When: Friday, December 20th 2019, 7:30 p.m. EST
Where: TD Garden, Boston, MA
Watch: Fox Sports Detroit, NBA League pass
Odds: Det +9.0
Detroit Pistons (11-17):
Bruce Brown Jr., Langston Galloway, Tony Snell, Markieff Morris, Andre Drummond
Boston Celtics (18-7):
Kemba Walker, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Semi Ojeleye, Daniel Theis
No Blake Griffin, Christian Wood, or Luke Kennard tonight:
Gordon Hayward downgraded to OUT for #Celtics tonight against #Pistons Same true for Blake Griffin and Luke Kennard, who are OUT— Matt Schoch (@Matt_Schoch_) December 20, 2019
Maybe that does mean time for rookie Sekou Doumbouya, or maybe it doesn’t. But it DEFINITELY means more Thon Maker. Hoooray.
For their part, the Celtics are also pretty banged up:
Brad Wanamaker has been added to the Celtics' injury report vs. DET. Full report:— Taylor Snow (@taylorcsnow) December 19, 2019
∙Hayward - Sore Left Foot, QUESTIONABLE
∙Poirier - Right Pinkie Fracture, OUT
∙Smart - Left Eye Infection, OUT
∙Wanamaker - Left Ankle Sprain, PROBABLE
∙R. Williams - Left Hip Bone Edema, OUT
The Athletic’s James Edwards says the Pistons should attack the trade market earlier rather than later.
Dana Gauruder at the Detroit Free Press had some post-game quotes from Blake Griffin and Dwane Casey regarding Blake’s health.
Enjoy the game tonight, y’all.