The 2022 NBA Summer League action continues as the Detroit Pistons take on the Indiana Pacers at Cox Pavilion on July 12.
After an impressive 105-99 win over the Washington Wizards, the Detroit Pistons are undefeated in the Summer League. With a 2-0 record and an impressive young squad, the Pistons will be looking to continue their winning streak.
Meanwhile, the Indiana Pacers haven’t been so lucky. After a 96-103 loss to the Sacramento Kings, the Pacers fell to 1-1 in the Summer League.
In an effort to prevent a losing slide, the Pacers are hoping to hand the Pistons their first loss.
Fixation – Detroit Pistons vs. Indiana Pacers | 2022 NBA Summer League
Date and hour – Tuesday July 12, 2022; 9:00 p.m. ET (Wednesday, July 13, 2022; 6:30 a.m. IST)
Location – Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas, NV
Detroit Pistons Preview
The Detroit Pistons are coming off an impressive performance in their second Summer League game. With a decisive win over the Washington Wizards, the Pistons remain undefeated.
Their record could be a product of their spectacular young core. Third-year player Isaiah Stewart continues to be a dominant force on the glass. However, the rookie pairing combination of Jalen Duren and Jaden Ivey has worked wonders for Detroit’s offense.
Isaiah Livers put in a massive performance in the previous game. Dropping 20 points to lead the scoring charge, the Pistons will also look to second as a driving force in the next game.
Key player: Jaden Ivey
The key Detroit Pistons player in this game could be Jaden Ivey. The guard has placed himself in an ideal position with the Pistons.
Leading the backcourt, Ivey kicked off the Summer League with a spark. The guard showed great pitch awareness and flair when connecting on an alley with big man Jalen Duren.
Jaden Ivey had a fiery start in the previous game. With 11 points and two assists in just five minutes of playing time, Ivey looked unstoppable before leaving the game with an injury.
Fortunately, he should be ready to play in the next game.
Detroit Pistons predicted roster
g -Jaden Ivey | g – Saben Lee | F – Livers of Isaiah | F – Isaiah Stewart | VS – Jalen Duren
Indiana Pacers preview
The Indiana Pacers are coming off a tough loss to the Sacramento Kings. The Pacers showed their flaws against one of the best teams in the Summer League.
Indiana’s roster isn’t graced with many familiar faces. Aside from names like Duane Washington Jr. and Isaiah Jackson, the Pacers look like a relatively lackluster team.
However, Indiana has a rising star in its midst in Bennedict Mathurin. The No. 6 draft pick had a rather poor performance against the Kings.
Key player: Benedict Mathurin
Bennedict Mathurin will be a vital force for the Indiana Pacers in the next game. After leading the offensive charge against the Kings, Indiana hopes to see the young guard make an impact against Detroit.
Mathurin is coming off a decent performance of 15 points and three rebounds. Mathurin shot just 37.5% from the field and a disappointing 40% from the free throw line.
Tipped to be the center point of the offense, the guard could be due for a massive game against Detroit.
Indiana Pacers predicted roster
g – Andre Nembhard | g – Benoît Mathurin | F – Duane Washington Jr | F -Terry Taylor | VS -Isaiah Jackson
Pistons vs Pacers Match Predictions
The Pistons should come away with a win over the Pacers.
Detroit has had some success in the Summer League. Their success is mostly the product of their heart. Meanwhile, the Pacers looked slightly uncomfortable as they suffered their latest loss.
While the Pacers have impressive plays on their roster, Detroit is a more balanced team. While factoring in length and defensive execution, the Pistons might be able to stifle Indiana.
Where to watch the Pistons vs Pacers game?
The game will be available on the NBA’s League Pass platform.