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Detroit is coming off a 22-turnover performance - including a career-high seven from Greg Monroe - in a loss to Memphis. They're at Dallas facing the Mavericks, who recently signed Derek Fisher to provide depth in their depleted backcourt.
The red hot Memphis Grizzlies cooled off the Pistons' streak of offensive excellence with a 90-78 win Friday in Memphis. It's hard to expect to win a game an opponent outscores you 31-10 off turnovers.
Clearly the biggest difference in an off-night for the Pistons, they'll head into Saturday's game against the Mavericks looking to get past the large amount of errors they committed against the Grizzlies. Seven of the team's 22 turnovers came from Greg Monroe, giving him a new career high in the statistic. He scored 17 points in the loss, and the Pistons will need a more consistent performance from him against Dallas, losers of four of their last five games.
To help solidify depth in the back court, the Mavericks signed veteran Derek Fisher, and he will make his first appearance of the season Saturday. Darren Collison has a sprained right shoulder, and may not play for Dallas, thrusting the 15-year veteran Fisher into the mix.
Tip-off is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.