Detroit Pistons vs. Phoenix Suns 2019-20 season preview

Phoenix Suns Devin Booker. (Photo by Chris Schwegler/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Series prediction

Game 1: Feb. 5, 7 p.m. at Little Caesars Arena
Game 2: Feb. 28, 9 p.m. at Talking Stick Resort Arena

This series should be easy to predict but that isn’t always the case. The meetings are in the meet of the season where rosters change and injuries occur. It’s a prime load management time.

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But the Pistons need to play to win both games, especially considering the first meeting is sandwiched between road games in Memphis and Oklahoma City. It’s also the first “break” as part of a critical stretch in late January and into early February.

The return trip is the third of four road games on the second West coast swing. There are two days off after playing Denver and before the meeting in the desert, which should help.

Prediction: Pistons sweep 2-0

The circumstances of the matchups could change but at the beginning of the year, on paper, the series still favors Detroit.

This is the 24th preview in Piston Powered’s season preview series, taking a look at how the Pistons stack up against all 29 NBA teams. Here are the previews to date.

Atlanta Hawks
Brooklyn Nets
Boston Celtics
Charlotte Hornets
Chicago Bulls
Cleveland Cavaliers
Dallas Mavericks
Denver Nuggets
Golden State Warriors
Houston Rockets
Indiana Pacers
Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Clippers
Memphis Grizzlies
Miami Heat
Milwaukee Bucks
Minnesota Timberwolves
New Orleans Pelicans
New York Knicks
Oklahoma City Thunder
Orlando Magic
Philadelphia 76ers
Portland Trail Blazers

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