Gordon out for Friday
Austin Daye will start in his place. The 6-foot-11 rookie will give the Pistons a lot of size to start the game, with 6-10 Jonas Jerebko, 6-11 Charlie Villanueva, 6-9 Ben Wallace and 6-5 Rodney Stuckey the other four starters.
"Ben is a scorer, we are going to miss him," Stuckey said. "He’ll be back soon though. We are without Rip (Hamilton) and Tay (Prince) too so it’s a good opportunity for our young guys to come in and play."