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Pistons vs Sixers GameThread: No Blake, No Derrick on the back-to-back for Detroit

Both teams are on a back-to-back tonight in Detroit

Philadelphia 76ers v Detroit Pistons Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

After not playing particularly well on Friday, and coming off a back-to-back, it’s not surprising to see the Detroit Pistons be without Blake Griffin and Derrick Rose tonight. What will be interesting to see is who that means more minutes for.

Most fans are probably hoping it means time for Sekou Doumbouya, Saddiq Bey, and Isaiah Stewart. I also wonder who fills the backcourt minutes with Derrick Rose out - neither Frank Jackson nor Saben Lee played extremely well the last time they were afforded the opportunity.

Whoever we see in the rotation tonight, they’ll have a tough time with the first-in-the-Eastern-Conference 76ers, who are coming off a win of their own Friday against the Boston Celtics.

Game Vitals

When: Saturday, January 23, 8 p.m. EST
Where: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan
Watch: Fox Sports Detroit
Odds: Pistons +6.5

Projected Lineups

Detroit Pistons (3-12)
Delon Wright, Wayne Ellington, Josh Jackson, Jerami Grant, Mason Plumlee

Philadelphia 76ers (11-5):
Seth Curry, Danny Green, Tobias Harris, Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid

Pregame Reading:

At the Detroit Free Press, Omari Sankofa II has your recap of last night’s loss to the Houston Rockets.

The Detroit News’ Rod Beard answered reader questions in his mailbag this week.

On the Philadelphia side, your preview of tonight’s game is courtesy of Liberty Ballers’ Sean Kennedy. They... don’t seem too worried about tonight’s game.

Enjoy the game tonight, y’all.