Detroit Pistons stuck in Dallas, forcing postponement of Wednesday’s home game vs. Wizards

Detroit Free Press

Wednesday’s game at Little Caesars Arena between the Detroit Pistons and Washington Wizards has been postponed, a team source told the Free Press. The Pistons are stuck in Dallas due to ongoing flight and weather concerns, following Monday’s road game against the Mavericks, a 111-105 defeat at American Airlines Center.

The game was scheduled for 7 p.m. Even if the Pistons get clearance to fly home this afternoon, they will face a three-hour flight and would have a quick, if not impossible, turnaround to get to Little Caesars Arena in time.

The Dallas-Fort Worth area was hit by sub-freezing temperatures on Monday, and more than 2,000 flights in the south had been canceled by Tuesday morning because of an ice storm. The Pistons (13-39) were initially slated to leave Monday night, hours after their loss.

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It’s unclear when the Pistons will be able to make up their game against the Wizards. They have back-to-back home games against the Charlotte Hornets and Phoenix Suns on Friday and Saturday, and it would be unusual for the NBA to reschedule the game for Thursday and have the Pistons play three straight nights. The Wizards also have games Friday and Saturday.

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