On May 17, as part of the regular season, the NBA will host a game between the Detroit Pistons and the Miami Heat. We offer you a forecast for this match.
As for Detroit, the team will finish the season in last place in the Eastern Conference. In principle, no one is surprised by this situation at all. Everyone knew that the Pistons would be reshuffled only in the summer, and it wasn't certain that Detroit would be able to turn into a playoff contender again in a year.
Miami's thoughts are already in the playoffs. The team will almost certainly play the Milwaukee Bucks. Last season, the Heat managed to create a sensation and beat out the best team in the Eastern Conference. This year, though, the Milwaukees are not the first, but they seem to be much more dangerous.
Injuries and disqualifications:
- Grant, Smith (both knee injuries), Doumbouya, Stewart (both personal reasons), McGruder (elbow injury), Ellington (calf injury) – Detroit. Oladipo (knee injury) – Miami.
Statistics and figures:
- Detroit has lost four games in a row;
- Miami has One Loss after Four straight Wins;
- Miami has won three of its last five games against Detroit.
Miami can match the number of wins with Atlanta and New York, but only if these two teams lose on the final day of the game. We believe that in this match, it is not worth taking risks, but simply putting a "Hit" on the victory.