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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Pistons announce preseason schedule

The Detroit Pistons announced their preseason schedule on Thursday. The Pistons have eight preseason games and open the preseason at Miami on October 5. Detroit plays its first preseason home game against Milwaukee on October 8.

The Pistons other home games are against Atlanta on October 11 and against Memphis on October 22. Detroit also has two off-site home games, the first against Dallas at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids on October 13 and against Washington at the Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio.

“We are excited to host NBA basketball at the Huntington Center,” General Manager of the Huntington Center Steve Miller said in a Pistons press release. “It’s been a long time since the NBA has been in Toledo, but we hope all basketball fans will come and welcome the Detroit Pistons back in Toledo on October 19. We are proud to partner with the Detroit Pistons and hope to grow our relationship in the future.”

“There is always a sense of excitement to start a new season and we look forward to this year’s slate of preseason contests,” Executive Vice President with Palace Sports and Entertainment and the Pistons Dan Hauser said. “Playing in the Toledo market for the first time since 1989 and once again visiting Grand Rapids for the Meijer Basketball Classic gives fans in and around our area the opportunity to experience Detroit Basketball first hand.”

The Pistons will also play Minnesota at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York and the Charlotte Bobcats at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, S.C.

Pistons full preseason schedule
October 5 — at Miami - American Airlines Arena, 7:30 p.m.
October 8 — Milwaukee - The Palace of Auburn Hills, 7:30 p.m.
October 11 — Atlanta - The Palace of Auburn Hills, 7:30 p.m.
October 13 — Dallas - Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, 7 p.m.
October 15 — at Minnesota - Carrier Dome, Syracuse, N.Y., 7:30 p.m.
October 16 — at Charlotte - Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, S.C., 6:30 p.m.
October 19 — Washington - Huntington Center, Toledo, Ohio, 7 p.m.
October 22 — Memphis - The Palace of Auburn Hills, 7:30 p.m.


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