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Pistons vs Mavericks GameThread: Game time, TV, odds, and more

No Luka for Dallas, no one over 25 for Detroit

NBA: Detroit Pistons at Dallas Mavericks Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Game Vitals:

When: Thursday, April 29, 7 p.m. EST
Where: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan
Watch: Bally Sports Detroit / NBA League Pass
Odds: Pistons +8.5

Projected Lineups:

Detroit Pistons (19-43):
Killian Hayes, Josh Jackson, Saddiq Bey, Sekou Doumbouya, Isaiah Stewart

Dallas Mavericks (34-27):
Trey Burke, Josh Richardson, Dwight Powell, Maxi Kleber, Kristaps Porzingis

Pregame Reading:

No Luka Doncic (or Dorian Finney-Smith) tonight for the Mavericks:

This continues the Luka magic - he’s never played a game in Little Caesars Arena. Oh well, there’s always 2022, right?

Rod Beard at the Detroit News wrote about Dwane Casey’s pleasure with the Pistons’ effort down the stretch of season that they could have easily checked out of.

Omari Sankofa II wrote about Hamidou Diallo’s “Roller Coaster” of a time in Detroit so far in the Detroit Free Press.

Keith Langlois, over at, wrote about Jerami Grant’s confidence in himself - the confidence that enabled him to be the no. 1 option for this Pistons team.

Enjoy the game tonight, y’all.