Bey and Detroit take on Minnesota in non-conference action

Minnesota Timberwolves (21-47, 13th in the Western Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (20-49, 15th in the Eastern Conference)

Detroit; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Saddiq Bey and the Detroit Pistons host Karl-Anthony Towns and the Minnesota Timberwolves in a non-conference matchup.

The Pistons are 13-20 in home games. Detroit is 7-28 in games when turning the ball over more than opponents and averages 14.8 turnovers.

The Timberwolves are 9-26 in road games. Minnesota is 10-25 against opponents with a winning record.

The teams play for the second time this season. The Timberwolves won the last meeting 111-101 on Dec. 23. Malik Beasley scored 23 points to help lead Minnesota to the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Isaiah Stewart is second on the Pistons with 6.6 rebounds and averages 7.9 points. Bey is averaging 14.8 points and 7.2 rebounds while shooting 40.2% over the last 10 games for Detroit.

Towns leads the Timberwolves with 10.6 rebounds and averages 24.9 points. Anthony Edwards is averaging 23.7 points and 6.8 rebounds while shooting 49.9% over the last 10 games for Minnesota.

LAST 10 GAMES: Pistons: 2-8, averaging 102.1 points, 44.1 rebounds, 22.9 assists, 5.6 steals and 5.6 blocks per game while shooting 46.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.3 points on 45.5% shooting.

Timberwolves: 6-4, averaging 121.6 points, 47.4 rebounds, 29.2 assists, 8.3 steals and five blocks per game while shooting 48.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.5 points on 47.6% shooting.

INJURIES: Pistons: Cory Joseph: out (ankle), Hamidou Diallo: out (health protocols), Dennis Smith Jr.: out (knee), Wayne Ellington: out (calves), Mason Plumlee: out (rest), Rodney McGruder: out (elbow), Josh Jackson: out (tooth), Jerami Grant: day to day (knee).

Timberwolves: Malik Beasley: out (hamstring), Jaden McDaniels: out (personal), Juancho Hernangomez: out (quad), Jarrett Culver: out for season (ankle).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.