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Final Preseason Game: Pistons @ Bucks [Game Thread]

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NBA Preseason

Game 8

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3-4 (0-2 away)


3-4 (2-0 home)

Bradley Center

Bucks Blog: Brew Hoop

October 23, 2009 8:30 PM ET
TV: FSD Radio: 950 WWJ
Probable starters:
Rodney Stuckey PG Brandon Jennings
Richard Hamilton SG Michael Redd
Tayshaun Prince SF Carlos Delfino
Charlie Villanueva PF Kurt Thomas
Chris Wilcox
C Andrew Bogut
Detroit will end their preseason with a the second of a back-to-back against the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night.

The end of the preseason brings about somewhat of a bitter-sweet feeling. Of course, we're all excited for the regular season to start (and for all games to be viewable), but the Pistons definitely have work to do. It's unrealistic to believe they were going to work out all the kinks before the season, seeing as they are predominantly a brand new team. However, it wouldn't hurt to have a few more "dry runs" before results started to count in the standings.

Pistons played the Bucks in the second game of the preseason and really showed off their offense in a 113-104 victory at the Palace. The Bucks starting lineup is going to look different than the lineup we saw October 7th, with three different names taking the floor for tip off. Detroit will have two different names with Villanueva most likely starting at PF and Wilcox starting in the middle for Kwame Brown, who is listed as questionable with a sore left hand.

There is no word on the status of Ben Wallace for tonight. Ben Wallace is starting tonight. He had been seeing limited time in previous games, if any at all, because Coach Q saw no reason to push the older man in the preseason when his role could very well be set in stone. He did not play on Thursday night because he bumped knees with a teammate during practice this week.

Tonight's game will be aired on Fox Sports Detroit, so hopefully, some of you will come share your thoughts regarding tonight's game and the state of the team heading into the season opener on Wednesday night in Memphis. I plan on posting a thread for commenters to introduce themselves over the weekend/Monday, so be on the lookout for that if you're interested in being apart of this community, but need a little nudging to get your foot in the door.

Go Pistons!