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Cold-shooting Pistons to play at Rockets

HOUSTON -- To hear the Detroit Pistons discuss the primary root of their ongoing offensive struggles is to recount many of the things their upcoming opponent outlined as a fundamental shortcoming before things suddenly took a turn for the better over the past couple of weeks.

Before the Houston Rockets, who will host the Pistons on Wednesday at Toyota Center in the first game of a home-and-home between the teams that concludes on Friday at Little Caesars Arena, climbed back over .500 courtesy of a four-game winning streak, they were last in the NBA in field goal percentage. Their recent string of success has enabled the Rockets to crawl out of that basement, with Houston averaging 115.8 points per contest during its current run.

Detroit (8-6) has replaced the Rockets at the bottom of the rankings, shooting just 43 percent on the season. The Pistons have mostly relied on their defense to shoulder the load, entering Tuesday ninth in defensive rating at 106.3 points allowed per 100 possessions. But on Monday, it was their offense that set a positive tone in a 113-102 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Leaders
Points: James Harden27.8
Rebounds: Clint Capela11.2
Assists: Chris Paul7.6
FG%: Clint Capela62.7%
Steals: Chris Paul2.46
Blocks: Clint Capela1.67
Defense (Rank)
Points: 105.7 (5)
Rebounds: 43.3 (7)
Assists: 21.5 (4)
FG%: 46.8% (24)
FT%: 79.4% (28)
3P%: 34.2% (11)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 105.3 (26)
Rebounds: 41.1 (28)
Assists: 20.5 (28)
FG%: 43.3% (29)
FT%: 72.5% (24)
3P%: 33.7% (23)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
Memphis 11 5 .688 --
New Orleans 10 7 .588 1.5
Houston 8 7 .533 2.5
San Antonio 8 8 .500 3.0
Dallas 7 9 .438 4.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/26/2018 Chris Paul Reinstate/Suspension
10/21/2018 Chris Paul League Suspension Two games for fighting with Rajon Rondo
10/13/2018 Bruno Caboclo Waived
10/13/2018 Tim Bond Waived
10/13/2018 Angel Rodriguez Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
11/10/2018 Carmelo Anthony Illness
10/2/2018 Nene Right calf tightness
9/24/2018 Brandon Knight Infected left knee
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