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

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The country is on fire but basketball will be played — and some people could use the distraction

NBA: Detroit Pistons at Milwaukee Bucks Handout Photo-USA TODAY Sports

There are more important things going on at this very moment than NBA basketball featuring the beloved 1-6 Detroit Pistons. But basketball shall be played anyway. I understand those who can’t stomach something so trivial, and I understand those thirsting for a simple distraction away from what is happening in Washington, D.C. The game will go on and we will cover it.

Game Vitals

When: 8 p.m. EST
Where: Fiserv Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Watch: Fox Sports Detroit, NBA League Pass
Odds: Pistons +12

Projected Starters

Detroit Pistons (1-6)
Delon Wright, Saddiq Bey, Jerami Grant, Blake Griffin, Mason Plumlee

Milwaukee Bucks (4-3):
Jrue Holiday, Donte DiVincenzo, Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez

Pregame Reading

If ever there was a must-read to be included in the pregame reading, it would be this article by James Edwards in The Athletic about why Jerami Grant wanted to join the Detroit Pistons. Yes, it was about having a larger role, but it was also an act of black identity and empowerment — he wanted to play for a black GM and black coach in the blackest city in America.

Read. This. Story.

Jerami Grant’s Detroit decision is a story of power structure, and empowerment — The Athletic