Date: Oct. 30, 2009
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Television: Fox Sports Detroit
Oklahoma City: 1-0
Las Vegas projection
Spread: Detroit -5
Score: Detroit wins, 98-93
Detroit offensive rating: 115.7 (4th)
Detroit defensive rating: 89.2 (2nd)
Detroit pace: 82.9 (28th)
Oklahoma City offensive rating: 112.9 (7th)
Score: Detroit wins, 93-88
Before the season, Rodney Stuckey was asked about being passed over for the USA Select Team. He admitted he noticed who made the team, and although he didn’t say much more, he didn’t look pleased about the choices.
Well, Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook was one of the players who got the nod over Stuckey. So, Detroit’s third-year point guard could speak up tonight – through his game.
Expect Stuckey to assert himself early and often. He scored a respectable 12 points on 10 shots in Memphis. But I expect both those numbers to go up tonight.
Stuckey might even see some time at shooting guard. Richard Hamilton sprained his ankle against Memphis, and he’s a game-time decision. He’s usually missed games the other times he’s sprained it, according to Terry Foster of the Detroit News.
Sorry, no live blog tonight.
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