The Detroit Pistons dropped game one of a six-game West Coast swing, and look to right the ship against Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz. Unfortunately, the small glimmer of a victory fades even more once you take a look at the injury report. Reggie Jackson, Luke Kennard and Khyri Thomas are out, of course, but joining him are Markieff Morris and the gimpy Blake Griffin is listed as doubtful. Considering the general state of Griffin’s health then I would consider it pretty likely he is going to miss the game. That means all the power forward minutes will be manned by Christian Wood and Thon Maker.
When: 9 p.m. EST
Where: Vivant Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Watch: Fox Sports Detroit
Odds: Pistons +9
Tim Frazier, Svi Mykhailiuk, Tony Snell, Christian Wood, Andre Drummond
Donovan Mitchell, Joe Ingles, Royce O’Neale, Bojan Bogdanovic, Rudy Gobert
- Pistons Reggie Jackson could be nearing return — Detroit Free Press
- Western trip could determine if Pistons season will be a flop — Detroit News
- Donovan Mitchell and Bruce Brown go way back — The Athletic
Question of the Game
What is your news years resolution as a Detroit Pistons fan?