Game Preview: Detroit Pistons vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

Essentials

Date: Feb. 16, 2010

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Television: Fox Sports Detroit

Records

Detroit: 18-33

Minnesota: 13-40

Probable starters

Detroit:

PG SG SF PF C
Rodney
Stuckey
Richard
Hamilton
Tayshaun
Prince
Jonas
Jerebko
Ben
Wallace

Minnesota:

PG SG SF PF C
Jonny
Flynn
Corey
Brewer
Ryan
Gomes
Al
Jefferson
Ryan
Hollins

Las Vegas projection

Spread: Detroit -5

Over/under: 198

Score: Detroit wins, 102-91

Statistical projection

Detroit offensive rating: 103.5 (25th)

Detroit defensive rating: 109.1 (21st)

Detroit pace: 88.2 (29th)

Minnesota offensive rating: 101.5 (28th)

Minnesota defensive rating: 110.3 (25th)

Minnesota pace: 95.9 (3rd)

Score: Detroit wins, 98-97

Outlook

  • Is anyone else really excited for real basketball? I definitely am — even this game.
  • The Timberwolves might one of the few teams in the league worse than Detroit.
  • Howlin’ T-Wolf has a good breakdown of tonight’s game.
  • I’ll be chatting in Daily Dime Live for a little bit tonight.