Hello All, Wednesday, the Heat (40-34) will be in Detroit to take on the Pistons (23-50). I feel bad for both teams. Detroit for their miserable season and Miami for having to travel to Detroit. Although I will say this: the fountain in the Detroit Airport is one of my personal Seven Wonders of the World. Miami won the last meeting 92-65 in January. PROJECTED STARTERS Heat Pistons PG Arroyo W. Bynum SG Wade R. Hamilton SF Richardson T. Prince PF Beasley J. Jerebko C Anthony J. Maxiell The Heat
may again will be without Jermaine O’Neal, who is Day-to-Day with a knee hyperextension.
STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN (Stats from Statsheet.com; March 29, 2010)
Effective Field Goal %
The Heat is 17th in the league at 49.2%; the Pistons are 29th at 47%.
The Heat is 3rd in the league at 13%; the Pistons are 13th at 14%.
Offensive Rebound %
The Heat is 20th in the league at 25.6%; the Pistons are 2nd at 30.5%.
Free Throw Rate
The Heat is 14th in the league at 29.8%; the Pistons are 13th at 30.3%.
Always guard the inbound passer.