Pistons preseason schedule doesn’t include Grand Rapids game


Team release:

"DateOpponentLocationTimeOctober 10TorontoThe Palace of Auburn Hills7:30 P.M.October 12at TorontoAir Canada Centre7:00 P.M.October 13at MilwaukeeBMO Bradley Center8:30 P.M.October 16OrlandoThe Palace of Auburn Hills7:30 P.M.October 18at MiamiAmerican Airlines Arena7:30 P.M.October 20CharlotteThe Palace of Auburn Hills7:30 P.M.October 24at MinnesotaMTS Centre (Winnipeg, Manitoba)7:00 P.M.October 26AtlantaThe Palace of Auburn Hills7:30 P.M."

Before last season’s abbreviated preseason (due to the lockout), the Pistons had played a preseason game in Grand Rapids’ Van Andel Arena for eight straight years. I always thought that was a good way to connect with fans on the West side of the state, many of whom would need a taste of NBA basketball before committing to a full meal and driving to Auburn Hills.