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NBA Game Matchup Report
Tuesday, 12/12/2017 at 07:05 pm DENVER (15-12) at  DETROIT (14-13)
Game Matchups Results Offensive Statistics Defensive Statistics
Teams Line PF PA SU ATS O/U/P FG% FT% 3PT% FG% FT% 3PT%
503DENVER 210 107.1 106.8 15-12 11-16-0 12-15-0 46.1% 73.8% 36.9% 47.7% 74.7% 38%
504DETROIT -6 102.4 102.3 14-13 16-9-2 10-16-1 44.8% 74.4% 37.5% 46.7% 78.2% 36.8%
Preview - DETROIT vs DENVERGame Write Up
The Detroit Pistons (14-12) welcome the Denver Nuggets (14-12) to Little Caesars Arena. The Pistons are 7-point favorites and will attempt to snap their six-game losing streak. The game's Over/Under (O/U) opened at 208.5 points and it will air on Fox...more
By BTB Staff | December 12, 2017, 7:39 am
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
Team Estimate Edge
DENVER 4
DETROIT -2
Average power rating of opponents played: DETROIT 96.6, DENVER 94.6
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
DENVER Team Trends
Description Against the spread Over/Under Straight Up
  Current Last 3 Since 1996 Current Last 3 Since 1996 Current Last 3 Since 1996
&nbps; W-L W-L W-L O-U O-U O-U W-L W-L W-L
in all games 10-16 97-88 870-846 12-14 108-78 874-833 14-12 87-103 821-932
as an underdog 2-7 62-52 482-478 4-5 69-45 479-478 2-7 42-75 284-701
as a road underdog 1-6 45-31 344-336 3-4 44-33 342-340 1-6 28-50 186-511
as a road underdog of 6.5 to 12 points 0-1 18-10 142-143 0-1 15-13 136-151 0-1 8-21 59-235
in road games 3-11 51-42 431-430 7-7 53-41 438-425 4-10 37-59 296-585
in December games 2-3 14-18 131-150 3-2 22-12 147-135 2-3 15-20 123-167
in the first half of the season 10-16 40-49 293-304 12-14 51-39 307-286 14-12 40-52 283-329
on Tuesday nights 0-2 12-12 115-123 0-2 17-7 135-98 1-1 11-14 114-131
against Central division opponents 0-2 13-8 126-110 2-0 14-7 131-106 1-1 13-9 120-122
after a non-conference game 4-7 42-28 297-292 5-6 40-29 319-265 6-5 38-33 275-330
after 2 consecutive non-conference games 2-4 20-16 162-158 4-2 22-13 174-143 4-2 19-18 149-178
in non-conference games 4-8 38-32 304-289 6-6 44-26 317-273 8-4 39-33 305-301
after having lost 2 of their last 3 games 4-4 40-38 279-300 4-4 49-30 312-270 6-2 40-42 267-331
after failing to cover 3 of their last 4 against the spread 6-4 23-17 189-196 5-5 27-15 203-182 8-2 24-18 177-221
after having lost 3 of their last 4 games 0-1 28-18 199-211 0-1 29-18 219-194 1-0 25-25 169-262
after failing to cover 4 or 5 of their last 6 against the spread 6-6 22-19 233-225 7-5 29-16 239-221 8-4 22-23 205-272
after failing to cover 5 or 6 of their last 7 against the spread 3-2 11-11 144-140 2-3 14-9 132-151 4-1 10-13 125-171
off a road loss 6-3 35-21 279-287 5-4 36-21 283-280 8-1 35-22 253-323
off a road loss by 10 points or more 4-3 18-9 158-155 4-3 17-11 158-154 6-1 19-9 139-181
after allowing 115 points or more 4-2 27-24 124-123 3-3 36-15 128-112 5-1 24-29 116-135
after allowing 120 points or more 3-2 17-15 61-56 2-3 24-10 62-53 4-1 16-18 53-66
after a loss by 10 points or more 4-4 27-19 240-223 4-4 26-20 227-229 7-1 25-23 198-279
after scoring 115 points or more 0-5 25-25 151-127 3-2 31-18 141-133 1-4 17-33 157-125
after playing a road game 7-6 44-45 416-429 8-5 53-38 431-412 9-4 42-50 395-467
after playing 2 consecutive road games 4-3 22-24 205-205 4-3 28-19 208-201 4-3 18-30 192-227
after playing 3 consecutive road games 2-2 13-11 104-96 3-1 16-9 106-94 2-2 13-13 104-103
after playing 4 consecutive road games 1-0 6-6 54-42 1-0 8-4 47-48 1-0 6-7 54-45
after a game where they failed to cover the spread 9-6 52-35 433-400 7-8 52-34 428-398 12-3 48-40 389-469
after 1 or more consecutive losses 6-5 60-39 459-442 5-6 61-37 466-424 9-2 54-47 393-530
when playing against a team with a winning record 3-4 45-37 464-426 5-2 53-30 447-444 3-4 30-55 355-561
as a road underdog of 6 points or less 1-5 22-17 160-148 3-3 23-17 163-143 1-5 20-20 123-189
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DETROIT Team Trends
Description Against the spread Over/Under Straight Up
  Current Last 3 Since 1996 Current Last 3 Since 1996 Current Last 3 Since 1996
&nbps; W-L W-L W-L O-U O-U O-U W-L W-L W-L
in all games 16-8 98-92 898-895 10-15 90-101 885-902 14-12 95-99 951-880
as a favorite 7-4 51-42 486-484 7-5 50-43 489-475 9-3 59-36 679-312
as a home favorite 6-2 43-23 342-347 6-3 35-32 350-334 8-1 50-18 489-212
as a home favorite of 6.5 to 12 points 2-1 15-6 154-145 4-0 13-10 156-150 4-0 20-3 251-58
in home games 7-4 55-38 446-454 6-6 46-49 461-431 8-4 58-38 568-348
in December games 2-3 17-17 135-144 0-5 17-18 138-144 0-6 14-22 151-139
in the first half of the season 16-8 50-41 302-294 10-15 41-52 286-310 14-12 47-47 321-295
on Tuesday nights 0-1 9-10 117-122 0-1 8-11 115-121 0-1 8-11 121-128
against Northwest division opponents 3-0 17-6 62-67 1-2 8-14 63-64 3-0 17-6 56-73
in non-conference games 8-1 39-28 298-287 4-6 29-40 284-304 7-3 38-32 281-321
after 3 or more consecutive unders 3-2 14-10 106-103 1-4 15-9 112-94 2-4 12-13 115-99
after having lost 5 or 6 of their last 7 games 0-1 15-16 165-179 0-1 13-18 171-168 0-1 14-17 156-200
after having lost 6 or 7 of their last 8 games 0-0 11-10 120-129 0-0 10-11 123-124 0-0 10-11 112-144
off a home loss 2-1 21-14 174-163 1-2 18-18 161-176 2-1 21-15 168-177
off 2 or more consecutive home losses 0-0 3-1 30-33 0-0 1-3 32-31 0-0 3-1 26-38
off a home loss by 10 points or more 2-0 10-6 66-72 1-1 6-10 66-71 2-0 8-8 64-75
after a loss by 10 points or more 3-1 29-23 186-189 1-3 19-32 187-188 3-1 25-27 176-210
after scoring 85 points or less 0-0 9-7 158-194 0-0 6-10 172-182 0-0 9-7 182-181
after scoring 90 points or less 2-0 21-14 305-305 1-1 14-21 298-312 2-0 19-16 339-291
after playing a home game 7-3 46-44 450-429 6-5 48-44 428-449 7-4 47-46 483-423
after playing 2 consecutive home games 4-1 26-20 207-189 3-2 25-20 207-188 4-1 25-21 218-188
after a game where they failed to cover the spread 6-1 51-39 449-434 2-5 42-48 446-441 5-2 46-45 467-448
after 1 or more consecutive losses 7-3 51-43 419-422 2-8 41-53 412-429 5-6 48-48 403-466
after 2 or more consecutive losses 3-1 24-19 214-224 0-4 16-28 214-227 1-4 21-24 197-257
after 3 or more consecutive losses 1-1 13-8 112-127 0-2 7-14 117-124 0-3 10-12 100-148
after 4 or more consecutive losses 1-1 7-3 66-72 0-2 4-6 64-74 0-2 5-5 51-90
after 5 or more consecutive losses 0-1 2-2 40-47 0-1 0-4 41-46 0-1 3-1 30-58
after 6 or more consecutive losses 0-0 0-0 26-29 0-0 0-0 26-29 0-0 0-0 19-37
when playing against a team with a winning record 8-4 47-48 441-454 3-9 41-54 422-471 4-9 39-58 390-530
versus poor defensive teams - allowing 106+ points/game 7-6 23-25 39-52 5-8 20-29 39-53 7-6 25-24 45-47
versus good offensive teams - scoring 106+ points/game 6-4 19-17 49-41 3-7 13-24 38-52 5-5 17-20 39-52
as a home favorite of 6 points or less 4-1 28-17 172-183 2-3 22-22 175-169 4-1 30-15 207-150
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Team Statistics
Performance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below.
DENVER Current Season Performance
  Straight Up Against Spread Team Opponent
  W-L Units W-L O-U Score Half FG Pct Reb. Score Half FG Pct Reb.
All 15-12 0.45 11-16 12-15 107.148 53.556 46.114% 52.889 106.778 55.222 47.72% 48.852
Road Games 5-10 -6.5 4-11 7-8 103.067 50.867 43.774% 51.533 109.467 57.533 48.324% 50.8
Last 5 Games 2-3 0.25 2-3 3-2 108.2 55.4 45.946% 52.2 108.8 55.6 48.009% 49.8
NONCONF 9-4 3.65 5-8 6-7 110 54.923 47.147% 52.846 105.462 54.615 45.479% 50.539
Team Statistics
Performance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below.
DETROIT Current Season Performance
  Straight Up Against Spread Team Opponent
  W-L Units W-L O-U Score Half FG Pct Reb. Score Half FG Pct Reb.
All 14-13 2.2 16-9 10-16 102.444 52 44.789% 50.37 102.259 52.37 46.676% 50.37
Home Games 8-5 0.3 7-5 6-7 103.231 52.769 45.225% 51.846 100.462 49.692 46.516% 47.846
Last 5 Games 0-5 -7.05 2-2 0-4 91.2 46.2 38.642% 54 99.2 49.8 46.5% 51.6
NONCONF 7-4 4.05 8-2 4-7 103.455 51.545 45.72% 50.727 100.909 51 46.885% 49.364
DENVER Current Season Statistics
  Shooting     3pt Shooting Free Throws  Rebounding  
  PPG Half FGM-A Pct FGM-A PCT FTM-A Pct Tot Off Ast PF Stl TO Bk
Team Stats (All Games) 107.1 53.6 40-86 46.1% 11-30 36.9% 16-22 73.8% 53 12 23 18 8 0 5
vs opponents surrendering 105.7 53.3 39-86 45.8% 10-29 36.2% 17-22 76.9% 52 10 22 20 8 15 5
Team Stats (Road Games) 103.1 50.9 38-87 43.8% 11-31 36.8% 15-20 75.6% 52 12 20 18 7 0 4
Stats Against (All Games) 106.8 55.2 41-85 47.7% 11-29 38% 14-19 74.7% 49 10 24 21 8 15 5
vs opponents averaging 105.1 53 39-85 45.8% 11-29 36.4% 16-21 75.9% 51 9 23 21 8 15 5
Stats Against (Road Games) 109.5 57.5 41-86 48.3% 11-28 39.6% 16-20 79.1% 51 10 24 20 8 15 5
DETROIT Current Season Statistics
  Shooting     3pt Shooting Free Throws  Rebounding  
  PPG Half FGM-A Pct FGM-A PCT FTM-A Pct Tot Off Ast PF Stl TO Bk
Team Stats (All Games) 102.4 52 39-86 44.8% 11-29 37.5% 15-20 74.4% 50 11 22 19 8 0 3
vs opponents surrendering 105.3 53.2 39-85 45.7% 10-29 36.1% 17-22 76.1% 51 10 23 20 8 15 5
Team Stats (Road Games) 103.2 52.8 39-85 45.2% 11-28 39.7% 15-20 72.7% 52 10 23 19 8 0 4
Stats Against (All Games) 102.3 52.4 38-82 46.7% 10-27 36.8% 15-20 78.2% 50 9 24 19 7 15 5
vs opponents averaging 106 53.5 39-85 46.4% 10-27 36.5% 17-22 76.6% 51 10 23 20 8 14 5
Stats Against (Road Games) 100.5 49.7 38-82 46.5% 10-27 35.9% 15-18 80% 48 7 24 20 7 15 4
Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
DENVER Season Results
  Team Stats Opp Stats
Date Opponent Score SU Line ATS Tot. O/U Shots Pct REB TO Shots Pct REB TO
10/18/2017 @UTAH 96-106 L 2.5 L 205 U 36-77 46.8% 43 21 41-81 50.6% 40 15
10/21/2017 SACRAMENTO 96-79 W -12.5 W 212.5 U 37-85 43.5% 67 16 31-85 36.5% 47 13
10/23/2017 WASHINGTON 104-109 L -5 L 224.5 U 39-80 48.7% 52 23 37-84 44% 43 15
10/25/2017 @CHARLOTTE 93-110 L -2.5 L 211.5 U 38-99 38.4% 57 13 38-80 47.5% 57 14
10/27/2017 @ATLANTA 105-100 W -7.5 W 210.5 U 42-91 46.2% 62 11 37-89 41.6% 45 12
10/29/2017 @BROOKLYN 124-111 W -5.5 W 223 O 47-94 50% 49 6 39-96 40.6% 68 15
10/30/2017 @NEW YORK 110-116 L -5 L 211 O 35-85 41.2% 43 13 41-82 50% 59 22
11/01/2017 TORONTO 129-111 W -1.5 W 217 O 47-88 53.4% 57 12 42-85 49.4% 46 13
11/03/2017 MIAMI 95-94 W -5.5 W 216.5 U 36-80 45% 52 17 36-77 46.8% 48 23
11/04/2017 GOLDEN STATE 108-127 L 9 L 232.5 O 40-87 46% 54 17 50-91 54.9% 47 13
11/07/2017 BROOKLYN 112-104 W -12.5 W 230 U 44-93 47.3% 52 19 38-89 42.7% 58 25
11/09/2017 OKLAHOMA CITY 102-94 W 2 W 215.5 U 38-82 46.3% 54 19 38-90 42.2% 54 16
11/11/2017 ORLANDO 125-107 W -9 W 217 O 46-87 52.9% 56 12 41-87 47.1% 43 12
11/13/2017 @PORTLAND 82-99 L 2 L 212 U 30-84 35.7% 45 20 38-73 52.1% 48 21
11/17/2017 NEW ORLEANS 146-114 W -4.5 W 221.5 O 56-89 62.9% 52 14 48-91 52.7% 33 13
11/19/2017 @LA LAKERS 109-127 L -5 L 223 O 36-84 42.9% 58 21 53-100 53% 55 15
11/20/2017 @SACRAMENTO 114-98 W -5 W 209.5 O 42-86 48.8% 56 13 41-86 47.7% 39 13
11/22/2017 @HOUSTON 95-125 L 8.5 L 223 U 35-87 40.2% 52 19 45-82 54.9% 51 18
11/24/2017 MEMPHIS 104-92 W -6 W 210 U 40-79 50.6% 61 21 36-73 49.3% 31 18
11/28/2017 @UTAH 77-106 L -1 L 205.5 U 28-78 35.9% 47 17 42-87 48.3% 51 11
11/30/2017 CHICAGO 111-110 W -10 W 209.5 O 38-83 45.8% 52 12 44-82 53.7% 47 11
12/02/2017 LA LAKERS 115-100 W -3.5 W 222 U 40-87 46% 46 12 38-86 44.2% 60 21
12/04/2017 @DALLAS 105-122 L 2 L 209 O 38-91 41.8% 56 7 49-86 57% 47 7
12/06/2017 @NEW ORLEANS 114-123 L 5.5 L 222 O 41-94 43.6% 50 9 46-86 53.5% 59 11
12/08/2017 @ORLANDO 103-89 W 2 W 218 U 42-85 49.4% 51 12 33-83 39.8% 50 14
12/10/2017 @INDIANA 116-126 L 5 L 217.5 O 43-95 45.3% 58 21 49-93 52.7% 45 11
12/12/2017 @DETROIT 103-84 W 7 W 211 U 40-79 50.6% 46 17 28-79 35.4% 48 20
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Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
DETROIT Season Results
  Team Stats Opp Stats
Date Opponent Score SU Line ATS Tot. O/U Shots Pct REB TO Shots Pct REB TO
10/18/2017 CHARLOTTE 102-90 W -2.5 W 202 U 41-96 42.7% 50 8 29-73 39.7% 56 17
10/20/2017 @WASHINGTON 111-115 L 6.5 L 211.5 O 43-87 49.4% 43 19 40-75 53.3% 47 16
10/21/2017 @NEW YORK 111-107 W -1 W 204.5 O 44-91 48.4% 47 12 37-81 45.7% 51 12
10/23/2017 PHILADELPHIA 86-97 L -3.5 L 215.5 U 33-85 38.8% 46 14 35-75 46.7% 57 21
10/25/2017 MINNESOTA 122-101 W -2.5 W 209 O 48-92 52.2% 55 15 37-85 43.5% 46 14
10/28/2017 @LA CLIPPERS 95-87 W 8 W 206 U 36-88 40.9% 61 12 28-84 33.3% 60 18
10/29/2017 @GOLDEN STATE 115-107 W 14.5 W 221 O 43-93 46.2% 42 13 44-77 57.1% 44 25
10/31/2017 @LA LAKERS 93-113 L -3 L 207.5 U 41-94 43.6% 47 13 45-91 49.5% 57 14
11/03/2017 MILWAUKEE 105-96 W -1 W 204 U 37-78 47.4% 49 12 39-83 47% 42 13
11/04/2017 SACRAMENTO 108-99 W -9 W 195 O 40-79 50.6% 48 15 40-76 52.6% 38 17
11/08/2017 INDIANA 114-97 W -6.5 W 210 O 43-83 51.8% 59 15 38-88 43.2% 44 15
11/10/2017 ATLANTA 111-104 W -7.5 W 210 O 39-89 43.8% 56 17 44-89 49.4% 48 15
11/12/2017 MIAMI 112-103 W -2 W 200 O 42-87 48.3% 60 13 39-90 43.3% 46 9
11/15/2017 @MILWAUKEE 95-99 L 5 L 204.5 U 30-85 35.3% 51 16 38-78 48.7% 52 15
11/17/2017 @INDIANA 100-107 L 1.5 L 211.5 U 39-93 41.9% 52 11 39-89 43.8% 61 10
11/19/2017 @MINNESOTA 100-97 W 5.5 W 209 U 39-83 47% 46 19 40-78 51.3% 48 20
11/20/2017 CLEVELAND 88-116 L 2 L 217.5 U 34-77 44.2% 41 14 42-80 52.5% 47 11
11/24/2017 @OKLAHOMA CITY 99-98 W 8.5 W 201.5 U 39-84 46.4% 49 20 42-98 42.9% 56 14
11/27/2017 @BOSTON 118-108 W 6 W 199 O 44-85 51.8% 45 8 40-77 51.9% 46 17
11/29/2017 PHOENIX 131-107 W -11.5 W 217 O 51-89 57.3% 50 19 39-84 46.4% 44 19
12/01/2017 @WASHINGTON 91-109 L -1 L 204 U 35-79 44.3% 45 15 43-89 48.3% 55 11
12/02/2017 @PHILADELPHIA 103-108 L 4 L 213 U 34-78 43.6% 48 16 35-86 40.7% 57 17
12/04/2017 @SAN ANTONIO 93-96 L 3.5 L 200 U 35-85 41.2% 52 10 35-82 42.7% 54 16
12/06/2017 @MILWAUKEE 100-104 L 4 L 204 O 36-87 41.4% 58 10 39-79 49.4% 50 11
12/08/2017 GOLDEN STATE 98-102 L 5.5 L 212 U 38-92 41.3% 60 11 39-81 48.1% 50 14
12/10/2017 BOSTON 81-91 L 1 L 201 U 28-84 33.3% 52 9 33-79 41.8% 58 13
12/12/2017 DENVER 84-103 L -7 L 211 U 28-79 35.4% 48 20 40-79 50.6% 46 17
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Team Line Action
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in DENVER games 50.7% of the time since 1996. (713-693)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in DETROIT games 50% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (77-77)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in DETROIT games 52.1% of the time since 1996. (731-672)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in DENVER games 42.4% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (70-95)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in DETROIT games 49.7% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (89-90)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in DETROIT games 50.8% of the time since 1996. (808-782)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in DENVER games 58.9% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (99-69)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in DENVER games 50.4% of the time since 1996. (760-748)
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
  Shooting 3pt shots Free Throws Rebounds
Date Teams Score Line Result Half FGM-A Pct FGM-A Pct FTM-A Pct Tot. OFF TO
12/12/2017 DETROIT 84 -7 U 40 28-79 35.4% 9-25 36% 19-22 86.4% 48 11 20
DENVER 103 211 49 40-79 50.6% 10-30 33.3% 13-14 92.9% 46 6 17
11/12/2016 DENVER 95 -5 U 49 36-84 42.9% 9-25 36% 14-19 73.7% 52 14 15
DETROIT 106 203 57 46-90 51.1% 4-18 22.2% 10-14 71.4% 49 11 9
11/05/2016 DETROIT 103 -4 U 51 40-83 48.2% 7-20 35% 16-22 72.7% 55 8 13
DENVER 86 200 44 31-94 33% 7-25 28% 17-20 85% 60 16 16
02/10/2016 DETROIT 92 -4 U 53 38-88 43.2% 10-27 37% 6-7 85.7% 45 7 14
DENVER 103 207 52 39-83 47% 6-19 31.6% 19-24 79.2% 55 8 12
01/23/2016 DENVER 104 4 O 45 36-78 46.2% 8-22 36.4% 24-29 82.8% 38 3 8
DETROIT 101 205 54 40-84 47.6% 11-29 37.9% 10-19 52.6% 62 11 16
02/06/2015 DETROIT 98 -6 U 56 37-82 45.1% 4-24 16.7% 20-26 76.9% 61 11 16
DENVER 88 204.5 42 33-85 38.8% 5-22 22.7% 17-22 77.3% 47 11 13
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DENVER Key Player Injuries
(!)[C] 12/13/2017 - Nikola Jokic is upgraded to "?" Wednesday vs Boston ( Ankle )
[G] 12/13/2017 - Will Barton is probable Wednesday vs Boston ( Back )
[G] 12/09/2017 - Jamal Murray injured last game, is probable Sunday vs Indiana ( Undisclosed )
[G] 12/09/2017 - Jamal Murray injured last game, is probable Sunday vs Indiana ( Calf )
(!)[C] 12/03/2017 - Nikola Jokic is out indefinitely ( Ankle )
(!)[F] 11/21/2017 - Paul Millsap is out indefinitely ( Wrist )
DETROIT Key Player Injuries
(!)[G] 12/12/2017 - Avery Bradley is probable Tuesday vs Denver ( Illness )
[F] 11/25/2017 - Jon Leuer is out indefinitely ( Ankle )