UPDATE: Final Score
Pistons 98 Dallas 101
Another great game from Daye.
The Pistons are at sort of at home tonight to take on the Mavericks. Their yearly trip to Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena is upon us. If you have never been to one of the Pistons games in GR, you’re missing out. Though a pre-season game, the fans are so excited to see their favorite team playing in their hometown that it’s a playoff like atmosphere.
Though not televised, I’m hoping that fans that are at the game tonight will stop by and let us know how the game went.
Tip off is at 7pm. You can follow the game live on NBA.com or listen on the radio at 97.1 The Ticket.
George Blaha caught up with Arron Afflalo before the Pistons loss to the Spurs Tuesday night. Arron talks about his defense, Rip Hamilton, his 28 point game, Coach Curry and his gym habits. Arron confirmed something that I really liked about his game and attitude, when he got to Detroit he knew he needed to carve out his own niche to get playing time, hence the focus on defense.
The Pistons will play the Spurs tonight in Grand Rapids to try to keep their pre-season record perfect. Rodney Stuckey will be starting in place of an injured Chauncey Billups (minor ankle sprain). It would be nice to see Arron Afflalo repeat his the 28 point performance that he put up against the Bucks, but if he can’t I’m sure one of the other youngSTARS will take his place.
I attended the last Grand Rapids pre-season game last season and let me tell you those are some serious and thankful Pistons fans. The place will be packed with a ton of enthusiastic fans that usually make the best of their only chance to see Detroit play all season. Tayshaun Prince also impressed with the fans in GR last season over at Pistons.com (video).