Game Preview: Hawks Come to Town as Pistons Go for Four Straight

The Detroit Pistons(8-3) host the Atlanta Hawks(2-9) tonight at Little Ceasers Arena. The game begins at 7:00 p.m. Detroit has won three straight games.

The Pistons took down the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night, 114-97. Detroit was led by Andre Drummond, who scored 14 points and corralled 21 rebounds in the victory. Tobias Harris added 23 points and eight rebounds, while Langston Galloway and Ish Smith combined for 22 points off the bench. The Pistons shot 12-27, 44.4 percent from the 3-point line. The Pistons outrebounded the Pacers 50-38.

The Hawks lost a close game to the Boston Celtics back on Tuesday, 110-107. Dennis Schroder led the way for Atlanta down the stretch, as he finished with 23 points and six assists. Dewayne Dedmon finished with a double-double, scoring 19 points and grabbing 12 boards. Marco Belinelli added 19 points off the bench.

These two teams faced off in the preseason, with the Pistons coming out on top, 107-89.

Probable Starting Lineups

Detroit Pistons

PG: Reggie Jackson

SG: Avery Bradley

SF: Reggie Bullock

PF: Tobias Harris

C: Andre Drummond

Atlanta Hawks

PG: Dennis Schroder

SG: Kent Bazemore

SF: Tauren Prince

PF: Luke Babbit

C: Dewayne Dedmon


Stanley Johnson(hip) and Jon Leuer(ankle) missed Wednesday’s game for Detroit. Stan Van Gundy said yesterday they are considered questionable to doubtful for tonight.

DeAndre Bembry(wrist), Miles Plumlee(quad), and Ersan Ilyasova(knee) are all out for Atlanta. Mike Muscala is questionable.

Featured Image: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

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