Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE
The Detroit Pistons are hoping to win their first game of the young NBA season on the road tonight as they travel to Denver to square off against the Nuggets.
The Nuggets are a surprise 0-3 team, as many people predicted that they will be in the mix for the Western Conference this season. Surprisingly, Denver has struggled to score this season, only averaging 93.3 points-per-game this season. Much of the team's struggles can be traced to their three-point shooting woes. The Nuggets are only shooting 24.6 percent from beyond the arc this season. Sharpshooter Danilo Gallinari has been particularly inefficient, only making three of his 18 three point attempts so far.
The Pistons are no strangers to early-season shooting struggles, as Rodney Stuckey is 1-for-22 over the first three games of the season. Consequently, Detroit is only averaging 88.0 points-per-game, which is third worst in the NBA.
Detroit will need to keep Denver off the offensive glass to be successful. The Nuggets are averaging 16.3 offensive rebounds per game, and grab the third most rebounds in the league. The Pistons are second-worst in the NBA in total rebounds, and will need to perform better than that.
The Pistons tip-off at 9 p.m. ET tonight, with coverage of the game on Fox Sports Detroit.