Detroit Pistons: Nationally televised games and why you should watch

Isaiah Stewart #28 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)
Isaiah Stewart #28 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images) /
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Detroit Pistons, Ausar Thompson
Ausar Thompson and Amen Thompson (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /

On January 12th, the Detroit Pistons play the Houston Rockets in Little Ceasars Arena

The Detroit Pistons should be ahead of Houston in their rebuild, and while the record last season didn’t show it, this is an opportunity for Motor Cade to prove he’s a better player than Jalen Green. Ausar and Amen should enjoy facing one another, and Cam Whitmore, who many projected as the Pistons’ pick, probably has a lot of dates marked in his calendar, and this should be no exception.

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Houston has an excellent young core, and the additions of Dillon Brooks and Fred VanVleet should add defense, discipline, and attention to details. That said, Brooks and VanVleet aren’t going to overhaul this team. The young players need time to grow, and while Houston should take a step forward this year, the Pistons should grow faster.

The Pistons have no excuse in this game. They need to win games against other cellar dwellers. Detroit should come out swinging and never ease up.

The Pistons will benefit from the NBA’s expanded slate of nationally televised games. I, for one, will look forward to these new opportunities for Detroit to capture the basketball world’s attention. Each game will be fun for its own reasons, but no reason will be as enjoyable as watching the team grow throughout this crucial season.

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