Detroit Pistons: Top 5 ‘Must watch’ games

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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 15: Sekou Doumbouya #45 of the Detroit Pistons takes a shot against the Boston Celtics. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /

No. 4: Sun., January 3, vs. Boston Celtics, 3 p.m. (NBA TV)

The national TV networks are not initially too interested in the revamped Detroit Pistons.

When the NBA rolled out the first half of the schedule, TNT, ESPN and ABC announced their respective broadcast schedules. There are no Detroit games among them.

The first national exposure the Pistons will get is when they host the Boston Celtics on the afternoon of January 3. NBA TV will be showing the contest.

This will be the back end of two in a row with the Celtics. Detroit will have already played them at Little Caesars on January 1.

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There will certainly be some intriguing matchups (assuming both rosters remain basically the same).

At guard, Detroit’s Derrick Rose will match up with Boston’s Kemba Walker, rookie Killian Hayes will gain a lot of experience going up against Marcus Smart.

At forward, the Celtics’ powerful tandem of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown will match up with the Pistons’ Jerami Grant and Saddiq Bey, who are both known for their defense.

It will be interesting to see how Boston deals with stopping Blake Griffin inside, as they do have much height except for newly signed Tristan Thompson.

With a rare chance to show the rest of the country what they have, you can bet the Pistons will be fired up for this game.