One night after getting manhandled in Chicago by Derrick Rose, the Pistons face another star point guard tonight in Cleveland: Kyrie Irving. For what it's worth, the Pistons' dinged up backcourt will have some reinforcements in the form of Chauncey Billups, who returns after sitting the last three games to rest. Here's to hoping Irving plays more like Uncle Drew in the beginning of those commercials than the end.
As expected, Chauncey Billups is playing tonight. Mo says he's still unsure of starting lineup. Nobody being held out except 3 injured.— Keith Langlois (@Keith_Langlois) October 17, 2013
Mo says he'll play guys normal minutes tonight to get 'em accustomed to the back-to-back routine.— Keith Langlois (@Keith_Langlois) October 17, 2013
The ball tips at 7 p.m. ET. There's still no local TV, although apparently the game will be available with the Cavs broadcast if you're out of market and subscribe to NBA League Pass. (Let us know in the comments if that's not true.) Here's the NBA.com box score.
Due to the Tigers game (eat 'em up!), the radio broadcast has been bumped to 950 AM WWJ. And last but not least, for educational purposes, you might be interested to hear the Cavs are favored by 5.5. (You want some education? Don't bet on NBA preseason games. There you go.) Enjoy the game.
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