Game Preview: Detroit Pistons vs. San Antonio Spurs

Essentials

Date: Feb. 19, 2010

Time: 6 p.m.

Television: Fox Sports Detroit

Records

Detroit: 19-33

San Antonio: 31-22

Probable starters

San Antonio:

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

San Antonio:

PG SG SF PF C
George
Hill
Roger
Mason
Keith
Bogans
Richard
Jefferson
Tim
Duncan

Las Vegas projection

Spread: Detroit +5

Over/under: 187

Score: San Antonio wins, 96-91

Statistical projection

Detroit offensive rating: 103.4 (25th)

Detroit defensive rating: 108.9 (21st)

Detroit pace: 88.5 (29th)

San Antonio offensive rating: 109.4 (7th)

San Antonio defensive rating: 104.6 (10th)

San Antonio pace: 91.6 (22nd)

Score: San Antonio wins, 99-94

Outlook

  • Tony Parker is out, according to Timothy Varner of 48 Minutes of Hell.
  • Of course, Antonio McDyess is returning to The Palace. I hope he gets a nice ovation when he checks in.
  • I’m looking forward to the Jonas Jerebko-Richard Jefferson matchup.
  • If Tim Duncan doesn’t destroy the Pistons inside, they’ll have a chance, but probably lose. If he’s a beast inside, they have no chance.
  • Varner is at The Palace and participating in Daily Dime Live, so check it out.