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Game 6: Detroit Pistons @ Orlando Magic [Game Thread]

NBA Regular Season

Game 6



2-3 (1-2 away)

4-1 (2-0 home)

Amway Arena

Magic Blog: Third Quarter Collapse

November 6, 2009 7:00 PM ET
TV: Fox Sports Detroit Radio: 97.1 The Ticket
Probable starters:
Rodney Stuckey PG Jameer Nelson
Ben Gordon SG JJ Redick
Jonas Jerebko SF Matt Barnes
Charlie Villanueva PF Ryan Anderson
Ben Wallace
C Dwight Howard

The Pistons didn't have long to savor Tuesday night's win because they played 21 hours later in Toronto. They only had 72 hours before facing the Magic again.

This time it's in Orlando where the Magic will be looking to avenge their defeat on Tuesday in Detroit. The Magic will be without Vince Carter, as he reaggravated that ankle injury on Tuesday. Detroit will be again be without Tayshaun Prince and Richard Hamilton for at least another game. Each are considered to be day-to-day now.

I imagine the Pistons game plan will be similar to what it was on Tuesday -- frustrate the hell out of Dwight Howard. They succeeded at doing just that on Wednesday, which doesn't happen often to Howard, so if it ain't broke why fix it?

We all know the history between these two teams. Detroit has won 22 of their last 26 meetings (including playoffs) and the Magic are probably most aware of that. I expect them to be really tough to beat in their own building, especially with Tuesday's loss so fresh in their mind. Detroit will have to have a lot of what went right Tuesday to go right again here tonight.

Tip off is at 7 PM EST and what better way to spend your Friday night than by watching the Pistons and commenting on the game in tonight's game thread?

That's right, there is no better way.