San Antonio Spurs vs Detroit Pistons Prediction & Match Preview – October 6, 2021, | NBA Preseason 2021-22
The renewed San Antonio Spurs will face a very young Detroit Pistons team at the elegant Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. It’s a showdown of teams looking to improve on their respective dreary seasons while developing their talented core of players.
While the Spurs have already won their first preseason game after beating the undermanned Utah Jazz, Dwane Casey will lead the charge for a Pistons youth team that has yet to see action in the preseason.
Look for both teams, particularly the Detroit Pistons, to experiment with different lineups to get a clearer idea of what could happen in the regular season.
Fixture – San Antonio Spurs vs Detroit Pistons | NBA Pre-Season 2021-22
Date & Time – Wednesday, October 6th, 2021; 7:00 PM ET (Thursday, October 7th, 4:30 AM IST).
Venue – Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, MI
San Antonio Spurs preview
The San Antonio Spurs are entering the 2021-22 season without an established All-Star for a long time. After the loss of DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge, it will be up to budding stars like Dejounte Murray and Derrick White to lead the Silver and Black.
Pop could give Luka Samanic and Doug McDermott more minutes at power forward for depth on the roster. If the San Antonio Spurs want to add more assets for a rebuild, Thaddeus Young and Al-Farouq Aminu could be valuable pieces to trade.
The San Antonio Spurs once again surprised everyone during the 2021 Draft by removing the young and talented Josh Primo from Alabama. It could be another gem in the rough uncovered by the Spurs headquarters.
Primo was great in the Summer League and led the team in scoring against the Jazz with an impressive 7/8 shooting.
Detroit Pistons Preview
The young Detroit Pistons last year got younger in the upcoming 2021-22 NBA season after selecting four rookies, including top overall pick Cade Cunningham. There will be clear growing pains, especially as the Pistons will have to compete and grow in a packed Eastern Conference.
To say that the potential is huge for this Detroit Pistons team is to understate its true worth. In addition to the highly touted Cunningham, who came out with a sprained ankle, Detroit also nabbed near-consensus College Player of the Year Luka Garza. Killian Hayes, Saddiq Bey, and Isaiah Stewart will only get better with more experience.
The Detroit Pistons will just have to stick to their plans and see how it works out next season. Despite the uncertainties, the team is committed to playing with energy and passion to compensate for their inexperience. This will be an exciting season for Motor City fans.
Spurs vs Pistons match prediction
The Detroit Pistons will try to get the rust out of the way and introduce rookies to the speed and physicality of the NBA. Without Cade Cunningham and Isaiah Stewart, it will be difficult for the home team against the San Antonio Spurs.
Jerami Grant is expected to play just a few minutes to give guys like Garza and Bey more chances.
The San Antonio Spurs, in their first preseason game, looked smart, quick, and energetic. It could be an exciting up-and-down contest that will lean towards Gregg Popovich’s pupils. If Silver and Black stay close to form, it will be San Antonio by a comfortable margin.
Where to watch the Spurs vs Pistons game?
Bally Sports Detroit broadcasts the San Antonio Spurs vs Detroit Pistons game live locally, while fans can also watch the game on the NBA League Pass.