Houston Rockets vs Detroit Pistons Preview

By Michael Ma

November 10, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Detroit Pistons center Greg Monroe (10) controls the ball as Houston Rockets power forward Greg Smith (4) defends during the third quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Previewing the Houston Rockets matchup against the Detroit Pistons Saturday night:


The record for the Rockets at Toyota Center, where they haven’t played at in over 2 weeks. The last game at home was a 113-112 win over the Washington Wizards where James Harden scored on a layup in the final seconds to give the Rockets a win.


The number of offensive rebounds the Pistons average, good for first in the NBA. The Pistons also rank 9th overall in total rebounds per game, at 44.8. The Rockets, meanwhile rank 6th in that compartment, averaging 45.3, but are 4th worst in giving up offensive rebounds.

The Beast in Dwight

Dwight Howard dominated in the first matchup, finishing with 35 points and 19 rebounds in a 114-97 Rockets win while having both Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond defend him all night.