Fans of the Detroit Pistons got their first look at the 2022-23 schedule yesterday and there was a lot to talk about.
The Pistons will start the season against Orlando in a game with some compelling subplots as part of an 8-game October.
Things get real in November and December, which will likely be the toughest months and the ones that will tell us where this young team really stands in their quest to climb the Eastern Conference standings.
The Detroit Pistons will have a ton of good games next season, as even the young teams have exciting talent that should be fun to watch even if their teams aren’t winning that many games.
There are a lot of contenders for best games on the schedule, but here are five home games that the Detroit Pistons and the fans should be especially hyped for next season.
When does the Detroit Pistons regular season start?
The Pistons will tip off against the Orlando Magic on October 19th at 7:00 PM ET in Little Caesar’s Arena. The game will feature two #1 picks in Cade Cunningham and Paolo Banchero along with a battle of small forwards in Saddiq Bey and Franz Wagner.
Detroit Pistons: 5 home games to get hyped for
October 28th vs. Atlanta Hawks
Not only will this game feature a great matchup of guards with Cunningham, Jaden Ivey, Trae Young and Dejounte Murray, but it will be the first time of the season that the Pistons will wear the must-debated teal uniforms. I hope you teal avengers are finally happy.
November 4th vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
I think the Cavaliers have a chance to be the Pistons’ biggest rival next season, as both teams will be battling for a play-in spot (hopefully) and feature players in Cunningham and Evan Mobley who finished third and second, respectively, in the Rookie of the Year voting last season. Can the Pistons do what Cleveland did last season and become the surprise team that makes the play-in?
December 11th vs. Los Angeles Lakers
I hate the Lakers and that fire was stoked last season when Isaiah Stewart and LeBron James got into a dust-up that ended up looking like a scene from professional wrestling, with Beef Stew plowing though teammates, referees and Lakers in an effort to get to King James. This will be LeBron’s first return to LCA and I am sure the fans will give him a warm welcome.
January 28th vs. Houston Rockets
The Rockets are another team that could end up building a rivalry with the Detroit Pistons, as both teams are young and feature guys from the same draft in Cade Cunningham and Jalen Green, who already have a friendly rivalry brewing. This will be Cade’s first chance of next season to show why he went #1 and Green didn’t.
March 27th vs. Milwaukee Bucks
This is one of Detroit’s few nationally televised games next season and will be against a team that has owned them in recent years. If the Pistons want to show that they are the next powerhouse in the East, it starts by beating the teams at the top, which includes the Bucks.
There are plenty of great games to choose from, but the Pistons (and the fanbase) should have extra motivation to bring it for these particular home games next season.