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Game Thread: Atlanta Hawks vs. Detroit Pistons

Friday night basketball!

NBA: Preseason-Atlanta Hawks at Detroit Pistons Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Hawks are on the road again and, this time, the destination is downtown Detroit in a brand-new arena against the Pistons. The home team has performed quite well this season but, on the bright side, Mike Budenholzer’s team has impressed in the recent past to level the playing field a bit.

Stay tuned throughout the afternoon for all the latest and, as always, let's keep the discussion civil in the comments.

Probable Starters


PG - Dennis Schröder

SG - Kent Bazemore

SF - Taurean Prince

PF - Luke Babbitt

C - Dewayne Dedmon


PG - Reggie Jackson

SG - Avery Bradley

SF - Reggie Bullock

PF - Tobias Harris

C - Andre Drummond

Injury Report:

Atlanta - Marco Belinelli (Achilles), Malcolm Delaney (sprained right ankle) and Dennis Schröder (ankle) are probable; Mike Muscala (sprained ankle), Ersan Ilyasova (knee bone bruise), DeAndre’ Bembry (right wrist) and Miles Plumlee (quad strain) are out.

Detroit - Stanley Johnson (hip) is questionable; Jon Leuer (ankle) is doubtful.