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Timberwolves at Pistons Game Thread

Wolves at Pistons this afternoon in Detroit. No local television, no Ricky Rubio.

Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Wolves at Pistons
5:00 pm CST
No local television

If the Wolves play the Pistons in Detroit and there's no local television, is it really happening?

Apparently yes, as the game will be on the radio, and of course available via League Pass and the Pistons feed.

Still waiting to hear if Ricky Rubio will play today, Ricky Rubio will not play today as he is not "cleared" to play in back to back games at least for the time being, and the Wolves play the Hawks in Minneapolis tomorrow.

The Pistons are sitting at 20-31 on the season, which has been an odd one. They got off to a very poor start, but started winning immediately after waiving Josh Smith. However, Brandon Jennings, a revelation for them this season, went down with an achilles tendon injury, and they struggled after that, though have won three of their last four as they look to right the ship.

The Pistons are led by their front court of Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe, both of whom are averaging over 10 rebounds a game as the Pistons are in the top 10 for rebounding percentage both offensively and defensively. This is something the Wolves will have to watch out for as they have had such problems on the defensive glass throughout the season.

The Wolves have won two games in a row for the first time this season, with back to back home wins by a single point each. Of course, getting Ricky Rubio back in the lineup, along with Nikola Pekovic and Kevin Martin, has driven the recent relative success, so we'll see how things go without him.

Expected lineups


D.J. Augustin
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
Kyle SIngler
Greg Monroe
Andre Drummond


Mo Williams
Kevin Martin
Andrew Wiggins
Thaddeus Young
Nikola Pekovic

Here's a link to Detroit Bad Boys. Be excellent.

No no and no.

Enjoy. Chat. Go.