Pistons at Mavericks
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, American Airlines Center, Dallas
Radio: ESPN/103.3 FM, ESPN/1540 AM (Sp.)
Records: Pistons 32-31; Mavs 33-31
About the Pistons: Detroit is seeded ninth in the East, just one-half game behind No. 8 Chicago and 1 1/2 games behind No. 7 Indiana. ... Guard Reggie Jackson (19.2 points per game, 6.2 assists) makes the Pistons’ offense go, but he gets plenty of help from center Andre Drummond, who averages 16.7 points and shoots 52.1 percent. Drummond leads the NBA in rebounding (15.1) and double-doubles (53), and is 17th in blocks (1.46). ... The Pistons are the only team the Mavericks haven’t played this season. The two play in Detroit on April 1. ... Detroit is 3-13 in its past 16 games against the Mavericks.
About the Mavericks: Dallas opened a three-game homestand with Monday’s 109-90 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. ... The Mavs are 19-14 at home this season, the worst besides Houston’s 17-14 mark among the 16 teams currently in playoff position. ... Dallas is 12-12 against the East this season after finishing 21-9 last season. ... The Mavericks will be playing their 600th game at American Airlines Center. They beat the Pistons 94-87 in their first regular-season game at AAC on Oct. 30, 2001.