Game Preview: Pistons Face Angry Raptors After Four Day Break

The Detroit Pistons(35-42) host the Toronto Raptors(47-31) tonight at 7:30 p.m. This is Detroit’s second to last game playing at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

The Raptors fell to the Indiana Pacers last night, 108-90. DeMar DeRozan finished the game with 27 points. He also added three rebounds, three steals, and two assists in the loss. No other Raptor scored more than 11 points.

The loss itself, however, wasn’t the biggest story of the night for that game.

Yeah, just Lance being Lance.

He did later apologize for what he did. Several Raptors, including Derozan and PJ Tucker, spoke out against Stephenson following the loss.

The Pistons have not played since Friday night when they lost to the Milwaukee Bucks,108-105 in overtime. Detroit was 3-0 in overtime this season before Friday’s game. Tobias Harris led the Pistons, scoring 23 points and corralling seven rebounds off the bench. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 17 points and eight rebounds in the loss.

“I thought we played hard and played well,” said Stan Van Gundy following the loss.

Probable Starting Lineups:

Detroit Pistons

PG: Ish Smith

SG: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

SF: Marcus Morris

PF: Jon Leuer

C: Andre Drummond

Toronto Raptors

PG: Cory Joseph

SG: DeMar DeRozan

SF: DeMarre Carroll

PF: Serge Ibaka

C: Jonas Valanciunas

Reggie Jackson is out for the Pistons. Kyle Lowry is still out for the Raptors. 

Featured image: Dan Hamilton/USA Today Sports

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