Pistons vs. Spurs NBA Predictions Against the Spread 12/4/17

Pistons vs. Spurs NBA Predictions Against the Spread 12/4/17

The San Antonio Spurs have managed to stay afloat in the absence of Kawhi Leonard and the team's performance has been both admirable and impressive at the outset of the 2017-2018 season. Monday will be the vet's first start of the season after averaging 22.0 minutes per game off the bench this season. Manu Ginobili had 12 points, and Danny Green, Patty Mills and Davis Bertans each finished with 11. He reeled off 20 points on 9-of-11 shooting as the Pistons built a 53-50 lead at halftime.

Detroit trailed 94-93 when Gay failed to hit the rim on a 3-point attempt as the shot clock expired with 5.2 seconds remaining, but the Pistons' Tobias Harris committed a foul prior to the violation.

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Aldridge, who missed six of his first eight shots, and Gasol led the Spurs with nine points each at intermission.

After trailing most of the game, San Antonio began the fourth quarter on a 10-3 run to take the lead.

While on paper, this may look like a tough game for Detroit, they have had great success against the Western Conference this season, going 7-1. The game was nip-and-tuck the rest of the way. "Down the stretch in the past two games, we've gone a little too much just one-on-one isolation".

An intriguing aspect of this situation is that starting small forward Kyle Anderson left Sunday's game with a knee injury. The Spurs didn't shoot a free throw in the second half until F Rudy Gay converted a three-point play with 3:37 to play. "We have to be able to sustain our offensive energy better". "Everybody gets injuries. You've just got to deal with it", he continued.