Teams: Detroit Pistons at Toronto Raptors
Date: Dec. 22, 2010
Time: 7 p.m.
Television: Fox Sports Detroit
- Jerryd Bayless
- DeMar DeRozan
- Sonny Weems
- Amir Johnson
- Andrea Bargnani
Las Vegas projection
Spread: Pistons +5.5
Score: Raptors win, 106.5-101
Three things to watch
1. Richard Hamilton coming off the bench
2. New starting lineup
Starting Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva worked against the Hornets after some early kinks. Will the new starters gel better than the previous ones? We’ll get a better, although I’m sure still incomplete, look tonight.
3. Tracy McGrady’s return to Toronto
It seems like half these game previews mention Tracy McGrady returning to a city, but no city hates him more than Toronto.
He hasn’t fared well there, either. In 12 games at Toronto as a member of the visiting team, McGrady hasn’t shot .500 once.
- Raptor Republic’s latest podcast includes a preview of tonight’s game.
- Larry Brown is out in Charlotte. Would the Pistons have any interest in hiring him this summer?
- Sean of Life On Dumars notes Brown’s departure makes the Bobcats less likely to trade for Richard Hamilton or Tayshaun Prince.
- Kevin Sawyer of Detroit Bad Boys previews tonight’s game.
- Jamie Samuelson thinks it will be extremely difficult to trade Richard Hamilton.