The (24-19) Pistons are in Minnesota to take on the red hot (16-27) Timberwolves, winners of three in a row making them 10-2 this month. That translates into the hottest team in the NBA right now.
The Pistons will try to avoid losing a third straight tonight while trying to find their way since coach Curry implemented his new starting lineup. A revenge win against the Timberwolves would be a welcome distraction, especially after the 108-80 beating they took from them at the Palace this season. A game, that in my opinion, started the downward spiral that they have been in for quite some time.
A win tonight may also give Detroit some confidence when they host the Celtics and the Cavaliers later this week.
“We’re ready for the challenge, though it may not look like it from what our record states.”
Wallace said neither he nor his teammates are out to make any statements. But if you are asking him if he still considers the Pistons a legitimate contender in the East, the answer is yes.
“Guys on this squad have heart,” he said. “We’re not giving up and we’re not giving in. We’re not thinking about tanking the season just because we lost a couple of games or because we’re not where we want to be right now.
“This is going to be a good challenge for us and I think we’re ready.” Via The Detroit News
- A win tonight will give the Timberwolves their first Pistons season sweep since the 2003-04 season.
- Ryan Gomes is coming off a season-high 22-point game.
- Minnesota is 11-7 all-time at home against the Pistons, but has not won against Detroit at Target Center since January 2005.
- Curry liked the energy at Tuesday’s practice after giving the team a day off Monday.
Tip off is at 8:00 P.M. and will be locally televised on FSN. If you can’t watch the broadcast, tune into 1130 AM WDFN The Fan. Can’t do either? Follow the game on NBA.com.