Demoted from ESPN, Pistons and Pacers will have their resiliency tested on FSD+

Essentials

Teams: Indiana Pacers at Detroit Pistons

Date: March 30,  2011

Time: 7 p.m.

Television: Fox Sports Detroit Plus

Records

Pistons: 26-47

Pacers: 33-42

Probable starters

Pistons:

Pacers:

  • Darren Collison
  • Paul George
  • Danny Granger
  • Tyler Hansbrough
  • Roy Hibbert

Las Vegas projection

Spread: Pistons –6.5

Over/under: 201

Score: Pacers win, 103.75-97.25

Three things to watch

1. Fox Sports Detroit Plus

I know we have the station listed above, but I just wanted to remind everyone this game has been moved from ESPN. Jumping back to what Patrick wrote in August about this game:

I don’t understand how people can watch the Pacers on local TV, let alone national TV.

I guess they can’t, Patrick. I guess they can’t.

2. Terrico White?

Will Bynum will miss the game for family reasons, according to Vincent Goodwill of The Detroit News. I haven’t seen anything new on Tracy McGrady’s various ailments. If he can’t play, who will get point-guard minutes behind Rodney Stuckey? Could Terrico White finally make his NBA debut? I know it’s a longshot – I’m not even sure he’s healthy enough to play yet – but it might be possible.

3. Pistons seeking back-to-back wins over Indiana

In its last game, Detroit beat the Pacers.

The Pistons haven’t beaten the same team in consecutive games since topping the Pacers twice in December 2007. In consecutive games against the same opponent since then, Detroit split with the Bucks, lost twice to the Raptors and split with the Knicks.

What does this mean? Nothing, nothing at all.

Pregame Reading

Tags: Terrico White Tracy McGrady Will Bynum

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