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Pistons at Bucks GameThread: Game time, TV, odds, and more

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Detroit Pistons v Milwaukee Bucks - Game Two Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images

Game Vitals:

When: November 23, 2019, 8:30 p.m. EST
Where: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI
Watch: Fox Sports Detroit, NBA League Pass
Odds: Det +12.5

Projected Lineups:

Detroit Pistons (5-10):
Bruce Brown Jr., Langston Galloway, Luke Kennard, Markieff Morris, Andre Drummond

Milwaukee Bucks (12-3):
Eric Bledsoe, Wesley Matthews, Donte Divincenzo, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez

Pregame Reading:

No Blake Griffin or Tony Snell tonight:

But the Pistons WILL have Sekou Doumbouya available:

Ryan Pravato had your recap of Detroit’s win last night over the Atlanta Hawks.

The thing that has everyone buzzing is today’s report from Woj and Lowe about the NBA changing... a LOT:

The NBA is engaged in serious discussions with the National Basketball Players Association and broadcast partners on sweeping and dramatic changes to the league calendar that would include a reseeding of the four conference finalists, a 30-team in-season tournament and a postseason play-in.

Commissioner Adam Silver has been driving this agenda of change -- especially the in-season tournament cup modeled after European soccer -- for years. The NBA is selling the idea of lucrative television and sponsorship revenue that would drive long-term growth and combat stagnation in a rapidly splintering consumer environment.

The high-line items - re-seeding the playoffs midway through and a play-in tournament for the 10th, 9th, 8th, and 7th seeds for the playoffs - sound fine to me as mental exercises. The thing I still don’t understand is the mid-season tournament - what’s it for? What does winning it benefit you from a team and player perspective?

Hmm. Interesting to think about. In the meantime, enjoy the game tonight, y’all.