Teams: Detroit Pistons at Washington Wizards
Date: April 5, 2011
Time: 7 p.m.
Television: Fox Sports Detroit
- John Wall
- Jordan Crawford
- Nick Young
- Yi Jianlian
- JaVale McGee
Las Vegas projection
Spread: Pistons -1
Score: Pistons win, 102.25-101.25
Three things to watch
John Kuester said he’s undecided about whether Rodney Stuckey, fresh off a benching for refusing to enter a game, will play tonight, according to Keith Langlois of Pistons.com. With Stuckey entering free agency this summer, everything about him will be heavily scrutinized. What he does tonight – both on the court and off – plays into that.
There’s no guarantee Summers will even play, but for those of you holding out hope he’ll give the Pistons (or any team) a reason to sign him this summer, tonight could be one his final chances to provide some evidence.
3. Lottery implications
With a loss, the Pistons would ensure they do no worse in the lottery than tied for the No. 8/9 seeds.
With a win, the Pistons would ensure they do no better in the lottery than tied for the No. 4/5 seeds.