The Brooklyn Nets are facing a shorthanded Detroit Pistons squad who will play without Blake Griffin and Reggie Jackson.
According to the NBA’s injury report, both Blake Griffin and Reggie Jackson will miss Detroit’s game against the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday.
Griffin has yet to make his season debut as he deals with knee soreness. He underwent surgery in the offseason but should return to the floor soon.
Jackson, on the other hand, is going to miss at least four weeks after suffering a stress reaction in his lower back per Shams Charania of The Athletic. In two games this season, Jackson is averaging 5.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 4.0 assists.
The Pistons are currently near the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings with a 2-4 record. Andre Drummond and Derrick Rose are putting up monster numbers, but that has yet to translate to consistent winning.
The Nets will try and take advantage of the Pistons after securing a major victory over the stacked Houston Rockets on Friday night. The win moved the Nets to 2-3 on the season with their other win coming against the New York Knicks.
The Pistons are looking to rebound after a six-point loss to the Chicago Bulls on Friday.
Sweeping back-to-backs is no joke in the NBA, but the Nets have a golden opportunity to do just that. A letdown on Saturday would take away some of the juice the win over Houston provided.
Look for head coach Kenny Atkinson to go deeper into his bench on Saturday. Against the Rockets, Atkinson went 10-deep, but Rodions Kurucs and Dzanan Musa only played a combined 13 minutes.