Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki attempts a shot over Detroit Pistons forward Tobias Harris during a game in 2016.(
* Who: Detroit Pistons (17-13) at Dallas Mavericks (8-23)
* Where: American Airlines Center in Dallas
* When: 8:30 tonight
* TV: Fox Sports Detroit
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The Pistons will try to stretch their winning streak to four games when they visit the team with the worst record in the Western Conference. Avery Bradley will miss his third game with a groin strain that will keep him out for at least another week, probably longer. Reggie Bullock is coming off a career-high 20 point-game against Orlando, his third consecutive start, and has made 20-of-31 shots (64.5 percent) his past four games.
The Mavericks have lost three in a row. Harrison Barnes leads the Mavs in scoring (18.3) and rebounding (7.1). Rookie Dennis Smith Jr. is averaging 14.4 points. Dirk Nowitzki, 39, in his 20th season, is averaging 11.6 points and 5.6 rebounds. The Pistons swept two games from the Mavericks last season and have won their past three in Dallas.
FILE — Charlie Villanueva during his stint with the Detroit Pistons.
Pistons rookie Luke Kennard believes tough coaching will make him a better player.