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Pistons vs Hawks preview: Atlanta continues home preseason slate against Detroit

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Atlanta looks to secure another home preseason win against the Pistons.

Cleveland Cavaliers v Atlanta Hawks Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The Atlanta Hawks continue to inch closer to the regular season Thursday night when they host the Detroit Pistons at Philips Arena in a preseason matchup.

Atlanta has gone 2-1 with victories over Memphis and Cleveland so far this preseason. The Hawks knocked off the Cavaliers Tuesday 99-93 behind 26 points from Dwight Howard. Rookies Taurean Prince and DeAndre Bembry were big down the stretch to help preserve the win for Atlanta.

The Pistons have dropped both of their preseason games so far and are searching for answers at the point guard position after learning that they could be without Reggie Jackson for up to eight weeks due to knee tendinitis. The team will be forced to lean heavily on Ish Smith whom they acquired in free agency over the summer.

Game Info

Game Date/Time: Thursday, October 13, 7:30 p.m. ET

Location: Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia

TV: Fox Sports Southeast

Radio: NONE