Pistons Vs. Rockets NBA Preview: Detroit Fighting Uphill Battle

CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 13: Boris Diaw #32 of the Charlotte Bobcats battles for a loose ball with Ben Wallace #6 of the Detroit Pistons during their game at Time Warner Cable Arena on January 13, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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The Detroit Pistons face a very tough team in the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, looking to get back in the win column after a 99-91 loss to the Warriors on Sunday. Houston is riding a three-game winning streak and boasts a 4-1 home record, so they'll welcome the Pistons with confidence, considering the fact that Detroit is 1-5 as the visitor this season.

Houston is a team that started off slowly, but now sits at 6-7 and is trying to make it back to .500. Detroit is going the other way, though, with a 3-10 record over all and an offense that hasn't been able to get anything done. During a six-game losing streak, the Pistons were out-scored 592-483. As a contrast, the Rockets are averaging 108 points during its winning streak. They took out Washington 114-106 in their last outing, thannks to Samuel Dalembert, who had 20 points, with Luis Scola adding 18 of his own. Kevin Martin has been the go-to guy for scoring at other points though, with a team-best 17.9 points per game.

Detroit will certainly have a tough time keeping up, averaging just 85.4 points per game and have not been able to reach 100 points at all this season. It's going to be an uphill battle. The game is set for 8:00 p.m. eastern time.

For more on the Detroit Pistons, check out Detroit Bad Boys. You can also head over to SB Nation's main NBA hub at SBNation.com/NBA.

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