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February 19, 2013

Wednesday: Detroit Pistons at Charlotte Bobcats

Greg Monroe vs. Bismack Biyombo: Monroe went for 18 points and 14 rebounds in their last meeting in Auburn Hills, though the Bobcats won in overtime.

Pistons at Bobcats

7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena

TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610

Projected Starters

Bobcats Pistons
Pos, Player PPG RPG Pos, Player PPG RPG
G, K. Walker 17.2 3.4 G, J. Calderon 11.6 2.4
G, G. Henderson 12.8 3.4 G, B. Knight 13.5 3.4
F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist 9.1 5.7 F, K. Singler 9.0 4.0
F. B. Mullens 12.8 8.0 F. J. Maxiell 7.1 5.6
C, B. Biyombo 4.4 7.2 C, G. Monroe 16.1 9.7

Matchup to Watch

Greg Monroe vs. Bismack Biyombo: Monroe went for 18 points and 14 rebounds in their last meeting in Auburn Hills, though the Bobcats won in overtime.

Observations

• The Pistons’ trade of Tayshaun Prince to Memphis (part of the Rudy Gay-Jose Calderon deal) opened a starting spot for former Duke star Kyle Singler.
• The Pistons like what they’re getting from Calderon enough that Brandon Knight is playing lots of shooting guard. Detroit is looking to re-sign Calderon this summer.
• The Pistons lost promising rookie center Andre Drummond to a back injury for the rest of the season.

Tap-ins

• Biyombo had four or more blocks in five of the 12 games leading to the All-Star break.
• The Pistons won three of four heading into the break.

Did you know?

Rodney Stuckey fortified one of the NBA’s best benches – the Pistons reserves scored 85 points in December against the Hawks, the most bench points by one team in one game since 1999. Rick Bonnell

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