The good news: the Nets have beaten the Pistons twice and looked good doing it both times. The bad news: those games were at home, with Mikhail Prokhorov watching. This game is on the road where they have lost 11 straight, going back to before Christmas.
The Nets need a road win desperately and other than Damion James and Jordan Farmar, they are healthy. The Pistons on the other hand have been hurting lately and have lost four straight. Rodney Stuckey (right shoulder contusion) is questionable and Jason Maxiell (sore back) is out. Richard Hamilton hasn't played in 12 games.
If the Nets need any added motivation, there's this clippable quotation from Ben Gordon. "A team like New Jersey is another team that’s an opponent we can definitely beat. We’ve just got to come in, take care of business and not take them lightly," Sounds like you already have, Ben.
- New Jersey Nets Game Notes - New Jersey Nets
- Detroit Pistons Game Notes - Detroit Pistons
- Getting Inside - New Jersey Nets - Sports Xchange
- Getting Inside - Detroit Pistons - Sports Xchange
- Nets-Pistons Preview - Stats LLC
Nets' Derrick Favors deserves Rookie Challenge selection - Colin Stephenson - Star-Ledger
- Up next for Nets - Al Iannazzone - The Record
- Nets tryin' to rebound on road after effort-less loss - Brian Lewis - New York Post
Demeanor not doing Derrick any Favors - Stefan Bondy - New York Daily News
GEICO SportsNite: Nets' Favors to play in rookie game (Video) - SNY
- Pistons see opportunity to end losing streak - Carlos Monarrez - Detroit Free Press
Pistons enter urgent stretch in search of more home wins - Carlow Monarrez - Detroit Free Press
- Tayshaun Prince describes Pistons' season as 'wasted' - Terry Foster - Detroit News
- Pistons look to capitalize on Nets' road woes - Chris Iott - MLive
Detroit Pistons Links: Jonas Jerebko featured in Nike's new 'American Made' online film series - Chris Iott - MLive