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Preseason Game 7: Timberwolves @ Pistons

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Sorry for the lack of updates recently.

Moving on.

Tonight Detroit will return to the Palace with hopes of ending their three game preseason skid. After starting the preseason strong at 3-0, Detroit has lost the last three away from the Palace, the last two being blow outs.

John Kuester says that tonight will be a dry run for the games that count in the standings. He'll not only be looking to figure out a set starting lineup, but a complete rotation for the first game next Tuesday against the Grizzlies.

Unfortunately, he may have to do that without two of his regular starters. Tayshaun Prince is likely done for the preseason, as he is still being bothered by an injury to his big toe, and Kwame Brown is being bothered by an injured wrist. He had x-rays taken this morning due to the fact it has worsened over the past few days.

Despite the facts we have gathered, Kuester is downplaying both injuries, saying that he is hopeful both will be available tonight. These are pretty contrasting reports, so who really knows?

Some reads to keep you busy until tip off tonight, which is at 7:30 PM EST. No TV:

Chad Ford has his head on straight, right? [ESPN]

Maceo Baston was released [Detroit News]

Jerebko pushes ahead of Wilcox in the rotation? [Detroit News]

Is Tayshaun's defense slipping? [Full Court Press]

A Scorer's Aura: Ben Gordon Documentary trailer [Detroit Bad Boys]

Pistons commercial, behind the scenes [Pistons Nation]

Grizzlies are going to ask AI to come off the bench [Piston Powered]

Isiah Thomas fires back at Magic for criticism in Magic's book [SI.com]

SB Nation's T-Wolves blog will have your opposing view tonight [Canis Hoopus]