Pistons preseason schedule officially announced

DETROIT, MI - JULY 26: Ish Smith
DETROIT, MI - JULY 26: Ish Smith /

The Detroit Pistons have officially announced their preseason schedule for the 2017-18 season, starting October 4th at home against the Charlotte Hornets.

We now have the official word on the Detroit Pistons’ 2017-18 preseason schedule. Per release from the Pistons, it will be a five-game preseason, starting on October 4th against the Charlotte Hornets.

That will be the first home game for the Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. The Hornets will be the first home opponent for the Pistons once the regular season gets started on October 18th as well.

After game one, the Pistons will play two more home games on October 6th (against the Atlanta Hawks) and on October 9th (against the Indiana Pacers). All three games will begin at 7 p.m. EST.

The Pistons will go on the road on October 10th to play the Toronto Raptors, starting at 7 p.m. EST, and will wrap up the preseason on October 13th against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Tickets are available at Ticketmaster, or online at Pistons.com. You can also purchase tickets in person at The Ticket Store, located in the Palace of Auburn Hills. Television and radio broadcast schedules will be released as we get closer to the dates.

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The Detroit Pistons are beginning the coming season in downtown Detroit after spending most of the last 30 years at the Palace of Auburn Hills. They won three NBA championships, went to five NBA Finals and had a dynastic era in the mid-to-late 2000’s in which they went to six straight Eastern Conference Finals.