The Detroit Pistons only won 17 games last season and were the worst team in the NBA, so it wasn’t shocking that they didn’t get many nationally televised games next season.
How to watch NBA games has become a point of contention over the last few seasons, as battles for TV rights, the death of cable TV and the league being a little slow to embrace streaming have led some fans to illegal streams that the NBA says it is going to try and crack down on.
So you can expect to hear some of the same complaints about blackouts and game coverage again next season as the Detroit Pistons try to give their fans something to cheer for.
How to watch the NBA in 2023-24: Full streaming guide
Is Cade Cunningham going to make a star turn? Are Jaden Ivey and Jalen Duren really the talented sidekicks we think they can be?
Will the Detroit Pistons end up trading away some of their veterans or will this be the season when they finally make winning a priority?
Will George Blaha see a dunk that he doesn’t call a windmill? Sidenote: If the great Blaha says it’s a windmill, it’s a windmill.
With training camp less than two weeks away, we are going to start to get answers to the biggest questions hanging over the 2023-24 season.
How to watch the Detroit Pistons on cable in 2023-24
For fans that live in Michigan, you will be able to access the games via cable TV if you are one of the people who still have it. The Detroit Pistons recently announced their local broadcast schedule and all 82 regular-season games will air on Bally Sports Detroit or Bally Sports Detroit Extra.
You can also use your local cable company to access ESPN, TNT, ABC and NBA TV which is where you’ll find the rest of the games.
How to watch the Pistons without cable in 2023-24
Steal it! I kid, I kid. I am definitely not advocating using one of the many illegal streams that are available on sites like Reddit. How dare you.
You can access the NBA through many popular streaming sites like Sling TV, fuboTV, YouTube TV, and Hulu + Live TV, but all require a paid subscription.
If you would like to try a free trial on fuboTV, click here.
The NBA is also partnering with HBO Max for the first time this season. With the new Bleacher Report Sports Add On, you can get access to 65 regular season games as well as All-Star Weekend. It is free up until the end of February and then costs $9.99 per month, but check the schedule, as there is no guarantee the Detroit Pistons will be on it.
How can fans watch Detroit Pistons games on NBA League Pass?
I live outside of the US, so NBA League Pass is the best option for me, as it is $99 for the whole season and I don’t have to worry about blackouts.
You can also get the League Pass without commercials for $50 more or look into just buying games for the Detroit Pistons. The problem with League Pass is that some games are blacked out, which was probably the most common complaint that I heard last season from Pistons fans.
You can find all of the information you need about NBA League Pass here.
How many nationally televised games will the Pistons play in 2023-24?
The Detroit Pistons will play a whopping four games on “national TV” next season. I put that in quotes because three of them are on NBA TV, which is hardly national television considering a large portion of the country doesn’t have access to it.
Their fourth game will be on ESPN.
NBA on ESPN schedule for 2023-24 (includes ABC)
The Detroit Pistons will have one game on ESPN next season, a home matchup on January 12th against the Houston Rockets.
You can get the entire NBA schedule on ESPN here.
NBA on TNT schedule for 2023-24
TNT will carry 65 regular-season NBA games next year, but the Detroit Pistons will not be featured all all. You can see their entire broadcast schedule here.
What is the Pistons’ full 2023-24 schedule?
For a look at the entire Detroit Pistons’ 2023-24 schedule including the in-season tournament games, click here.
If you’d like to know how to listen to the Pistons on the radio, click here.