Fresh off of 3 straight wins, the #Pistons return to The Palace of Auburn Hills to host the New Jersey Nets. If three consecutive victories and another chance to see the Pistons take on the Nets isn’t enough to get you to Auburn Hills, than I’m pretty sure you’re going because it’s Star Wars Night.
The fist 10 thousand fans to walk in the door get a limited edition, individually numbered Pistons/Star Wars poster. Over 25 Star Wars characters from the movie will be at the Palace to greet fans prior to and during the game. If that weren’t enough a never before seen video by Lucas Films will be shown at halftime.
I’m going all out and have decided to dress up as Princess Leia. So if you see someone with two Cinnabuns over their ears say hello!
I don’t know about you, but forget the Storm Trooper…this is the guy who I want to greet me at the Palace doors.
I have been doing the whole “May the Gores be with you” bit since Tom bought the team, because I happen to think it’s funny and fitting. So I just want to thank Mike Antonich for coining the phrase and for tweeting it to me one night after talking about our favorite basketball team and their new owner.
If you want to head out tho the game you can get a great deal on tickets directly from the Palace with no ticket fees.
Brandon Knight got fitted for his mask today after suffering a broken nose in Saturday’s game against the Hornets. The masked Night will most likely play on Wednesday night against the Nets.
Knight will be just another of the masked men at the Palace, however I think these Pistons theme night have been taken a bit too far.
Star Wars night should be really fun, especially for Brandon.
As for the other injured..
“Guards Ben Gordon and Will Bynum went through full-scale practices Monday, although Frank declined to say when they would come back.
Gordon hasn’t played since Jan. 20 against Memphis, when his injured shoulders finally forced him to shut it down for a short time. Bynum injured his right foot against Charlotte on Jan. 13.
Gordon said he’ll have to watch himself on the defensive end; getting hit by screens helped cause a tear in his left shoulder, the worse of the two.
“It’s really one of those things you don’t know until you get hit there,” Gordon said. “I try to dodge whatever contact that’s out there but I felt good today.” Via The Detroit News