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Things are Gettin' Tweety: Pistons at 76ers

Game Tips at 7:00 EST

Detroit Pistons: 12.1% (DeMarcus Cousins)

Philadelphia 76ers: 4.3% (Ed Davis)

Oppo Research

The Pistons aren't the only team to endure a very disappointing season. The 76ers came into this season looking like they'd vie for a playoff spot, but injuries, a cameo by AAAI, and the continued disappearance of Elton Brand have the 76ers in pretty rough shape.

It's tough to know which teams will show up. The 76ers have a chance to drop a game to a key lottery rival, while the Pistons may be looking at their last chance to avoid ending the season in a 17 game losing streak.

Atlanta is jostling with Boston for home court. Charlotte could finish anywhere from 5th to 9th in the conference, and Miami will be looking to fend them off. Toronto is playing for its playoff life, while Minnesota will have it's lottery position firmly entrenched, and will want to end on a high note for the fans.

Keys for Detroit

Lose -- Streak shmeak.

Play Villanueva -- Twittergressions be damned, it isn't worth creating an adversarial relationship with a player we are invested in for half a decade.

Play Daye - I'm going to cut and paste this for the rest of the season.

Question of the Game

How will Twittergate affect the team tonight? Intrigue abounds!

Valuable Links

Mike Payne already posted about the Pistons Roundtable over at Piston Powered, but if you get bored (and you will) keep the discussion going.