The Pistons host Dwyane Wade, the league’s leading scorer, and the 26-21 Miami Heat tonight at The Palace.
Forget the longest home losing streak since Detroit was wearing Teal horses. The Pistons need to a win tonight against the Miami Heat not only for the morale of the players and fans, but for the simple fact that the Pistons at 25-21 are a half-game behind the Heat, in the No. 6 playoff spot. Yes the Pistons are #6 in the standings.
Not only will Rodney Stuckey get a chance to play against his favorite player for the first time in his career, he’s going to have the defend him too.
“It’s another game,” Stuckey said Tuesday after practice. “Like I said, Dwyane Wade is one of the best players in the league. It’s going to be a tough night for all of us trying to defend him.”
“I just watched him play throughout his college career and then obviously when he came to the NBA,” Stuckey said. “He’s always been one of my favorite players to watch.” Via The Detroit Free Press
Good News/Bad News
- Miami has lost five straight against the Pistons and 16 of the last 19.
- The Heat have dropped five in a row in Detroit and are 1-10 in its last 11 at The Palace.
- Rodney Stuckey may be bothered by the bruised thigh that he received during Sunday’s game with Cleveland.
Tip off is at 7:30 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.
I will be enjoying the game with the winners of The Need4Sheed Suite Night courtesy of The Detroit Pistons.