyle Singler ranks first among rookies in three-point field goal percentage (.387).
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