Teams: Detroit Pistons vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Dec. 5, 2010
Time: 6 p.m.
Television: Fox Sports Detroit
- Mo Williams
- Anthony Parker
- Jamario Moon
- J.J. Hickson
- Anderson Varejao
Las Vegas projection
Spread: Pistons -5.5
Score: Pistons win, 100.75-89.75
Three things to watch
1. A new rotation part deux
John Kuester promised some changes heading into Friday’s game vs. Orlando. Other than keeping Will Bynum out of the rotation, things were pretty much business as usual. The Pistons lost to an Orlando team without its top two players. Will this game against the Cavs be more of the same, or will there be legitimate changes in the rotation?
2. Big guards vs. Fast guards
Three of Cleveland’s four guards — Mo Williams, Daniel Gibson and Ramon Sessions — are of the undersized variety. The Pistons have a big backcourt with Hamilton and Stuckey, and even Ben Gordon is stronger than the Cavs’ guards. Can Detroit take advantage of those mismatches or will the Pistons struggle to guard Cleveland’s quick playmakers?
3. Clawing out of last place
Cleveland, like the Pistons, is in drastic rebuilding mode. The Pistons can tie the Cavs in the win column and draw to within a half game of them in the standings with a win this evening.
- Vincent Goodwill says the promises of lineup changes are like a movie teaser
- Colin McGowan at Cavs: The Blog recaps a rather emotional week for Cleveland
- Apparently, Rasheed Wallace is the most hilarious Boy Scout ever
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