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Pistons host Cavs

The Pistons are hosting Ben Wallace and the Cavs tonight at the Palace, though you'll have to take my word for it if you were hoping to watch on TV. Yet again, this one won't be shown in metro Detroit, though (cough, cough) there may be ways around that. In the meantime, you can do it the old fashioned way, following along with the live stream or refreshing the online box score.

It's a shame more people won't see this, because Michael Curry plans on making this a sneak peek into the regular season. From the Detroit News:

Expect the starters to play regular season-type minutes.

"We tried to do that against Dallas the last game and give our (starters) a chance to be on the court in the fourth quarter," Curry said, adding he wants to see his starters "get more into the minutes they'll playing in the regular season."

Chauncey Billups is expected to play; Kwame Brown and LeBron James will not. But big Ben Wallace will be in uniform, and despite the downward spiral Big Ben's career has taken since leaving Detroit, Billups is convinced he's still the same player:

"You have to have the right talent around him, and you have to know how to use that," Billups said. "I don't think Chicago or Cleveland really know how to use Ben. That's why you see his numbers drop off. If he was here, I think he could pick right back up where he was at."

What did you expect him to say, the truth? As always, leave your thoughts in the comments.