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UPDATE: ESPN posts Pistons preseason schedule with home opener against Charlotte

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Five-game preseason begins Oct. 4 at Little Caesars Arena

NBA: Charlotte Hornets at Detroit Pistons Leon Halip-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Pistons are slated to kick off the 2017-18 preseason with a home game against the Charlotte Hornets on Oct. 4, according to ESPN.

While no formal announcement has been made by the team, ESPN looks to have already loaded every NBA franchise’s official schedule onto their website (see update below).

The super sleuth who first cracked this case was Rod Beard of The Detroit News. While nobody is confirming the legitimacy of the dates and opponents, I cross checked other teams’ schedules with already announced opponents and they were all accurately represented.

The Pistons will all face off against the Indiana Pacers at home on Oct. 9 then hit the road on Oct. 10 against the Toronto Raptors and Oct. 13 against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Update: The Detroit Pistons will have a fifth preseason game against the Atlanta Hawks, the team announced Aug. 25th.

The full preseason schedule is below:

Detroit Pistons 2017-18 Preseason Schedule

October Opponent Time (EST) Location
October Opponent Time (EST) Location
Wed, Oct. 4 vs. Charlotte 7 p.m. Little Caesars Arena
Fri, Oct. 6 vs. Atlanta 7 p.m. Little Caesars Arena
Mon, Oct. 9 vs. Indiana 7 p.m. Little Caesars Arena
Tues, Oct. 10 @ Toronto 7 p.m. Air Canada Center
Fri., Oct. 13 @ Milwaukee 8:30 p.m. BMO Bradley Center