When: Monday, December 28, 7:30 p.m. EST
Where: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, GA
Watch: Fox Sports Detroit, NBA League Pass
Odds: Det +10.0
Detroit Pistons (0-2):
Killian Hayes, Svi Mykhailiuk, Josh Jackson, Jerami Grant, Mason Plumlee
Atlanta Hawks (2-0):
Trae Young, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Cam Reddish, De’Andre Hunter, John Collins
Reminder: No Blake Griffin and no Derrick Rose tonight for the Pistons:
#Pistons Blake Griffin (injury management) and Derrick Rose (rest) are OUT tonight at ATL. Jahlil Okafor (right ankle sprain) is questionable and Sekou Doumbouya (right foot soreness) is probable. #DFS— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) December 28, 2020
DBB’s preview of tonight’s game is brought to you by David Fernandez.
James Edwards at The Athletic: “Calm down, Pistons fans.”
Rod Beard at The Detroit News: “Casey opts to ease in rookies.”
Omari Sankofa at The Detroit Free Press: “Pistons leaning in on veteran stars.”
(You can tell The Athletic lets you be a little more liberal with your headlines.)
The beat writers aren’t the only ones unbothered by the playing time of the new guys - our own Sean Corp wrote: “The young guys didn’t play and it means absolutely nothing.”
That won’t stop the fan freakout... but it also won’t make Blake Griffin jump any higher, either.
Enjoy the game tonight, y’all.