Friday, August 19, 2011


In Play Magazine

First Home Preseason Game Scheduled For October 9 At The Palace

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The National Basketball Association announced today that the Detroit Pistons will open their eight-game 2011 preseason schedule at home against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday, October 9 (6:00 p.m.).

Three of the team’s eight games will be played at The Palace, featuring contests against the Minnesota Timberwolves (October 9), Charlotte Bobcats (October 23) and Miami HEAT (October 26). 
The Pistons are scheduled to make their ninth consecutive trip to Grand Rapids to play in The Meijer Basketball Classic at Van Andel Arena on Wednesday, October 12 against the Toronto Raptors (7:00 p.m.).

Following is the Pistons 2011 preseason schedule (all times are Eastern Standard Time):

        DATE    OPPONENT        LOCATION        TIME
        October 9       Minnesota       The Palace of Auburn Hills      6:00 p.m.
        October 10      at Atlanta      Philips Arena   7:30 p.m.
        October 12      Toronto         Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI       7:00 p.m.
        October 14      at Toronto      Air Canada Centre       7:00 p.m.
        October 21      at Milwaukee    Resch Center, Green Bay, WI     7:30 p.m.
        October 23      Charlotte       The Palace of Auburn Hills      6:00 p.m.
        October 26      Miami   The Palace of Auburn Hills      7:30 p.m.
        October 27      at Orlando      Amway Center    7:00 p.m.