The Pistons take on the Philadelphia Sixers today at the Palace of Auburn Hills. On a second game of a back to back with an early evening tip on Sunday, the odds are stacked up against The Pistons, who really need a win tonight to help keep their playoff hopes solid.
The Sixers, who are currently in the sixth spot in the East, have won seven of the last nine are hopping for a win against Detroit to put them within one half game of fifth place in the Eastern Conference. The (37-34) Sixers are looking for their first winning season since 2004-05.
Sheed (possibly Tuesday) or AI, your guess is as good as mine. They both were in uniform on the bench for Detroit Saturday night, but when either will be back is most likely a game time decision.
UPDATE: IVERSON WILL PLAY
The Good/The Bad and More
- Detroit has lost four of five at home since winning three in a row there March 3-9.
- Philadelphia has won three straight over Detroit, including a 96-91 win in Auburn Hills on Dec. 5 in their only meeting this season.
- While many in Detroit think Allen Iverson’s injury may not be as bad as he says it is, his ex-coach Tony DiLeo in Philadelphia had something to say about it. “Allen’s a warrior,” DiLeo said. “So if he’s not playing, something must be wrong. He played through so many injuries when he was here.” Via Philly.com
- The Pistons are only 2 1/2 games ahead of the Bobcats for the 8th spot.
Tip off is at 6:00 PM and will be locally televised on FSN Detroit. If you can’t catch the television broadcast you can listen locally on WDFN 1130 AM or follow the game through your computer at NBA.com.