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

Pistons play a matinee game against their northern rivals

Toronto Raptors v Detroit Pistons Photo by Brian Sevald/NBAE via Getty Images

The Detroit PIstons and Toronto Raptors both made significant trade deadline deals for centers. Only one of them is on track to play as the two teams square off at Scotiabank Arena. The Pistons’ trade for James Wiseman is still in limbo as the Golden State Warriors have until 9:30 p.m. today to decide whether to accept the trade or nix the entire four-team deal after Gary Payton II failed his physical with the team.

The Raptors, meanwhile, were thought to be one of the franchises that could swing the entire playoff race as sellers of high-profile players like OG Anunoby, Fred Vanvleet, Pascal Siakam and Gary Trent Jr. Instead, they became buyers and nabbed Jokob Poeltl from the San Antonio Spurs. Poeltl is not on the injury report, indicating he will be available for the Raptors.

From the game preview

Game Vitals

When: 3 p.m. ET
Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Watch: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds: Pistons +12

Projected Lineups

Detroit Pistons (15-42)

Killian Hayes, Jaden Ivey, Bojan Bogdanovic, Isaiah Stewart, Jalen Duren

Toronto Raptors (26-31)

Fred VanVleet, Gary Trent Jr., Scottie Barnes, Pascal Siakam, Precious Achiuwa

Bonus Question of the Day

Best part of the Super Bowl? The game, the commercials, the food, hanging out with friends/family?