Is James Harden Playing Tonight? Detroit Pistons vs Brooklyn Nets: Preview, Prediction and Lineups

Published 12/12/2021, 3:30 PM EST
Nov 5, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Pistons center Isaiah Stewart (28) takes a shot over Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Millsap (31) during the second quarter at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports


The Detroit Pistons and the Brooklyn Nets will face off in a regular-season game on Sunday night at Little Caesars Arena. The Nets have a rigid side on track with a win by 113-105 against the Hawks. Similarly, they won both of their previous encounters against the Pistons. Most like, Nets star player James Harden will be on the bench, for the first time this season.

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It will be a game under pressure for the Pistons who have lost 11 games on a streak. Meanwhile, they were on the losing side by 93-109 in the last game against the Pelicans.

Mar 26, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Brooklyn Nets center DeAndre Jordan (6) goes to the basket on Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant (9) in the second half at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Fixture:

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Brooklyn Nets vs Detroit Pistons | NBA Season 2021-22.

Date & Time:

Sunday, December 12; 6:00 PM ET (Monday, December 13; 4:30 AM IST).

Venue:

Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, MI.

Detroit Pistons vs Brooklyn Nets: Preview

The Brooklyn Nets have maintained their solid performance throughout the season with an 18-8 record; it has helped them to secure their place as Eastern Conference leaders.

Meanwhile, on the other side, Pistons so far are on a struggling side entirely of the 2021-2022 NBA season.

Match Prediction:

The Brooklyn Nets relatively have a better side in terms of winning percentage in the season when compared to the Detroit Pistons. Considering their current form, the overwhelming fans are expecting to win this game.

Whereas the Pistons are yet to find their momentum to grab a victory against the Nets and get on track. It has to be an outrageous performance to clinch their win without their best player, Jerami Grant.

Probable Line ups

Detroit Pistons:

Killian Hayes(G), Cade Cunningham(G), Saddiq Bey(F), Hamidou Diallo(F), Isaiah Stewart(C).

Nov 21, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Pistons guard Cade Cunningham (2) dribbles the ball up the court during the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Brooklyn Nets:

Patty Mills(G), Bruce Brown Jr.(G), Kevin Durant(F), DeAndre’ Bembry(F), LaMarcus Aldridge(C).

Nov 5, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) pumps his fist during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Is James Harden Playing Tonight?

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It will be disappointing for the Harden fans to see the star point guard resting on the bench for the first time against Detroit Pistons on Sunday. Harden has averaged 20.8 points, 9.9 assists, and 7.9 rebounds in all the 26 games played for the Nets this season.

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Besides, Kyrie Irving’s absence from the team, Harden is averaging 36.2 minutes as the point guard. For personal reasons, veteran power forward Paul Millsap will miss the game as well.

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VS Sharathprasad

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Sharathprasad is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Sharathprasad is a postgraduate in Mass Media Communications with a specialization in Print and New Media. He has been following NBA since 2012 and is an ardent fan of the LA Lakers.

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