Game Preview: Pistons back at home to face buzzsaw Raptors

Tonight at 8:00pm EST the Detroit Pistons (29-35) will be back at home to take on the Toronto Raptors (46-17) for a nationally televised game.

 

The Pistons have had minimal success unless their opponent is on the second night of a back to back, which the Raptors are. As such the Pistons have a little more hope than they otherwise would, it will also be good to get a game back at home.

The Raptors have been an absolutely dominant force lately, having won 12 of their last 13 games going back before the all-star break.

Blake Griffin has started to show progress and comfort on the offensive and defensive end of the floor over the last few games, especially with James Ennis in the starting lineup. The Pistons need the results for the rest of the team to catch up to him though.

The Raptors are led by their all-star backcourt of DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry. They also have an awesome bench. This is not the Raptors of the past few years who are a solid team who wins some regular season games, this is a great team.

 

(Feature Photo: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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