Detroit vs. Sacramento preview


Date: Jan. 2, 2009

Time: 8 p.m.

Detroit record: 19-11

Sacramento record: 8-24

Spread: Detroit -9

Outlook: The Pistons have won a season-best five games in a row. They host the Kings, one of the NBA’s worst teams, especially on the road.

But Rasheed Wallace and Rip Hamilton are out, and Antonio McDyess is a game time decision, according to

Sacramento guard Kevin Martin could cause fits for the Pistons’ smaller guards.

But look for Detroit point guard Rodney Stuckey to take advantage of Beno Udrih, a weak defender, and carry the Pistons to their sixth straight win.