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Hoyas in the NBA: Greg Monroe solid, but Pistons lose

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Greg Monroe had another solid outing for the Pistons, but they were clipped by the Jazz. Henry Sims, Hollis Thompson and the Sixers stayed winless after losing to the Raptors. Monday, Roy Hibbert is questionable for the Pacers with a bruised knee, but Monroe is back in action.

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Sunday night

Pistons vs. Jazz final score: Mistakes down the stretch doom Detroit, 97-96 - Detroit Bad Boys

It's not surprising that (Stan Van Gundy) wanted (Greg) Monroe to take the final shot, though, as Moose was Detroit's only effective weapon down the stretch. He made 4-of-7 shots in the fourth as his teammates went 4-for-22 (18 percent). Monroe finished the game with 19 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and a steal.

Raptors blow out 76ers, Philadelphia drops to 0-7 - NBA.com
Hollis Thompson and Henry Sims are getting a lot of playing time for the 76ers and are even playing some quality games, but the 76ers are really bad and they lost their 7th straight game on Sunday night to open the season 0-7. Henry had 12 points and 8 rebounds, but Hollis struggled badly with only 2 points (1-5 from the field) and 2 rebounds.

Monday night

Pacers Injury Update: Roy Hibbert joins the injury list - Indy Cornrows

With 56 seconds left to play in the first quarter of Saturday night's contest against the Washington Wizards, the Pacers suffered yet another casualty. Attempting to set a screen, Roy Hibbert inadvertently banged knees with Solomon Hill. Instantaneously, the final starter standing was seen wincing as he gingerly walked to the bench and eventually was led to the locker-room for further evaluation. Initially listed as "questionable to return," the team later ruled out the 7-foot center for the game prior to the third quarter.

Roy is listed as day-to-day and his status for Monday's game against the Jazz is up in the air.

7:00 PM ET - Jazz at Pacers - November 10, 2014 - NBA.com
Roy Hibbert is questionable for tonight's game in Indiana. If he sits, the Pacers will be without every starter from last year's team as they look to stop a 6-game losing-streak against a hot Jazz team.

8:00 PM ET - Pistons at Bulls - November 10, 2014 - NBA.com
Greg Monroe and the Pistons look to rebound from a tough loss at home Sunday against the Jazz as they travel to Chicago to take on the Bulls. Derrick Rose's status is still uncertain for the Bulls.

The game plan Monday could revolve around whether Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond can control the glass. Both rank among the league leaders in rebounds, with Monroe averaging 11.8 per game and Drummond 11.7.

Stats Update

Player Minutes Points FG% Rebounds Assists Steals Blocks
Otto Porter 24.7 8.9 52.3% 3.3 1.1 0.9 0.1
Jeff Green 34.3 19.7 45.4% 5.3 2.5 1.0 0.8
Roy Hibbert 29.1 12.6 48.4% 8.3 1.4 0.0 3.7
Henry Sims 24.1 8.4 45.5% 6.3 2.0 0.6 0.1
Hollis Thompson 31.9 9.4 37.7% 3.4 1.4 1.7 0.7
Greg Monroe 31.0 17.5 50.9% 11.8 2.8 0.8 0.0