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Pistons vs. Thunder GameThread: Game Time, TV, Odds, and More

Plenty of time for the young guns in this game

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Everyone is out! I’m not saying that these two franchises are maneuvering for a loss, but they certainly are not prioritizing winning, and, charitably, view playing one of the fellow worst teams in basketball as a way to give their most inexperienced players plenty of run. How’s that for diplomatic?

Here’s who is not playing tonight for both squads. For your Detroit Pistons: Jerami Grant, Mason Plumlee, Cory Joseph, Wayne Ellington, Hamidou Diallo, Dennis Smith Jr., Rodney McGruder. For the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Aleksej Pokuseviski, Gabriel Deck, Josh Hall, Mike Muscala. Somehow, both teams have the requisite numbers to actually play, so game on!

Game Vitals

When: 7 p.m. EST
Where: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan
Watch: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds: Pistons -3.5

Projected Lineups

Detroit Pistons (16-39)

Killian Hayes, Josh Jackson, Saddiq Bey, Sekou Doumbouya, Isaiah Stewart

LA Clippers (20-35)

Theo Maledon, Lugentz Dort, Darius Bazley, Isaiah Roby, Moses Brown