If star players keep resting against the Detroit Pistons, maybe the Detroit’s players will get so offended they’ll actually win a game. This time, it is point guard Damian Lillard taking a look at the calendar and deciding this would be the perfect time to get a solid night’s rest.
In his place is the dangerous Anfernee Simons. Also in tonight’s Blazers’ starting lineup — former Piston Tony Snell. After watching Snell for a season, I can say he’s either going to hit 7 threes or he’s going to do absolutely nothing of consequence. Not sure the odds are in Detroit’s favor.
Stay up and watch a game, shall we? And if you get bored or frustrated, you can actually flip on the game of the NBA season so far as perhaps the league’s two best teams — The Golden State Warriors and the Phoenix Suns square off on TNT.
When: 10 p.m. ET
Where: Moda Center in Portland, Oregon
Watch: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds: Pistons +6.5
Detroit Pistons (4-16)
Killian Hayes, Cade Cunningham, Saddiq Bey, Jerami Grant, Isaiah Stewart
Portland Trail Blazers (10-11)
Anfernee Simons, CJ McCollum, Tony Snell, Robert Covington, Jusuf Nurkic