The Pistons are not in an ideal situation today. No NBA player likes to play the second day of a back-to-back, but the fact that Detroit played a hard-fought overtime game against the Bucks that ended just before midnight and then they had to travel back to Detroit in the early morning hours to play tonight’s game against the Suns at The Palace. Oh yeah….and it’s Sunday.
With the rumors surrounding Detroit and Phoenix in the Amare sweepstakes, the Pistons have to be all business to pull out a win against The Suns.
Each team currently has the same 27-21 record going into tonight’s game.
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- Look for Shaq to take a cheap hard foul on one of The Pistons’ smaller players. He’s good at that. He took out Rodney Stuckey with a hard foul that got him ejected in the Suns last meeting with the Pistons and leveled Amir Johnson last season.
- Detroit is seeking a third straight victory for the first time since its season-high seven-game winning streak from Dec. 23-Jan. 4.
- Again, it’s Sunday.
- The Pistons had lost 10 of their previous 14 games before winning their last two.
- Amare has pledged to elevate his game.
Tip off is at 8:00 P.M. and will be Nationally televised on ESPN. If you can’t watch the broadcast, tune into 1130 AM WDFN The Fan. Can’t do either? Follow the game on NBA.com.