Pistons host the 31-44 New Jersey Nets tonight at The Palace. The Nets are currently out of The Playoffs, four games behind the Hawks for the 8th seed. In all fairness to The Hawks, you may see more of the Pistons “A” team in this one. Detroit wouldn’t want to hand a team on the edge of a playoff spot a (possible) easy win.
Rip Hamilton is a game time decision and Chauncey Billups expects to play tonight.
Here is a little insight about the game from A. Sherrod Blakely:
“Detroit won each of the two previous matchups this season with the Nets by an average of 20.5 points per game. Hamilton’s scoring average against the Nets this season, is 20.5 points per game. … Saunders said Cheikh Samb will continue to play some, but added the rookie won’t see a ton of minutes. “I still want to play Amir a lot,” Saunders said. “I still want to play Maxey (Jason Maxiell), play Walter (Herrmann), play those guys, too.”
I am awainting the return of The Zoo Crew and hoping to see how Stuckey stacks up against the very quick Devin Harris.
Tip off is at 8:00 PM and will be locally broadcast on FSN Detroit. If you can’t catch it on TV you can always tune in to 1130 AM WDFN The Fan or stream it live through your computer at NBA.com.
Get on the Cheikh Samb bandwagon now before all the seats are taken!