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Pistons vs. Timberwolves: Guard Play Could Determine The Outcome To Tonight’s Game

Dec 8, 2013; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Detroit Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings (7) goes to the basket against Miami Heat center Chris Bosh (1) during the fourth quarter at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Miami won 110-95. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 8, 2013; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Detroit Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings (7) goes to the basket against Miami Heat center Chris Bosh (1) during the fourth quarter at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Miami won 110-95. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

It’s obvious that the front courts for the Pistons and Timberwolves will get their points and rebounds, with the likes of Greg Monroe, Andre Drummond, Nikola Pekovic and Kevin Love.

What’s not so obvious is how each teams guards will perform.

The Pistons will have their hands full with Timberwolves shooting guard Kevin Martin. The Pistons seem to always struggle against three point shooters, which is just what Martin is. He has a 42 percent three point percentage to show that, as well. It goes without saying that Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will have to do everything in his defensive arsenal to stop the guy.

Turnovers could also be the determining factor to this game, and it could specifically come from each teams point guards. Both Brandon Jennings and Ricky Rubio have often disrupted their team’s outcome to games, because of turnovers.

Both teams’ front courts are very consistent, and rarely make any mistakes. It’s unlikely that they would determine the outcome of the game, as the guards could potentially do tonight.

Topics: Brandon Jennings, Detroit Pistons, Kevin Martin, Minnesota Timberwolves, Pistons, Timberwolves

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