The 20-33 Pistons will host the 29-24 Trail Blazers Sunday evening at the Palace of Auburn Hills.
Detroit would love to get a win after the demoralizing loss to the Heat Friday night at home. This game could give Detroit the momentum push they need to start gathering up wins before the All-Star break, especially with Brandon Roy and Marcus Camby on the sidelines for Portland..
Besides the fact that this is game is a sellout, most of the attention is based off court with the impending sale of the Pistons to billionaire and Michigan native Tom Gores.
- The good: Not much, especially since the NBA’s trade deadline is creeping up on us.
- The bad: Watch out for LeMarcus Aldridge, who’s having a great year and thrives against Detroit. Aldridge, who was passed over for next week’s All-Star game, Aldridge has scored at least 37 points in three of his last six games. After totaling a career-high 42 in Monday’s 109-103 victory over Chicago, the fifth-year forward-center had 14 of his 37 in the final 12 minutes of Friday’s 102-96 win over Toronto. He also grabbed 10 rebounds for his 26th double-double this season.
- The unknown: Rip City
Tip off is at 6:00 pm and will be broadcast on Fox Sports Detroit. If you can’t catch the game on TV, follow it live over at NBA.com or on the radio over at 97.1 The Ticket.
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