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Pistons try to salvage their season in Philly

It's funny, but tonight's game is the difference between this series being just a small speed bump in the Pistons' legacy or the catalyst for the end of an era. Seriously, that's the difference between 2-2 and 3-1.

In any case, McDyess will play but will not start. From A. Sherrod Blakely:

Antonio McDyess will play tonight, but he won't be in the starting lineup. Pistons coach Flip Saunders wouldn't say who would replace him in the starting lineup, but it's going to be Jason Maxiell.

I just spoke with Maxiell a few minutes ago about being in the starting lineup.

"With myself, it's all about energy," Maxiell said. "What I'll try to do is bring energy the first quarter, with the starters."

Also, there's this from Chris McCosky:

In other news from shoot-around, Flip Saunders hinted that he may use some of his younger, quicker players more to offset the 76ers' athleticism and quickness. That could mean more Amir Johnson and Arron Afflalo.

Godspeed, Zoo Crew. Ball tips at 7pm on TV20 locally and TNT nationally.

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