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NBA Game Sim: Pistons end 28-game losing streak with win over Raptors

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to our simulation, the Detroit Pistons will snap their 28-game losing streak. But will it translate into real life? We will have to wait and see. The two teams will do battle later tonight at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan.

In our simulation, the Pistons defeated the Toronto Raptors 115-112.

Detroit Pistons star Cade Cunningham handles the ball during the game against the Utah Jazz
Cade Cunningham handles the ball during the game against the Utah Jazz (Photo by Brian Sevald/NBAE via Getty Images)

The simulation has the new players following the recent New York Knicks and the Raptors trade.

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The simulation has Cade Cunningham leading the Pistons with 20 points. He also had five rebounds and seven assists.

Cunningham was one of five players in double digits. Jalen Duren was second with 18 points. Bojan Bogdanovic and Ausar Thompson contributed 14 points apiece.

Marcus Sasser also had 11 points.

The Pistons shot nearly 50% from the field. They also shot 74.1% from the free-throw line. But they were just 9 of 23 from three-point range.

Duren led the Pistons with eight field goals made, as he was 8 of 12 from the field. Cunningham was second with seven field goals made, including a 7 of 16 stat line. He also went 1 of 7 from three-point range.

The Raptors were led by newly acquired R.J. Barrett, who had 23 points. He also had one assist and three rebounds.

Barrett was one of five players, who scored double figures. Scottie Barnes added 21 and Pascal Siakam contributed 20.

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Dennis Schroder had 14 and Immanuel Quickley, who was also acquired in the trade like Barrett, had 12.

The Raptors shot 44.1% from the field. They also shot 70.8% from the free-throw line.

Toronto shot 35.5% from three-point range.

Barrett, Barnes, and Siakam led the Raptors with eight field goals each. They combined for 3 of 10 from three-point range.

Barrett made two three-pointers, while Siakam made one.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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