The consensus thought process for Indiana Pacers fans two summers ago when Paul George broke his leg in gruesome fashion while scrimmaging with Team USA was that the future was grim and the run at Eastern Conference titles was over.
However, the superstar has come back much better than expected, averaging 27.9 points, 8.2 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game. No one wants to face this guy. Post play with Jordan Hill, Ian Mahinmi and Myles Turner has been decent, but not great, without the ever-inconsistent Roy Hibbert who departed over the offseason.
For the first time since 2009, the Detroit Pistons are finally relevant. With a record over .500 for the first time in recent memory, the Pistons are putting something special together under Stan Van Gundy and it’s exciting for Detroit basketball fans. Additions of guys like Reggie Jackson, Marcus Morris, Ersan Ilyasova and Stanley Johnson have made this team a real threat to make the playoffs once again.
Jackson leads the team with 19.3 points and 6.3 assists per game, doing a great job of taking the reigns in Brandon Jennings’ absence. Andre Drummond is putting together a historic season, averaging 18.0 points and a video game-like 16.7 rebounds per game on the year.
Details for Saturday’s Pacers vs Pistons game are below:
Date: Saturday, Dec. 12
Start Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Auburn Hills, MI
Stadium: Palace of Auburn Hills
TV Info: NBA League Pass
Live Stream: NBA League Pass
Radio: For Pacers radio affiliates, click here. For Pistons radio affiliates, click here.