Philadelphia 76ers vs Detroit Pistons Prediction & Match Preview – October 15th, 2021 | NBA Preseason 2021-22
The Philadelphia 76ers will face the Detroit Pistons in a 2021-22 NBA preseason game at Little Caesars Arena on Friday. Both teams will seek a victory on the final day of preseason to boost morale before the regular season, which begins October 19.
Philadelphia comes into this game after a 115-104 win over the Brooklyn Nets. Meanwhile, the Pistons will look to bounce back after a 108-100 loss to the New York Knicks on Wednesday.
Fixture: Philadelphia 76ers vs Detroit Pistons | NBA preseason 2021-22.
Date & Time: Friday, October 15; 7:00 PM ET (Saturday, October 16; 4:30 AM IST).
Venue: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, MI.
Philadelphia 76ers preview
The Philadelphia 76ers have won two of their four games in the 2021-22 preseason. In their last game, they recorded a victory over the Brooklyn Nets. Furkan Korkmaz scored 27 points on 57.9% from field goals. He has been brilliant for them in the preseason and hopes to take the same form in the regular season.
Joel Embiid dominated in the eight minutes he played against the Nets. The big man scored 14 points as he shot 75% from the field. He will be one of the 76ers’ key components in their quest for the championship this season.
Meanwhile, rookie guard Isaiah Joe recorded 20 points on the night against Brooklyn. He shot 5-7 from a 3-point arc and will be one of the players to watch out for this season.
The Philadelphia 76ers have been in the news this offseason because of the Ben Simmons fiasco. The three-time All-Star is reported to have returned to the franchise after weeks of confusion. However, he will not be able to play in the preseason game and will have to wait before putting on the Sixers jersey again.
Detroit Pistons Preview
The Detroit Pistons haven’t had a great preseason campaign, having only won once in three games. Their last game ended in a disappointing 127-92 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. Jerami Grant was his top scorer of the night, recording 13 points. Hamidou Diallo, Josh Jackson, Cory Joseph and Frank Jackson were the other Pistons players who scored at least ten points in that game.
After finishing 15th in the East last season, the Pistons will be looking for better results this season. They secured Cade Cunningham as the No. 1 pick in the draft, and he seems like an interesting prospect. The Pistons also brought in a seasoned activist in Kelly Olynyk. His presence as his veteran could be a huge boost to the other youngsters on the Pistons’ roster.
The Pistons will look to end their preseason on top with a victory over the 76ers. Players like Saddiq Bey and Jerami Grant are capable of producing great performances. So if the Pistons are to have any chance of winning the game on Saturday, these players will have to be in their prime.
Prediction of the match 76ers vs Pistons
The Philadelphia 76ers are entering this game with a lot of confidence after their win over the Nets. They have talented players like Korkmaz, Embiid, Green, and Isaiah Joe, who are capable of producing special performances. If these players continue to add up big numbers, the 76ers could beat the Pistons in this game.
Where to watch the 76ers vs Pistons game?
The NBA preseason game broadcast is available on the official NBA app. A subscription to this app will give you access to all NBA preseason and regular-season games. The 76ers vs. Pistons game will also be broadcast on Bally Sports Detroit and NBC Sports Philadelphia.