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Pistons vs. Spurs GameThread and Preview: Boban and Baynes host former team, Spurs

And former Pistons big man Joel Anthony returns to Detroit.

NBA: Detroit Pistons-Media Day Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

For the second straight year, the Pistons pillaged a San Antonio Spurs big man - so two years in a row makes it a tradition, right?

Ray McCallum also played 31 games for the Spurs last season, but is unlikely to make an appearance tonight in order to get a look at Lorenzo Brown, who is also fighting for a spot on the roster.

The Pistons are looking for their first win of the preseason after dropping their opener to the Brooklyn Nets. Both teams were hot on offense in the first half, but the Detroit offense disappeared after halftime.

Game details

When: October 10, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern
Where: Palace of Auburn Hills
Watch: Streamed on here and Fox Go app here

Players to watch

Pistons: Andre Drummond posted a nifty 17 points and 21 rebounds. But it wasn’t such a nifty shooting line, going 8-20 from the floor and 1-3 from the free throw line - thanks in a large part to a 1-9 second half shooting performance. Can he bounce back with an efficient game tonight?
Spurs: Former Piston Joel Anthony is fighting for a spot at the end of the Spurs roster. In his two years in Detroit, he was lightly used but was always a professional, tough, reliable presence. Hopefully he sticks in San Antonio.

Community question

So who y’all want to pillage from the Spurs next offseason?