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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Bynum, Maxiell to start for Pistons

The Pistons will turn to Will Bynum as their starting point guard with Rodney Stuckey sidelined indefinitely after collapsing during Friday’s game.

Bynum will be making the second start of his NBA career. Bynum is 1-0 as a starter with his last start being on March 20 last year. He finished with 22 points, six assists and three steals in 44 minutes in a win over the Clippers.

The last time injuries caused Detroit to turn to a different starting point guard, the Pistons went with Chucky Atkins and slid Stuckey over to shooting guard.
This time they are going with Bynum.

“Just to give him an opportunity,” Pistons coach John Kuester said. “I think we need to give him a nice look, a chance to play some extended minutes right now. You’re facing ... Aaron Brooks is an outstanding player. You have similar size type, energy type players.”

Jason Maxiell will make his third straight start with Ben Wallace sidelined because of a right patella tendon strain.

Stuckey and Wallace were the only two Pistons to start every game coming into this week.