Game Preview: Detroit Pistons at Toronto Raptors

Essentials

Date: Nov. 8, 2009

Time: 1 p.m.

Television: Fox Sports Detroit

Records

Detroit: 2-4

Philadelphia: 3-2

Probable starters

Detroit:

PG

SG

SF

PF

C

Rodney
Stuckey

Ben
Gordon

Jonas
Jerebko

Charlie
Villanueva

Ben
Wallace

Philadelphia:

PG SG SF PF C

Louis
Williams
Andre
Iguodala
Thaddeus
Young
Elton
Brand
Samuel
Dalembert

Las Vegas projection

Spread: Detroit –1.5

Over/under: 192

Score: Detroit wins, 97-95

Statistical projection

Detroit offensive rating: 104.1 (20th)

Detroit defensive rating: 105.9 (15th)

Detroit pace: 88.3 (30th)

Philadelphia offensive rating: 107.3 (13th)

Philadelphia defensive rating: 110.4 (24th)

Philadelphia pace: 94.4 (9th)

Score: Detroit wins, 98-97

Outlook

The Pistons’ injury problems haven’t let up yet.

Richard Hamilton will miss the game, and Tayshaun Prince is out indefinitely, according to Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press.

Any win the Pistons can salvage without them is really a bonus. I think it’s mostly just a matter of biding time until their return.

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