Extra Pass: Nets get first look at Cunningham in Pistons rematch

Published November 5, 2021, 3:15 PMJC Ansis

Cade Cunningham and the Detroit Pistons hope to avenge their loss to the Brooklyn Nets the other day.

When the Brooklyn Nets played the Detroit Pistons a couple of days ago, they dominated and came out with a 117-91 win.

The Nets shot the ball exceptionally well in that game, making 65.3 percent of their shots. Kevin Durant had 23 points and James Harden registered his first triple-double (18-12-10) of the season. It was a pretty great day for Brooklyn.

The Pistons, on the other hand, shot poorly (40.5 percent) and the guy who led them in scoring was Cory Joseph, who came off the bench with 13. It was a pretty bad day for Detroit.

But the Pistons want to avenge that loss when they host the Nets tomorrow, 7:00 AM live on NBA TV Philippines via Smart's GigaPlay app or Cignal TV.

One player who didn't see action in the first matchup but is expected to suit up tomorrow is Cade Cunningham. This year's No. 1 rookie missed time to start the season due to an ankle injury and only has three games under his belt.

Cunningham struggled with his shot in his first two games and only scored a total of eight points. His shooting woes continued against the Philadelphia 76ers, but he did put up the first double-double of his NBA career with 18 points and 10 boards, to go along with four assists and a steal.

Durant, who is coming off a 32-7-5 game against the Hawks, and the Nets are looking for their fourth straight win. Cunningham and the Pistons, on the other hand, are hoping to get back into the win column after three consecutive setbacks.

Then at 10:00 AM, also on NBA TV Philippines, the Golden State Warriors take on the struggling New Orleans Pelicans.

The Warriors have started the season strong, going 6-1 in their first seven games. Steph Curry has expectedly been carrying the load, averaging 26.7 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 6.9 assists for the Dubs.

In contrast, New Orleans hasn't found its groove yet. The Pelicans, who hold a 1-7 record, still have stars Zion Williamson (foot) and Brandon Ingram (hip) sidelined with injuries.

Curry and the Warriors are favorites to win this matchup, but catch the game and see if the shorthanded Pelicans can score an upset.