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Spencer Dinwiddie gets first NBA start

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After trading for Reggie Jackson, Spencer Dinwiddie will start at point guard until the NBA approves the deal.

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Reggie Jackson will be the Pistons' starting point guard for the remainder of the 2014-2015 NBA season, but he won't be starting on Friday night against the Bulls. The NBA hasn't yet fully cleared the trade that is bringing Jackson to the Pistons, so Jackson isn't eligible to practice or play with the team just yet.

Stan Van Gundy hopes Jackson will be available for Sunday's matchup with the Washington Wizards.

In the interim, Spencer Dinwiddie will get his first NBA start at point guard... against Derrick Rose.

Rose hasn't regained his MVP form after returning from injury, but he will certainly be a tough cover for Dinwiddie and his backup, John Lucas III.

But, HEY! Dinwiddie is coming off his two best practices as a pro, so there's that.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>SVG told Jackson he&#39;d start Sunday so long as he was cleared by 2:30 for a 6 pm tip. Doubts NBA clearance comes for Saturday practice</p>&mdash; Keith Langlois (@Keith_Langlois) <a href="https://twitter.com/Keith_Langlois/status/568818284868431872">February 20, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Spencer Dinwiddie to start at PG tonight. SVG says he&#39;s coming off his 2 best practices</p>&mdash; Keith Langlois (@Keith_Langlois) <a href="https://twitter.com/Keith_Langlois/status/568816496178106369">February 20, 2015</a></blockquote>

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